Topics in Programming: Python (810:151) Spring 2006
Time and Place: 2 - 3:15 PM Tuesday (Wright 5) and Thursday (Wright 112) from January 9 to February 10.
Class Email List: Send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org from your UNI account (let me know other email addesses that you want to use)
Instructor: Mark Fienup (email@example.com)
Office: Wright Hall 321
Phone: 273-5918 (Home 266-5379)
Office Hours: M 9-11, 1-2; T 3:30-4:30; W 9-10, 1-3; Th 3:30-4:30; F 9-11
Prerequisite: Computer Science III (810:063) or Computing for Bioinformatics I (810:065)
Required Text: none, we'll use on-line resouces
Goals: This course aims to help you learn the programming language Python as a "second" language.
The course is not an introductory programming language course since it assumes that you are proficient in at least one other programming language.
Grading policy: Tentative weighting of course components is:
In-class Work: 5 %
Programs: 60 %
Exam: 35 % (February 10)
Grades will be assigned based on straight percentages off the top student score. If the top student's score is 92%, then the grading scale will be, i.e., 100-82 A, 81.9-72 B, 71.9-62 C, 61.9-52 D, and below 52 F. Plus and minus grades will be assigned for students near cutoff points.
Special Notice: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) provides protection from discrimination for qualified individuals with disabilities. Students with a disability, who require assistance, will need to contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) for coordination of academic accommodations. The ODS is located at 103 Student Health Center. Their phone number is 319/273-2676.