Class Methodology (and
typical class will consist of 25 minutes of lecture (including discussion
and question answering) supplemented by
an extended period of group work during which the students should solidify
their understanding of the concepts, identify remaining questions about the
concepts, work examples, and start homework assignments.
Some specific expectations follow.
- I expect you to learn the material thoroughly.
Through the brief lectures and individual meetings, I will try to
facilitate your learning, but ultimately, you must actively take
responsibility for your learning. Please
work with the other members of the class.
- I expect you to participate in each class meeting.
During the lecture portion, be attentive, ask questions, and provide
answers to questions posed by your classmates and myself.
Work cooperatively with your classmates during the independent
- I expect you to work diligently on each homework
assignment. Working on these
problems is the most important part of the course.
Please see the attached sheet for the
assignments and homework rules.
- I expect you to carefully read the textbook.
During lecture, I will address major ideas and some examples, but
there will be topics and examples you should learn from the textbook.
You will often have to creatively solve problems based on your
knowledge of the concepts. This
expectation of creative problem solving is typical of a challenging college
- I expect you to take the midterm exams as scheduled.
If you need to miss an exam, you must make arrangements in advance.
For policies concerning the final exam, please refer to the CVGS