Tuesday and Thursday 2:00pm to 3:15pm in Sitterson 011.
Gary Bishop, Sitterson 255, 962–1886, firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Van Osdol, Sitterson 036, email@example.com
Angela will be available: Mondays 5–7pm, and Wednesday/Friday 9:30–10:30am.
Gary will be available by appointment and Friday 2:30–4:30pm.
Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface by David A. Patterson and John L. Hennessy.
The SPIM simulator developed by James R. Larus will be used for many of the assignments. It is available on ATN machines and/or you may download it to your own machine as described on page xviii of your book.
http://www.cs.unc.edu/~gb/Comp120Fall2004. All class handouts will be distributed via the web page. It is your responsibility to watch for updates and assignments.
To turn in your assignments use the digital drop box on our Blackboard page
Exam 1:(10%) Tuesday 21 September.
Last day to drop: Monday 4 October.
Exam 2: (20%) Tuesday 19 October.
Final Exam: (40%) Thursday 9 December at 4pm. This date and time is fixed by the Office of the Registrar and is not negotiable. Attendance at the final exam is mandatory. If you are absent from the final exam, your grade will be recorded as AB, AB/F or FA as required by College policy.
Assignments: (30%) Approximately 10 required assignments.
Each of the exams will be cumulative.
Late Homework Policy: Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the specified due date. Programs and homework assignments will be penalized 25% if later than the beginning of class but by the beginning of the next class and 50% if turned in by the beginning of the second session after the due date. No credit will be given for assignments submitted after the beginning of the second class session following the due date. If your assignment is not in the pile when the music stops, it is late.
Making up homework and examinations: Serious illness, a death in the family, and activities such as intramural meets and student exchange programs can justify waiving or relaxing the usual rules for class work and examinations. But the vicissitudes of student life, including the consequences of procrastination and commitments to other courses, cannot. In circumstances that merit special treatment, documentation is usually available to the student, and I feel most comfortable when a request for special consideration is accompanied by appropriate written material supporting the request. In cases where events that will interfere with course work are foreseen, a student should discuss the matter with me well before the work is due.
Incompletes: An incomplete will only be given for serious emergencies. Documentation (such as a physicians note) is required.
The above percentages add up to 100%, but I reserve the right to apply a 10% fudge factor to give consideration to things such as good class participation, stellar programs, improving program scores over the semester, and bona fide extenuating circumstances.
24 August 2004