|8 Homeworks||3% each|
|2 Projects||8% each||Labs|
|best 10 out of 13 labs||1% each||Exams|
Make-ups for exams are given under only the most dire circumstances (almost never). Your final letter grade may be curved above the standard formula:
0 <= F < 60 60 <= D < 70 70 <= C < 80 80 <= B < 90 90 <= A <= 100
Under no circumstances will the grades be curved downward. Your grade is based on timely work accomplished during the semester. Incomplete grades will only be given for medical illness or other such dire circumstances.
The critical programming skills cannot be learned simply by attending the lectures. You should budget enough time to work on the assignments as well. Assignments are due by midnight of the due date. Projects will be graded according to four parts: correctness, design, style, and documentation.
For details see Assignment Submission and Grading Policy.
All assignments must be completed by your own individual effort. You should never have a copy of someone else's assignment either on paper or electronically under any circumstance. Also, you should never give a copy of your assignment, either on paper or electronically, to another student. This also means that you cannot "work" on the assignment together. Cases of academic dishonesty will be dealt with severly.
If you need help with your assignment, see your instructor, any of the TAs , the Computer Science Help Center or tutors provided by the Learning Resource Center. You may NOT ask another student (whether they are taking CMSC201 or not) or anyone else for help.
You are expected to attend all lectures and your weekly discussion session. The lab assignments are to be done during your weekly discussion session, so attendance is mandatory. You are responsible for all material covered in the lecture, even if they are not in the course web pages. You are responsible for the material in the course web pages, even if they are not covered during lecture.
TAs hold their regularly scheduled office hours in ITE 240, which is a lab shared by several CS courses. That lab has a set of rules that need to be followed. If you schedule an appointment to see your TA outside of their normal hours, the appointment will take place in ITE 334, their shared office.
In general, the exams will be closed-book and closed-notes. The final exam will be comprehensive and cover the material from the entire course.
|Adapted from UMBC CSHC's webpage designed by Dan Hood|