Fall2008.FYSM117CourseSyllabus History

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# Also, you need to attend, at least, '''three''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art. These events have to be '''on campus''' or be '''campus-sponsored''' to count. You should bring an artifact from the event (program, ticket, etc.) and hand in a notecard (choose your size) with a summary of what you went to and a short reaction.
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# Also, you need to attend, at least, '''three''' [[http://calendar.cofc.edu/ | campus events]] related to music and art. These events have to be '''on campus''' or be '''campus-sponsored''' to count. You should bring an artifact from the event (program, ticket, etc.) and hand in a notecard (choose your size) with a summary of what you went to and a short reaction.
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** Also, you will attend [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art. These events have to be '''on campus''' or be '''campus-sponsored''' to count.
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** Also, you will attend [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art.
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#'''Use of academic resources''' and student support services '''at College of Charleston''', including the '''library''', '''information technology''', the Center for Student Learning, the Academic Advising and Planning Center, the office of Career Services, and other appropriate academic resources, student support services, and '''cultural resources'''.

** You will attend '''three''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/studentlearningcenter/studyskills/seminars.html | Study Skills Seminars]] at the Center for Student Learning.
** Also, you will attend '''three''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art. These events have to be '''on campus''' or be '''campus sponsored''' to count.
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#'''Use of academic resources''' and student support services '''at College of Charleston''', including the '''library''', '''information technology''', the '''Center for Student Learning''', the Academic Advising and Planning Center, the office of Career Services, and other appropriate academic resources, student support services, and '''cultural resources'''.

** You will attend [[http://www.cofc.edu/studentlearningcenter/studyskills/seminars.html | Study Skills Seminars]] at the Center for Student Learning.
** Also, you will attend [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art. These events have to be '''on campus''' or be '''campus-sponsored''' to count.
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** This course is designed to mainly serve non-majors in the liberal arts and sciences by immersing you in creative computational thinking and design.
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** This course is designed mainly to serve non-majors in the liberal arts and sciences by immersing them in creative computational thinking and design.
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# You need to attend '''three''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/studentlearningcenter/studyskills/seminars.html | Study Skills Seminars]] at the Center for Student Learning.

# Also, you need to attend '''three''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art. These events have to be '''on campus''' or be '''campus sponsored''' to count. You should bring an artifact from the event (program, ticket, etc.) and hand in a notecard (choose your size) with a summary of what you went to and a short reaction.
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# You need to attend, at least, '''three''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/studentlearningcenter/studyskills/seminars.html | Study Skills Seminars]] at the Center for Student Learning.

# Also, you need to attend, at least, '''three''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art. These events have to be '''on campus''' or be '''campus-sponsored''' to count. You should bring an artifact from the event (program, ticket, etc.) and hand in a notecard (choose your size) with a summary of what you went to and a short reaction.
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* Also see the College of Charleston '''[[http://www.cofc.edu/about/documents/handbook.pdf | Student Handbook]]''', especially sections on ''The Honor Code'' (p. 10), and ''Student Code of Conduct'' (p. 12). There is much more useful information here.\\
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* Also see the College of Charleston '''[[http://www.cofc.edu/about/documents/handbook.pdf | Student Handbook]]''', especially sections on ''The Honor Code'' (p. 10), and ''Student Code of Conduct'' (p. 12). There is other useful information there.\\
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* You should be ready to engage in inquiry-based learning, and in-class activities.
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* You should be ready to engage in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inquiry-based_science | inquiry-based learning]], and in-class activities.
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* You should turn off all electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, pagers, etc.).
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* You should '''turn off all electronic devices''' (e.g., cell phones, pagers, etc.).
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* Programming assignment grades will be based on creative inspiration, design, style, and correctness of result.
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* Assignment grades will be based on creative inspiration, design, style, and correctness of result.
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* '''If you submit everything on time''' (use no late days), you will earn an additional '''2.5 bonus points''' on your course grade.
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* '''If you submit everything on time''' (i.e., use no late days), you will earn an additional '''2.5 bonus points''' on your course grade.
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** This course will involve students in collaborative activities, including collaborative written exercises, team programming in-class activities, and group projects. \\
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** You will participate in various collaborative activities, such as collaborative written exercises, team programming in-class activities, and group projects. \\
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'''1. Familiarity with appropriate data, information and knowledge-gathering techniques and research skills in the discipline.'''
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#'''Familiarity with appropriate data, information and knowledge-gathering techniques and research skills in the discipline.'''
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->This course will introduce you to computer data modeling, algorithmic techniques, and computer-related research in the context of music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts. You will:
** Learn how to creatively transform media such as music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts.
** Learn how to use computers to explore, visualize, speculate, and invent.
** Develop an appreciation for computational thinking.
** Gain experience with a scripting programming language and tools.

'''2. Use of academic resources''' and student support services '''at College of Charleston''', including the '''library''', '''information technology''', the Center for Student Learning, the Academic Advising and Planning Center, the office of Career Services, and other appropriate academic resources, student support services, and '''cultural resources'''.

* You will attend '''three''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/studentlearningcenter/studyskills/seminars.html | Study Skills Seminars]] at the Center for Student Learning.
* Also, you will attend '''three''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art. These events have to be '''on campus''' or be '''campus sponsored''' to count.

'''3. Using appropriate critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques in a variety of contexts.'''

->See (1) above.

'''4. Understanding the goals of liberal arts and sciences education and the core values of College of Charleston.'''

->This course is designed to mainly serve non-majors in the liberal arts and sciences by immersing them in creative computational thinking and design. Given that our civilization runs on software (and that this will be even more so 10-20 years from now), it is becoming necessary for liberally educated people to be able to engage in computational (algorithmic) thinking, as the effects of this thinking (i.e., software intensive systems) touch nearly every other discipline, and permeate nearly every aspect of our civilization. Students will begin to gain some appreciation of the fact that such systems can amplify human intelligence, but they cannot replace human judgment. Also, the course will engage students in reading of elegant code, enabling them to gain appreciation of software design. Students will be given readings that explore the intersection between computing and the liberal arts and sciences.

'''5. Using effective skills and strategies for working collaboratively.'''

->
This course will involve students in collaborative activities, including collaborative written exercises, team programming in-class activities, and group projects. \\
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** This course will introduce you to computer data modeling, algorithmic techniques, and computer-related research in the context of music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts. You will:
*** Learn how to creatively transform media such as music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts.
*** Learn how to use computers to explore, visualize, speculate, and invent.
*** Develop an appreciation for computational thinking.
*** Gain experience with a scripting programming language and tools.

#'''Use of academic resources''' and student support services '''at College of Charleston''', including the '''library''', '''information technology''', the Center for Student Learning, the Academic Advising and Planning Center, the office of Career Services, and other appropriate academic resources, student support services, and '''cultural resources'''.

** You will attend '''three''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/studentlearningcenter/studyskills/seminars.html | Study Skills Seminars]] at the Center for Student Learning.
** Also, you will attend '''three''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art. These events have to be '''on campus''' or be '''campus sponsored''' to count.

#'''Using appropriate critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques in a variety of contexts.'''

** See (1) above.

#'''Understanding the goals of liberal arts and sciences education and the core values of College of Charleston.'''

** This course is designed to mainly serve non-majors in the liberal arts and sciences by immersing you in creative computational thinking and design.
***
Given that our civilization runs on software (and that this will be even more so 10-20 years from now), it is becoming necessary for liberally educated people to be able to engage in computational (algorithmic) thinking, as the effects of this thinking (i.e., software intensive systems) touch nearly every other discipline, and permeate nearly every aspect of our civilization.
*** You
will begin to gain appreciation of the fact that such systems ''can amplify human intelligence'', but they ''cannot replace human judgment''.
*** Readings
will explore the intersection between computing and the liberal arts and sciences.

#'''Using effective skills and strategies for working collaboratively.'''

**
This course will involve students in collaborative activities, including collaborative written exercises, team programming in-class activities, and group projects. \\
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Monday, Wednesday from 10:45AM - noon.\\
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Monday, Wednesday from 10:30AM - noon.\\
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* Also, you will attend '''two''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art. These events have to be '''on campus''' or be '''campus sponsored''' to count.
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* Also, you will attend '''three''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art. These events have to be '''on campus''' or be '''campus sponsored''' to count.
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# Also, you need to attend '''two''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art. These events have to be '''on campus''' or be '''campus sponsored''' to count. You should bring an artifact from the event (program, ticket, etc.) and hand in a notecard (choose your size) with a summary of what you went to and a short reaction.
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# Also, you need to attend '''three''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art. These events have to be '''on campus''' or be '''campus sponsored''' to count. You should bring an artifact from the event (program, ticket, etc.) and hand in a notecard (choose your size) with a summary of what you went to and a short reaction.
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* You will attend '''three''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/studentlearningcenter/studyskills/seminars.html | Study Skills Seminars]] at the Center for Student Learning.
* Also, you will attend '''two''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art. These events have to be '''on campus''' or be '''campus sponsored''' to count.
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Exam '''or''' Final Project 20%, Campus Events (see below) 10%, and Class Participation 10%.

''Campus Events:''
* You need to attend '''three''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/studentlearningcenter/studyskills/seminars.html | Study Skills Seminars]] at the Center for Student Learning.
* You also need to attend '''two''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art.\\
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Exam '''or''' Final Project 20%, Active Learning Events (see below) 10%, and Class Participation 10%.

''Active Learning Events:''

# You need to attend '''three''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/studentlearningcenter/studyskills/seminars.html | Study Skills Seminars]] at the Center for Student Learning.

# Also, you need to attend '''two''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art. These events have to be '''on campus''' or be '''campus sponsored''' to count. You should bring an artifact from the event (program, ticket, etc.) and hand in a notecard (choose your size) with a summary of what you went to and a short reaction.
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Additional reading materials will provided via handouts, the class website at
http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/?n=Fall2008.FYSM117, and/or WebCT.\\
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Additional reading materials will provided via handouts, the [[http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/?n=Fall2008.FYSM117 | class website]], and/or WebCT.\\
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* You also need to attend ''two'' [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art.\\
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* You also need to attend '''two''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art.\\
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'''1. Familiarity with appropriate data, information and knowledge-gathering techniques and research skills in the discipline.'''\\\
This course will introduce you to computer data modeling, algorithmic techniques, and computer-related research in the context of music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts. You will:
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'''1. Familiarity with appropriate data, information and knowledge-gathering techniques and research skills in the discipline.'''

->This course will introduce you to computer data modeling, algorithmic techniques, and computer-related research in the context of music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts. You will:
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'''Final Grade Computation:''' Assignments (4-6) 30%, Tests (2) 40%, Comprehensive Final
Exam '''or''' Final Project 20%, and Class Participation 10%.\\
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'''Final Grade Computation:''' Assignments (4-6) 30%, Tests (2) 30%, Comprehensive Final
Exam '''or''' Final Project 20%, Campus Events (see below) 10%, and Class Participation 10%.

''Campus Events:''
* You need to attend '''three''' [[http://www.cofc.edu/studentlearningcenter/studyskills/seminars.html | Study Skills Seminars]] at the Center for Student Learning.
* You also need to attend ''two'' [[http://www.cofc.edu/sota/calendar/index.html | campus events]] related to music and art
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'''Textbook:'''
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'''Tentative Outline:'''
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M. Guzdial (2005), ''Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python'', Prentice Hall.\\
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Syllabus, Survey, Discussion with Dava Sobel (author of ''Longitude''), College Survival and Success, Library and Research Skills, Center for Student Learning, Intro to Media Computing, Algorithms, MIT's ''Scratch'', Intro to Music Composition (guest lecture), Audio, MP3, MIDI, Sounds, ''Audacity'', Intro to Art (guest lecture), Intro to ''Python'', Images, Intro to Fractals (guest lecture), and various music/art campus events.\\
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'''Textbook:'''
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Reading materials will provided via handouts, the class website at
http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/?n=Fall2008.FYSM117, and/or WebCT
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M. Guzdial (2005), ''Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python'', Prentice Hall.\\
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'''Learning Outcomes:'''
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'''References:'''
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'''1. Familiarity with appropriate data, information and knowledge-gathering techniques and research skills in the discipline.'''

->This
course will introduce you to computer data modeling, algorithmic techniques, and computer-related research in the context of music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts. You will:
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* Richards R. (2001), "A New Aesthetic for Environmental Awareness: Chaos Theory, the Beauty of Nature, and our Broader Humanistic Identity". ''Journal of Humanistic Psychology'', Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 59-95.
* Spehar, B., C.W.G. Clifford, B.R. Newell, and R.P. Taylor. (2003). "Universal Aesthetic of Fractals." ''Computers & Graphics'', vol. 27, pp. 813-820.

Additional reading materials will provided via handouts, the class website at
http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/?n=Fall2008.FYSM117, and/or WebCT.\\

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'''Learning Outcomes:'''
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'''1. Familiarity with appropriate data, information and knowledge-gathering techniques and research skills in the discipline.'''\\\

This course will introduce you to computer data modeling, algorithmic techniques, and computer-related research in the context of music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts. You will:
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->This course will be taught in a smart classroom where each student has a computer. The instructor will spend a portion of each class meeting lecturing on digital representation of media (such as images and sounds), algorithmic techniques (recipes) for manipulating such media, and/or programming concepts. The instructor will allow students time to practice these concepts by engaging in creative manipulation of digital artifacts. Students will be given homework assignments, readings from the textbook and supplemental readings, and individual and collaborative activities in-class.

->The above outcome will be assessed through in-class activities, homework assignments, and tests.
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->This course is designed to mainly serve non-majors in the liberal arts and sciences by immersing them in creative computational thinking and design. Given that our civilization runs on software (and that this will be even more so 10-20 years from now), it is becoming necessary for liberally educated people to be able to engage in computational (algorithmic) thinking, as the effects of this thinking (i.e., software intensive systems) touch nearly every other discipline, and permeate nearly every aspect of our civilization. Students will begin to gain some appreciation of the fact that such systems can amplify human intelligence, but they cannot replace human judgment. Also, the course will engage students in reading of elegant code, enabling them to gain appreciation of software design. Students will be given readings that explore the intersection between computing and the liberal arts and sciences, such as:

** Richards R. (2001), "A New Aesthetic for Environmental Awareness: Chaos Theory, the Beauty of Nature, and our Broader Humanistic Identity". ''Journal of Humanistic Psychology'', Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 59-95.
** Spehar, B., C.W.G. Clifford, B.R. Newell, and R.P. Taylor. (2003). "Universal Aesthetic of Fractals." ''Computers & Graphics'', vol. 27, pp. 813-820.

->The above outcome will be assessed through in-class activities, homework assignments, and tests
.
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->This course is designed to mainly serve non-majors in the liberal arts and sciences by immersing them in creative computational thinking and design. Given that our civilization runs on software (and that this will be even more so 10-20 years from now), it is becoming necessary for liberally educated people to be able to engage in computational (algorithmic) thinking, as the effects of this thinking (i.e., software intensive systems) touch nearly every other discipline, and permeate nearly every aspect of our civilization. Students will begin to gain some appreciation of the fact that such systems can amplify human intelligence, but they cannot replace human judgment. Also, the course will engage students in reading of elegant code, enabling them to gain appreciation of software design. Students will be given readings that explore the intersection between computing and the liberal arts and sciences.
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->This course will involve students in collaborative activities, including collaborative written exercises, team programming in-class activities, and group projects.

->Although there is no specific grade for their ability to collaborate effectively, there is a grade component for class participation (usually 10% of class grade), which is determined by the students’ ability to positively contribute to the class academic experience and interact effectively with others throughout the course experience.

->The above outcome will be assessed indirectly through in-class activities, and collaborative exercises.
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->This course will involve students in collaborative activities, including collaborative written exercises, team programming in-class activities, and group projects. \\
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->This course will introduce students to computer data modeling, algorithmic techniques, and computer-related research in the context of music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts. Students who complete this course will:
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->This course will introduce you to computer data modeling, algorithmic techniques, and computer-related research in the context of music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts. You will:
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->The above outcome will be assessed through in-class activities, homework assignments, and tests. Students will develop several digital artifacts.
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http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/ (follow the FYSM 117 link), and/or WebCT.\\
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http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/?n=Fall2008.FYSM117, and/or WebCT.\\
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* You are expected to attend all classes. If you miss class, you must [[http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/?n=Main.AbsenceMemoInformation | get an absence memo from the Associate Dean of Students Office (67 George Street)]]; also, you are responsible for announcements made in class, assignment due dates, etc.
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* You are expected to attend all classes. If you miss class, you must [[http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/?n=Main.AbsenceMemoInformation | get an absence memo from the Associate Dean of Students Office]]; also, you are responsible for announcements made in class, assignment due dates, etc.
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* You are expected to attend all classes. If you miss class, you must get an absence memo from the Associate Dean of Students Office (67 George Street); also, you are responsible for announcements made in class, assignment due dates, etc.
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* You are expected to attend all classes. If you miss class, you must [[http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/?n=Main.AbsenceMemoInformation | get an absence memo from the Associate Dean of Students Office (67 George Street)]]; also, you are responsible for announcements made in class, assignment due dates, etc.
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* You are not allowed to discuss assignments and possible solutions with any person other
than the instructor (or with your teammates, for group assignments). Any violation of these rules is an honor offense.
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* You are not allowed to discuss assignments and possible solutions with any person other than the instructor (or with your teammates, for group assignments). Any violation of these rules is an honor offense.
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* Attendance at tests is mandatory. Students must complete tests with no discussion
or sharing of information with other students.
* Calculators, computers, cell phones, etc. may not be used during a test, unless
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* Attendance at tests is mandatory. Students must complete tests with no discussion or sharing of information with other students.
* Calculators, computers, cell phones, etc. may not be used during a test, unless otherwise directed.\\
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* You are expected to attend all classes. If you miss class, you must get an absence
memo from the Associate Dean of Students Office (67 George Street); also, you
are responsible for announcements made in class, assignment due dates, etc.
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* You are expected to attend all classes. If you miss class, you must get an absence memo from the Associate Dean of Students Office (67 George Street); also, you are responsible for announcements made in class, assignment due dates, etc.
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* Since we are in a lab, you must use the computers only as directed (e.g., no
checking email, or playing games) during class.
* In summary, you should contribute positively to the classroom learning
experience, and respect your classmates right to learn (see College of Charleston '''[[http://www.cofc.edu/about/documents/handbook.pdf | Student Handbook]]''', section on ''Classroom Code of Conduct'' (p. 62)).\\
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* Since we are in a lab, you must use the computers only as directed (e.g., no checking email, or playing games) during class.
* In summary, you should contribute positively to the classroom learning experience, and respect your classmates right to learn (see College of Charleston '''[[http://www.cofc.edu/about/documents/handbook.pdf | Student Handbook]]''', section on ''Classroom Code of Conduct'' (p. 62)).\\
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* Programming assignment grades will be based on creative inspiration, design,
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* Programming assignment grades will be based on creative inspiration, design, style, and correctness of result.
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* You have '''four "late" days''' for the whole semester. You may use these days as
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* You have '''four "late" days''' for the whole semester. You may use these days as you wish for assignment submission. If you use them up, no late assignments will be accepted.
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* Programming assignment grades will be based on creative inspiration, design,
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* Submission instructions will be provided for each assignment.\\
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* You have '''four "late" days''' for the whole semester. You may use these days as
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'''If you submit everything on time''' (use no late days), you will earn an additional '''2.5 bonus points''' on your course grade.
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* Also see the College of Charleston '''[[http://www.cofc.edu/about/documents/handbook.pdf | Student Handbook]]''' (PDF). You should familiarize yourself, at least, with ''The Honor Code'' (p. 10), ''Student Code of Conduct'' (p. 12), and ''Classroom Code of Conduct'' (p. 62). There is much more useful information here.\\
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* Also see the College of Charleston '''[[http://www.cofc.edu/about/documents/handbook.pdf | Student Handbook]]''', especially sections on ''The Honor Code'' (p. 10), and ''Student Code of Conduct'' (p. 12). There is much more useful information here.\\
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Classroom:
* You are expected to take good notes during lecture.
* You are expected to participate in class with questions and invited discussion.
* You should be ready to engage in inquiry-based learning, and in-class activities.
* You are expected to attend all classes. If you miss class, you must get an absence
memo from the Associate Dean of Students Office (67 George Street); also, you
are responsible for announcements made in class, assignment due dates, etc.
* You should turn off all electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, pagers, etc.).
* Since we are in a lab, you must use the computers only as directed (e.g., no
checking email, or playing games) during class.
* In summary, you should contribute positively to the classroom learning
experience, and respect your classmates right to learn (see College of Charleston '''[[http://www.cofc.edu/about/documents/handbook.pdf | Student Handbook]]''', section on ''Classroom Code of Conduct'' (p. 62)).\\

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* Also see the College of Charleston '''[[http://www.cofc.edu/about/documents/handbook.pdf | Student Handbook]]''' (PDF). You should familiarize yourself, at least, with ''The Honor Code'' (p. 10), ''Student Code of Conduct'' (p. 12), and ''Classroom Code of Conduct'' (p. 62). There is other interesting/useful information in here.
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* Also see the College of Charleston '''[[http://www.cofc.edu/about/documents/handbook.pdf | Student Handbook]]''' (PDF). You should familiarize yourself, at least, with ''The Honor Code'' (p. 10), ''Student Code of Conduct'' (p. 12), and ''Classroom Code of Conduct'' (p. 62). There is much more useful information here.\\
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* Attendance at tests is mandatory. Students must complete tests with no discussion
or sharing of information with other students.
* Calculators, computers, cell phones, etc. may not be used during a test, unless
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Dr. Bill Manaris
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Dr. Bill Manaris\\
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Web: http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/
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* Learn how to creatively transform media such as music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts.
* Learn how to use computers to explore, visualize, speculate, and invent
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* Develop an appreciation for computational thinking.
* Gain experience with a scripting programming language and tools.
* Gain experience with oral presentations
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To receive a passing grade for the course, you must average a passing grade on each of the
following: assignments, tests, and final exam
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'''Scale:''' A: 90-100; B: 80-89; C: 70-79; D: 60-69; F: <60. The grades of B+/–, C+/–, and D+/–
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* '''You must do your assignments alone''' (or with your teammates, for group assignments).
* You are not allowed to discuss assignments and possible solutions with any person other
than the instructor (or with your teammates, for group assignments). Any violation of these rules is an honor offense.
* On assignments you will be asked to identify the person(s) you received help from, if any.
* Also see the College of Charleston '''[[http://www.cofc.edu/about/documents/handbook.pdf | Student Handbook]]''' (PDF). You should familiarize yourself, at least, with ''The Honor Code'' (p. 10), ''Student Code of Conduct'' (p. 12), and ''Classroom Code of Conduct'' (p. 62). There is other interesting/useful information in here.
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1. '''Familiarity with appropriate data, information and knowledge-gathering techniques and research skills in the discipline.''' This course will introduce students to computer data modeling, algorithmic techniques, and computer-related research in the context of music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts. Students who complete this course will:
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'''1. Familiarity with appropriate data, information and knowledge-gathering techniques and research skills in the discipline.'''

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This course will introduce students to computer data modeling, algorithmic techniques, and computer-related research in the context of music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts. Students who complete this course will:
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2. '''Use of academic resources''' and student support services '''at College of Charleston''', including the '''library''', '''information technology''', the Center for Student Learning, the Academic Advising and Planning Center, the office of Career Services, and other appropriate academic resources, student support services, and '''cultural resources'''.

-->This course will be taught in a smart classroom where each student has a computer. The instructor will spend a portion of each class meeting lecturing on digital representation of media (such as images and sounds), algorithmic techniques (recipes) for manipulating such media, and/or programming concepts. The instructor will allow students time to practice these concepts by engaging in creative manipulation of digital artifacts. Students will be given homework assignments, readings from the textbook and supplemental readings, and individual and collaborative activities in-class.

-->The above outcome will be assessed through in-class activities, homework assignments, and tests.

3. '''Using appropriate critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques in a variety of contexts.'''

-->See (1) above.

4. '''Understanding the goals of liberal arts and sciences education and the core values of College of Charleston.'''

-->This course is designed to mainly serve non-majors in the liberal arts and sciences by immersing them in creative computational thinking and design. Given that our civilization runs on software (and that this will be even more so 10-20 years from now), it is becoming necessary for liberally educated people to be able to engage in computational (algorithmic) thinking, as the effects of this thinking (i.e., software intensive systems) touch nearly every other discipline, and permeate nearly every aspect of our civilization. Students will begin to gain some appreciation of the fact that such systems can amplify human intelligence, but they cannot replace human judgment. Also, the course will engage students in reading of elegant code, enabling them to gain appreciation of software design. Students will be given readings that explore the intersection between computing and the liberal arts and sciences, such as:
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->The above outcome will be assessed through in-class activities, homework assignments, and tests. Students will develop several digital artifacts.

'''2. Use of academic resources''' and student support services '''at College of Charleston''', including the '''library''', '''information technology''', the Center for Student Learning, the Academic Advising and Planning Center, the office of Career Services, and other appropriate academic resources, student support services, and '''cultural resources'''.

->This course will be taught in a smart classroom where each student has a computer. The instructor will spend a portion of each class meeting lecturing on digital representation of media (such as images and sounds), algorithmic techniques (recipes) for manipulating such media, and/or programming concepts. The instructor will allow students time to practice these concepts by engaging in creative manipulation of digital artifacts. Students will be given homework assignments, readings from the textbook and supplemental readings, and individual and collaborative activities in-class.

->The above outcome will be assessed through in-class activities, homework assignments, and tests.

'''3. Using appropriate critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques in a variety of contexts.'''

->See (1) above.

'''4. Understanding the goals of liberal arts and sciences education and the core values of College of Charleston.'''

->This course is designed to mainly serve non-majors in the liberal arts and sciences by immersing them in creative computational thinking and design. Given that our civilization runs on software (and that this will be even more so 10-20 years from now), it is becoming necessary for liberally educated people to be able to engage in computational (algorithmic) thinking, as the effects of this thinking (i.e., software intensive systems) touch nearly every other discipline, and permeate nearly every aspect of our civilization. Students will begin to gain some appreciation of the fact that such systems can amplify human intelligence, but they cannot replace human judgment. Also, the course will engage students in reading of elegant code, enabling them to gain appreciation of software design. Students will be given readings that explore the intersection between computing and the liberal arts and sciences, such as:
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5. '''Using effective skills and strategies for working collaboratively.'''

-->This course will involve students in collaborative activities, including collaborative written exercises, team programming in-class activities, and group projects.

-->Although there is no specific grade for their ability to collaborate effectively, there is a grade component for class participation (usually 10% of class grade), which is determined by the students’ ability to positively contribute to the class academic experience and interact effectively with others throughout the course experience.

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'''5. Using effective skills and strategies for working collaboratively.'''

->This course will involve students in collaborative activities, including collaborative written exercises, team programming in-class activities, and group projects.

->Although there is no specific grade for their ability to collaborate effectively, there is a grade component for class participation (usually 10% of class grade), which is determined by the students’ ability to positively contribute to the class academic experience and interact effectively with others throughout the course experience.

->The above outcome will be assessed indirectly through in-class activities, and collaborative exercises.
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'''Familiarity with appropriate data, information and knowledge-gathering techniques and research skills in the discipline.''' This course will introduce students to computer data modeling, algorithmic techniques, and computer-related research in the context of music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts. Students who complete this course will:
to:
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• Use of academic resources and student support services at College of Charleston, including the library, information technology, the Center for Student Learning, the Academic Advising and Planning Center, the office of Career Services, and other appropriate academic resources, student support services, and cultural resources;
• Familiarity with appropriate data, information and knowledge-gathering techniques and research skills in the discipline;
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-->The above outcome will be assessed through in-class activities, homework assignments, and tests. Students will develop several digital artifacts.

2. '''Use of academic resources''' and student support services '''at College of Charleston''', including the '''library''', '''information technology''', the Center for Student Learning, the Academic Advising and Planning Center, the office of Career Services, and other appropriate academic resources, student support services, and '''cultural resources'''.

-->This course will be taught in a smart classroom where each student has a computer. The instructor will spend a portion of each class meeting lecturing on digital representation of media (such as images and sounds), algorithmic techniques (recipes) for manipulating such media, and/or programming concepts. The instructor will allow students time to practice these concepts by engaging in creative manipulation of digital artifacts. Students will be given homework assignments, readings from the textbook and supplemental readings, and individual and collaborative activities in-class.

-->The above outcome will be assessed through in-class activities, homework assignments, and tests.

3. '''Using appropriate critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques in a variety of contexts.'''

-->See (1) above.

4. '''Understanding the goals of liberal arts and sciences education and the core values of College of Charleston.'''

-->This course is designed to mainly serve non-majors in the liberal arts and sciences by immersing them in creative computational thinking and design. Given that our civilization runs on software (and that this will be even more so 10-20 years from now), it is becoming necessary for liberally educated people to be able to engage in computational (algorithmic) thinking, as the effects of this thinking (i.e., software intensive systems) touch nearly every other discipline, and permeate nearly every aspect of our civilization. Students will begin to gain some appreciation of the fact that such systems can amplify human intelligence, but they cannot replace human judgment. Also, the course will engage students in reading of elegant code, enabling them to gain appreciation of software design. Students will be given readings that explore the intersection between computing and the liberal arts and sciences, such as:

** Richards R. (2001), "A New Aesthetic for Environmental Awareness: Chaos Theory, the Beauty of Nature, and our Broader Humanistic Identity". ''Journal of Humanistic Psychology'', Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 59-95.
** Spehar, B., C.W.G. Clifford, B.R. Newell, and R.P. Taylor. (2003). "Universal Aesthetic of Fractals." ''Computers & Graphics'', vol. 27, pp. 813-820.

-->The above outcome will be assessed through in-class activities, homework assignments, and tests.

5. '''Using effective skills and strategies for working collaboratively.'''

-->This course will involve students in collaborative activities, including collaborative written exercises, team programming in-class activities, and group projects.

-->Although there is no specific grade for their ability to collaborate effectively, there is a grade component for class participation (usually 10% of class grade), which is determined by the students’ ability to positively contribute to the class academic experience and interact effectively with others throughout the course experience.

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* '''Familiarity with appropriate data, information and knowledge-gathering techniques and research skills in the discipline.''' This course will introduce students to computer data modeling, algorithmic techniques, and computer-related research in the context of music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts. Students who complete this course will:
** Learn how to creatively transform media such as music, sounds, images, and other digital artifacts.
** Learn how to use computers to explore, visualize, speculate, and invent.
** Develop an appreciation for computational thinking.
** Gain experience with a scripting programming language and tools.

• Effective reading, writing and speech;
• Use of academic resources and student support services at College of Charleston, including the library, information technology, the Center for Student Learning, the Academic Advising and Planning Center, the office of Career Services, and other appropriate academic resources, student support services, and cultural resources;
• Familiarity with appropriate data, information and knowledge-gathering techniques and research skills in the discipline;

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* Learn how to use computers to explore, visualize, speculate, and invent.
* Develop an appreciation for computational thinking.
* Gain experience with a scripting programming language and tools.
* Gain experience with oral presentations.
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