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CSC 341: Automata, Formal Languages, and Complexity Theory
Spring 2019

Academic Responsibility

Students are expected to read and abide by the principles clearly explained in the Student Handbook. When in doubt, talk to your professor.

Academic Honesty

All academic work at Grinnell College must follow standard academic practice regarding quotation, paraphrase, and citation. Grinnell's Student Handbook provides basic guidelines.

  • Homework: Homework exercises should be entirely your own individual work, not done in collaboration with other students in the class, and not quoted or paraphrased, in whole or in part, from external sources. [Note: Although the Web can be useful for reference, much material on the Web is of poor quality. You are responsible for the quality of what you turn in, regardless of the source of the material.]
  • Class Participation: In many sessions of the class, we will prepare solutions or partial solutions to certain problems taken from the textbook, to be discussed in class rather than to be written up and submitted for credit. The constraint mentioned in the preceding paragraph does not apply to these problems.
  • Group Presentation: If a group of two or three people work together on a presentation, the group should turn in one written report, and all names in the group must appear at the top of the first page. A sample template will be provided later for the written report.
  • Plagiarism: If I encounter clear indications of plagiarism or academic dishonesty, the Committee on Academic Standing with deal with them. I will impose penalties for academic dishonesty only as directed by the committee.
  • Exam: There will be two one-hour exams and a comprehensive final. The one-hour exams will be Friday 05 October and Monday 05 November. The final examination will be on Thursday December 20 (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm).
    Missing exams because of illness will require an excuse from a medical practioner. Make-up exams for excuses other than illness will be given only in extraordinary circumstances and only at the discretion of the instructor. If you expect that you will need a make-up exam, contact your lecture instructor at least one week in advance. All the exams will be closed-book unless I decide it to be otherwise.