CS 1531 - CSEMS Seminar III
Section 101 Course Syllabus - Fall 2003

Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, e-mail: rt@cs.appstate.edu, Web Page: http://www.cs.appstate.edu/~rt/
Office: 121 CAP, Office Phone: 262-7009
Office Hours: MWF:9:00-11:00, MWF:1:00-2:00, MW:3:00-4:00, and Open Door Policy

Class Time/Location: Wednesday 4:00-5:30/Room 112 CAP
Other Faculty Mentors:
     Dr. Mark Ginn, Mathematical Sciences
     Dr. Eric Marland, Mathematical Sciences
     Dr. Cindy Norris, CS
     Dr. James Wilkes, CS

Course Description
This course is designed primarily to support CSEMS scholarship recipients in their pursuit of knowledge and success in mathematics and/or computer science. This support will be in the form of presentations from relevant campus units, like the library and career counseling center, talks by faculty and graduate students on current research work or topics of interest, and whatever else we can think of to help students be successful. Communication skills are important to your success, so the seminar will provide opportunities to develop communication skills, both written and oral. Finally, the seminar will be a means for encouraging friendships and mentoring relationships both among the CSEMS participants and between CSEMS faculty and students.

Topics Covered
We will discuss a wide variety of topics in computer science and mathematics.

Acceptance into the CSEMS scholarship program or permission of one of the program directors.

Required Texts
Handouts and research papers will be distributed in class.

Grading Policy
The following grading scale is used in this course:
                        Mentoring and Services (A list will be provided in class) 20%
                        Semester Project 30%
                        Class attendance and participation 15%
                        Group Meetings 15%
                        Log-book of daily activities 5%
                        Individual Assignments (One page summary of the talks, Reports, etc) 15%

Class Attendance
You are required to attend all classes.  You will lose 5% of your semester grade for each unexcused absence, except in extreme circumstance.

Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on due date.  You are required to type all the assignments and reports.

All assignments MUST be completed by students individually.  No collaboration is allowed for completing assignments, unless it is given as a group assignment.    Please see the ASU Academic Integrity Policy for a description of the woes that befall a transgressor!

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