Computer Science 217
The purpose of this course is to provide the fundamental background necessary to understand, design and implement the components of programming systems. Examples of such components include text editors, assemblers, compilers, loaders, interpreters, and portions of operating systems. The course is divided into three major parts: machine organization and assembly language programming, program design and development, and software tools.
TTh 10:00AM-10:50AM, Friend Center 101
Please direct questions concerning your precept assignment to Colleen Kenny-McGinley, the CS Department's Undergraduate Coordinator. Colleen's contact information is provided later on this page. The course's professor, lead preceptor, and preceptors do not manage precept assignments.
|Number||Meeting Time||Meeting Place||Preceptor|
|1||MW 1:30PM-2:20PM||CS Building 102||Dondero|
|2||MW 3:30PM-4:20PM||CS Building 102||Dondero|
|3||MW 7:30PM-8:20PM||CS Building 102||Ghasemi|
|3A||MW 7:30PM-8:20PM||Friend Center 111||Wang|
|4||TTh 12:30PM-1:20PM||CS Building 102||Jayakumar|
|4A||TTh 12:30PM-1:20PM||Friend Center 111||Wolf|
|5||TTh 1:30PM-2:20PM||CS Building 102||Petras|
|5A||TTh 1:30PM-2:20PM||Sherrerd Hall 001||Lin|
|6||TTh 3:30PM-4:20PM||CS Building 102||Petras|
|7||TTh 7:30PM-8:20PM||CS Building 102||Stafman|
|7A||TTh 7:30PM-8:20PM||Friend Center 109||Sethi|
Jaswinder Pal Singh, Ph.D. : CS Building 423 : 609-258-5329 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: TTh 11:00AM-12:00noon in CS Building 423.
Robert Dondero, Ph.D. : CS Building 206 : 609-258-2211 : email@example.com
Office Hours: MW 2:30PM-3:20PM and MW 4:30PM-5:20PM in CS Building 206. I might be late if students have questions after precept. In that case feel free to see me in the precept classroom, CS Building 102.
Iasonas Petras, Ph.D. : CS Building 215 : 609-258-1794 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: TTh 11:00AM-11:50AM and TTh 12:00noon-12:50PM in CS Building 215.
Mojgan Ghasemi : CS Building 316 : 609-258-5386 : email@example.com
Office Hours: MW 8:30PM-9:20PM in CS Building 102.
Madhuvanthi Jayakumar : CS Building 001B : 609-258-1781 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: MW 12:30PM-1:20PM in CS Building 001B.
Yi-Hsien (Stephen) Lin : CS Building 001B : 609-258-1781 : email@example.com
Office Hours: TTh 12:30PM-1:20PM in CS Building 001B.
Raghav Sethi : CS Building 003 : 609-258-2072 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: TF 2:00PM-2:50PM in CS Building 003. If many students are waiting to see me, we may move to the second floor Tea Room.
Logan Stafman : CS Building 214 : 850-510-8280 : email@example.com
Office Hours: TTh 6:30PM-7:20PM in CS Building 214.
Yannan (Terry) Wang : CS Building 003 : 609-258-2072 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: MW 6:30PM-7:20PM in CS Building 003.
KatieAnna Wolf : CS Building 415 : 609-258-1798 : email@example.com
Office Hours: Th 1:30PM-2:20PM and F 12:30PM-1:20PM in CS Building 415.
Matthew Colen : firstname.lastname@example.org
James Siderius : email@example.com
Utsarga Sikder : firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleen Kenny-McGinley : Computer Science Building 210 : 609-258-1746 : email@example.com
Available in the Friend Center 016 and 017 computer labs. A lab teaching assistant schedule provides details.
COS 126. More specifically, you should have substantial programming experience using some high-level programming language such as Java. Prior experience with the C programming language is helpful but not essential.
The course uses these textbooks and manuals:
C Programming: A Modern Approach (Second Edition), K. N. King, Norton & Co. 2008. The book covers the C programming language and advanced C programming.
That book is available in the University bookstore and is on reserve in the Engineering Library.
The Practice of Programming, Brian W. Kernighan and Rob Pike, Addison-Wesley 1999. The book covers program and programming style. Many of the lectures in the first half of the course are derived, in part, from this book.
Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective (Second Edition), Randal E. Bryant and David R. O'Hallaron, Prentice-Hall 2010. The book describes computer systems from the point of view of a C programmer. In particular, it covers Intel architecture and assembly language, and some additional pertinent topics. The most important chapters of the book are on electronic reserve.
Those books are available in the University bookstore and are on reserve in the Engineering Library.
The course uses these manuals, for reference only:
All are freely available through the Web.
The course policies are provided by a Policies web page. It is particularly important that you understand the policies regarding collaboration on assignments; please study them.