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 CSC 341- 01                Operating Systems                     Spring 2018




Last revised May 10, 2018

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Course Description

PROFESSOR: Marek A. Suchenek, Ph.D.

CLASS MEETS: Mo, We 4:00 - 5:15 PM in WH C-155

OFFICE HOURS (subject to change):

January 22 - May 11, 2018, only, excluding holidays and recess

PREREQUISITES: CSC311, CSC331, and MAT321 (or equivalent) with grade C or better.

OBLIGATORY TEXTBOOK. The scope of the course is covered by: Silberschatz, Galvin, Operating System Concepts Essentials, 2nd Edition, Addison-Wesley 2013, chapters 1 - 14.

ISBN 978-1-118-80492-6

CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTION. Overall structure of batch and time-shared operating systems. Scheduling of jobs, CPU and I/O devices. Paged and segmented memory management. I/O programming and file handling. Synchronization of concurrent processes.

QUIZZES. A number of short quizzes will be administrated during semester. They will be announced one class ahead. One lowest quiz score will be dropped.

MIDTERM. One midterm (60 min) will cover the foregoing material. The midterm is scheduled on Wed., Mar 21. It will earn credit of 0 - 40 points.

FINAL EXAM (120 min.) will cover the material discussed in class and assigned as readings. The exam is scheduled on Mon, May 14. It will earn 0 - 50 points.

Each quiz and test requires one scantron form 882-E that you are required to purchase and bring with you to class.

GRADING. The following elements contribute to the total score.

Homework                                         not graded
Attendance, conduct, and
       class decorum                           (-10) - 0 points
Quizzes                                             0 - 10 points
Midterm                                             0 - 40 points
Final                                                  0 - 50 points
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Total                                                  0 - 100 points

Course grade will be determined according to the following schedule.

0 - 45% yield F (failing work)
46 - 50% yield D (barely passing)
51 - 55% yield D+
56 - 60% yield C-
61 - 65% yield C (minimum for CSC credit)
66 - 70% yield C+
71 - 75% yield B-
76 - 80% yield B (very good achievement)
81 - 85% yield B+
86 - 90% yield A-
91 - 100% yield A (excellent achievement)

Other grades (e.g. incomplete) will be assigned in cases specified by the university regulations.

SCOPE. Students are responsible for material covered by lectures, assigned readings and exercises, and are assumed to preliminarily read appropriate parts of the textbook before the material is covered in class, according to the Syllabus.

ATTENDANCE. Class attendance is mandatory even if roll is not called. Those absent, disruptive, inappropriately behaving (in classroom or office), or late may lose credit for attendance, conduct, and class decorum, and miss assignments. It is student's sole responsibility to find out what was covered and assigned during the classes he/she missed.

ASSIGNMENTS. Homework assignments will not be collected or graded. For the needs of course documentation, the quizzes, the midterm and the final will not be returned to the students. They will be made available during the class following the test and during office hours for the remainder of the semester.

MAKE-UP POLICY. No make-ups will be given. However, one quiz may be missed since the lowest quiz score will be dropped anyway.

ADA STATEMENT. Students with disabilities, who believe they may need an academic adjustment in this class, are encouraged to contact Disabled Student Services as soon as possible to better ensure receipt of timely adjustments.

CLASSROOM DECORUM. Student behavior in class is expected to be respectful and appropriate and not disruptive to the learning environment.

Inappropriate or disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to, coming to class late, leaving class early, talking to other students or walking in front of the classroom while the professor is lecturing, talking on cell phones, texting or using Skype during class, being rude and disrespectful to the instructor or fellow students, reading non-class materials (newspaper, magazines, etc. on line or hard copy) while in class and sleeping.


Cellular telephones, CD players, radios, iPods, and similar devices are to be turned off while in class. No exceptions.

DRESS CODE. Please, dress appropriately for a university class. Tank-tops are not allowed.

ACADEMIC HONESTY. No form of plagiarism (copying) will be tolerated.

Students are reminded of the university policy with regard to scholastic honesty. In this class, submission for credit of any assignment, program, test, or examination that is not the student's original work or contains portions of someone else's work without being clearly and specifically identified as such, as well as cheating on tests or examination, are violations that will automatically yield zero credit for the submitted work and may also result in an F grade in the course or in university disciplinary action, or both.

CSUDH Academic Inegrity policies are listed in the Catalog. You are supposed to know what they are, including definitions of cheating, plagiarism, and dishonesty. A link below has been provided for your conveninece:

Here are links to additional materials on plagiarism. I strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with these as well.

STUDENT ACADEMIC APPEALS PROCESS. Authority and responsibility for assigning grades to students rests with the faculty. A grade appeal is permitted when a student can show clear evidence that a grade was contrary to procedures as specified in the course syllabus, was based on prejudice, was capricious, or was the result of computational or clerical error. The presumption is that the grades assigned are correct until there is a clear demonstration otherwise. The burden of proof is heavy, and it rests with the student who is appealing.





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