Course Syllabus

Instructor Hassan Bourgoub
Office/Phone          S47A,  (408) 864 8806.                    
Office hours Daily at 10:30AM-11:20AM.


      Perfect attendance is required of every student. You are expected to be in class daily on time and remain through the duration of class. Call every time you miss class. Two consecutive absences may constitute dismissal from class. In the event you decide to withdraw from the course, it is your sole responsibility to fill out a drop sheet and submit it to the records office. You may earn bonus points with perfect attendance on the MC/Written exams below, in the event the class averages for these tests are "low".


      Homework is an integral part of the course and should be treated accordingly. It is very unlikely for most students to succeed in this class without completing all homework assignments on time. 

Web assignments

      We will use Web-Assign website for course homework and access to the textbook. You are to purchase an access code separately or bundled with a new text book. The due date for each assignment is found on the site. All due dates are set approximately six days after the relevant material is discussed in class. These due dates are fixed to allow for uniform distribution of course load throughout the quarter. Each assignment comprises a number of homework credits equal the number of problems in the assignment. There are a total 150 points possible for the combined assignments.

Written/MC Tests

     We are going to have two tests. These tests are based on the Webassign homework content. Dates for all tests are available on the course schedule. The two tests are worth 40 points each.

Written Assignments, Labs, and worksheets

     We are going to have a number of labs and worksheets. The due dates will be announced in class. These assignments are worth 70 points total.

Final Exam    The final exam will be comprehensive and mandatory, and counts for 100points. The date and time for the final is available on the course schedule.

   Distribution of Course Grade
Web-HW 150
Work Sheet/Labs 70
MC Tests 80
Final Exam 100
Total 400


Test Performance

      Satisfactory performance on tests, labs and worksheets and the final exam are necessary for passing the course. If you can not make it to class on an assignment due date, the assignment is due on the last day you attend.


      The required text mentioned above, a TI84 calculator or the equivalent, lose paper, pencils and a ruler are required course materials. 

Academic Integrity

      Refer to Schedule of Classes on college policy under subtitle Academic Integrity ; in addition, cheating and plagiarism is not tolerated and will be decisively met with grade F for test/ assignment, and, or dismissal from class depending on the circumstances.


      The course grade is based on the fixed scale below. Grades are not given to you, they are earned by your desire and willingness to be consistent, persistent and hardworking. There are three components to the total grade in this course, in-class tests and quizzes, homework and class assignments, attendance, and a final exam.

How am I doing in this class?

      Keep all your Tests and Quizzes and record scores in the table above. The best indicator or predictor of your course grade is your test and quiz scores. Add up all your exams and quizzes then divide by the total possible points and multiply the result by 100 to obtain your percent score, then use the grade scale above to determine your letter grade.

Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97% or above
A 94%-96%
A- 90%-93%
B+ 87%-89%
B 84%-86%
B- 80%-83%
C+ 73%-79%
C 65%-72%
D 50%-64%
F Below 50%

Good Luck

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