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CS 208 Discrete Mathematics
Cocking, Cara L.


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

U1R 2011 SC

Faculty

Cocking, Cara L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Doctor of Science, Computer Science
Master of Science, Computer Science

Office Location

Scott AFB Campus

Office Hours

M-Th 8-5, F 8-3:30

E-Mail

cara.cocking@park.edu

cara.cocking@gmail.com

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:45 - 10:15 PM

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: MA 131 or higher-level course

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

(1) Discrete Mathematics, 5th Edition (November 18, 2005) by John A. Dossey, Albert D. Otto, Lawrence E. Spence, and Charles Vanden Eynden. ISBN 0321305159. Addison Wesley.

(2) Student's Solutions Manual to Discrete Mathematics, 5th edition, by Dossey, Otto, Spence, and Vanden Eynden. ISBN 0-321-30517-5, Addison Wesley.

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Course Description:
CS208 Discrete Mathematics: This course introduces the student 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. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in any math course >= MA 125, or an ACT math score >= 23, or an SAT math score >= 510, or a COMPASS score >= 66 in the Algebra placement domain, or a COMPASS score 0-45 in the College Algebra placement domain. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

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:

Grading:

You will be able to track your average exactly throughout the course. The grading scale is as follows: A = 90%-100%; B = 80%-90%; C = 70%-80%; D = 60%-70%; F = 0-60%. You will know in advance the standards for each assignment. My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you to succeed in this class. Each student is responsible for:

  • Completing Weekly Reading assignments
  • Completing Weekly Discussions
  • Completing Weekly Homework assignments
  • Completing Weekly Self Checks and Quizzes
  • Completing a Final Examination. This step is essential!
  • Completing a Online Survey of Student Opinion of Teaching

Reading Assignments:

Students will be expected to read the assigned chapters in the textbook and the weekly Introduction and Supplement materials. The Online Discussions, Homework Assignments, Self Checks, Quizzes and Final Proctored Examination assume you have read the assigned readings.

Class Participation:

Students are expected to participate in class.

Homework, Self Checks, and Quizzes

All assignments (including homework, self checks, and quizzes) should be completed on time. Homework and quiz must be done independently. Do not post answers to quizzes or homework in the discussion threads.

Grade Distribution:

 

Assessments


 


Percentage (%)





Attendance




10%

Homework




25%

Quizzes




25%

Midterm




20%

Final Exam




20%

Total


100%

Course Grading Scale:


Letter


Percentage

A


90-100 %

B


80-89 %

C


70-79 %

D


60-69 %

F


Below 60 %

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late homework assignments will be accepted, but will not be eligible for full-credit.

Make-up Exams must be coordinated prior to the date.  Make-up exams requested after the missed exam will be handled on a case-by-case basis.  

 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Introduction to Discrete Mathematics as well as the concepts of combinatorial problems and techniques.

Week 2: Sets, Functions, and Logic. 

Week 3: Proofs, Induction, Recurrence Relations.

Week 4: Combinatorial Circuits, Graphs.

Week 5: Graphs.

Week 6: Directed Graphs, Trees.

Week 7: Trees, Counting.

Week 8: Probability, Review.

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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 .

Additional Information:


Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.



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    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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