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APPLIED COMPUTER SCIENCE Course Number - ACS-2906/3-001 Course Name - Computer Architecture and System Software 1 Instructor Information Alex Brodsky acs2906@acs.uwinnipeg.ca Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-9:45 Email acs2906@acs.uwinnipeg.ca to receive an invite. www.soyuz.acs.uwinnipeg.ca/~abrodsky/2906 Office: 3D17 Office Hours: TBA Room No: 4C84 Instructor: E-mail: Class Meeting Time: Course Group: Course Homepage:...

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COMPUTER APPLIED SCIENCE Course Number - ACS-2906/3-001 Course Name - Computer Architecture and System Software 1 Instructor Information Alex Brodsky acs2906@acs.uwinnipeg.ca Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-9:45 Email acs2906@acs.uwinnipeg.ca to receive an invite. www.soyuz.acs.uwinnipeg.ca/~abrodsky/2906 Office: 3D17 Office Hours: TBA Room No: 4C84 Instructor: E-mail: Class Meeting Time: Course Group: Course Homepage: 2 1. 2. 3. 4. Important Dates Midterm Exam: October 21, 2008 Final Exam: December 10, 2008, 13:30-16:30 Final Withdrawal Date w/o academic penalty: October 24, 2008 Other deadlines: Three assignments due at 5pm on October 2, October 30, and November 27. 3 Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes This course provides students with an introductory understanding of the underlying architecture of modern computers and operating systems. Students will learn how data and programs are organized, stored, managed, and executed in a computer system. The course covers the purpose and functions of an operating system, and details how the operating system interacts with the hardware to fulfill its purpose. 4 Evaluation Criteria 1. Assignments (30%) Assignment Due Date 1 October 2 2 October 30 3 November 27 • Late assignments will not be accepted. • Assignments need to be submitted both in paper and by email. • All assignments are in English. 2. Midterm Exam (20% or 0%) • The midterm is optional. If you choose not to write the midterm or do better on the final exam then your midterm will be worth 0% and your final will be worth 70%. 3. Final Exam (50% or 70%) Note: The instructor reserves the right to adjust a student’s evaluation criteria, with the student’s consent, if the instructor deems than an adjustment is warranted. 1 5 Exam Requirements • Photo ID is required. • No dictionaries, notes, calculators, talking slide rulers, or other electronic aids allowed. 6 Required Text Bryant & “Computer O’Hallaron, Systems: A Programmers Perspective”, 2003, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13034074-X. 7 Prerequisite Information A grade of at least C in ACS-1904/3 or ACS-1905/3. Co-requisite: MATH-1401/3. Make sure that you have the necessary prerequisites to take this course. If you have not successfully completed the above listed courses, it is in your interest to go to the student registration office and officially drop the course. Otherwise, the registration office will do it on your behalf. 8 Misuse of Computer Facilities, Plagiarism, and Cheating Academic dishonesty is a very serious offense and will be dealt with in accordance with the University’s discipline bylaw. Be sure you have read and understood Chapter VII, section 7a in the 2008/2009 UW General Calendar. To avoid the possibility of plagiarism here are some rules of thumb to follow. 1. Put away pens, pencils, and keyboards when discussing the problem with others. 2. Acknowledge all help that you received on the assignment in an acknowledgments section at the end of your write-up. 3. Look at other code all you want, but do not copy it. 4. If you are unsure about something ask...
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