CS155

CS155: Introduction to Unix

Fall 2017

Syllabus

What
CS155: Introduction to Unix
Why
Unix shell commands, utilities (editors, sorting, file management), shell scripting.
When
August 21 - September 24, 2017; MWF 1:00–1:50ᴘᴍ
Last day to drop: August 24, 2017
Last day to withdraw: September 7, 2017
Where
Clark Room A 103
Web
https://www.cs.colostate.edu/~cs155
Prerequisites
None
Textbook
None
Resources
The Linux Command Line
Basic Unix Commands
CS Department FAQ
CS Department Computers Use for remote access from your personal computer.
Instructor
Dave Matthews <adaaavaeamaaatat>
Office Hours
CSB 244
M 2:30-4:30, WF 2:30-3:30, TR 10:30-11:30
Otherwise by appointment or when my door is open.
GTA
Travis Augustine <aTaraaavaiasa.aAauagauasataianae>
Office Hours
Mondays, 3-5 PM in CSB 225 (CS155 only)
Tuesday, 10-12 in the Linux Lab
Thursday, 10-12 in the Linux Lab
Tutors
Tutor schedule

Canvas is not used for this course.

TaskPoints
Homework 01
Homework 1–45 each
Quiz 1–313 each
Final Exam40

Homework

There are weekly homework assignments:

Homework is submitted & graded online, with ~cs155/bin/checkin and ~cs155/bin/grade. Use ~cs155/bin/grade to see all of your scores, or ~cs155/bin/grade HW3 for detailed feedback on homework #3.

Quizzes

Quizzes are given during class to assess your understanding of the material recently presented and used in the homework. The written answers will include commands, output from commands, or similar information. The one page quizzes contain 7 questions worth 2 points each for a maximum of 13 points.

Final Exam

The Final Exam is given the last day of classes during the five week session to evaluate your comprehension of the material. The exam contains 41 multiple choice questions that are answered on a Scantron sheet for grading by University Testing Services. The maximum grade is 40 points so you can miss one question with no penalty.

Students utilizing Resource for Disabled Students should notify the instructor well in advance so the proper arrangements can be made.

Grade   Points
A≥ 90
B≥ 80
C≥ 70
D≥ 60
F< 60
(no +/- grades)
(no rounding)

Grading

Homework, quizzes, and the final exam are weighted according to the number of points. Quizzes and tests are curved, homework is not. For example, you will see both Q2 (quiz #2) and a Q2-curved (quiz #2, curved) versions. Quizzes are returned in class. Final exams are not returned, but you can schedule time with the instructor to review them. There is no extra credit and final grades are not rounded.

The GTA grades everything. If you don’t like your score, talk with the GTA first, then the instructor if you still disagree.

The Unexpected

If illness prevents you from doing homework or taking a quiz/test, get a note from Hartshorn, a doctor, an emergency room, etc. It is not good enough to diagnose yourself. Similarly, if you suffer a family tragedy, your apartment catches fire, you’re called up for military service, etc., then provide documentation for the event. Concerts and ski trips are not unexpected.

Multitasking

Some students believe that they can efficiently multitask. They believe that they can surf the web, catch up on social networking, and absorb the lecture at the same time. Studies consistently show that we are all miserable at multitasking.

Conduct in Class

Don’t distract other students, move to the back of the class. I can’t force you to learn, but you must allow others to do so. This means:

Policies

Exams and projects will be done individually and grades assigned on an individual basis. Further, students not already familiar with the CSU Honor Pledge should review this clear and simple pledge and always adhere to it.

Policies on cheating, plagiarism, incomplete grades, attendance, discrimination, sexual harassment, and student grievances are described in the Student Information Guide. All other matters follow the policies set in the current CSU General Catalog, and in the CS Dept. Code of Conduct.

Writing a program comprises two phases: design and implementation. You must do both on your own. It is not acceptable to have joint design but separate implementations.

You MAY discuss what they assignment says but all work you turn in must be your own. You have crossed the line if you start comparing someone else’s work to your own (or vice versa). You have crossed the line if you cannot explain/understand the work you submit. “I copied it from the internet” is not an explanation.

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