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 CSC 341- 01                Operating Systems                     Spring 2013




Last revised April 8, 2013

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Course Description

PROFESSOR: Marek A. Suchenek, Ph.D.

Office hours for this course:

Mo, We 2:30 - 3:00 PM in NSM A-131

(see Contact for more)

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

OBLIGATORY TEXTBOOK. The scope of the course is covered by: Silberschatz, Galvin, Operating System Concepts Essentials, Addison-Wesley 2010, chapters 1 - 14.
ISBN13: 978-0470889206
ISBN10: 0470889209

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 27. It will earn credit of 0 - 40 points.

FINAL COMPREHENSIVE EXAM (120 min.) will cover the material discussed in class and assigned as readings. The exam is scheduled on Mon, May 13. It will earn 0 - 50 points.

GRADING. The following elements contribute to the total score.

Homework not graded
Quizzes 0 - 10 points
Midterm 0 - 40 30 points
Final 0 - 50 60 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.

ASSIGNMENTS. Homework assignments will not be collected or graded. For the needs of course documentation, the midterm and the final will not be returned to the students. For the same reason, programming assignments will not be returned unless submitted in duplicate. Except for permitted use of procedures included in the handouts, each program is supposed to be a 100% individual work, in particular, no form of collaboration or help is allowed. 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. Late programs will not be accepted. However, one quiz may be missed since the lowest quiz score will be dropped anyway.

ACADEMIC HONESTY. No form of plagiarism (copying) will be tolerated. Violations can result in anything from an F in the course to expulsion from the university.

Please, visit for a more thorough explanation of CSUDH Academic Integrity policy.

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 following syllabus.





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