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CS 208 Discrete Mathematics
Wiemann, Michael R.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CS 208 Discrete Mathematics

Semester

U1J 2009 DN

Faculty

Wiemann, Michael R.

Title

Adjunct Faculty- Math & Computer Science

Degrees/Certificates

BS- Actuarial Science & Mathematics: Central Missouri State University
MS- Applied Mathematics: Central Missouri State University

Office Location

Classroom

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

913-323-4018

E-Mail

michael.wiemann@park.edu

mwiemann@sbcglobal.net

Semester Dates

6/1/2009 - 7/26/2009

Class Days

---W---

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

Dossey, J., Discrete Mathematics, 5th Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2005, ISBN 0-321-30515-9.

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Course Description:
This course introduces the students to selected finite systems pertinent to the study of computer science. Course topics will include combinatorial problem solving, logic, Boolean algebra, combinatorial circuits, sets, relations, functions, proofs, mathematical induction, recurrence relations, graphs, trees, and counting techniques. Prequisite: Any math course > MA 131. 3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:
Delivery of coursework will be done via examples, quizzes, and examinations.   

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain and solve problems involving logics, Boolean algebra, combinatorial circuits, sets, relations, and functions, proofs, mathematical induction, and recurrence relations.
  2. Explain and solve problems involving graphs, paths, circuits, graph coloring, directed graphs, shortest path algorithms
  3. Explain and solve problems involving trees, spanning trees, rooted trees, binary trees, and tree traversal algorithms.
  4. Explain and solve problems involving counting techniques such as permutations, combinations, binomial theorem, and probability.


Core Assessment:



For this course, the assessment is based on a final exam. There will be 4 questions in each of the 8 categories, i.e. Synthesis, Analysis,… etc. Thus, there will be 32 questions total in the final exam. Furthermore, all 4 questions for each category should cover all 4 learning outcomes.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Three Exams @ 100 points each:              300 points
Attendance (See below)                           100 points
Quizzes(See below)                                 100 points
Final Exam                                              100 points

Grading:
 

Grades for CS 208 will be based upon taking the total points earned divided by the total points possible. Your percentage will result in the following letter grade:

89.5% - 100.0%          A          79.5% - 89.4%            B          69.5% - 79.4%            C

59.5% - 69.4%            D          0.0% - 59.4%               F
 
 

·                     Quizzes will be calculated by taking the total points earned on quizzes divided by the total points possible in quizzes and multiplying by 100. Any decimal part of an integer will be rounded to the nearest whole number (i.e. 93.5 will round to 94).

·                     Extra credit, if offered, will be at the discretion of Mr. Wiemann.

All work must be shown to earn full credit on problems worked!

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Mr. Wiemann does NOT accept late homework, labs or quizzes.
 
Mr. Wiemann does NOT allow makeup exams. It is the student’s responsibility to take the exam on or before the scheduled date. If the score on your final exam is greater than the score earned on one of your class exams, I will replace your lowest exam score (not including quizzes) with the score earned on the final exam. For this reason, it becomes an integral part of the student’s responsibility to be there on an exam day.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 

Please refer to the Student Handbook for current policy for academic honesty. An incident of cheating consists, but not limited to, copying someone else’s work and accepting it as your own work. AT NO POINT IN THIS COURSE IS IT ACCEPTABLE TO SUBMIT SOMEONE ELSE’S WORK AS YOUR OWN. You are more than welcome to converse about how to solve a problem; however, you must submit your own work as the final submission of the assignment.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Course material will be updated on the http://www.parkonline.org website - please check this website before class starts for important information about the schedule and other components of the class.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Please refer to the Student Handbook for current policy for academic honesty. An incident of cheating consists, but not limited to, copying someone else's work and accepting it as your own work. AT NO POINT IN THIS COURSE IS IT ACCEPTABLE TO SUBMIT SOMEONE ELSE'S WORK AS YOUR OWN. You are more than welcome to converse about how to solve a problem; however, you must submit your own work as the final submission of the assignment. The first alleged incident of cheating in this course will result in a "F" being earned by the student.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Demonstrate mastery of 4 questions Demonstrate mastery of 3 questions Demonstrate mastery of 2 questions Demonstrate mastery of 0-1 questions 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Demonstrate mastery of 4 questions Demonstrate mastery of 3 questions Demonstrate mastery of 2 questions Demonstrate mastery of 0-1 questions 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Demonstrate mastery of 4 questions Demonstrate mastery of 3 questions Demonstrate mastery of 2 questions Demonstrate mastery of 0-1 questions 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1,2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Demonstrate mastery of 4 questions Demonstrate mastery of 3 questions Demonstrate mastery of 2 questions Demonstrate mastery of 0-1 questions 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Demonstrate mastery of 4 questions Demonstrate mastery of 3 questions Demonstrate mastery of 2 questions Demonstrate mastery of 0-1 questions 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Demonstrate mastery of 4 questions Demonstrate mastery of 3 questions Demonstrate mastery of 2 questions Demonstrate mastery of 0-1 questions 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
1,2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Demonstrate mastery of 4 questions Demonstrate mastery of 3 questions Demonstrate mastery of 2 questions Demonstrate mastery of 0-1 questions 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Demonstrate mastery of 4 questions Demonstrate mastery of 3 questions Demonstrate mastery of 2 questions Demonstrate mastery of 0-1 questions 

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