Syllabus for ELD-311
This course has a series of presentations in microprocessor/microcontroller architecture, computer arithmetic, machine/assembly language programming, and microprocessor interfacing. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiments dealing with machine/assembler language program execution and interfacing.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
You will need the following materials to do the work of the course. The required textbook is available from the College's textbook supplier, MBS Direct.
Required Lab Kit
Important Note: All the lab exercises require you have a PIC training system, and a PC desktop or laptop as the applications used with the lab kit are Windows-based.
Microprocessors is a three-credit online course, consisting of six (6) modules. Modules include topics, learning objectives, study materials, and activities. Module titles are listed below.
For your formal work in the course, you are required to participate in online discussions, complete written assignments, submit lab reports, and take a midterm exam and complete a final project. See below for more details.
Consult the course Calendar for assignment due dates.
This course requires you to participate in six (6) graded discussion forums. There are also one ungraded but required introduction forum in Module 1. Click to view Online Discussion Grading Rubric.
You are required to complete four (4) written assignments. The written assignments draw on the end of chapter problems from the textbook and supplemental learning module readings.
When preparing your answers, please identify each exercise clearly by textbook section and problem number. Be sure to include your name at the top of the paper, as well as the course name and code and the
semester and year in which you are enrolled. To receive full credit for your answers, you must show all work and include complete solutions.
You are required to complete six (6) lab assignments. The lab assignments require you purchase a PIC training board and you have a desktop or laptop PC to run PC-based applications. After you finish the lab exercises using the lab manual and video demonstration, you should submit a lab report. Your report should include a link to a video sharing site such as YouTube where your recorded video can demonstrate you are able to do the lab. More details and guidelines of the lab assignments are explained in each module.
You are required to take a proctored online midterm examination. The midterm exam requires that you use the College's Online Proctor Service (OPS). Please refer to the "Examinations and Proctors" section of the Online Student Handbook (see General Information area of the course Web site) for further information about scheduling and taking online exams and for all exam policies and procedures. You are strongly advised to schedule your exam within the first week of the semester.
Online exams are administered through the course Web site. Consult the course Calendar for the official date of your midterm exam week.
The midterm exam is 90 minute long and covers modules 1 to 3 of the course. It consists of multiple-choice questions, multiple selection questions, matching, and short answer questions that are based on the learning module reading materials.
The exam is a closed book exam and no calculator is allowed.
You are required to complete a final project for this course. It requires you write a program in either C or assembly language that can run the PIC training board with required functions. You are also required to demonstrate your project is working with video recording as you do in lab assignments.
See the Final Project area of the course web site for further details.
Statement about Cheating
You are on your honor not to cheat during the exam. Cheating means:
If there is evidence that you have cheated or plagiarized in your exam, the exam will be declared invalid, and you will fail the course.
Your grade in the course will be determined as follows:
All activities will receive a numerical grade of 0–100. You will receive a score of 0 for any work not submitted. Your final grade in the course will be a letter grade. Letter grade equivalents for numerical grades are as follows:
To receive credit for the course, you must earn a letter grade of C or better (for an area of study course) or D or better (for a nonarea of study course), based on the weighted average of all assigned course work (e.g., exams, assignments, discussion postings, etc.).
First Steps to Success
To succeed in this course, take the following first steps:
Consider the following study tips for success:
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Thomas Edison State College expects all of its students to approach their education with academic integrity—the pursuit of scholarly activity free from fraud and deception. All mentors and administrative staff members at the College insist on strict standards of academic honesty in all courses. Academic dishonesty undermines this objective. Academic dishonesty can take the following forms:
Please refer to the Academic Code of Conduct Policy in the College Catalog and online at www.tesc.edu.
Using someone else’s work as your own is plagiarism. Thomas Edison State College takes a strong stance against plagiarism, and students found to be plagiarizing will be severely penalized. If you copy phrases, sentences, paragraphs, or whole documents word-for-word—or if you paraphrase by changing a word here and there—without identifying the author, or without identifying it as a direct quote, then you are plagiarizing. Please keep in mind that this type of identification applies to Internet sources as well as to print-based sources. Copying and pasting from the Internet, without using quotation marks and without acknowledging sources, constitutes plagiarism. (For information about how to cite Internet sources, see Online Student Handbook > Academic Standards > “Citing Sources.”)
Accidentally copying the words and ideas of another writer does not excuse the charge of plagiarism. It is easy to jot down notes and ideas from many sources and then write your own paper without knowing which words are your own and which are someone else’s. It is more difficult to keep track of each and every source. However, the conscientious writer who wishes to avoid plagiarizing never fails to keep careful track of sources.
Always be aware that if you write without acknowledging the sources of your ideas, you run the risk of being charged with plagiarism.
Clearly, plagiarism, no matter the degree of intent to deceive, defeats the purpose of education. If you plagiarize deliberately, you are not educating yourself, and you are wasting your time on courses meant to improve your skills. If you plagiarize through carelessness, you are deceiving yourself.
For examples of unintentional plagiarism, advice on when to quote and when to paraphrase, and information about writing assistance and originality report checking, click the links provided below.
Examples of Unintentional Plagiarism
When to Quote and When to Paraphrase
Writing Assistance at Smarthinking
Originality Report Checking at Turnitin
First-time incidents of academic dishonesty concerning plagiarism may reflect ignorance of appropriate citation requirements. Mentors will make a good faith effort to address all first-time offenses that occur in courses. In these cases, the mentor may impose sanctions that serve as a learning exercise for the offender. These may include the completion of tutorials, assignment rewrites, or any other reasonable learning tool including a lower grade when appropriate. The mentor will notify the student by e-mail. Decisions about the sanctions applied for subsequent plagiarism offenses or other violations will be made by the appropriate dean’s office, with the advice of the mentor or staff person who reported the violation. The student will be notified via certified mail of the decision. Options for sanctions include:
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