For a number of reasons, I have chosen to make many of the handouts
for this course available only in electronic format on the World Wide
Web. I will not go over basic use of the Web, since you should know
about it from other courses. You should make sure
to ask me if you have any questions about using the World Wide Web.
The course web can be found at
You may want to bookmark that page.
A number of important pieces of information are in the course web,
including assignments, readings, requirements, syllabus, and
office hours. I assume that if I put information on the Web, you will
(eventually) read it.
- At the bare minimum, you should read all the
pieces of basic information about
the course. Of particular interest is the
course at a glance page, which lists all the
- I prepare a rough outline for
each class. Most students find these useful, and you should feel
free to refer to them before, during, and after class.
- Each outline begins with some notes. You can find just the notes
in a separate news page.
- It's also worth regularly checking the
and course at a glance.
At the top and bottom of every page are a series of links to
important components of the course web. They are broken into
four sections: (1) common internal links, (2) sets of documents,
(3) blackboard links, and (4) useful external links.
- Current. The outline of the
current or next class. You may need to reload the page to get the
- Glance. An abbreviated version of the syllabus.
- Honesty. A short discourse on academic
honesty, added to the common links so that you'll make sure to check it.
- Instructions. This set of instructions.
- Links. A collection of links that you might
find useful. Some of these are replicated at the top and bottom of
- News. The course news, taken from the outlines.
- Search. A simple search facility for the
- Syllabus. The course syllabus.
- Exams. The exams for the course
(and notes on the exams, if available).
- Examples. A list of examples
generated for this class. At times, I forget to add links to examples,
so let me know if there's one you can't find.
- Handouts. The primary handouts
for the class (syllabus, these instructions, etc.).
- Homework. A list of the
assignments for the class, accompanied by their due dates
- Outlines. The outlines of
have been held. You can sometimes access other outlines through the
course at a glance.
- Quizzes. The quizzes and surveys
for this course. I don't always grade these.
- Readings. Readings generated
for this course.
- Reference. Various reference
materials for the course.
- Blackboard. The course front door on Grinnell's Blackboard system.
- Drop Box. Where to put your assignments.
- Discussions. Threaded asynchronous discussions .
- Grades. Some information on your grades for the course (as I have them recorded).
Friday, 12 January 2001
- First generic versions, based on many past versions (but rearranged
for new style of headers).