CSCE 330 Fall 2005: Grading

  • Quizzes: 5%
  • Homework (other than programs): 15%
  • Programming Assignments: 30%
  • Midterm (2): 15%
  • Final Exam: 30%
  • Presentation: 5%
  • Some quizzes will be based on the assigned readings. Homework must be turned in typed; exceptions will be made for assignments requiring figures or unusual formatting. Homework is due at the beginning of class. Homework turned in late is subject to a 10% per day penalty, subject to the provision that no credit is given to homework turned in after the beginning of the following class.

    Each student is expected to attend all classes for this course and is responsible for all material covered in class or assigned. In particular, absence from more than six scheduled classes, whether excused or unexcused, is excessive and may result in a grade penalty.

    Each student must follow the University Code of Student Academic Responsibility and turn in his or her work. You are encouraged to discuss the material you study, but you must do your homework individually, unless an assignment is explicitly designated as a team assignment. The minimum penalty for a violation will be a zero on the work involved. In addition, an honor code violation will be subject to the penalties described in the USC Community Handbook and Policy Guide.

    In order to obtain a grade of C or better in this course, it is necessary to obtain at least a grade of D (60%), cumulatively, on the tests.

    Programs in the Simplesem language, FP, ML, Prolog, and possibly other programming languages, will be assigned during the course. Programming assignments should be developed to run in the UNIX or MS-Windows environment, as indicated. Please comment your code, when appropriate. Programs must be submitted using the dropbox program on the Sun Ultra computers in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. This program is accessible at Your programs may be tested using automated testing procedures, so it is important that you follow exactly the instructions for program code submission. Further details on how to submit programs will be announced later. Results of automated testing will be sent to your address.