Computer Science 217
Introduction to programing systems, including modular program design, testing, debugging and performance tuning, using system calls, programming style, and assembly language and machine languages.
MW 10:00AM-10:50AM, Friend Center 101
To make the lectures more interactive, we will be using iClickers. Any hardware version is suitable.
The best way to get a spot in the precept of your choice is to regularly check the registrar's Course Offerings page and/or the listings on TigerHub. In our experience, more than a quarter of the total class enrollment changes precepts during shopping period. Please direct further questions concerning your precept assignment to Colleen Kenny, the CS Department's Undergraduate Coordinator. Colleen's contact information is provided later on this page. The course's teaching staff cannot manage precept assignments.
|Number||Meeting Time||Meeting Place||Preceptor|
|1||MW 1:30PM-2:20PM||Friend Center 009||Xiaoyan Li|
|2||MW 3:30PM-4:20PM||Friend Center 009||Xiaoyan Li|
|3||MW 7:30PM-8:20PM||Friend Center 009||Alberto Mizrahi Benmaman|
|4||TTh 12:30PM-1:20PM||Friend Center 009||Donna Gabai|
|5||TTh 1:30PM-2:20PM||Friend Center 009||Donna Gabai|
|6||TTh 3:30PM-4:20PM||Friend Center 009||Josh Zhang|
Christopher Moretti, Ph.D. : 036 Corwin Hall : email@example.com
Office Hours: T 2:00PM-4:00PM and Th 10:00AM-12:00PM in 036 Corwin Hall
Xiaoyan Li, Ph.D. : 221 Nassau Street, Room 104 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: W 4:30PM-6:30PM and Th 2:00PM-4:00PM in 221 Nassau Street, Room 104
Donna Gabai : 039 Corwin Hall : email@example.com
Office Hours: F 11:00AM-1:00PM and Su 1:00PM-3:00PM in 039 Corwin Hall
Alberto Mizrahi Benmaman : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: M 5:00PM-7:00PM in Friend Center 010
Josh Zhang : email@example.com
Office Hours: T 4:30PM-6:30PM in Friend Center 010
Christine Cho, Katie Dykstra, Cristina Hain, Jacqueline He, Hannah Huh, Nabhonil Kar, James Lee, Austin Li, Ethan Li, Drew Limpasuvan, Nicole Meister, Vikash Modi, Tommy Nguyen, Claudia Popescu, Grace Wei, Daniel Wey, Mona Ye
Colleen Kenny : CS Building 210 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
ARM 64-bit Assembly Language, Larry Pyeatt with William Ughetta. The book covers the ARMv8 assembly language.
Those books are 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. One important section of the book is available through Blackboard in the Course Materials section.
The course uses these manuals, for reference only:
Please study the course Policies, especially those regarding collaboration on assignments.