Georgia Gwinnett College
The School of Science and Technology
Introduction to Computing
Class Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:30-10:45 am
Class Location: C-1135
Instructor name: Dr. Anatoly Kurkovsky
Office Availability: Mutually agreed time between professor and student by appointment at C-2153
Telephone: 678 407 5732
Introduction to computers, programming and applications software. Areas of study include: hardware; problem solving; programming; and application packages such as word processing, spread sheets, and data base systems.
The final grade will be derived from your performance on the tests, assignments and class participation as follows:
Evaluation of your class participation will include:
Final Exam date:
Week of December 10, 2007
Regentís policy statement
The University System of Georgia requires that all students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs in University System institutions (including Georgia Gwinnett College) successfully complete all parts of a competency examination in reading and English composition. This competency examination is commonly called "the Regents' Test", and it is free of charge. A student has two attempts to pass this test before accumulating 45 hours of collegiate credit. Please sign up for the Regents' Test when you enroll in English 1102. Do this in time to have two attempts before accumulating 45 credit hours!
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Affirmative action statement
Georgia Gwinnett College adheres to affirmative action policies designed to promote diversity and equal opportunity for all faculty and students.
The college exists to foster educational excellence. To this end, a classroom atmosphere that supports learning must be maintained. You are expected to be an active, attentive participant in the class. You are also expected to abide by class policies and procedures and to treat faculty and other students in a professional, respectful manner. Specifically you should silence your cell phone, turn off your music and refrain from text messaging or emailing during class. You are expected to be familiar with the student conduct code published in the Student Handbook.
We will not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate the actions of those who do.
School of Science and Technology Policies
You are expected to attend every class. Failure to attend class will affect your grade. Attendance may be taken by various methods that could include clicker or written quizzes in the first 5 minutes of class, or sign in sheets. This information will be taken into account at the end of the semester when grades are calculated, if you are on the borderline.
Special arrangements to take a regular exam early must be made in advance in writing. Early exams are available only at the instructorís discretion and only under extreme circumstances.
IF an emergency arises and you miss an exam you MUST notify your instructor on the same DAY as the exam. Notification by email, text or phone message is acceptable. At the instructorís discretion, make-up work may have a different format or different content from the regular assignment. Make-up work should be completed within two days of the original due date. Work missed due to unexcused absences will be given a grade of zero.
Students who never attend a class by the end of the first two weeks of the term will be reported for non-attendance. Students who do not drop a class during the schedule adjustment period and are reported for non-attendance will be automatically dropped from that course.
If you feel that you are unable to complete your courses due to illness or family emergency, contact the Registrarís Office or the Office of Enrollment Management to attempt to withdraw from your courses without penalty.
As stated in the GGC Catalog: ďStudents whose absences exceed two-thirds of the total class meetings in a semester may be administratively withdrawn from the course by the instructor. This includes excused and unexcused absences. A student administratively withdrawn from a course due to excessive absences may re-enroll for that course in a subsequent semester during which the course is offered.Ē www.ggc.usg.edu/apply/catalog.php
This course syllabus provides a general plan for this course. The professor reserves the right to make changes to the syllabus, including changes to assignments, projects, examinations, etc., in order to accommodate the needs of the class as a whole and fulfill the goals of the course. Students should check WebCT regularly, as course changes will always be announced and recorded on the course WebCT site.
Some common sense notices
(These dates could be changed depending upon the pace of the course.)