|CSC 105||Grinnell College||Spring, 2006|
|An Algorithmic and Social Overview of Computer Science|
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Throughout this semester, you are asked to read chapters from:
Thus, questions should seek to clarify points of confusion or to expand ideas just introduced briefly. For the most part, simple factual questions should be avoided (unless the facts are in dispute). The instructor will assume that students have a clear understanding of topics not covered in questions, and students should be prepared to contribute to class discussions on all areas not asked.
During the semester, the Tentative Class Schedule (available in .dvi , postscript and pdf formats.) specifies reading assignments for 16 class sessions. Students are expected to submit two discussion questions on most readings. In addition, questions are solicited for a presentation by ITS Director Bill Francis. Overall, a total of 34 questions may be submitted, and students are expected to submit 30 questions over the semester. (Additional questions may be submitted for extra credit, except that no more than 2 questions may be submitted per assigned reading.)
For bookkeeping purposes, students should submit these questions via the quiz feature of Grinnell's on-line blackboard program. Questions for a given day should be submitted no later 11:00 pm the previous day. This will give the instructor time to review questions prior to a class.
Discussion questions will be graded using a binary scale (0 or 1). Reasonable questions related to the reading will earn 1 point. Trivial questions or questions unrelated to the material at hand will receive 0 points.
For most days, class questions will be posted through links below.
An attempt will be made to limit access to these links to on-campus workstations only, but this restriction is not guaranteed.
This document is available on the World Wide Web as
created 5 December 2003|
last revised 10 May 2006
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