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CS 351 Computer Operating Systems
Clement, Brian F.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CS 351 Computer Operating Systems

Semester

S1B 2008 BL

Faculty

Clement, Brian F.

Title

Sr. Instructor

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

915-227.1218

E-Mail

Brian.Clement@pirate.park.edu

brian.clement2@gmail.com

Semester Dates

S1B 2008

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:40-10:10

Prerequisites

CS208 and CS225

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Tanenbaum, Modern Operating Systems, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2001, ISBN 0-13-031358-0.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
This course presents the theory of operating system environments and an overview of one or more operating system environments. Operating system concepts covered should include (but not limited to): process management, memory management. I/O management, file management and security. Theory concepts will be put into practice with exercises, some requiring college algebra skills/or basic programming knowledge. Operating system environments may include (but are not limited to):Windows, UNIX and Linux. Prerequisite: CS208 and CS225. 3:0:3.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. General concepts: Explain the basic concepts and functions common to all operating systems. Explain the basic concepts and functions common to all Operating systems. Examine the concepts of security, including cryptography, user authentication, attacks from inside and outside the system, and protection mechanisms.
  2. Process Management: Examine the concepts and techniques of process and thread management, including interrupts and multitasking. Discuss CPU scheduling algorithms. Examine the concepts of deadlock, including deadlock detection, deadlock recovery, deadlock avoidance, and deadlock prevention.
  3. Memory Management: Examine the concepts and techniques of memory management such as virtual memory, paging, segmentation, and page replacement algorithms.
  4. File and I/O Managements: Examine the concepts and techniques of file systems, including files and directories. Examine the concepts and techniques of Input/Output, including I/O hardware and software.


Core Assessment:

For this course, the assessment artifact is a final exam which counts for 20% of the grade. In the
artifact there will be 4 questions in each of the categories. ( Critical Thinking: Synthesis, Analysis, Evaluation;  Content: Terminology, Concepts, Application; and Technical Skills: Whole Artifact, Component, Relationship) Thus, there will be 32 questions total in the final exam artifact. The artifact will test all four of the core learning objectives in each category.






Link to Class Rubric

Grading:

You will be able to track your average exactly throughout the course. The grading scale is as follows: A = 90-100; B = 80-89; C = 70-79; D = 60-69; F = 0-59. You will know in advance the standards for each assignment. My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you to succeed in this class. Each student is responsible for:

  • Completing Weekly Reading assignments.
  • Completing Weekly Discussion Questions.
  • Completing Weekly Homework assignments.
  • Completing Weekly Linux Projects,
  • Completing Weekly Quizzes,
  • Completing a Final Examination. This step is essential!
  • Completing a Online Survey of Student Opinion of Teaching.

Reading Assignments:

Students will be expected to read the assigned chapters in the textbook, the lectures and articles displayed for each week, and assigned material on the Internet. The Online Conference Discussions, Homework Assignments, Linux Projects, Quizzes and Proctored Examination assume you have read the assigned readings.

Class Participation (Online Discussions):

Students should visit the weekly discussion area at least three times each week. Each week, students will participate and discuss the questions on the online discussion assignment, since this is such an important aspect of the course. At the beginning of each week some starting questions will be posted in a new discussion thread. After students respond, the instructor may post more questions, and students may respond to answers posted by other students. The discussion area is designed to function like a traditional classroom with class discussion. Each student must give an original response to a question and; respond to another student's original response.

Homework Assignments & Quizzes

All assignments should be submitted to the instructor on or before dates specified by the instructor. Homework must be done independently. Students will place completed assignments in the dropbox. DO NOT POST ANSWERS TO QUIZ OR ASSIGNMENTS IN THE DISCUSSION THREADS.

Proctored Examination:

Final Examination - An examination will be taken in person during the 8th (or 16th) week of instruction at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location approved by the University where Park University sites are not available. It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week, who will be accepted and approved by the instructor. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found at the Park University website. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to me for approval. Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade. Some graduate courses may not require a proctored final examination.

Grade Distribution:

Assignment Points % of Grade (roughly)
Homework 228 30%
Quiz 140 18%
Discussion 133 18%
Linux 100 13%
Final Exam 160 21%
Total 761 100%

Course Grading Scale:

This subsection should list the grading scale and weighting for all of the graded work during a course. The grading scale must use the following scale below, and point totals for each letter grade must be included (see example below).

A = 90- 100% (or 685 points or higher)
B = 80-89% (or 609 to 684 points)
C = 70-79% (or 533 to 608 points)
D = 60-69% (or 457 to 532 points)
F = < 60% (456 or fewer points)

Late Submission of Course Materials:

All assignments are due 11:59 PM Central Time on Sunday of the academic week. There will be 20% penalty for each day that is late.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Introduction to Operating Systems in general.

Week 2: Process and Thread

Week 3: Resource sharing and Deadlock

Week 4: Memory

Week 5: Input/Output

Week 6: File

Week 7: Threats and Protection

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  7. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:
  <P><FONT face=Arial><FONT size=1><STRONG>On-Line Participation</STRONG> </FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT face=Arial size=1>This course is offered on-line, over the Internet, using the eCollege course delivery system. Students are expected to devote <EM>a minimum of four hours per class week logged on to the computer conferencing system</EM>-the same amount of time you'd spend in the physical classroom. </FONT></P> <P><FONT face=Arial size=1>A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. The first week begins the first day of the semester and ends midnight the following Sunday. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by Sunday of the week assigned. Writing assignments and formal papers should be completed and successfully submitted, or postmarked, so that they are in my hands on the due date.  NOTE: Because this is an online course designed to get feedback on assignments to you directly via Internet, you must make prior arrangements with me before submitting a paper via fax or the postal service. If you ever have problems transmitting your assignments to me, telephone me immediately, and we'll together we will work to solve the problem. </FONT></P> <P><SPAN><FONT face=Arial><FONT size=1><EM><STRONG>Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy.  </STRONG>If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.</EM> </FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P><FONT face=Arial size=1> </FONT><I><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=1><A href="http://captain.park.edu/portal/online_course_policies.htm" target=_blank><STRONG><U>Online Course Policies</U></STRONG></A></FONT></I></P>



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1,2,3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce and original narrative. Synthesis is demonstrated by correctly answering 4 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce and original narrative. Synthesis is demonstrated by correctly answering 3 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce and original narrative. Synthesis is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce and original narrative. Synthesis is not demonstrated by correctly answering less than 2 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1,2,3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact demonstrates student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is demonstrated by correctly answering 4 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is demonstrated by correctly answering 3 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is note demonstrated by correctly answering less than 2 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1,2,3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact demonstrates student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 4 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 3 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is not demonstrated by correctly answering less than 2 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1,2,3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course areas. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering 4 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course areas. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering 3 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course areas. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course areas. Use of terminology is not demonstrated by correctly answering less than 2 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1,2,3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact demonstrates student ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. Recognition and articulation is demonstrated by correctly answering 4 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. Recognition and articulation is demonstrated by correctly answering 3 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. Recognition and articulation is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. Recognition and articulation is not demonstrated by correctly answering less than 2 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1,2,3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core topics. Application is demonstrated by correctly answering 4 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core topics. Application is demonstrated by correctly answering 3 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core topics. Application is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core topics. Application is not demonstrated by correctly answering less than 2 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
1,2,3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact demonstrates student ability to articulate and analyze accepted methods and designs in operating system components. This ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 4 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to articulate and analyze accepted methods and designs in operating system components. This ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 3 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to articulate and analyze accepted methods and designs in operating system components. This ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to articulate and analyze accepted methods and designs in operating system components. This ability is not demonstrated by correctly answering less than 2 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1,2,3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact demonstrates student ability to recognize accepted practices in design of commonly used operating systems. This ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 4 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to recognize accepted practices in design of commonly used operating systems. This ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 4 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to recognize accepted practices in design of commonly used operating systems. This ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 4 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. The artifact demonstrates student ability to recognize accepted practices in design of commonly used operating systems. This ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 4 out of 4 questions regarding (a) general operating system concepts (b) process management (c) memory management (d) file and input/output management. 

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