|Instructor||Textbook||Assignments||Schedule (.dvi / postcript / pdf format)|
|Labs||Course Work||Deadlines||Collaboration||Disabilities||Grading||Topic Review|
Henry M. Walker
Office: Science 2420
Telephone: extension 4208
Office hours are posted weekly on the bulletin board outside my office.
Additional hours can be scheduled by appointment.
If you wish, you may reserve a half hour meeting by signing up on the weekly schedule.
Gary Nutt Operating Systems, Third Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2000, ISBN: 0-201-77344-9.
In addition, a reference book on the C programming language may be of interest. While many such books exist, students might want to consider the following standard reference:
Samuel P. Harbison and Guy L. Steele, C: A Reference Manual, Fifth Edition, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0-13-089592-X, 2002.
While the schedule for this course is expected to evolve, a Tentative Class Schedule is available on-line in .dvi , postscript , and pdf formats.
Also, if you are logged into the departmental network and want a copy printed, click duerer to have a copy printed on the printer duerer, and click pacioli to have a copy printed on the printer pacioli.
This course will involve laboratories, written assignments, programs, and tests.
Late Penalty: Work is due at the start of class on the date
specified in the assignment. A penalty of 33 1/3 % per class meeting
will be assessed on any work turned in late, even work submitted at
the end of a class. Thus, work turned in 4 days late will be weighted
-33 1/3 %; since a negative score reduces a semester total, it is better
not to turn the work in at all.
Exception: Deadlines for programming problems and laboratory exercises are automatically extended at least one class day if MathLAN is down for an unscheduled period of 3 or more hours during the week preceding the assignment due date. (In such cases, however, deadlines for written assignments are not extended.)
Absolute Deadline: All homework must be turned in
by Friday, December 10 at 5:00 pm.
The work in this course is split between individual and group work. Thus, as a general rule, students are encouraged to work together on laboratory exercises. However, since this course seeks to develop individual understanding and mastery as well, collaboration normally is not allowed on written assignments, programs, or tests. To avoid possible confusion, the rules for each assignment are clearly indicated on the course's assignment sheet.
If you have specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please let me know early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You will need to provide documentation of your disability to the Director of Academic Advising. Feel free to talk to me if you have questions or want more information.
This instructor's grading philosophy dictates that the final grade should ultimately be based upon each student's demonstration of his or her understanding of the material, not on the performance of the class as a whole nor on a strict percentile basis.The following scheme is proposed as a base for how the various laboratories, assignments, programs, oral presentations, and tests will be counted in the final grade.
|Laboratory Exercises and Programs:||60%||Hour Tests:||20%||Exam:||20%|
This document is available on the World Wide Web as
created July 20, 1998|
last revised December 8, 2004
|For more information, please contact Henry M. Walker at (firstname.lastname@example.org)|