NOTE: For the summer online course syllabus, go here
The official list of TAs and office hours is on Piazza. Hours are good until the last day of classes, Thursday, December 6th.
Class participation encompasses a variety of activities, all with the same purpose. To earn high grades for class participation, you must show that you are actively engaged in managing your own learning, developing new skills, and developing new ways of programming and problem-solving. You can be engaged in a variety of ways:
Nobody has to do all of these things; you can earn top grades for class participation by doing just a few things well. In particular, nobody is required to speak in class, but everybody should be prepared to answer questions if called upon.
Professional interactions with other students and with course staff are the same as those which are expected in any workplace. It is also professional for you to recognize that a member of the course staff may be present but not actually available to talk about COMP 20.
Schedule is subject to change.
Examples for this class are available at https://github.com/tuftsdev/WebProgramming/tree/gh-pages/examples
My scripted class notes are available at https://github.com/tuftsdev/WebProgramming/blob/gh-pages/notes/class_outlines.md
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|Tuesday, October 23rd|
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|Tuesday, October 30th|
|Thursday, November 1st|
|Tuesday, November 6th||Quiz 2|
|Thursday, November 8th|
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|Thursday, November 15th|
|Tuesday, November 27th|
|Thursday, November 29th||Technical Competency Day and Lightning Talks|
|Tuesday, December 4th||Looking Ahead and What's the Point?||Quiz 3|
|Tuesday, December 6th|
|Tuesday, December 11th||Semester Group Project Demo Day, 12 - 2 PM, at Sophia Gordon Hall|
If you have a disability that requires reasonable accommodations, please contact the Student Accessibility Services office at Accessibility@tufts.edu or 617-627-4539 to make an appointment with an SAS representative to determine appropriate accommodations. Please be aware that accommodations cannot be enacted retroactively, making timeliness a critical aspect for their provision. Please note that accommodation letters will no longer be on Trunk. Rather it is your responsibility to hand deliver them to me. For more details, see https://students.tufts.edu/student-accessibility-services/faculty-members.
Laptops or mobile devices are not allowed to be used in class unless specified. Phones must be silent. You are allowed to politely step outside of the class to take phone calls (e.g., for emergencies, job offers).
A lab is due one week from the day it is assigned at 11:59 PM.
A lab or assignment that is submitted electronically will typically be due at 11:59 PM. We will grant an automatic extension of 24 hours to you at no cost (i.e., grace period). Labs or assignments submitted after the grace period will not be accepted.
An assignment is expected to be submitted on time. However, we recognize that the exigencies of college life occasionally interfere with on-time submission. If you have difficulty getting the assignment in on time, you have two options:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thus must be sent before the assignment is due and not during the grace period. At most two extension tokens may be expended on any single assignment. When you are out of tokens, late assignments will no longer be accepted: it will be returned ungraded, and you will receive no credit for the work.
Please understand that extension tokens are meant to be used. That is, you will not receive any special bonus at the end of the course if you do not use any of your extension tokens.
Some solutions to labs, assignments, and examinations may be posted on Piazza.