Department of Computer Science and Engineering

CS302: Data Structures (Spring 2012)

  • Meets: TR 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM (new room: SEM 326)

  • Instructor: Dr. George Bebis

  • Student Assistant: Emily Hand

  • Text: N. Dale C++ Plus Data Structures Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 4th edition, 2007.

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    C or above in CS202. If you do not meet the prerequisite requirements for this course, you should see me immediately.


    The purpose of this course is to introduce you to data structures, an issue central to the art of computer programming. At the end of the course you will be equipped with the tools of data organization to enable you to write simple, clear, and efficient programs. The course will be structured around a comprehensive set of computer assignments to enable you to get hands on experience. Our programming language of choice will be C++.

    Course Outline (tentative)

    Exams and Assignments

    Grading will be based on two exams, 6-7 quizzes and 4-5 programming assignments. Quizzes will be announced at least one class period in advance. There will be two exams: a mideterm and a final. The material covered in the exams will be drawn from the lectures and the quizzes. The programming assignments will be done in groups of two. The goal is to provide you with hands-on experience with handling various kinds of data structures. Homework will be assigned but will not be collected for grading.

    Course Policies

    Slides, assignments, and other useful information will be posted on the course web page. Regular attendance is highly recommended. If you miss a class, you are responsible for all material covered or assigned in class. The programming assignments are to be completed in groups of two, however, both members of a team are expected to fully understand the structure of the code and the implemented algorithms. Discussion of the programming assignments is allowed and encouraged. However, each team is expected to do its own work. Assignments which are too similar will receive a zero. No late programming assignments will be accepted unless there is an extreme emergency. If you are unable to hand in an assignment by the deadline, you must discuss it with me before the deadline in order to avoid the late penalty. No incomplete grades (INC) will be given in this course and a missed quiz/exam may be made up only if it was missed due to an extreme emergency.

    Academic Dishonesty

    Your continued enrollment in this course implies that you have read the section on Academic Dishonesty found in the UNR Student Handbook (see and that you subscribe to the principles stated therein.

    Disability Statement

    Any student with a disability needing academic accomodations is requested to speak with me or contact the Disability Resource Center (Thompson Building, Suite 101), as soon as possible to arrange for appropriate accomodations.

    Unauthorized class audio recording or video-taping

    Surreptitious or covert video-taping of class or unauthorized audio recording of class is prohibited by law and by Board of Regents policy. This class may be videotaped or audio recorded only with the written permission of the instructor. In order to accommodate students with disabilities, some students may have been given permission to record class lectures and discussions. Therefore, students should understand that their comments during class may be recorded.

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