CS 352 Data Structures
U1T 2013 DL
Roscoe (David Law, CISSP)
Computer Science/Math Adjunct Faculty
B.S. U.S. Naval Academy, Systems EngineeringM.S. Boston University, Computer Information SystemsM.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Computer Science
Virtual Office (EST)
CS 208, a grade of C or better in CS 225
Textbook: Ford, W., Data Structures with C++ using STL, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2002, ISBN 0-13-085850-1
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: A Microsoft Visual C++ .NET compiler for home use. See the ICS web site for a link to the MSDN Academic Alliance site.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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. School policy also dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes.
For this course, the core assessment tool is a final exam. Teachers must create their own final exam and pattern it after the CS352 example exam found in the password-protected my.park ICS faculty area, https://my.park.edu/ICS/Offices/Information_and_Computer_Science/. To avoid collaboration between students in different sections, teachers should not use the example exam's questions verbatim. But teachers are required to cover its same content, and they are strongly encouraged to follow its format closely.
In the final exam, there are two broad categories of questions that we evaluate separately – concepts and problem solving:
Concepts (terminology and concepts that should be memorized): relevant learning outcomes – 1, 3, 5
Multiple-choice and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 352 concepts.
Problem solving (technical skills, critical thinking, and communication):
relevant learning outcomes – 2, 4, 6, 7
Recommended guideline for evaluating the core assessment final exam:
Does not meet expectations
65% to 84%
no exam graded
50% to 74%
All Park degree programs are required to have an assessment tool that measures the success of the degree program as a whole. The Information and Computer Science (ICS) degree program uses a comprehensive exam embedded in senior-level courses. CS352 is one of those courses, and, as such, all CS352 students are required to take the ICS comprehensive exam. To ensure student motivation, teachers are required to weight the comprehensive exam by at least 3% of the course’s total grade. The recommended weight is 5%.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
With the exception of an emergency, no late work of any kind will be accepted. Assignments are expected to be completed by set deadlines. It is the responsibility of the student to start work early, not late.
NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE MADE.
You have all week to complete the weekly coursework; waiting until the night before or night of the due date is NOT a good plan. Notify the instructor WELL IN ADVANCE of any special circumstances, and each situation will be resolved on a case-by-case basis.
Most people have a Plan B for getting to work (i.e. if your car breaks down, ride with a friend, catch the bus, or call a cab). This is an online course so you should have a Plan B for computer and network problems (i.e. if your home computer crashes, use a library computer or work computer to complete your work on time). Also, test your Plan B before an emergency happens.
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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