Contemporary Mathematics (Math 103)
Office: 4 Greenway Room 302
Office Hours: Tuesday 1-2, Thursday 12:30-1:30 or by appointment
Office Phone: 953-5919
Textbook Excursions in Modern Mathematics, 8th edition, Peter Tannenbaum, Pearson Prentice Hall
Grades will be determined on the following basis:
5 quizzes (quiz average weighed as one test)
final exam (weighed as one test grade)
82% guarantees B
72% guarantees C
62% guarantees D
Thursday January 18
Tuesday January 30
Tuesday February 20
Tuesday March 6
Thursday March 29
Thursday February 8
Thursday March 15
Thursday April 12
The last day to withdraw from the course with a W
is March 13.
Tuesday May 1 from 8-11. There will be no exemptions from the final exam. It will be comprehensive and must be taken for a pass in the course.
Warning: All of the test dates are subject to change; if you miss class, it's your responsibility to find out if any of these tests have been rescheduled for another day.
Make up tests: All students are expected to be present at the time of tests and quizzes. No missed quiz or exam can be made up (even if it is missed for a legitimate excuse); it will be replaced by your grade on the final exam. A documented excuse for your absence from the Absence Memo Office at 67 George Street will be required. Special permission must be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs to substitute the final for more than one missed quiz or exam.
Homework: Exercises will be assigned after each section. The problems will not be collected but it is clearly to your advantage to complete them as soon as possible after the appropriate sections are covered in class.
Attendance: Students are responsible for all material presented in class, so it is in your best interest to attend. Help during office hours is available only to those who either attended the class in which the material was presented or whose absence is excused by the Associate Dean of Students Office at 67 George Street.
Students with disabilities: The College will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. Students should apply for services at the Center for Disability Services/SNAP located on the first floor of the Lightsey Center, Suite 104. Students approved for accommodations are responsible fro notifying me one week before accommodation is needed.
Academic Integrity Statement: The Honor Code at the College of Charleston specifically forbids cheating, attempted cheating, and plagiarism. Cases of suspected academic dishonesty will be reported directly to the Dean of Students. A student found responsible for academic dishonesty will receive a XF in the course, indicating failure of the course due to academic dishonesty. This grade will appear on the student’s transcript for two years after which the student may petition for the X to be expunged. The student may also be placed on disciplinary probation, suspended (temporary removal) or expelled (permanent removal) from the College by the Honor Board.
It is important for students to remember that unauthorized collaborations—working together without permission—is a form of cheating. Unless a professor specifies that students can work together on an assignment and/or test, no collaboration is permitted. Other forms of cheating include possessing or using an unauthorized study aid (such as a PDA), copying from another’s exam, fabricating data, and giving unauthorized assistance.