CSc 194 -- Spring 2018
Computer Science Seminar


Course Syllabus

Instructor
Scott Gordon
RVR 5040, phone: 278-7946
gordonvs@ecs.csus.edu

Office Hours
Wed 2-4 (RVR 3018)
Thurs 2-4 (RVR 5040)
Please feel free to drop by my office at other times.


SacCT will be used for submitting assignments.

Class Meetings
Friday 9:00-11:00 -- University Union
(selected dates and exact rooms TBA)

First class meeting (Jan 26 only)
[section 1] 09:00-09:50 -- Brighton Hall 110
[section 2] 10:00-10:50 -- Brighton Hall 110

Course Overview
A series of periodic seminars on Computer Science topics. These seminars cover topics not normally taught in CSUS Computer Science courses, focusing on presentations by industry professionals on working conditions, real-world environment, and job opportunities.

Course Materials
Handouts and online materials provided as necessary.
There is no textbook required.

Prerequisite
Upper division or graduate status in Computer Science.

Important Dates
Mon-Fri March 19-23 Spring Break (no classes)
Friday March 30 Cesar Chavez Day (campus closed - no classes)
Note: there is NO final exam in this class.

Course Requirements

Lectures
Students are expected to attend at least 5 out of the 6 scheduled seminars. Seminars will be held on certain Fridays of this semester, 9:00-11:00am in the Redwood Room of the Union. Credit is given only for attending the entire (2 hours 30 minute) seminar.

The seminar schedule will be posted shortly on this website.

Writing Requirement
For each seminar attended, students are required to write a roughly 1-page report (double-spaced, 12-pt Times-Roman font) consisting of the following:

You will submit each report as a .pdf file using SacCT.

Reports are due within ONE WEEK of each seminar presentation.

Grading
Students in this course will receive a letter grade.

Students attending 5 seminars (AND submitting acceptable reports for all 5 of them) will receive an A.
Students attending 4 seminars (AND submitting acceptable reports for all 4 of them) will receive a B.
Students attending 3 seminars (AND submitting acceptable reports for all 3 of them) will receive a C.
Students attending 2 seminars (AND submitting acceptable reports for both of them) will receive a D.
Students attending less than 2 seminars will receive an F.

Reports will be considered acceptable based on completeness, clarity, writing style, and how well they relate to the content of the seminar.

Incomplete Grades
University guidelines regarding the grade of Incomplete will be strictly adhered to. Incomplete grades will only be given under extraordinary conditions beyond a student's control. Inability to keep up with the work due to an excessive course load, for example, is insufficient to warrant an Incomplete. A student who does not have a passing grade based on the work completed thus far at the time of the request is ineligible for an Incomplete.

Students on military reserve whose units go on active duty during or around the final exam period are eligible for an Incomplete.


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