# Fall 2003 CSCI 363 Syllabus

## Lectures

The course instructor is
Dean Brock.
The course lectures will be delivered on Monday and Wednesday
from 2:20 PM to 3:35 PM in Karpen 011.

Generally, lectures *review* and illustrate concepts
covered in the textbook.
CSCI 363 students are expected to
consult the course schedule
and read the relevant sections of textbook *before*
coming to class.

## Class home page

During the Fall 2003 semester, all class handouts, including homework assignments, can be found through the following URL:

## Textbook

The textbook for the course will be
Computer Networks: A Systems Approach
written by Larry Peterson and Bruce Davie
and published by Morgan Kaufmann (ISBN 0-55860-832-X).

## Grades

Grades will be based on on points earned from exercises, *frequent* quizzes, and a final exam as follows:

Quizzes |
30% |

Final exam |
30% |

Exercises |
40% |

Total |
100% |

The following numerical scale will be used in assigning grades
based on `Score`, the weighted score computed
using the preceding table.

`Score` ≥ 92 | A |

`Score` ≥ 90 & `Score` < 92 | A- |

`Score` ≥ 88 & `Score` < 90 | B+ |

`Score` ≥ 82 & `Score` < 88 | B |

`Score` ≥ 80 & `Score` < 82 | B- |

`Score` ≥ 78 & `Score` < 80 | C+ |

`Score` ≥ 72 & `Score` < 78 | C |

`Score` ≥ 70 & `Score` < 72 | C- |

`Score` ≥ 68 & `Score` < 70 | D+ |

`Score` ≥ 60 & `Score` < 68 | D |

`Score` < 60 | F |

### Quizzes

During the semester there will be six 25-minute quizzes. This quizzes will cover
recent class material and will resemble practice homework questions.
These homework questions, which will *not* be graded
and may even include short programming exercises, may be viewed
on the CSCI 363 homework index.
Solutions to homework questions will also appear on this index. However, as
a courtesy to the textbook authors, no solutions will be posted to problems
assigned from the textbook.

In computing the quiz average, the lowest quiz score of the six
will be dropped.

### Exercises

Course exercises will generally be programming assignments or simulation
experiments.
Some course exercises may be group projects but, unless
explicitly noted in the exercise descriptions, these
assignment should represent your individual effort.
Unauthorized collaboration
on any CSCI 363 assignment will result in a grade of zero for the assignment.

## Past and future influences

I last taught CSCI 363 at UNCA in the Fall 2001 semester.
Copies of exams and assigned homework can be found via the
course
home page.

## For more information

My office is Robinson 221A, and
my office hours are XXX.
However, the best way to get in touch with me is to send email to
`brock@cs.unca.edu`.