Grading will be based on a midterm, a computer practicum a computer-based research paper a final exam and assorted homework assignments. The midterm, the practicum, and the research paper will each count as 22.5% of your final grade. The homeworks will count as 10%. Homework assignments are due at the beginning of class on Thursdays. Late homeworks will not be accepted. See syllabus for rules on late papers.

If you have any condition, such as a physical or mental disability, that will make it difficult for you to carry out the work as I have outlined it or that will require extra time on examinations please notify me in the first two weeks of the course so that we may make appropriate arrangements.