
Exams
The course will have three midterm exams and a final exam. The midterm
exams will be given on
Exam #1: 
Wednesday 16 February 
Exam #2: 
Wednesday 23 March 
Exam #3: 
Monday 20 April 
Tests will be closed book and calculators will not be allowed. Makeups will
not be given.
In case of documented illness or family emergency or documented
University sponsored trips, you will be assigned a grade for the missing
test based on an appropriate section of the final exam (that is, the
appropriate questions on the final exam will count both toward the final
exam score and as a replacement score for the missing test).
The final exam has not yet been scheduled. It may take place as late as
May 10. If you must make travel plans before the
exam schedule is released, you should not schedule your departure from
campus before May 11. No student will be allowed to take the final exam
early.
Homework
Homework will normally be assigned weekly, and turned in on Wednesdays.
You may turn in your homework at the
begining or end of Wednesday's lecture or slide it
under my (Dr. Handron's) office door before 2:20.
Homework turned in after 2:20 will
be regarded as late.
Late homework assignments will be accepted, up to the Tuesday after
the original due date.
The first late homework will be given full credit. Thereafter, the late
assignments will be penalized. The second will be given half credit, the third
1/3 credit, and so on. The tenth late homework and any subsequent
late homeworks will be given no credit.
Grade Computation
The final grade for the course will be determined by your performance
on the homework and quizzes, the three midterm exams, and the final exam according
to the following algorithm:
Homework 15%
Midterms 60%
Final exam 25%
Letter Grades
The general scheme for assigning letter grades will be:
A: > 85, B: 7584, C: 6574, D: 5064, R: < 49
Adjustments (up or down) to this default scheme will be made for assignments
throughout the semester. Grade cutoffs for final grades will be
computed by averaging the grade cutoffs for each assignmnet
