Math 243 - Discrete Mathematics in Computer Science

Fall 2017 - Section 1

MWF 1:00-1:50 pm,

Psychology Room 204.

Instructor: K. Lux


Text: Discrete Mathematics by Ross and Wright, 5th ed.

Homework Policy

Homework Format

Grading scheme: There will be three tests and a final examination. Each test is worth 100 points and the final is worth 200 points. The first test is on October 6th, the second test is on November 1st, and the third test is on December 1st. The final exam will take place on Monday, the 11th of December, from 1.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. All the tests and the final exam are given in the usual classroom. The final exam will not be given earlier; please take that into account if you will be making travel plans.

There will be required weekly homework assignments posted on D2L. In total the assignments are worth 100 points, as much as one test.

There also will be regular quizzes. In total the quizzes will be worth 100 points.

The total number of points will be 700. Your total score will be converted into a percentage score. The cutoffs of 80%, 70%, 60%, and 50% for A, B, C, and D are guaranteed, but the cutoffs can be lowered if a lower overall class average warrants it.

Attendance: Students are expected to attend every scheduled class and to be familiar with the University Class Attendance policy as it appears in the General Catalog. It is the student's responsibility to keep informed of any announcements, syllabus adjustments or policy changes made during scheduled classes. Students are expected to behave in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student's submitted work must be the student's own. University Policies can be found at .

The UA's policy concerning Class Attendance, Participation, and Administrative Drops is available at: The UA policy regarding absences for any sincerely held religious belief, observance or practice will be accommodated where reasonable,

Absences pre-approved by the UA Dean of Students (or Dean Designee) will be honored. See:

Participating in the course and attending lectures and other course events are vital to the learning process. As such, attendance is required at all lectures and discussion section meetings. Students who miss class due to illness or emergency are required to bring documentation from their health-care provider or other relevant, professional third parties. Failure to submit third-party documentation will result in unexcused absences.

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Students with Disabilities:
If you anticipate barriers related to the format or requirements of this course, please meet with me so that we can discuss ways to ensure your full participation in the course. If you determine that disability-related accommodations are necessary, please register with Disability Resources (621-3268; and notify me of your eligibility for reasonable accommodations. We can then plan how best to coordinate your accommodations.

For dates and deadlines please also have a look at the registrar's web site

Accessibility and Accommodations: At the University of Arizona we strive to make learning experiences as accessible as possible. If you anticipate or experience physical or academic barriers based on disability or pregnancy, you are welcome to let me know so that we can discuss options. You are also encouraged to contact Disability Resources (520-621-3268) to explore reasonable accommodation. If our class meets at a campus location: Please be aware that the accessible table and chairs in this room should remain available for students who find that standard classroom seating is not usable.

Incompletes: The grade of I will be awarded if all the following conditions are met:

1. The student has completed all but a small portion of the required work.

2. The student has scored at least 50% on the work completed.

3. The student has a valid reason for not completing the course on time.

4. The student agrees to make up the material in a short period of time.

Note that the information contained in this document, other than the grade and absence policies, may be subject to change with reasonable advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.