Handout 1: 9/1/09
Hypertext, Fall 2009
Lecture: TuTh 9:35-10:50, RICH 912B
Web pages: http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/~furuta/610/
Instructor: Richard Furuta, HRBB 402C, 845-3839, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office hours: after class Thursday (in RICH 916) or by appointment
Readings, to be announced.
Approximate Grading Scheme:
35% Term project (multiple presentations; written and oral reports)
15% Class quality when directing discussion/participation/preparation
15% Daily readings summary sheets
15% 5 research paper summaries (3% each)
Comprehensive coverage of Hypertext/Hypermedia; basic concepts and definitions;
fundamental components, architectures and models; problems and current
solutions; design and implementation issues; and research issues.
Course schedule and topics
A list of course topics and the schedule will be maintained on the course's Web
- Refer to the course's Web page for copies of assignments and other
- I will use electronic mail for announcements.
I plan to use the University-maintained TAMUDirect course mail system for
necessary announcements. You should check your official (Neo) account for mail
- If you need to get in touch with me and I am not in my office, please use
- The course Web site will be updated regularly to contain information of
importance to the class. This will include copies of handouts, copies of
slides, and the course's working schedule. You should check it regularly.
- Include your name and email address on all assignments. You will
need to maintain a class Web site during this course.
Web site should include copies of all of your assignments. Do not email
assignments to the instructor unless otherwise instructed--put them on your Web
- Assignments and reports are to be turned in paper form and maintained in electronic
form on your Web site. Note that both the paper and electronic forms are
required for most assignments/reports and that you may lose credit if you don't have
- Assignments will be checked for plagiarism. Assignments that contain
plagiarized material will not receive any credit. Instances of
plagiarism may be referred to the department and/or University for disciplinary
- Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the due date. Due dates
will be set to give ample time for completion of the project and will not be
extended save for the unexpected and unlikely major, long-lived catastrophe.
Individual accommodations will be discussed if you have a valid medical excuse.
Start projects early--last minute computer malfunctions will not be accepted as
reason for delaying an assignment's due date. Changes to an assignment's due
date will be avoided because they are unfair to those students who have
organized their time to complete the assignment. Late assignments will be
decremented by 10% per class day or fraction of day late, starting at class
- Final course grades are based on the overall average. You are
guaranteed a grade based on a 10% window (e.g., 90-100% is an A).
Individual grade windows may be increased in size if the instructor
finds it appropriate (e.g., if you have 89% you might get an A but you
will get at least a B).
- Scholarly dishonesty, especially plagiarism, will not be tolerated.
Plagiarism is defined by the University's Student Rules
as "Failing to credit
sources used in a work product in an attempt to pass off the work as one's
own. Attempting to receive credit for work performed by another, including
papers obtained in whole or in part from individuals or other sources."
Resources on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
if you have any questions about what plagiarism is.
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy Statement:
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination
statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with
disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students
with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for
reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a
disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Department of Student
Life, Services for Students with Disabilities, in Room B118 of Cain Hall
or call 845-1637. For additional information, visit http://disability.tamu.edu
- Academic Integrity Statement
"An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do."
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September 1, 2009