PROFESSOR: Marek A. Suchenek
hours for this course:
Mo, We 2:30 - 3:00 PM in NSM
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.
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.
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
Final 0 - 50 60
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.
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.
be given. Late programs will not be accepted.
However, one quiz may be missed since the lowest quiz score will be
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 http://www.csudh.edu/srr/faculty.htm for a more thorough explanation of
CSUDH Academic Integrity policy.
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.