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CS 351 Computer Operating Systems
Camarillo, Rene


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

CS 351 Computer Operating Systems

Semester

U1B 2013 BL

Faculty

Rene Camarillo

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.B.A. in Management Information Systems
B.S. in Management/Computer Information Systems

Office Location

The classroom at Fort Bliss, TX

Office Hours

Before or after the class

Daytime Phone

915-400-8000

E-Mail

rene.camarillo@park.edu

rene.camarillo@gmail.com

Semester Dates

June 3 to July 28, 2013

Class Days

Monday and Wednesday

Class Time

7:40 p.m. to 10:10 p.m.

Prerequisites

CS208 - Discrete Mathematics, CS225 - Programming Concepts

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Modern Operating Systems, 3rd Edition, 2008, Tanenbaum, Andrew S., Prentice Hall, Inc., (ISBN 13:  978-0-13-600663-3, ISBN 10: 0-13-600663-9)

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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. Prerequisites: CS208 - Discrete Mathematics, CS225 - Programming Concepts.

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is based on engaging the student in active learning through classroom discussion and participation.  A variety of learning methods will be utilized: lectures, readings, group discussions, and examinations. Each student will be required to analyze and synthesize presented information.  I will engage your learning in the course through interactions and feedback. Feel free to ask questions as you have them and get ready to become a critical thinker.

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Examine the operating system concept as the foundation for hardware and software requirements.
  2. Explain the concepts of a Windows, Linux, OS-X operating system environments.
  3. Examine why contemporary operating systems are still vulnerable to security, malware, cyber attacks, etc.
  4. Examine how the operating system is key component to primary and secondary storage.
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

Grading:

There will be an operating system paper, mid-term examination, and final examination.  Each student will be required to write a 4-5 page paper (double spaced) comparing two current operating systems of the student’s choice.  The paper should include the pros and cons of each operating system and a recommendation between the two.  The mid-term examination will cover material assigned up to the date of the examination and the final examination will cover the remaining material.  The final course grade will be based on a composite score using the following criteria:
 
Operating System Paper: 40%
Mid-Term Examination: 40%
Final Examination: 20%
 
The mid-term and final examination will be comprised of true/false, multiple choice, and essay questions.
 
90-100% - A
80-89% - B
70-79% - C
60-69% - D
Less than 60% or more than two unexcused absences - F

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Monday, June 3, 2013. Class Administration; Introduction
Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Operating-System Structures, Processes
Monday, June 10, 2013. Threads, CPU Shceduling
Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Process Synchronization, Deadlock
Monday, June 17, 2013. Main Memory, Virtual Memory
Wednesday, June 19, 2013. File System Structure, File System Implementation
Monday, June 24, 2013. Mass-Storage Structure, Review for mid-term examination
Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Mid-Term Examination
Monday, July 1, 2013. I/O Systems, Protection
Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Security, Distributed Systems Structure
Monday, July 8, 2013. Distributed File System, Distributed Coordination
Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Real-Time Systems, Multimedia Systems
Monday, July 15, 2013. The Linux System
Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Windows Operating System
Monday, July 22, 2013. Influential Operating Systems, Review for final examination
Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Operating System Paper due and 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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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. from Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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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