Handout 1: 1/20/99
Lecture: MWF 9:10-10:00, HRBB 126
Web pages: http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/~furuta/489chi/
Instructor: Richard Furuta, HRBB 402C, 845-3839, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: Monday 3-4, Wednesday 4-5, or by appointment
Jenny Preece, Human-Computer Interaction
Approximate Grading Scheme:
15% Exam one (2/19/99)
15% Exam two (tentatively on 4/7/99)
10% Final exam (5/10/99)
25% Programming/homework assignments
25% Term project
10% Class chapter presentation and class participation
- We will use electronic mail for announcements.
To receive the class announcements, you need to
register your email address. Send an email message to email@example.com, with a body
SUBSCRIBE CPSC436 your name
where you make the obvious replacement of your name with your name.
Note that this host is not the regular CS department computer. (CPSC436
is the number that will be used for this class beginning in Fall 1999.) Class
messages also will be archived at the course's Web site (see above for
location). You should check your account for mail regularly.
- 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.
- We will follow Preece fairly directly. Expect to read 3 or 4 chapters a
week, possibly augmented with external readings. The schedule of readings,
which details the topics to be covered in the course, will be found at the
class Web site.
- Examinations will be comprehensive and will cover all course material to
date (e.g., both lecture, text, and discussions).
- There will be no makeup examinations. If you have a valid medical excuse,
the examination component of your grade will be computed based on the other
- 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 30% per class day or fraction of day late, starting at