Syllabus for CMPSC 465, Spring 2013

Charles Burchard


163 Burke




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MWF 01:25P - 02:15P in 165 N

Office hrs

MWR 10:00A-11:00A and by appointment.


CMPSC 360 or MATH 311W (And, of course, CMPSC 122)

Required Text 

Levitin: "Design and Analysis of Algorithms", 3e, ISBN: 9780132316811

Course Title

Data Structures and Algorithms

Course Content

Blue book description (This is rather vague.)


Grading scale:  

Midterm exams (3). . . . . . . 55%
Homeworks/Projects . . . . . 20%
Final Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25%

A [92, 100]   A- [90, 92)
B+ [88, 90)   B [82, 88)    B- [80, 82)
C+ [76, 80)   C [60, 76)  D [48, 50)     F  [0, 50)

Policies and Expectations, etc.

Academic Integrity:   Academic integrity is the pursuit of scholarly activity free from fraud and deception and is an educational objective of this institution. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarizing, fabricating of information or citations, facilitating acts of academic dishonesty by others, having unauthorized possession of examinations, submitting work of another person or work previously used without informing the instructor, or tampering with the academic work of other students. Academic dishonesty may result in a grade of F for the course.

Attendance:   Class attendance is required, as per university policy. Failure to attend class regularly may result in a lowered grade. If you must miss class, it is your responsibility to make up the material. Prompt arrival for class is required, and courteous conduct in class is assumed.

Exam Policy:   The dates of the midterm exams will be given well in advance. I do not give makeup exams except in exceptional and well-documented situations. I must be contacted before the scheduled exam is given.  My phone (814-898-6249) is equipped with voice mail and a secretary can be reached at 814-898-6153.