CS 310 Data Structures
Spring 2014
Section 001, TR 10:30am - 11:45am, Art and Design Building 2026.

Prof. Richard Carver
email: rcarver@gmu.edu
Office: 5318 Engineering Bldg.
Office Hours: T,R: 9:45-10:15am and 12:45-1:15pm, and by appointment.
Phone: (703) 993-1550
The course website is http://cs.gmu.edu/~rcarver/cs310

TAs (office hours)

TA: Jitin Krishnan, jkrishn2@masonlive.gmu.edu, Tuesdays 5-6pm and Wednesdays 11am-12pm, Engineering Bldg 5321 .
TA: Jianchao Tan, tanjianchaoustc@gmail.com, Monday 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Engineering Bldg 4456.
TA: Anudeep Madamshetty, amadamsh@masonlive.gmu.edu, Thursday, 2-4pm, Engineering Bldg room 5321.
UTA: Rebecca Fischer, rfische3@masonlive.gmu.edu, Friday 12-2pm, Engineering Bldg 4456.
UTA: Daniel Balberchak, dbalberc@masonlive.gmu.edu, Engineering Bldg 4456.


Data Structures and Problem Solving Using Java, 4/E by Mark A. Weiss.
The textbook is on reserve in the library. The call number is QA76.73.J38 W45 2010. The book is reserved under the name Theresa Calcagno.


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.


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 and the University honor code. 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:

Final Grade Determination

Final grades will be assigned without rounding according to the following criteria. It is a 10-point scale per letter grade, with the upper and lower 2% of each 10% earning a + or -.


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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