Holiday: February 23-February 25 (M-W). Classes resume February 26 at 7.30
April 6-12 (M-Sun). Classes resume April 13 (M), 7.30 a.m.
Course Grades: Final letter grades are calculated
the results of two (2) midterm exams plus one final exam. A
(90-100%) , B (80-89.5%), C (60-79.5%) D (50-59.5%), F (less than
Quizzes: Every Sunday, via "Moodle", online quizzes
will be available for 10%
extra credit to the final, grade, before "curving". These quizzes are not required and are
intended to be used as a study guide and to encourage you to read ahead of the
material that will be covered in class the proceeding week. Questions
the quizzes can be from the proceeding chapter, i.e. from a chapter
that has not yet been covered in class. Ten percent or more of these
same questions will be used for midterm and final exams.
You are encouraged to submit two multiple-choice questions and answers
to the TA's each week dealing with material covered in class to the TA.
The TA will select from among these suitable cases to be included
in midterm and final exams. These quizzes will be available for
completion 24 hours prior to the start of class. An online password
will be needed for using "Moodle." This password will be
given out each Friday before the Old Quiz in class. Normally, I
not supply this password via e-mail. If you foresee a
university-sanctioned absence I can provide you with a password in
There are 42 MWF classes, 14 Quizzes
will be two mid-term exams and
one final exam. The better
of the two mid-term exam grades contributes to 40% of final
final exam is worth 60% of final grade. As such, generally no
exams are needed. Exams and questions are usually posted online
on this syllabus page as soon as possible after exams. If you
choose or happen to miss both
mid-term exams, only the final exam will determine
the final grade, i.e. the final exam will contribute toward 100% of
the final grade. As such no none should be penalized for missing one or both mid-term exams. Midterm exams and final exams only cover the material in those chapters
that have been presented in class. The final exam can contain questions from any of the chapters covered in class.
Please bring you
own "scantron" sheets (LARGE!), pencils and erasers to each
exam. Final exam questions cover ALL course materials with
the final unexamined sections. All grades are "curved." An
nominal average grade per exam may be about 60%
(C). Exams comprise multiple choice, or True/False questions. University policy requires cheating be reported.