CS 351 Computer Operating Systems
S1B 2008 BL
Clement, Brian F.
CS208 and CS225
Tanenbaum, Modern Operating Systems, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2001, ISBN 0-13-031358-0.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For this course, the assessment artifact is a final exam which counts for 20% of the grade. In theartifact 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 RubricGrading:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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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>
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