Overall Grade:

10% participation
10% quizzes
10% projects
20% highest term test
20% second highest term test
30% final exam


There will be a short quiz at the beginning of class each Wednesday for weeks when there is no term test scheduled. Quiz questions will be based on homework questions from the textbook. Latecomers will not receive extra time. No make-up quizzes will be given. Quizzes account for 10% of your overall grade.

There will be three tests given in class. Latecomers will not receive extra time. Your lowest test grade will not count toward your overall grade. No make-up tests will be given. If you miss a test, your grade will be entered as 0 and will count as the lowest grade which is dropped. Any student who misses two tests will be automatically withdrawn from the class.
Tentative test dates:
Test 1: February 29
Test 2: March 28
Test 3: May 4

You will complete a handful of projects throughout the semester. More details will be given in class and on the OpenLab.

Final Exam:
The final exam will be given in class during the last class meeting of the semester. It covers all topics studied. It must be taken to pass the course.

Exam date:  May 25
The final exam accounts for 30% of your overall grade.

You are expected to participate in class and in online discussion on the OpenLab. Details will be announced in class. You will be assigned a participation grade out of 10.

Grades will be posted in Blackboard‘s gradebook throughout the semester.