CS 220 Computer Architecture
U1AA 2009 LC
Ramos, Jose' Antonio
MS Computer ScienceBS Computer ScienceAAS Electronics Engineering
01 Jun 09 - 26 Jul 09
4:45 - 7:25 PM
CS 208 and CS 219
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is based on the concept of applied learning. It is believed that to fully benefit from an education, students must aggressively read and study course material on a routine basis, continually applying and building upon their newfound knowledge. Students are to be well prepared to discuss the text examples and assignments provided in each chapter. Discussion of these examples and assignments will be part of the basis of the class participation grade. Students should expect to invest at a minimum of ten hours of focused time studying, practicing, and preparing the assignments
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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.
All Park University courses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to which students learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that a student's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. For this course, the tool consists of the final exam. Therefore, the final exam must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. School policy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, all CS220 instructors are required to give the same final exam. See the attached final exam artifact and artifact solution. To prevent cheating, students are strictly forbidden from keeping the final exam, the solutions, or copies of either.
The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success:
Does not meet expectations
65% to 84%
No exam graded.
The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.
Class Assessment: 5-30min quizzes 30%
2-hour Midterm 30 %
2-hour Final Examination 30 % Week Eight (Comprehensive)
Grading: 100-90 A
Below 60 F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Homework must be turned in at the beginning of class on the day it is due. The due date of homework will be annotated at the bottom of each assignment. Late homework will be accepted up to the start of the next class meeting but will incur a 20-point (out of 100) reduction in score each calendar day it is late. Late homework will not be accepted after the start of the next class meeting and will receive an automatic zero for a grade. The instructor may modify the due dates and it is the students responsibility to adjust the assignment turn in accordingly.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: While in class, the class should be your primary focus. Disruptions of class due to communications devices have become so prevalent that they are a major distraction in class (to you, to the instructor and to other students). For this reason such devices must not be brought to class or must be deactivated (silenced) during the class lecture.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1: chapter 1, chapter 2, appendix A
Week 2: chapter 3, appendix B.1 and B.2
Week 3: chapter 4, chapter 5, appendix B.3
Week 4: chapter 6, appendix B.4 and Mid-term
Week 5: chapter 7, chapter 9
Week 6: chapter 10
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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 .
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