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CS 352 Data Structures
Priddle, Lawrence R.


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CourseCS 352 Data Structures PV
SemesterU1J2005
FacultyPriddle, Lawrence R.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesBA Mathematics
MBA
Daytime Phone816 891-5720
E-MailLawrence.Priddle@park.edu
Class Days----R--
Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Data Structure with C++ Using STL, 2nd Edition, William Ford & William Topp, Prentice Hall, 2002, ISBN 0130858501


Course Description:
This course introduces the student to various data structures and advanced  algorithmic concepts.   Students will put what they learn into practice by   using C++ for programming projects.  These data structures will be    covered: linked lists, stacks, queues, and trees. These concepts will be  covered: recursion, searching, sorting, and time-complexity analysis.   Prerequisites: CS208, a grade of C or better in CS225. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor will supplement class lectures, program walk-thru's and problem solving with experience gained through a career in computer programming and  IT.  

Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to:
· Define and understand Abstract Data Types
· Develop alternate Algorithms for problem solving is C++
· Create and test C++ programs with Classes and Objects for various Data Structures using STL templates and structures

Course Assessment:
Assessment will be based upon  weekly homework / lab assignments, a mid-term exam and a final exam.

Grading:
Homework / Lab Assignments average 100 points each, and there will be a Mid-Term exam worth 150 points and a Final Exam worth 150 points. Percentage distribution will be Homework / Lab – 64%, Mid-Term & Final exams – 31%, Attendance & Class Participation – 5%. Grading will be on a typical A(90%), B(80%), C(70%), D(60%),  F(less than 60%) scale. Lab grading rules will be distributed at the first class session.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework submitted late will be docked 10%. Lab grading rules will be distributed at the first class session.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to leave the room to take phone calls and to respond to beepers. Notebook computers are allowed in the classroom.

     Week      Date    Assignment
       1      06/09/05Chapters 1 & 2
       2      06/16/05Chapter 3
       3      06/23/05Chapters 4 & 5
       4      06/30/05Chapters 6 & 7
       5      07/07/05Mid-Term Exam
Chapter 8
       6      07/14/05Chapters 9 & 10
       7      07/21/05Chapter 11
Sections 14.1-14.2
Sections 16.1-16.4
       8      07/28/05Final Exam

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101
“Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments.  Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.  Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Plagiarism – the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work – sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.

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, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. 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 "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
“Students are expected to attend each and every scheduled meeting of all courses in which they are enrolled and to be present for the full class period.  Absenteeism and tardiness, regardless of cause, are a threat to academic achievement.  Classes missed for legitimate reasons (e.g., illness, death in the family, work assignments, temporary duty) may be excused at the determination of the instructor; however, “excused” students absent from classes are responsible for all materials covered during the class period.  The student is also subject to appropriate consequences, as described by instructor in the syllabus.  A student who has two consecutive “unexcused” absences will be withdrawn from class.  To comply with Federal regulations, instructors must keep a written record of attendance for every student.  An incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for the course.”

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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
 
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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 and, to the extent 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: www.parl.edu/disability.

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