CSCI280: Computer Organization

Updated 2018.08.16

Fall 2018 Syllabus

Instructor:

Tom Kleen, Heelan Hall 274, (712) 279-5411, tom.kleen@briarcliff.edu.

Office Hours

Mon, Wed: 10-11; Tue, Thu: 2-3; Fri: 9-10

Prerequisites:

CSCI202

Textbook

The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, 4th Edition, by Null & Lobur

Objectives

Expectations:

I expect you to:

         be honest

         read the book

         come to class every day

         do the homework and hand it in on time.

Topics covered

Grading

Your grade will be based on two things:
(1) 20%-- homework assignments.
(2) 80%--four tests, 20%, 20%, 20%, 20%.

The grading scale in this class is:
A: 90-100, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D: 60-69, F: 0-59

Homework and academic integrity

Homework is an individual activity, and each student is expected to turn in an original work. Any student found turning in work which is not his or hers will be failed for the course. If you are having problems completing homework assignments, please see me for help. There is no such thing as "extra credit."

Course withdrawal

Withdrawal deadline before the institution of penalty grading is November 5. After the withdrawal deadline students may withdraw, but will receive a penalty grade of WP (withdrawal passing) or WF (withdrawal failing). Withdrawals are not permitted during finals week.

Title IX Educational Act

Info on the BCU Sexual Harassment policy.

Academic Honesty

Homework is an individual activity, and each student is expected to turn in an original work. "Working together" is not allowed. Do not give your assignment to another student so that he can "see how it is done". Any student found turning in work which is not his or hers will be failed for the course. If you are having problems completing homework assignments, please see me for help. I am usually in my office when I am not in class and frequently check my email. There is no such thing as "extra credit."

Disability Statement

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations should initially contact Student Support Services (Heelan Hall-057 or 712-279-1717) to discuss needs. Documentation of the disability is required.

Disclosure

The instructor retains the right to clarify and/or to emend the contents of the syllabus, provided that students are given reasonable and timely notice of such adjustments.

Course Schedule

We meet Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:45. The time for the final test is on our home page.

Attendance

I expect you to be here every day. See attendance, test, and homework policies. Print out this document, sign it, and hand it in next class.

Electronic devices

Turn off or silence your cell phone and any other electronic devices that could distract you and put them out of sight before class begins.

Computer use during lectures

You may use your computer during a lecture for the purpose of taking notes. You may not use the computer to play games, surf the Internet, email, IM, tweet, etc. If you do, your computer may get unplugged.

On Campus Confidential Resources:

Director of Counseling Services: Jeanette Tobin Jeanette.tobin@briarcliff.edu (712) 279-5433

Director of Health Services: Jo Morgan carlajo.morgan@briarcliff.edu (712) 279-5436

Director of Campus Ministry: Sr. Janet May janet.may@briarcliff.edu (712) 279-5227

Reporting to University Officials / Title IX Resources:

Title IX Coordinator: Louise Paskey lmpaskey@briarcliff.edu (712) 279-5494

Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Dave Arens david.arens@briarcliff.edu (712) 279-1715

Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Beau Sudtelgte beau.sudtelgte@briarcliff.edu (712) 279-1633

Security Department: (712) 898-1888

The Sexual Violence and Harassment policy and additional off-campus resources can be found at: http://www.briarcliff.edu/legal-and-consumer/sexual-abuse,-assault-and-title-ix-procedures/