TITLE: Honors Discrete Mathematics

CLASS TIME and ROOM: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00-12:20pm; Room HC 115

PROFESSOR: Dr. Warren Wm. McGovern


E-mail: warren.mcgovern (AT) ;

TEXT: Language, Proof, and Logic, 2nd edition, Barker-Plummer, Barwise, and Etchemendy, CSLI (2011)

Buy the text book and online package from here. Then click on "Buy Language Proof and Logic, Paperless Package".
From there, you have some options except I don't think there is a physical package available from here. You absolutely need the access to grade grinder.

Here is a link to the Grade Grinder. Grade Grinder

OFFICE HOURS: By appointment

PREREQUISITES: MAC 1105 or higher.

SATISFIES: 1) CORE: Group B of Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning, 2) Gordon Rule, computational, 3) Group A Intermediate Mathematisc course.

CONTENT: The course description from the Course Catalog follows. A proof-oriented approach to and applications of propositional logic, sets, functions, relations, combinatorics, graphs and trees.

CLASS STRUCTURE: The class will be mostly run in a lecture style format although the instructor encourages discussions and questions concerning the material. Some days will be used for collaborative efforts. A detailed list of hw problems will be kept on my webpage. The homework will be graded by the grade grinder and will count towards the final grade computation The student is expected to do all the problems as this will aid in the student's understanding of the material.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Regular attendance is expected. If a student misses a class meeting it is his/her responsibility to obtain the class notes either from another student or from the instructor during regularly scheduled office hours. If a student has 3 unexcused absences, the instructor has the right to drop the student's course grade by one letter grade. If a student misses 5 classes, the instructor has the right to drop the student's course grade by two letter grades, etc. All exams will be taken as scheduled, unless prior arrangements are made, with at least 48 hours of advance notice. I and only I have the right to agree to giving a makeup exam.

GRADING: There will be three tests and a final examination. The tests will take place during the regurlarly scheduled class time on the following dates:

Date Day Event
September 20th Thursday Test #1
October 16th Tuesday Test #2
November 15th Thursday Test #3
December 11th Tuesday Final Exam 10:30am-1:00pm
Each exam will be cummulative and knowledge of previous material is essential. I will try to be as straightforward as possible with regards to the material covered on the exams.

EVALUATION: Throughout the course the student will have opportunities to gain and lose points. The most common examples of gaining points (but not limited to) are through the exams, extra-credit problems, and class participation. The most common examples of losing points (but not limited to) are not taking an exam, an unsatisfactory attendance record, and not being prepared for class discussions. At the end of the semester if the student's (net) point total is greater than or equal to 90% of the total possible number of points then the student will have earned an A. The rest of the grades are as follows 80%-90% B, 70%-80% C, 60%-70% D, below 60% F.
I will not use Canvas to post scores; Canvas is not the official gradebook for the course.

POLICY ON ACCOMMODATIONS: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), students who require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to properly execute coursework must register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and follow all SAS procedures in Boca Raton, SU 131 (561-297-3880); in Davie, LA 131 (954-236-1222); in Jupiter and all Northern Campuses, SR 111F (561-799-8585) and follow all SAS procedures.

CODE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY STATEMENT: Students at Florida Atlantic University are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards. Academic dishonesty is considered a serious breach of these ethical standards, because it interferes with the university mission to provide a high quality education in which no student enjoys an unfair advantage over any other. Academic dishonesty is also destructive of the university community, which is grounded in a system of mutual trust and places high value on personal integrity and individual responsibility. Harsh penalties are associated with academic dishonesty. For more information, see University Regulation 4.001.

Collaboration and the Honor Code: You are expected to adhere to the Honor Code (see HC Honor Code and FAU Honor Code).

DISCLAIMER: The instructor reserves the right to change/alter/add/delete any statement from this syllabus in hopes of creating a more enjoyable/equitable course.