Mechanics Syllabus Assignments Supplemental

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Course Mechanics

CS 510: Special topics: Semantics
3 credits

Instructor: James Hook
office: Fourth Avenue Building, Plaza floor, room 115-08
phone: +1 503 725 5540
office hours: Monday 2:00 -- 4:00pm, and by appointment (subject to change)

Class meetings: Wednesday, 6:00pm. This is subject to change if the class is small enough and we can find a suitable venue/time that better accommodates the needs of the students. Several people have requested two lectures a week at an earlier time.

Final Exam: As published in the schedule.

Class mailing list:
There is a class mailing list. All students are strongly encouraged to subscribe. Information concerning assignments, due dates, and other class business will be sent to this list.

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You can get info about using it by sending a message to this address with just the word `help' as subject or in the body.

Collaboration policy:
Always hand in your own work. Under no circumstances should you hand in someone else's work and represent it as your own.

You may meet with other students to discuss homework problems, but please discard all notes from these sessions. Do not consult notes from discussions with other students or other solutions when preparing your solution. If you require resources other than the book to solve a problem site your sources. It is appropriate to seek information from alternative text books and original sources. It is not appropriate to seek complete soultions on the web. Do not directly consult other sources while preparing your solution. Do not provide other students with access to your solution.

No exam problems are to be discussed with another student until both students have handed in their exams. On take-home exams do not use any additional resources without explicit permission.

Students are responsible to keep their exam answers to themselves. Allowing a solution to be copied is as serious a breach of academic integrity as copying.

Academic Integrity:
Academic integrity is a core value of the university. You are expected to behave with integrity at all times. Cheating will result in a grade of zero on the assignment or exam on which the student cheats and the initiation of disciplinary action at the university level.

As a guideline I will base 40% of the grade on the final exam, 30% on the midterm, and 30% on homework. Other factors, including class participation, may be considered as well.

All assignments are due at the beginning of class. Late assignments will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances, preferably with prior approval.

Students Requiring Accommodation:
If you are a student with a disability in need of academic accommodations, you should register with Disability Services for Students and notify the instructor immediately to arrange for support services.