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Latest revision as of 17:18, 9 October 2020

CSC 350: Seminar 2: 0.5 hours

Description

Covers career searching, advanced CS topics including optimization, parallelism, and concurrency and recent topics of computing. Students will present their work to their peers. Guest speakers will also present. To be taken twice. One lecture a week. Prerequisite: CSC 150.

Goals for CSC 350 are:

To be determined

Course outcomes for CSC 350 are:

Upon completion of CSC 350, students will understand:

  • how to prepare for entry into a career in computing
  • how to take quality notes
  • how to respond to a quality presentation
  • how to make quality presentations

Program outcomes for CSC 350 are:

  1. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  2. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal, ethical, and moral principles.
  3. Learn new areas of technology
  4. Use technology to help bring Christ to the world and apply Christian principles to their work

Integration

To be determined

Details for Fall 2020

  • Professor: Dr. Cathy Bareiss
  • Office SB 027
  • Class Time: 12:00-12:50 PM on Fridays
  • Class Location: S 030
  • Textbook: Membership in ACM

Description

CSC 350: Seminar 2: 0.5 hours

  • Covers career searching, advanced CS topics including optimization, parallelism, and concurrency and recent topics of computing. Students will present their work to their peers. Guest speakers will also present. To be taken twice. One lecture a week. Prerequisite: CSC 150.
  • Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course students will understand ...
    • how to prepare for entry into a career in computing
    • how to take quality notes
    • how to respond to a quality presentation
    • how to make quality presentations
  • Student Assessment: Short homeworks, presentations, and attendance
  • Outcome Assessment:
    • Oral presentation
    • Note taking

Course Content

Policies

  * Integrity
  * Late work 

Assignments

Assignments will be reaction papers to each class. A reaction paper must be:

  • at least one full page long (times roman 12 point font),
  • fully justified,
  • 1 inch margins,
  • single spaced, and
  • spell/grammar checked.
    Missing item will get a warning each. The second time a specific item above is missed, it will result in a failure.
    The first half of a reaction paper should be a summary of what was said. The second half should be your reaction to the talk.

The paper will be graded on a fail, low pass, pass, high pass scale. A low pass will result from missing one or more of the items above the first time and/or barely covering at least one of the two areas of the reaction paper. A pass means that you did a very satisfactory job. A high pass is that you were very insightful in your reaction and brought sometime more to the discussion.
All reaction papers are due the following Tuesday at the end of the day.
Do not count on being able to access the recording of the talk after the talk (via Canvas). It may or may not be available.

Grades

  • You must turn in at least 11 reaction papers. You cannot submit a reaction paper for a class you did not attend. (Exceptions will be made for health reasons only.)
  1. A low pass is worth 1 point, pass is worth 2 points, and a high pass is worth 3 points (for a possible total 42 points.)
  • Exams -> There are no exams in this course
  • Grade scale
    • 20 points and more -> A (an average of pass on 10 out of 11 papers)
    • 15 - 19 points -> B
    • 10 - 14 points -> C
    • 0 - 9 points -> F

Tentative Schedule

Friday
8/21
Job Searching
8/28
Virtual Membory
9/4
Compression
9/11
Career Center
9/18
Guest Speaker: Kurt Heckman
9/25: Big O
10/2: Professionalism and Learning
10/9: Computer Security: User Domain
10/16: Ethics (1)
10/23: Optimization
10/30
Guest Speaker: Jim Leamer and panel
11/6: Concurrency/Parallelism
11/13: Computer Security (2)
11/20: Ethics (2)
11/27: Thanksgiving Break

Topics to be covered (and scheduled) include:

  1. Computing and reaching out to those in need
  2. Professionalism and learning
  3. Architecture
  4. Concurrency and/or parallelism
  5. Optimization
  6. Social Media
  7. A security topic
  8. An ethics topic
  9. A guest speaker
  10. A guest speaker
  11. A guest speaker
  12. A topic to be picked by the class

Services

ADA Statement for Syllabi: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law which provides civil rights protection for people with disabilities. Bethel University, in compliance with equal access laws, requests that students with disabilities seeking to acquire accommodations make an appointment with the Center for Academic Success—Disability Services. It is located in the Miller-Moore Academic Center, 033. You may also phone 574-807-7460 or email rachel.kennedy@betheluniversity.edu for an appointment.

COVID-19 Adjustments

  • SEATING – After choosing your seat for this class, please consistently sit in the same seat all semester.
  • FACECOVERINGS - All students must wear face coverings in all classes. You have been provided face coverings for this purpose. If you forget your face covering, and can’t retrieve it and be back in the classroom quickly, you will need to find a private space to synchronously livestream this class or be counted absent.
  • LIVESTREAMING - This class is being livestreamed and stored in Canvas for watching only by a student enrolled in this class. The purpose of the livestreaming/recorded lecture is to accommodate a student who is being quarantined or isolated due to COVID-19. Abusing this feature by letting other students not enrolled in this class view the recording or privately videotaping the recording will be considered a violation of the Campus Lifestyle Covenant. However, when you are ill or participating in a campus sponsored event (like a sport team) you are encouraged to view the recording at a later time.