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CS 351 Computer Operating Systems
Cigas, John


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

FA 2009 HO

Faculty

Cigas, John

Title

Associate Professor of Information and Computer Science

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D. Computer Science

Office Location

SC 113B

Office Hours

Specific hours are posted on my office door. Drop by or send email to make an appointment.

Daytime Phone

816-584-6435

E-Mail

john.cigas@park.edu

Web Page

http://parkonline.org

Class Days

--T-R --

Class Time

8:45 - 10:00 AM

Prerequisites

CS 208 and CS 225

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Tanenbaum, Modern Operating Systems, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2008, ISBN 978-0-13-600663-3.

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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.

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

  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

Class Assessment:
Your grade will be calculated according to the following percentages

two midterm exams 40%
final exam
20%
projects + quizzes associated with the projects 
40%

 
Projects may be done alone or in pairs. Each group will receive the same score for the code. All exams and project quizzes will be taken individually.

 

Grading:

90 - 100 A
80 - 89.99 B
70 - 79.99 C
60 - 69.99 D
 less than 60 F

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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Exams:
No calculator, cell phone, or any electronic device is allowed in any test.

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 92
You 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.

  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 "F".
  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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 .



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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