22C:60 Policies, Fall 2009
Time and place: 221 MacLean Hall,
10:30-11:20 Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Textbook: Course Notes, at Zephyr copies.
Auxiliary Text: The SMAL and Hawk manuals, at Zephyr Copies
Exams will be comprehensive, covering all material up to the date of the exam, with an emphasis on integrating material covered by recent homework. Students with serious conflicts such as Illness or religious holidays may make alternate arrangements (in advance, if at all possible).
Grading: 30% of the score will depend on homework (10 assignments at 3% each). 30% will depend on programming (6 assignments at 5% each). The exams will count, respectively, 10%, 10% and 20%.
Late and Incomplete Work: Turn in what you have finished by the due date! Except in case of "acts of God" (an insurance company term for circumstances outside your control), late work will not be accepted without prior arrangement. Note, however, that half-credit will be given to revisions turned in within 1 week of the deadline. Changes in revisions must be clearly documented! The original must have been turned in on time!
Computer support: The CS departmental Linux machines, although the software supporting this class has been successfully installed by past students on many other Unix-like machines. All students will have course accounts. These machines are accessible from the Internet including most ITC machines on campus. The actual assembly language we will study is the SMAL assembler for the Hawk architecture (A real assembly language for a fictional machine).
The Web will be used to distribute solutions to assignments and exams, as well as tutorials and materials supporting assignments. All materials supporting this class are on-line at:
The Fine Print that must be repeated here as a matter of policy:
If you do not have the prerequisite for this couse, an introductory
data structures course you are likely to fail.
Students caught cheating for the first time may be given a penalty up to an automatic F in the course. Such an F cannot be removed from the transcript. Penalties up to expulsion may apply to second offences. While you are encouraged to discuss homework problems with others in the class (this is a good way to learn), do not discuss anyone's solutions prior to turning in your final copy!
Temporary grades of I (Incomplete) will be granted only on the basis of discussion with the professor; preferably, this discussion should be as soon as possible, and except in case of sudden acute illness or accident, this must be prior to the final exam.
If you have any disagreement or communications problem with the teaching assistant, take it to the professor. If you have any such problem with your professor, contact the chair of the computer science department; due process continues from there to the dean's office of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The exception: Cases of sexual harassment may be reported directly to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity. In the event that the appropriate channel is not obvious, the University Ombudsman is available to help.
This course is given by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, so the rules of that college govern class policies on matters of grading and academic conduct, and that college must approve late adds and drops. If you are enrolled from another college, you might want to check http://www.uiowa.edu/~provost/deos/crossenroll.doc.
If, for any reason, including but not limited to long or short-term disability, you need any kind of accomodation, including but not limited to special seating or special arrangements for exams, please contact me during my office hours, 10:30-11:20 MWF, or at other times in person, by phone (335-0740) or by E-mail (jones[at]cs.uiowa.edu).