CompSci 4, Spring 2005: Information
- Office: LSRC D237
- Office Hours: Mondays 2:35-3:35pm, Fridays 10:30-noon,
(or anytime for a quick question, I'm usually
in Mon-Fri til 2,
- Phone: 660-6595
Graduate TA: Ran Liu
- Office: LSRC D112
- Office Hours: Mondays 1:30-2:30pm, 8-10pm
- Email: ran AT cs.duke.edu
- Phone: 660-6544
- Consulting Hours
- Tripp Parker (wcp14 AT duke.edu)
- Chris Morgan (cmm24 AT duke.edu)
- Ripal Shah (rks6 AT duke.edu)
- Tiffany Chen (tiffany.chen AT duke.edu)
- Mariya Yao (yy20 AT duke.edu)
Course Meeting Time
- LECTURE: Tue, Thur: LSRC Room D106, 8:30am-9:45am
- Learning to Program with Alice - by Dann, Cooper, and
Pausch, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006.
In general you should read the text in order to be prepared to ask and
answer questions in class. If you've looked at material before it's
discussed in class you'll get much more out of the class discussion.
This is especially true once class has been going for a while.
There will be reading quizes on blackboard due before many
classes! They must be completed before class time, there will not
be second chances.
Many of the materials for this course (including this page)
are available on
You should regularly read the
as it may contain announcements, hints, and information relevant
to this class.
All computing projects will use the tool Alice.
LATE POLICY: Projects turned in up to 2 days late are 10% off
(Sunday does not count as a late day).
Projects turned in after 2 days are 20% off. Projects must be turned
in within one week late. See Prof. Rodger immediately if you are
having difficulty with this.
Some projects will be pair projects and some projects will be
On both you may consult with one or two other students
(and as many times as you
want with TA's and Prof. Rodger).
Consult means you can discuss the project before writing it,
and get help with debugging your project,
but you should write your own code. Writing one world and making multiple
copies of it is not acceptable! For each assignment
you are expected to include a list of the people with whom you
have consulted (including students, TA's, tutors, professors).
Finally, you may not consult with the same CompSci 4 students on two
Tests must be your own work.
| classwork || 20%
| readingquizzes || 5%
| assignments/homework || 20%
| two exams
| final exam ||
There will be two exams on Oct 6 and Nov. 15, and a final exam on
Friday, Dec. 16 from 9am-noon.
Grading is done on an absolute, but adjustable scale. This means that
there is no curve. Anyone earning 90% or more of the total number of
points available will receive a grade in the A range (A+,A,A-); 80% = B, 70% =
C, 60% = D. This scale may go down, but it will not go up.
The tests and final exam will be closed-book.
Last modified: Sun Jan 23 12:23:28 EST 2005