CS 310 Data Structures
Fall 2012
Section 001, TR 9:00 am - 10:30 am, Enterprise Hall 276.

Prof. Richard Carver
email: rcarver@gmu.edu
Office: 5318 Engineering Bldg.
Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday before class; Thursday 3:45-4:15pm, and by appointment
Phone: (703) 993-1550
The course website is http://cs.gmu.edu/~rcarver/cs310

TAs (office hours)

TA: An Wang (awang10@masonlive.gmu.edu), M 4:30-6:30pm, W 1:30-3:30pm, Engineering Bldg Room 4456.
TA: GuiLin Liu (gliu2@masonlive.gmu.edu). M 4:30-6:30pm, W 1:30-3:30pm, Engineering Bldg Room 4456.
UTA: Vinh Han Nguyen (vnguyec@gmu.edu), R 1:30 pm-4:30 pm, Engineering Bldg Room 4456.
UTA: Barak Stout (bstout1@gmu.edu), T 10:00-11:30, F 16:00-18:00, Engineering Bldg Room 4456.


Data Structures and Other Objects Using Java, 4/E, by Main.


The prerequisite for this course is C or better in CS 211. Students are expected to have a significant degree of skill in programming (program organization, coding, documenting, testing and debugging). Students should be acquainted with basic complexity analysis ("big O") and be able to build abstract data types using Java classes.

Course Description

CS 310 continues the study of data structures from CS 211. Students will learn how to approach larger and more challenging programming projects than the projectsin CS 211. Programming is a significant part of this course and students should expect to spend a good deal of time on the programming projects.

Course Outcomes


This list is subject to change as interest evolves.


There will be several programming assignments. Programming assignments will be posted on the course website.

You can only turn in a program once. No revisions or additions can be made to your program after it has been submitted. Late programs will be accepted with a 10% per day late penalty. You are responsible for keeping backups of your work.

Honor Code

Read the CS Department honor code: http://cs.gmu.edu/wiki/pmwiki.php/HonorCode/CSHonorCodePolicies and the University honor code: http://honorcode.gmu.edu. You are bound by these honor codes. Any submitted work which shows too much commonality with others' work to be completely original, or any plagiarized work, will receive a grade of 0. Any code which is presented in class or provided to you as part of the project may be included in your programs.


There will be a midterm exam and a final. There will be no makeups on exams except under exceptional circumstances, and any such makeup must be arranged in advanced. Grades will computed from a weighted average computed with the following weights:

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. All academic accommodations must be arranged through the ODS.


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