Acct 440 Syllabus Winter 2011

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is not adhereing to that code. A student should display a positive spirit as he or she interacts with other students and the professor. Food in Classroom: To help maintain a professional education enviroment, students are requested to not eat food in the classroom duing class sessions. A student may consume drinks, such as water, juice or sodas, as long as it is at his or her desk and is not distractive to the class. Laptop Computers: Many students will choose to bring laptops to the classroom. The default position for laptops in the classroom is always closed. There may be several times during the semester when students may be allowed or invited to open laptops for specific tasks. However, before and after these specific times, laptops should always be closed. They must be in the closed position at the start of each class. Course email : The preferred mode of communication in this class is through email. Students are expected to check their email regularly for course information and updates. Students are also expected to keep their email address current on Route Y. Participation Policy Class Participation: Students are expected to participate in all class activities. The student should come to class prepared having completed the assigned material and assigned readings before class. The outside readings should not be viewed as busy work but should be approached as critical preparation material to assist the student. More than a casual reading of the material is expected. The student should seek to understand the homework problems, or at least, identify what his or her questions are before class. Each student should come to class prepared to participate in, or in some cases lead, the class discussions. Class time is intended to be more of a group discussion as opposed to a lecture hall . Each student is expected to contribute to this learning experience. This contribution may take the form of asking good questions, rather that just providing the assigned answers or solutions. Grading Policies Course grading: Grades will be assigned based on course points earned during the semester. These course points will be allocated as shown below: Course Item Quizzes. Homework and Assignments 200
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Course Item Three Exams 400 Professionalism +/- TOTAL 600 Quizzes, Homework and Assignments: We will have several quizzes during the semester--these may be in-class (announced or uannounced), on-line adminstered through the course management system or take-home. In-class quizzes will typically be given during the first five or ten minutes of class. Make- up quizzes will not be given (if you miss a quiz--you miss it). However, at the end of the semester, nearly one-third of all in-class quiz points will be dropped before grading points for quizzes are assigned. This means that a student who earns 90 points of all quiz points possible during the semester will be awarded one hundred percent of the grading points possible in the course for quizzes when course grades are computed. We will also have several Blackboard Homework quizzes. At the end of the semester, nearly one-half of all homework quiz points will be dropped. This means that a student who earns 90 points of
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