Silberschatz, Galvin, and Gagne, Operating System Concepts, 8th Edition
The following coursework components contribute to your final grade, and to the degree shown:
Homework Assignments 10%
Exam 1 10%
Exam 2 10%
Final Exam 30%
Assignments consist of short-answer questions, essays, or problems. The purpose of these assignments is to prepare you for exams. For each assignment, you can earn one bonus percent (of the assignment grade) by giving constructive comments on lectures or discussions. (Instead of comments, you can also submit your funny story of the week.)
There will be three to four increasingly challenging projects due during this course. You are expected to work in teams of two people. For both homework and projects, if you receive help from others, or if you find helpful information from various sources, please include appropriate acknowledgements.
On exams, 80% of the questions asked will be based on lecture materials, assignments, and projects; 20% of the questions will test your ability to apply various principles learned in the class.
The final exam will be comprehensive.
To receive a passing grade for the overall course, you must earn a passing grade on the final exam and a passing grade on the projects. (Note, however, that passing both the final exam and all of the projects does not imply a passing grade in the course.)
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Understand the lecture slides and reading assignments
Attendance: The University requires attendance in all classes. Absences may be excused with appropriate documentation. You should make up for any materials missed due to absences. Missed exams: A missed exam will be recorded as a grade of zero. We will follow the university rules regarding all missed exams (http://registrar.fsu.edu/dir_class/fall/exam_schedule.htm).
Incomplete grade: An incomplete grade will be assigned only under the following exceptional circumstances:
If you miss the final exam with an accepted excuse, you must make up the exam during the first two weeks of the following semester.
Due to extraordinary circumstances, with appropriate documentation, the student can make up the missed portion of the course prior to the end of the next semester.
Honor code: Students are expected to uphold the academic honor code (http://registrar.fsu.edu/bulletin/undergrad/info/integrity.htm).
ADA: Students with disabilities needing academic accommodations should: (1) register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center, and (2) bring a letter to the instructor indicating the need for accommodations within the first week of class. This syllabus and other class materials are available in alternative formats on request.
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