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Course : Advanced Structures and Algorithms

Course Number
CMPS 3013
Section Number
101
Semester
Fall 2020
Location
Bolin Hall, 312
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 12:00 am

In-depth study of complexity analysis and variety of advanced structures and related algorithms. Topics will be selected from trees, heaps, priority queues, graphs, hashing, sorting, pattern matching, recursion and others as appropriate.

 

Evaluation Process

The final grade for this course will be based on participation, projects and exams. A description is provided below:

  • You will have two tests (T1 and T2), plus one final exam (FE). T1 is worth 23 percent, T2 is worth 23 percent and your final exam is worth 22 percent.
  • You will have several programming assignments. All your programming assignments will count for 22 percent of final your grade.
  • The last category is participation, and this will count for ten percent of your final grade. Please be aware that this category includes in class activities and quizzes. Below you will find additional information about this category.
    • Assignments given in class, also known as in class activities will be unannounced in nature.
    • Quizzes will be non-pop-up quizzes. There are three potential formats for our Quizzes, the instructor decides which format to use and when.
      • Format 1 (online quizzes): if this option is used then you are required to use D2L to take the quiz, you cannot use a Chromebook for this purpose, and you should have
      • Format 2 (online but by hand): You will be required to print the document and scan it.
      • Format 3: Traditional in class hard copy.
    • No makeup participation assignments are given.
    • Arriving late, leaving early to class voids the right to take a quiz or in class activity if it already started or it is about to start.

Evaluation Process Summary Table

Category

Percentage

Test 1

23%

Test 2

23%

Final Exam

22%

Homework

22%

Participation (Quizzes)

10%

 

Grading Policy

89 to 100 points is an A.

79 to 88.99 points is a B.

69 to 78.99 points is a C.

59 to 68.99 points is a D.

0 to 58.99 points is an F.

 

Attendance

Attendance is NOT a component of the course grade; however, the student will be subject to any attendance associated requirement as specified/required/stipulated by the University. The student is responsible for any missed lecture unless proper medical documentation is presented to the instructor on time.

 

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