|What if I am absent?||The due dates are absolute. If you are gone, you need to make sure the assignments are in on time.|
|Can I turn in late assignments?||Yes. Each week an assignment is late, its worth drops 5 points. Since most assignments are worth 20 points, this means after 3 weeks late, the assignment won't be worth enough to bother turning in. The late assignment is graded and the result reduced the 5, 10 or 15 points. Any last, late assignments must be turned in no later than Dec. 8.|
|Where are the tests?||
The traditional class tests are replaced with projects. The midterm is replaced by two projects worked on by a small group of students. The final project will be an individual effort.
|What is this individual project?||You will be expected to build a working program designed to solve a specific problem. it will be worth more than other assignments. It will be due on Dec. 11. More information will be given out half way through the semester.|
|Can I do extra credit to improve my grade?||Yes, if your average is below a C and if you have turned in all assignments. It does no good to do extra credit if you are not turning in regular assignments.|
|How do I get help with my work?||
Do not expect much help from the lab aides. This is too advanced a subject for them to know. Come in and see the instructor, is the best. Communicate with the instructor through e-mail, and telephone calls. Talk to other students, form study groups.
|When can I see my composite grade?||
Periodically, about three times a semester, I will figure average grades and show them to the class.
|What software is covered in this class?||
|What should I know as I begin this class?||
This is a beginning course in computer programming. No prior knowledge is expected. You need to have good skills working with files and folders. You will need to organize all the files necessary to complete this class.
At the end of the course, each student should be able to/ measure by:
The above objectives will be measured using a combination of:
CIT 129: INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING
3 credits. Prerequisite: IS 201 or approval of instructor.
A first course in programming. Offers a language-independent, introductory course on computer program design and development. Emphasizes identification and solution of business problems through various design tools.
Revision date: May 6, 2006
Instructor: Larry Hyslop
Office: High Tech Center- 132
Office hours: M-W,F 10-11 am
Great Basin College
1500 College Pkwy.
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775-753-2305 (office)
753-8095 (home, before 8pm)
775-753-2160 (college fax)
Email (outside of WebCT): larryh (at)
Note: I check my email M-F only.
The class will be taught by introducing a new skill or concept. The student practices on the computer by going through a tutorial in the book. Assignments are completed and turned in.
The assignments will consist of exercises from the instructor and/or the book. Each assignment will be graded on a points system. The assignments can be completed on your own time, and will require substantial time spent in the computer lab to complete. Team assignments will require two students to work together in completing a task.
Cumulative grades will be determined as follows:
92-90 A- Worth:
89-88 B+ Assignments: 65%
87-83 B Group Projects: 15%
82-80 B- Project: 20%
Cumulative grading will use + and - on assignments, tests and the final, recorded grade.
Some times, and for very good reasons, a student is not able to finish a class, and needs to withdraw from the class.
Through week 12:
A grade of W (withdrawn) will be recorded for anyone who formally withdraws by meeting with the instructor and filling out a withdraw form.
A grade of F will be recorded for anyone who simply does not come to class any more.
It is important to realize that for any one withdrawing from the class, the difference between earning an W on the official class record or earning an F is the process of formally withdrawing
After week 12:
Anyone withdrawing will receive a grade based on all assignments, including those missed.
Extra credit may be earned if your grade is currently a D or below.
Before doing anything regarding this class, please consult with me. It is my job to assist you in making class decisions.
Some times during the class, your completed
assignments may be displayed for the benefit of the entire class. If this
bothers you, please notify me in writing during the first week of class.
Do not allow yourself to get snowed under by a command or concept you do not understand. Meet with the instructor and get it straightened out. Expect to spend considerable time on the computer outside of class.
GBC supports providing equal access for students with disabilities. An advisor is available to discuss appropriate accommodations with students. Please contact the ADA Officer (Julie Byrnes at 775-753-2271 at your earliest convenience to request timely and appropriate accommodations.
A main set of student files will be available on the student login drive. Other files, as needed, will be placed in the Shared folder.
This is a full semester class requiring considerable time spent on the computer each and every of the 16 weeks. You must be prepared to make this commitment.