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 graduate student preceptors do not manage precept assignments.
|Number||Meeting Time||Meeting Place||Preceptor|
|1||MW 1:30PM-2:20PM||CS Building 102||Petras|
|2||MW 3:30PM-4:20PM||CS Building 102||Petras|
|3||MW 7:30PM-8:20PM||CS Building 102||Zhang|
|3A||MW 7:30PM-8:20PM||Friend Center 111||Tom Wu|
|4||TTh 12:30PM-1:20PM||CS Building 102||Dondero|
|4A||TTh 12:30PM-1:20PM||Friend Center 110||Kaplan|
|5||TTh 1:30PM-2:20PM||CS Building 102||Dondero|
|5A||TTh 1:30PM-2:20PM||Friend Center 110||Sethi|
|6||TTh 3:30PM-4:20PM||CS Building 102||Chen|
|7||TTh 7:30PM-8:20PM||CS Building 102||Iriza|
|7A||TTh 7:30PM-8:20PM||E-Quad D221||Sethi|
Robert Dondero, Ph.D.: CS Building 206 : email@example.com
Office Hours: TTh 11:00AM to 11:50AM and 2:30PM to 3:20PM in CS Building 206
Iasonas Petras, Ph.D.: CS Building 209 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: M 12:30PM to 1:20PM, M 4:30PM to 5:20PM and MW 2:30PM to 3:20PM in CS Building 209.
Alan Kaplan, Ph.D.: 221 Nassau Street Room 105: email@example.com
Office Hours: T 1:30-3:00 and Th 3:00-4:30 in 221 Nassau Street Room 105
Po-Hsuan (Cameron) Chen: EQuad F310: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: TTh 2:30PM to 3:20PM in CS Building Tea Room (2nd floor).
Alexander Iriza: CS Building 001B: email@example.com
Office Hours: W 5:00PM to 5:50PM and 6:00PM to 6:50PM in CS Building 001B.
Raghav Sethi: 221 Nassau : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: MW 11:00AM to 12:40PM in CS Building 003.
Yannan (Terry) Wang: 221 Nassau: email@example.com
Office Hours: F 12noon to 12:50PM and 1:00PM to 1:50PM in 221 Nassau.
Yuxuan Wang: EQuad F210: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Wu: CS Building 001B: email@example.com
Office Hours: F 4:00PM to 4:50PM and 5:00PM to 5:50PM in EQuad F210.
Office Hours: F 2:00PM to 2:50PM and 3:00PM to 3:50PM in CS Building 001B.
Haoyu (Harris) Zhang: CS Building 318C: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: MW 8:30PM to 9:20PM in CS Building 102.
Dorothy Chen : email@example.com
Annie Chu : firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Colen : email@example.com
Naphat Sanguansin : firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleen Kenny-McGinley : CS Building 210 : 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 available at no cost through the course website.
Please study the course Policies, especially those regarding collaboration on assignments.