MTH231          Elements of Discrete Mathematics I       

Instructor: Dr. Hamid Behmard

Office: room: MNB 119, phone: 838-8869,  email:

Office Hours: 12:30-1:30 Mon, Wed, Fri; 9:00-10:00 Tue; 3:00-4:00 Wed; other times by appointment.

Text: Discrete Mathematical Structures, 6th Edition, by Bernard Kolman; Robert C. Busby; Sharon Cutler Ross ( ISBN-10  0-13-229751-5 or ISBN-13  978-0-13-229751-6)

Who: This class is intended for students who are majoring in computer science.

Goal: We will cover most of the chapters 1, 2, 4, and 5.

Homework: Since homework is our main tool for learning, it is the most important activity of the course. You will be assigned homework every class day.

Attendance: If you miss class, it is your responsibility to ask a classmate for notes on the material that you have missed. I will not have discussion notes available if you have missed class, nor will I repeat my discussion during office hours.

Electronic Devices' Policy: Nonacademic electronic devices and tardiness policies: You are not allowed to use any nonacademic electronic devices (Ipod, MP3 players, cell phones, etc.) during the class time. If you bring your cell phone into the class, you MUST turn it off. If you need to have your cell phone on, you need to talk to me prior to class. If you are consistently late to class (3 minutes or more), I will ask you not to attend the class until you resolve your time conflict.

Midterm exams: There are two in-class midterms scheduled for October 21st and November 18th.

Final exam: The final exam is on Friday the 9th of December from 8:00 to 9:50 . There will be no early final exam. The final is required for all students.

Moodle: I have created a Moodle course for our class. You may access Moodle by going to and use your WOU login and password.

There is no make-up for a missed homework or midterms

     Homework        30%
     Midterms           50% (two at 25% each)
     Final                  20%

Grades will be assigned (roughly) according to the following scale ("+" and "-" will be determined later):
             A   90-100%
             B   80-89%
             C   70-79%
             D   60-69%
             F   30-59%

Where to get help:

General guidelines for success:

* If you have a documented disability which requires any academic accommodations, you must go to the Office of Disability Services (ODS) for appropriate coordination of your accommodations. You may go to APSC 405 or contact ODS at (503) 838-8250 (V,TTY) to schedule an appointment.

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