CS 351 Computer Operating Systems
FA 2009 HO
Associate Professor of Information and Computer Science
Ph.D. Computer Science
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8:45 - 10:00 AM
CS 208 and CS 225
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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.
Educational Philosophy: Most people learn best by actually working with and using the information presented in class. To do this, we will have a number of assignments that will give the students an opportunity to apply what they learn in class and from the reading materials.
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 RubricClass Assessment: Your grade will be calculated according to the following percentages
two midterm exams
projects + quizzes associated with the projects
Late Submission of Course Materials: Generally, late assignments receive a 0. It is to your advantage to complete assignments on time, so that you get timely feedback and keep up with the course material. However, knowing that situations arise, such as lost flash drives, power outages, dead batteries, etc., you will have two (2) late grace periods of 48 hours, no questions asked. You must indicate on your project submission that you are using one of these freebies. You may only use one freebie per assignment. In addition, if there is a true emergency, such as serious illness, contact me as soon as possible, with documentation, and we'll find a reasonable solution.
Exams are scheduled for: Tuesday, September 22, and Tuesday, November 3. The final exam is Thursday, December 10.
Please plan your schedules so that you are around for these exams. You will be allowed to take a make-up test only if you give me a note that is signed by a doctor, sports coach, or funeral director, and the signer's phone number is on the note. Make-up tests will tend to be harder than the original tests. All make-up tests must be taken within one week of the original test's date.
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92You may use whatever resources you like to complete your programming assignments, however you should acknowledge the sources of any help you get (copying a program from a web site, having your little sister debug your program, etc.). However, copying work from another group in the course is a definite no-no.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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Last Updated:8/2/2009 12:23:59 PM