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.
MW 10:00AM-10:50AM, CS Building 104
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 preceptors, 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||TTh 12:30PM-1:20PM||CS Building 102||Gunawardena|
|4||TTh 1:30PM-2:20PM||CS Building 102||Gunawardena|
|6||TTh 7:30PM-8:20PM||Friend Center 008||Qiu|
Aarti Gupta, Ph.D. : CS Building 220 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Th 10:30AM and Th 1:30PM in CS Building 220
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
Ananda (Guna) Gunawardena, Ph.D. : 221 Nassau Street, Room 103 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: T 2:30PM, T 3:30PM, Th 2:30PM, and Th 3:30PM in 221 Nassau Street, Room 103
Huilian (Sophie) Qiu : email@example.com
Office Hours: T 8:30PM and Th 8:30PM in Friend Center 008
Donna Gabai : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tommy Lomont : email@example.com
Linhchi Nguyen : firstname.lastname@example.org
Murilo Zanarella : email@example.com
Julie Zhu : 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.