Instructor: Sue Bogar Office: ECS 225D Office Hours: TuTh 11:30a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or by appointment Telephone: 410-455-3964 E-mail: email@example.com
Class Time and Place
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m., SS 113
C How to Program by H.M. Deitel/P.J. Deitel, Prentice Hall
This course has a homepage where assignments and grades will be posted.
Many of the handouts will also be available off of the homepage.
The URL is: http://www.cs.umbc.edu/courses/undergraduate/104/summer98
This course will give the students an overview of Computer Science focusing
on problem solving and algorithm development. The C programming language
will be introduced by covering the first six chapters of the textbook.
The following is a list of topics which will be covered this session:
Introduction to Computer Organization and Architecture
Data Representation and Memory Usage
Introduction to Operating Systems
Problem Solving and Algorithm Development
Introduction to Software Engineering Using Top-Down Design
Compiling, Linking and Execution
Reuse Based on Algorithm Selection and Design Techniques
There will be four projects worth 10% of the final grade each, for a total of
40%; homeworks worth a total of 20%; a term paper worth 10%; a midterm and a
final exam worth 15% each.
Your final letter grade may be curved above the standard formula:
0 <= F < 60
60 <= D < 70
70 <= C < 80
80 <= B < 90
90 <= A <= 100
Under no circumstances will the grades be curved downward.
Your grade is based on timely work accomplished during the semester;
incomplete grades will only be given for medical illness or other such
Project Submission and Grading
The critical programming skills cannot be learned simply by attending
the class. You should budget enough time to work on the projects
as well. Projects will be graded according to the following criteria:
A project that runs incorrectly will receive no more than
80% of the grade. A project that does not compile will receive no
more than 50% of the grade. These guidelines are for incomplete
projects where a good effort was made. Garbage will receive 0%.
You will be turning in your projects electronically. Details will be
announced in class before you need to submit projects.
All projects must be completed by your own individual effort. You
should never have a copy of someone else's project either on paper or
electronically under any circumstance. Also, you should
never give a copy of your project, either on paper or
electronically, to another student. This also means that you cannot
"work" on the project together. Cases of academic dishonesty will be
dealt with severely.
If your project is turned in by someone else, both you and the person
copying your project will receive a 0 for that project. This includes
"substantially similar" projects. Furthermore, all parties concerned
will have their prior projects checked for cheating. So, if you cheat
on Project 4, you can lose all the points from Projects 1 through 3 as
well, even though you may have done all the work and just "let" other
people copy from you.
Lectures and Readings
You are expected to attend all classes.
You are responsible for all material covered in the lecture, even if they are
not in the textbook. You are responsible for the material in the readings,
even if they are not covered during lecture.
The exams will be closed-book and closed-notes.
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