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Investigating issues in the ethics of the field of computer science,
Preparing for the next step; Writing for and speaking to a professional audience,
Workplace etiquette, and
MAT 1020 or MAT 1025 or equivalent with a grade of C- or higher
The Craft of Scientific Writing, 3rd Edition, Michael Alley, Springer (c) 1996.
Writing for Success, A comprehensive "User Friendly" Manual for Effecting Communication, Ora L. Plummer and Diola Bagayoko, McGrawHill.
Evaluation and Grading Policy:
You will be expected to do a great deal of reading outside of this class. Some of the material will be in the textbook, but most will have to be found in the library or on the web. Following is the tentative grading scheme I may use this semester.
Class discussions 20%
Resume/Cover letter 10%
Text assignments 20%
Please note that, in order for you to graduate, the department must certify that you have demonstrated writing and speaking competence. A grade C or better (A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C) in CS 4100 demonstrates competence. Each student will make several oral and written presentations. These presentations will be carefully evaluated on the basis of focus, content, organization, literacy, and style. Students will be given instruction on improving their presentations and will be given an opportunity to show improvement. The grade in the course will be determined by the oral and written presentations.
There will be class discussions, and class participation will be included in the grade. 5 of the class discussion sessions will be led by a pair of students. These student leaders are responsible for preparing a 10 minute outline/overview of the assigned text chapter, and leading the 30 minute class discussion of this chapter.
All assignments and projects MUST
be completed by students individually. No collaboration are allowed
for completing assignments and projects. Please see the ASU
Academic Integrity Policy for a description of the woes that befall
A = [90-100] A- = [88-90)
B+ = [86-88) B = [80-86) B- = [78-80)
C+ = [76-78) C = [70-76)
Because a grade lower than C does not certify the student, any such
grade will require the student to retake the course. Thus, any such
grade is considered a failing grade of F.No incomplete grade will be given
in this course.