CSC 458– Fundamentals of Computer Graphics. Introduction and Overview. Dr. Paige H. Meeker Computer Science Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC. Lecture 1. Introduction and Class Overview Syllabus Expectations Important Dates. Contact Information. Name: Dr. Paige H. Meeker
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Introduction and Overview
Dr. Paige H. Meeker
Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC
It is very difficult for students to catch up once they have fallen behind. Consequently, late work is not accepted. All assignments must be turned in by the start of class the day they are due. If you think you will be unable to meet a due date on an assignment due to an emergency, contact me in advance to negotiate an extension. If you have not negotiated an extension, then submit what you have by the due date to receive partial credit. You will receive no credit for an assignment submitted after the due date or negotiated new due date as applicable.
”I wrote the examination, determined the marking scheme (which was quite complicated) and set the Grade levels, so you can take it from me, as the sole examiner, that if you received ‘Acceptable’ or higher you really earned your grade. Of course, this meant that some people had to fail, but what would be the point of putting you through all that work without giving you honestly earned rewards?”
– J. K. Rowling,
concerning the W.O.M.B.A.T
test on her personal website
So, what does that mean to you?
I don’t “give” grades – you “earn” them. Think about this now, not the last week of class. It will save us all time and heartache!
Grading will be assigned using the standard +/- scale. Your final grade will be calculated as follows:
I take the PC honor code very seriously. If you have any questions about what is considered “bad behavior” ask BEFORE, not AFTER. Ignorance is no excuse.
Every act of dishonesty has at least two victims: the one we think of as the victim, and the perpetrator as well. Each little dishonesty makes another little rotten spot somewhere in the perpetrator’s psyche. – Lesley Conger.
All assignments will be pledged:
"On my honor, I will abstain from all deceit. I will neither give nor receiveunacknowledged aid in my academic work, nor will I permit such action by any member of this community. I will respect the persons and property of the community, and will not condone discourteous or dishonest treatment of these by my peers. In my every act, I will seek to maintain a high standard of honesty and truthfulness for myself and for the College."
Check for conflicts now. If you miss either the midterm or final, you will receive a 0.
“What work I have done, I have done because it has been play. It if had been work I shouldn’t have done it.”
– Mark Twain
Tentative Class Goals (Subject to Change)
There will be various written and coded assignments throughout the term. The midterm and final will be written, but will include information about the code as well as general information about computer graphics.
As you may have noticed (you are clever folks) – there are no computers in here. Guess what? They are in transit as we speak. So, written work for the first couple of weeks – then we can start coding.
Feel free to practice on your own laptops/computers with any C/C++ compiler with OpenGL and GLUT. For installation instructions, see your book’s Appendix A and B