__COURSE__ : MAT
3003 - Discrete Structures

Section 01W-MWF, 12:00-12:50 PM

__PREREQUISITE:__ MATH
2644 ("C" or better assumed)

__PROFESSOR__: Dr.
Sharp, BB 328

__TEXT:__ A
TRANSISTION TO ADVANCED MATHEMATICS(5^{th}
EDITION)

by Smith/Eggen/St.Andre

__CHAPTERS AND SECTIONS:__ Selected topics
from Chapters 1-7

Plus possible supplementary handouts

__MATH 3003-01W-(____12-12:50 PM____)-MWF-(FA 03)__

**(I) HOMEWORK:**

Specifically assigned homework
problems will be discussed in class and simulated on exams. There will be no
memorized problems, and homework will not be taken up for a grade. However,
occasionally selected homework problems may be taken up to check format and
notation only--not for a grade. __IT IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO BE
SUCCESSFUL IN THE COURSE WITHOUT DOING HOMEWORK ON A DAILY BASIS.__

** (II) GRADING**:

__(1) MAJOR TESTS__: There will be three or four major
tests during the semester **(USUALLY ON WEDNESDAYS [MAY OVERLAP MONDAYS OR
FRIDAYS])** which will account for 400 of the possible 600 daily points in
the course.

__(2) WRITING TO COMMUNICATE__: A term paper consisting of at
least 5 and at most 8 typed double-spaced pages [NOT COUNTING FIGURES OR
GRAPHS] using a 12-point font with 1 inch margins will be required on a topic
chosen from an approved list in consultation with the professor. The term
paper must include a Bibliography with at least three references, must have a
Title/Cover Page, and must be turned in in a binder. The term paper will be
evaluated on content, form, grammar, and spelling and should represent a
sustained effort on the part of the student. The following time frame will be
applied:

**(a)** On or before Monday, September
15: Select your topic. (5 pts.)

**(b)** On or before Monday, October 6: Turn in your outline. (5 pts.)

**(c)** On or before Monday, October 27: Turn in your rough draft

[**at least 3 typed pages**].
(5 pts.)

**(d)** On or before Monday, November 17: Turn in your term paper. (85
pts.)

Your grade on the term paper will account for 100 of the possible 600 daily points in the course.

__(3) WRITING TO LEARN:__

__A. JOURNAL/NOTEBOOK WRITING__: A Reflective Journal on the
lectures will be required. Periodically, these journals will be collected,
examined and graded by the instructor for content, form, grammar and spelling.
The cumulative grade on the Reflective Journal will account for 50 of the
possible 600 daily points in the course.

__B. INFORMAL WRITING ACTIVITIES__: Periodically, timed in-class
writing exercises and/or short-answer/essay quizzes will be administered.
There will always be at least one classday's prior notice of each quiz. You may
drop your lowest quiz grade. The cumulative average on the remaining quizzes
will account for 50 of the possible 600 daily points in the course.

__(4) COMPREHENSIVE FINAL
EXAMINATION:__ A
comprehensive final examination will be given on Wednesday(12/10/03) at 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Your grade earned on the final exam will account for 300
of the 900 total available points for the semester.

Your final course grade will be determined as follows. The total possible number of points available for the course will be 900 (600 from the daily work and 300 from the comprehensive final examination).

__TOTAL POINTS EARNED____FINAL
COURSE GRADE__

810-900 A

720-809 B

630-719 C

540-629 D

Below 540 F

**(III) ATTENDANCE:** Roll will be taken daily.

(1) __ABSENCES__: 0
- 5 Acceptable

6 ** EXCESSIVE** ( "

(2) __TARDIES__:
3 Tardies = 1 Absence

**(IV) W-DEADLINE: **

** **The last day to withdraw with a **"W"**
is **October 9**.

**(V) PROFESSOR:**

DR. SHARP, BB
328; ** E-MAIL**:

__PHONE__:770-836-4356
(MY OFFICE) or 770-836-6489 (MATH DEPT)

__OFFICE__ __HOURS__
: ** M,W,F: **10:00 AM-12:00 NOON

** T: **8:50-9:30 AM
and 10:20-11:00 AM

** M,W: **12:50 -1:30 PM

AND BY APPOINTMENT