You will need a suitable computer. The University's Computer Recommendations are appropriate for this course for Windows and OS X. If you use the Linux operating system this course, the recommendations for Windows computers will also be suitable for Linux.
Please see the Online Learning page for more information regarding expected student student access to the internet, and corresponding software.
Please see the Mercer's Distance Learning page for more information regarding expected student student access to the internet, and corresponding software.
This Online Learning course begins on May 21, 2018 at 12:00 am Eastern time. All assignments are due by the end (11:59:59 pm) of the specified calendar day in the Eastern time zone. This course ends at 11:59:59 pm on June 22, 2018, in the Eastern time zone.Back to Top
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
You will need to be at least somewhat proficient in Python (3) programming when you start this course. Please contact the professor if you are not already proficient in Python programming.
Please see the Online Learning page for more information regarding expected student abilities and aptitudes.Back to Top
Percent of Term Grade
|Direct Activity Report 1||
|Direct Activity Report 2||
|Direct Activity Report 3||
Credit will be given only for original work.
The Mercer University Honor Code, including its provisions for academic honesty (including plagiarism), applies to all Mercer students.
Project reports are to be submitted complete, not as incremental partial submissions.
All course work time is categorized as either Direct or Non-Direct (but not both). More information about the Direct and Non-Direct categories is contained in the Direct and Non-Direct and Report Logs. Please read these pages very carefully.
Federal and regional accreditation requirements stipulate that a 3-credit hour course must include 2250 minutes of direct instruction time, which is approximately 68 minutes per day. For this course, that direct instruction time includes"
In addition to the 2250 minutes of direct instruction time each week, students are expected to spend a minimum of 4500 additional minutes (approximately 136 minutes per day) completing reading and writing assignments:
All deliverables (Activity Reports and Project Reports) are due on their assigned dates.
Use the Report Logs to help you to manage your time and keep on schedule. You should schedule your work evenly throughout the term.
More information about project grading is contained in the General Project Rubric .
All Direct Activity Reports include a Direct Activity Log, and may include additional supporting material at your discretion.
All Project Reports include a Non-Direct Activity Log, in addition to your work on the project.
There will be changes to this syllabus, so check back frequently, and don't forget to hit "Reload" or "Refresh".
|May 21, 2018||June 22, 2018||Course in Progress|
|May 21, 2018||Subscribe to the course listserv.|
|May 21, 2018||May 31, 2018||Work on Project 1|
|May 31, 2018||
Project 1 (DNN) due
Direct Activity Report 1 due
|June 11, 2018||
Project 2 (CNN) due
Direct Activity Report 2 due
|June 22, 2018||
Direct Activity Report 3 due
Project 3 (RNN) due
Notes: The course begins at midnight (12:00 am) on the first day of class (see schedule above), and ends at 11:59:59 pm on the last day of class. Assignments are due at any time during the day specified on the schedule, that is, before 11:59:59 pm on that day. All times are Macon, Georgia (Eastern time zone) times.