CS100/MA100: Freshman Seminar
Syllabus -- Fall 2000
Prof. Janice T. Searleman
375 Science Center, 268-2377,
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
- and by appointment
- Learn to use important software
tools and computing environments (including unix/AFS, HTML, Maple, spreadsheets,
and so on)
- Develop your communication skills
We will meet once per week on Monday afternoons,
in the computer lab. There are three lab sections, as follows: section
11 at period 5 (1:00-1:50), section 12 at period 6 (2:00-2:50), and section
13 at period 7 (3:00-3:50) on Mondays. Please go to the section you are
There will be no class meetings at 8:00 a.m. on Monday mornings
(section 01 on your schedule). The majority of the time we will meet in
the unix computer lab in Rowley 142. At announced times, we will meet
in a PC lab or other location. Please check the schedule before class
to be sure you know the location of the weekly meeting.
Final project presentations will be scheduled during the evening in the
final few weeks of the semester (times will be announced).
This is a required course for freshmen majoring in Math or
Computer Science. There will be no exams. Your grade will be based on
- Participating in each class
session. You will work individually or in a small team and complete
a short assignment during class (sometimes to be finished outside class).
- Completing two projects (one
oral/slide presentation and one written/poster presentation). You will
work in a small team outside of class; you must contribute to both the
content and presentation.
- Evaluating the presentations
given by other teams in class.
To earn a 4.0, you must give an oral presentation
of one of your projects, have good attendance, and do good quality work
on your assignments and projects.
Additional Course Information:
All announcements, schedule updates, handouts, etc., will
be posted on the Freshman Seminar homepage (http://www.clarkson.edu/~jets/MCS100/).
Check it out before coming to class.
Last modified: 26 August 2000
Janice T. Searleman