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CSC 101 : Syllabus
   
COURSE DESCRIPTION
An introduction to career opportunities for computer scientists and strategies to improve academic preformance in the discipline. Course topics include lectures by computer science professionals and seminars on active coping, collaborative learning, pair programming, and the developent of inclusive relationships.
 
PREREQUISITESCO-REQUISITES
MTH-105 or Equivalent See Instructor
 
COURSE RATIONALE
This course is a required course for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. Activities and assignments in this course support our program objectives currently listed on our departmental website (www.cs.nsu.edu/ugrad/ucurr.php. Specifically, this course enables the objectives listed in the following table:
CSC-101D,E,F,G,H
 
COURSE GOALS AND INTENDED OUTCOMES
Main Objective:

To gain an accurate understanding of the activities of a computer science professional. The students will be able to

  • Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Computer Science
  • Understand the importance of relationship networking
  • Understand the value of collaborative learning and pair programming
  • Understand the value of and meet potential role models
To enhance students’ ability to be successful in this University as a computer science major. The students will be able to
  • Learn the importance of getting to know your peers.
  • Learn how to cope with stress
  • Understand the value of mentors and learn how to find them


 
COURSE OUTLINE
  • Introduction to Relationship Networking
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Computer Science
  • Introduction to Collaborative Learning and Pair Programming
  • Introduction to Active Coping Skills
  • Introduction to Role Models
  • Introduction to Mentors
 
GRADING STANDARDS
Students will receive a grade of pass/fail.
Pass (P) 70 and above
Fail (F) 69 and below
Attendance 20%
Presenter Summaries70%
Final Survey/Exam 10%

The instructor reserves the right to revise the grading criteria as appropriate and will make reasonable attempts to notify students
 
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY STANDARDS
Students are expected to adhere to the ACM Code of Ethics. In particular, no lying, cheating, or plagiarism will be tolerated.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
The Computer Science Department adheres to the University Policy on class Attendance.
WRITING COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT
All first-time freshmen and readmitted students entering Fall 2001 and thereafter and transfer students entering Fall 2002 and thereafter are required to take an exit examination to assess writing competency. After completing ENG 102, students must register for ENG 299 (no credit - no charge) until successfully passing the Examination of Writing Competency. Degree-seeking students at the baccalaureate level are required to take the writing examination before completing 90 semester hours. Associate degree-seeking students must take the exam no later than one semester prior to the anticipated date of graduation. For more information refer to the NSU Undergraduate catalog
 
SCHOOL WIDE & COURSE-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
    Information Technology Literacy
  • Learning foundation skills (hardware, software, and operating systems).
    Critical Thinking
  • Solving problems utilizing application software from a narrative description.
  • Knowing the appropriate software application to apply to a specific task.
    Laboratory
  • Demonstrating proficiency in utilizing software applications.
 
DISCLAIMER
  • The instructor reserves the right to revise the syllabi as appropriate and will make reasonable attempts to notify students.
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    ACADEMIC INTEGRITY STANDARDS
    Please consult the NSU Student Handbook on matters regarding student conduct such as attendance, illness, off-campus trips, and grade appeals, etc.

    SCHOOL WIDE TUTORING SERVICES
    The College of Science, Engineering and Technology provides tutoring services through the STARS Tutoring Center for those NSU students who may be experiencing difficulties in Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Technology and Physics courses. The STARS office is located in RTC, Suite 100. This service is free of charge and provided to NSU students only. Visit the site at http://stars.nsu.edu.

    UNIVERSITY ADA STATEMENT
    In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilites Act (ADA) of 1990, if you have a disability or think you have a disability, we ask that you please contact the Supporting Students through Disability Services (SSDS) office.
    LOCATION: Student Services Center Room 110D
    CONTACT PERSON: Marian E. Shepherd - Disability Services Coordinator SSDS
    TELEPHONE: (757) 823-2014
    EMAIL: mshepherd@nsu.edu

    UNIVERSITY ASSESSMENT STATEMENT
    As part of NSU's commitment to provide the environment and resources needed for success, students may be required to participate in a number of university-wide assessment activities. The activities may include tests, surveys, focus groups and interviews, and portfolio reviews. The primary purpose of the assessment activities is to determine the extent to which the university's programs and services maintain a high level of quality and meet the needs of students. Students will not be identified in the analysis of results. Unless indicated otherwise, by the instructor, results from University assessment activities will not be computed in student grades.

    UNIVERSITY WIDE REQUIREMENTS
    Class Attendance Policy
  • A student is expected to attend all classes. The student assumes all responsibility for work missed due to an absence. Make-up work may be permitted at the discretion of the instructor. Refer to the NSU Student Handbook (http://www.nsu.edu/studentaffairs/pdf/NSUStudentHandbook.pdf) for further details.


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