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CS 208 Discrete Mathematics
Cotner, Joseph A.


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.

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CourseCS 208 Discrete Mathematics HI
SemesterU1QQ2005
FacultyCotner, Joseph A.
Degrees/CertificatesBS Computer Science
MS Computer Information Systems
Daytime Phone245-2376
E-Mailjoseph.cotner@park.edu
joseph.cotner@utsalt.ang.af.mil
cotnerj@comcast.net
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time7:30 - 10:15 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Discrete Mathmatics 4ed
Dossey, Otto, Spence, Vanden Eynden


Course Description:
(MA208) This course introduces the student to selected finite systems pertinent to the  study of computer science.  Course topics will include the following:   mathematical induction, sets, relations, functions, matrices, graphs, trees,   combinatorial analysis, Boolean algebra, and other structures.  Prerequisite:   Any math course > MA131. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
I applaud your effort to further yourself by seeking an education. This is your class and you will get out what you put in. I believe in a lively interactive class with open discussion and student participation.  Military students often have priorities outside the classroom. To facilitate this, I teach close to the text and all assignment and testing material will come from the book. I encourage you to read ahead and be prepared to participate in the class.

Learning Outcomes:
Each student will learn the basics of logic, proofs, and mathematical induction including the use of sets, strings, relations and functions, and their applications in the computer science area.

Course Assessment:
Course will be graded on a combination of quizes and a final exam.

Grading:
Quizes: 50%
Final: 50%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will not be accepted with prior coordination.

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

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 "WH".
  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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
I understand the military life style and schedule and will do everything in my power to help you reach your educational goals. Please contact me as soon as possible regarding conflicting schedules and missed classes.

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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
 
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