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||Dondero|
|2||MW 3:30PM-4:20PM||CS Building 102||Dondero|
|3||MW 7:30PM-8:20PM||CS Building 102||MacDavid|
|3A||MW 7:30PM-8:20PM||Friend Center 112||Roberts|
|4||TTh 12:30PM-1:20PM||CS Building 102||Petras|
|4A||TTh 12:30PM-1:20PM||Friend Center 003||Wolf|
|5||TTh 1:30PM-2:20PM||CS Building 102||Petras|
|5A||TTh 1:30PM-2:20PM||Friend Center 004||Oda|
|6||TTh 3:30PM-4:20PM||CS Building 102||Popovych|
|7||TTh 7:30PM-8:20PM||CS Building 102||Nagree|
|7A||TTh 7:30PM-8:20PM||Sherrerd Hall 001||Qiu|
Jennifer Rexford, Ph.D. : CS Building 222 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: T 11:00AM and Th 11:00am in CS Building 222.
Robert Dondero, Ph.D. : CS Building 206 : email@example.com
Office Hours: M 2:30PM, M 4:30PM, W 2:30PM, and W 4:30PM in CS Building 206 or CS Building 102.
Iasonas Petras, Ph.D. : CS Building 209 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: T 11:30AM, T 2:30PM, Th 11:30PM, and Th 2:30PM in CS Building 209.
Robert MacDavid : CS Building 001B : email@example.com
Office Hours: M 8:30PM in CS Building 102 and F 12:30PM in Sherrerd Hall third floor common area.
Hussein Nagree : CS Building 004 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: T 8:30PM and Th 8:30PM in CS Building 102.
Reid Oda : CS Building 418C : email@example.com
Office Hours: T 2:30PM and Th 2:30PM in CS Building 418C.
Sergiy Popovych : CS Building 241 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: T 4:30PM and F 11:00AM in CS Building 241.
Huilian (Sophie) Qiu : CS Building 001B : email@example.com
Office Hours: T 8:30PM and Th 8:30PM in Sherrerd Hall 001.
Laura Roberts : Sherrerd Hall 320 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: F 1:30PM and F 2:30PM in Sherrerd Hall 320.
KatieAnna Wolf : CS Building 415 : email@example.com
Office Hours: T 3:30PM and Th 3:30PM in CS Building 415.
Cissy Chen : firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorothy Chen : email@example.com
Hun Choi : firstname.lastname@example.org
Lydia Liu : email@example.com
Tommy Lomont : firstname.lastname@example.org
Karina Marvin : email@example.com
Andrew Ruchames : firstname.lastname@example.org
Naphat Sanguansin : email@example.com
Dyland Xue : firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleen Kenny-McGinley : CS Building 210 : email@example.com
Available in rooms Lewis Library 121 and Lewis Library 122. 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 (Third Edition), Randal E. Bryant and David R. O'Hallaron, Prentice-Hall 2015. The book covers computer systems from the point of view of a C programmer. In particular, it covers x86-64 architecture and assembly language and the Linux operating system. The most important chapters of the book are available through Blackboard in the "Course Materials" section.
Those books are available in the University bookstore and are on reserve in the Engineering Library.
Linux Pocket Guide, Daniel J. Barrett, O'Reilly 2012 (or 2004). The book covers the most fundamental aspects of the Linux operating system and the Bash shell from the user's point of view.
The course uses these manuals, for reference only:
Please study the course Policies, especially those regarding collaboration on assignments.