MW 3:00 - 4:15 pm, Mason Hall D023
Professor Sanjeev Setia
setia at gmu.edu
Thursday 1-3 pm, Room 4300,
Nguyen (Engineering) Building
CS 367 (Computer Systems & Programming)
This is a programming intensive course. You need to be comfortable with programming in C and Java to be able to do the programming assignments. It is also not a good idea to take this class if your course/work schedule is already quite full.DESCRIPTION :
The class focuses on issues that
arise in the design and implementation of concurrent and
distributed applications. Course work will involve several
Unfortunately there is no single textbook that covers all the material that will be discussed in this class. The following books are recommended (not required):
Class notes will also be provided as necessary. Recommendations for additional books on specific topics (Network programming, Web services, Distributed Systems) will be provided by the instructor.TOPICS:
The following topics will be covered:
There will be four programming
assignments (two dealing with concurrent programming and two
with distributed/networked applications). The software required
for these projects is available on the computers in the
VS&E Lab. You can also do the projects on your own
computer. (The programming assignments involve programming in C
or Java on a UNIX/Linux platform.) You can do the
assignments individually or in a group of two students. There
will be at least one "paper and pencil" assignment.
50% of the course grade will be based
on the assignments. In-class quizzes make up 15% of the overall
course grade. Quizzes will not be announced in advance but you
can expect a quiz once every two weeks or so. In addition, there
will be a mid-term exam worth 15% of the grade. The final exam
will account for the remaining 20% of the grade.
The late submission policy for
programming assignments is as follows: you have 4 slip days
that you can use during the course of the semester, but at most
two slip days per assignment. An assignment is considered late
by one day irrespective of whether you miss the deadline by 1
minute or up to 24 hours. Slip
days only apply to programming assignments.
Violations of the honor code will result in a failing grade. Click here for the CS Department's links to materials on the honor code, ethics and integrity
Class notes, slides, handouts, etc.
will be available at the class Blackboard page. Students can use
Piazza for online discussions.
If you are a student with a
disability and you need academic accommodations, please see me
and contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) at 993-2474,
http://ods.gmu.edu. All academic accommodations must be arranged
through the ODS.
POLICY ON USE OF ELECTRONIC
Laptops, tablets, cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed in this class. Please keep them stowed away.