CS100: Freshman Seminar
Course Syllabus -- Fall 2001
Prof. Janice T. Searleman
375 Science Center, 268-2377,
|Mon, Wed, Fri ||10:00 - 11:00 am
|Tues, Thurs ||2:00 - 3:00 pm
If you cannot come during these scheduled office hours, feel free to
contact me to set up an appointment.
Learn to use important software tools and computing environments
Develop your communication skills.
We will meet once per week on Thursdays, typically in a
computer lab. There are three computer lab recitation sections as follows:
section 11 at period 2 (9:00-9:50 a.m.), section 12 at period 3 (10:00-10:50 a.m.),
and section 13 at period 5 (1:00-1:50 p.m.) on Thursdays.
Towards the end of the semester project presentations will
take place. When these are scheduled, you will not meet during your computer lab
recitation time. Instead, the presentations will take place at 3:00 p.m. on
Thursdays in Snell 213.
Please check the
before class to be sure you know the location of the weekly meeting.
Some of the 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 the following:
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.
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.
Additional Course Information:
All announcements, schedule updates, handouts, etc., will be posted on the
Freshman Seminar homepage
(http://www.clarkson.edu/~jets/cs100/fa01). Check it out before coming to
Course Objective 1:
Students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of
computer tools in the computer lab assignments and in completing
Course Objective 2:
Students will give a satisfactory presentation of their projects,
whether written, poster, or an oral presentation,
and will evaluate the talks given in the course.