22C:169 Policies, Spring 2006

Part of the 22C:169 Computer Security Collection
by Douglas W. Jones
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Department of Computer Science

Time and place: 2217 Seamens Center 9:30-10:45 AM Tuesday-Thursday
Textbook: Computer Security, 2rd ed. Dieter Gollmann, Wiley, 2006.
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: 50% of the score will depend on homework (10 assignments at 5% each). The exams will count, respectively, 20% and 30%.

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.

Computer support: The CS departmental UNIX and Linux machines, 105 and B12 MLH. All students will have course accounts. These machines are accessible from any machine connected to the Internet.

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:

   This course is offered under the Department of Computer Science chaired by Jim Cremer, 14 MLH.    If you do not have the prerequisite for this couse, you are likely to fail. Students who do not regularly attend classes are likely to fail, but the only attendance records will be based on assignments turned in.
   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. You are encouraged to discuss homework problems with others, this is a good way to learn, but do not discuss any solutions prior to turning in your own!
   Temporary grades of I (Incomplete) will be granted only on the basis of discussion with the professor prior to the final exam and preferably sooner than that.
   If you have any disagreement or communications problem with the teaching assistant, take it to the professor. If you have any similar 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.
   This course is given by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, so naturally, 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, or at other times in person, by phone or by E-mail.