Class TIMINGS : MW 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
OFFICE HOURS : TR 11:00am - 11:30am and 12:30pm - 1:30pm or By Appointment
Lab Instructor's Web Page : For section 4: Adem Coskun
For section 5: Xiangyu Hu
For section 6: Denise Davis
Open Lab hours : Lab hours

Required Textbook:


Homework Due Date Instructions Other Information
1 Monday September 17, beginning of the class Page 60: Review Questions 1-10,
Page 60-61: Hands-On Exercises 1-8
2 Corrections for test 1
3 Wed November 28, start of class Corrections for test 2

Course Notes:



A = 90-100, B+ = 87-89, B = 80-86, C+ = 77-79, C = 70-76, D+ = 67-69, D = 60-66, F < 60

Grading consists of

Tests, Quizzes and Final:

Policy on attendance:

Policy for Cheating

The University of South Carolina and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering take a strong stand against cheating. Anyone caught cheating in this course will receive a grade of F and the incident will be reported, which may result in further disciplinary action.  You are allowed to ask for help in the labs and on certain parts of projects and homework; but do your own work. Don't let anyone do it for you. Do not turn in someone else's work as your own or give work to another student. It could be be turned in as their work. The student that gives the work is as guilty as the student that takes the work. The University of South Carolina's Rule of Academic Responsibility states:

It is the responsibility of every student at the University of South Carolina Columbia to adhere steadfastly to truthfulness and to avoid dishonesty, fraud, or deceit of any type in connection with any academic program. Any student who violates this rule or who knowingly assists another to violate this rule shall be subject to discipline...

Read more about the Rule of Academic Responsibility at Responsibility.

As a student, member of the faculty or staff at the University of South Carolina you are a member of the Carolina Community and are therefore obligated to adhere to the Carolinian Creed.(

Open Lab Hours

There are two labs available for you to use outside of your assigned lab time. Rooms 361 and 244 will be open and a lab monitor will be available to answer questions. The lab hours will be posted on the web and on the lab doors.

Lab hours

How to do well in this course:

  1. Attend lectures and labs. Much of the material that you will be expected to know is not directly from the textbook. Topics in the textbook will be supplemented with information from other sources.
  2. Complete homework assignments. Quiz and test questions will be similar to or identical to homework problems.
  3. Seek help if needed. If you have some trouble completing the lab, see me during my office hours. Don't wait until you fall behind .
  4. Read the academic responsibility and "what every student should know" document. It can be found here:

Responsible Use of Computer Resources

The University of South Carolina has a strong policy against computer abuse. Students are expected to act responsibly using computers. This includes obeying all applicable laws regarding copyright and harassment. See the Student Guidelines for Responsible Computing at