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CS 351 Computer Operating Systems
Bauch, Danny Joe


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.
CourseCS 351 Computer Operating Systems
SemesterS1AA2005
FacultyBauch, Danny Joe
TitleSr Instructor
Office Hoursby appointment only
Daytime Phone977-4771
Other Phone675-2644
E-Maildanny.bauch@park.edu
danny.bauch@jioc.osis.gov
Semester Dates10 January through 6 March 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time7:35 - 10:05 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Silberschatz and Galvin, Operating System Concepts, 6th edition, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 2002.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

http://www.cryptonomicon.com/beginning.html

Course Description:
This course presents the theory of operating systems and an overview of one or more operating system environments.  Operating system concepts covered should include (but are 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 and/or basic programming knowledge. Operating system environments may include (but are not limited to): Windows, UNIX, and Linux. Pre-requisite: CS219. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, each student should:
1. Describe the purposes, components, history, and types of operating systems
2. Describe the general structure of a computer system
3. Describe the general structure and the major activities of an operating system
4. Describe processes and threads
5. Describe and evaluate CPU scheduling algorithms
6. Understand process synchronization mechanisms and implement algorithms to synchronize processes
7. Identify situations which could lead to deadlock and develop rules to avoid deadlock
8. Compare memory management policies and their effects on memory fragmentation and efficiency
9. Compare mechanisms supporting virtual memory

Course Assessment:
Examinations
Quizzes

Grading:
The grading scale for this class is:
Assignments will be given the following weights:
Attendance / Participation 10%
Homework           30%
Midterm Examination 30%
Final Examination 30%
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100-90 A (4.0 honor points)
89+-80 B (3.0 honor points)
79+-70 C (2.0 honor points)
69+-60 D (1.0 honor point)
Below 60 F (no honor points)

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Lesson   Dates TOPICS READING
1 10 Jan Introduction and History of Operating Systems 1.1 - 1.9,  24.1 – 24.9
2 12 Jan Computer System Structures 2.1 – 2.7
3 17 Jan Operating System Structures 3.1 – 3.9, 21.1 – 21.2, 23.1 – 23.2
4 19 Jan Processes 4.1 – 4.7, 21.3 – 21.5, 22.1 – 22.4
5 24 Jan CPU Scheduling 5.1 – 5.7, 22.5
6 26 Jan Process Synchronization 6.1 – 6.10, 21.9, 22.9
7 31 Jan Deadlocks, Review 7.1 – 7.9
8 2 Feb Mid Term Examination
9 7 Feb Review of Mid Term, Memory Management 8.1 – 8.8, 21.6, 22.6
10 9 Feb Virtual Memory 9.1 – 9.10
11 14 Feb File Systems 10.1 – 10.6, 17.1 – 17.7, 21.7, 22.7
12 16 Feb Secondary Storage Implementation 11.1 – 11.7, 12.1 – 12.7, 13.1 – 13.7
13 21 Feb Security and Protection 19.1 – 19.8, 20.1 – 20.10
14 23 Feb Distributed System Support 16.1 – 16.6
15 28 Feb Distributed System Coordination 18.1 – 18.8
16 2 Mar Final Examination

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

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

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

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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