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NSU - Norfolk State University
CSC 101 : Syllabus

Text: None required

Reference: Study and Critical Thinking Skills in College, Kathleen McWhorter, Fifth Edition, Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., 2003.

Credit: 1 Hour

Additional Material(s) Needed: None

Course Description: An introduction to career opportunities for computer scientists and strategies to improve academic performance in the discipline. Course topics include lectures by computer science professionals and seminars on active coping, collaborative learning, pair programming, and the development of inclusive relationships

Prerequisites: MTH 105 or equivalent

Evaluation: Grades Assigned:
Presenter Summaries 70%
Pass 70 and above
Attendance   20%
Fail 69 and below
Final Exam/Survey   10%

Attendance Policy:The University expects students to attend all classes. While unnecessary absences are discouraged, the University recognizes that on occasion, students may have legitimate reasons for be absent from class such as representing the University in activities, illnesses, or personal emergencies. If the student is absent when a quiz or test is given, you must see the instructor and make arrangements before the next class meeting. Make-up quizzes are not given because of the exam / quiz replacement grade policy.

Requirements for the Student:

  1. The student should pre-study (read) all new topics before they are presented in class. You are expected to complete daily homework assignments by the time class meets the first time following discussion of lesson material in the classroom. The instructor will ascertain the daily progress in accomplishing homework exercises and will devote a portion of classroom activities to the solution of any "troublesome exercises".
  2. Separate notebooks should be maintained for classroom discussion notes and homework exercises.
  3. All homework should be carefully completed. A minimum of two hours outside the class preparing for each hour of class is necessary for learning and proper understanding of the material.
  4. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in classroom discussions.
  5. Tests will be administered during the course; also the student can expect random quizzes; a departmental final examination will also be given.
  6. All cell phones, pages, etc. must be turned off before entering the classroom.
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