Data Structures

Course Details

Course Number: 2133  Section Number: 201

Spring 2013

Location: Bolin Hall

Classroom Number: 320

Days & Times:

TR 9:30 AM

Course Attachments


MSU Faculty Member
Richard P. Simpson   
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Course Objectives

In this course you will continue a study of data structures and object oriented design. The class will include analysis of algorithms (ie complexity) and an in-depth look at a variety of tree structures, graphs, sorting and searching. Quizes (If you miss the quiz you cannot make it up) will hopefully be given most Tuesdays over previous weeks work or requested readings from the text. Projects will involve the simulation/implementation/empirical analysis of selected data structures. A few small projects called Baby App’s (past ACM programming contest problems) will also be given and submitted to a website that tests the program.

The material which constitutes this course will include lectures, software tutorials, films, and projects. Students are responsible for all material regardless of class attendance. The class will meet in BSH 320 .   The OS that we will do most of our windows.   We may Linux for some problems.

Course Expectations

Prerequisite: College Algebra and discrete math

Exams: Three exams and a final

Weekly Quizzes

Projects: 4-6 projects written in C++.

Grading Standards

30% major exams(3)

15% final exam

15% homework and quizzes

40% software projects

Final Exam5/7/2012  8:00 AM

Submission Format Policy

This course is project intensive and expect up to 4 or 5 programs to be given during the course. Each project is to be turned in within an envelope with your name and project number printed on the outside. Include a printout of your source and associated output, if appropriate, together with a CD or Jump drive containing the programs .exe, .cpp and other necessary files such as data or necessary libraries. Make sure that your program runs off the media before turning it in.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

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Attendance Requirements

This course will cover a lot of material that you will have never seen. It is very important to attend every class. Attendance every day is therefore required! If you miss a day you must come by my office when you get back and ask for your makeup work. I will count off for any class not made up as well as for excessive absences.

Other Policies

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.