CSCI 1200 - Fall 2008
Computer Science II
  Contact Information


  Course Overview

  Web Resources
  Additional Tutoring


  Lecture notes
  Lab materials
  Test reviews

  Lab Times
  Office Hours

Academic Integrity

  Due Date and Time
  Late Day Policy
  Electronic Submission

Programming Tips

C++ Development
  C++ IDEs

Other Information
  Command Line Args
  File I/O
  Redirecting I/O


Your final grade in this class combines your performance on the lab exercises, homeworks, and exams as follows:
  • Labs: 15%
  • Homeworks: 30%
  • Tests: 35%
  • Final: 20%
All components of the class are graded on a curve. What does this mean? The homeworks and exams will contain challenging problems and the grade breakdown will likely be lower than the typical 90%=A, 80%=B, etc. We will give approximate grade breakdowns as the course progresses so you may gauge your performance. You must have a passing average on each component (labs, homeworks, and exams) in order to pass the course. Note: Grades will not be available through LMS.

Lab Assignments

There will be a total of 14 labs, one each week. Labs are graded on a scale of 0-3, depending on the amount and quality of work completed. Labs are designed so that students who work diligently can earn all 3 points. Students must attend their assigned lab sections unless prior permission has been given (see Schedule). Lab instructions and a subset of the lab problems will be posted on the course website on Tuesday after lecture. Additional problems will be distributed at the start of the lab. Students should bring their laptop, their reference textbook, and recent lecture notes to lab. Internet access during labs is restricted to CS2 lab file downloads only. Reading or sending email, instant messenges, text messages, cell phone use, playing video games, etc. is disallowed during lab. Students who violate the policy will receive a 0 for the lab and be asked to leave.


There will be 9 or 10 homework assignments. Homework assignments will be made available via the course web site just before the previous assignment is due. Assignments will be submitted electronically and are due on Thursdays by 11:59pm. See the Homework page and Programming Tips page for more information.


Three tests will be given during the semester, with 5% of the semester average assigned for the worst test grade (for each individual student) and 15% for each of the other two. The cumulative final, given during finals week, will be worth 20%.

Note: We will not provide a makeup exam unless the absence is excused by the Dean of Students.