Focuses on the common structures used to store data and the standard algorithms for manipulating them. Standard data structures include lists, stacks, queues, trees, heaps, hash tables, and graphs. Standard algorithms include searching, sorting, and traversals. Along with implementation details, students will learn to analyze the time and space efficiency of algorithms and how to select appropriate data structures and algorithms for a specific application. In homework, labs, and programming projects, students will implement their own data structures and make use of existing libraries to solve a variety of computational problems.
|Date Time, Location|| |
|Lecture Instructor (Section A)||Oliver W. Layton |
Office: Davis 115 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours:
M,T 1:00pm - 3:30pm
W 3:00pm - 4:00pm
F 1:00pm - 2:00pm
If my door is open, please come in.
|Lecture Instructor (Section B)||Zadia Codabux |
Office: Davis 111 Email: email@example.com Phone: (207)-859-4480 Office hours: M 1-3 T 2-4 W 2-3
|Lab Instructor (Section A)||Bruce Maxwell |
Office: Davis 112 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (207)-859-5854 Office hours:
Any time my door is open.
|Lab Instructor (Section B, C)||Eric Aaron |
Office: Davis 113 Email: email@example.com Phone: (207)-859-5857 Office hours: M 11am-12:00noon, T 2:30-4:00pm (immediately following the CS231 lab section), R 11am-12:00noon and 2:30-3:30pm (immediately following the CS152 lab section), and by email appt.
|Evening TAs|| Location: Davis 102 |
|Prerequisite||CS 151, CS152, or equivalent|
|Course Goals|| |
|Class Participation||You are expected to attend every class. Discussion is a vital part of the learning experience. Good class discussion needs your contribution. If you must miss a class, you are responsible for making up the material covered in that lecture.|
|Grading|| The course grade will be determined as
You may choose from any number of Data Structures with Java textbooks that are available, however, we do not require any specific text. There are two Java-based Data Structures textbooks in the Colby Safari Online collection that you can access through the library. There are also lots of on-line resources available.Links to free online data structures textbooks:
|Collaboration, Academic honesty||
Computer science, both academically and professionally, is a collaborative discipline. In any collaboration, however, all parties are expected to make their own contributions and to generously credit the contributions of others. In our class, therefore, collaboration on homework and programming assignments is encouraged, but you as an individual are responsible for understanding all the material in the assignment and doing your own work. Always strive to do your best, give generous credit to others, start early, and seek help early from both your professors and classmates.
The following rules are intended to help you get the most out of your education and to clarify the line between honest and dishonest work. We reserve the right to ask you to verbally explain the reasoning behind any answer or code that you turn in and to modify your project grade based on your answers. It is vitally important that you turn in work that is your own. We do use automated plagiarism detection software, so please be sure to abide by these, rather minimal, rules. Reports of academic dishonesty are handled by an academic review board and a finding of academic dishonesty may result in significant sanctions. For more details on Colby's Academic Integrity policies and procedures, see colby.edu/academicintegrity.
|The Colby Affirmation|| |
Colby College is a community dedicated to learning and committed to the growth and well-being of all its members.
As a community devoted to intellectual growth, we value academic integrity. We agree to take ownership of our academic work, to submit only work that is our own, to fully acknowledge the research and ideas of others in our work, and to abide by the instructions and regulations governing academic work established by the faculty.
As a community built on respect for ourselves, each other, and our physical environment, we recognize the diversity of people that have gathered here and that genuine inclusivity requires active, honest, and compassionate engagement with one another. We agree to respect each other, to honor community expectations, and to comply with college policies.
As a member of this community, I pledge to hold myself and others accountable to these values.
What does this mean to students?
|Title IX Statement|| |
Colby College prohibits and will not tolerate sexual misconduct or gender-based discrimination of any kind. Colby is legally obligated to investigate sexual misconduct (including, but not limited to sexual assault and sexual harassment).
If you wish to speak confidentially about an incident of sexual misconduct, please contact Colby Counseling Services (207-859-4490) or the Director of the Gender and Sexual Diversity Program, Emily Schusterbauer (207-859-4093).
Students should be aware that faculty members are considered responsible employees; as such, if you disclose an incident of sexual misconduct to a faculty member, they have an obligation to report it to Colby's Title IX Coordinator. "Disclosure" may include communication in-person, via email/phone/text, or through class assignments.
To learn more about sexual misconduct or report an incident, visit http://www.colby.edu/sexualviolence/.
We are available to discuss academic accommodations that any student with a documented disability may require. Please note that you’ll need to provide a letter from the Dean of Studies Office documenting your approved accommodations. Please meet with us within two weeks of the start of the semester to make a request for accommodations so that we can work together with the College to make the appropriate arrangements for you. Kate McLaughlin, Associate Director of Access and Disability Services is the primary contact for accommodations and any questions related to educational testing and documentation.
Mental health. We care about our students' well-being and understand that they may face mental health challenges. Students are encouraged to seek support from the College's available resources, including your advising dean and Counseling Services. (For immediate care, please call 207-859-4490 and press "0" to reach the on-call counselor). We are willing to discuss reasonable accommodations during a crisis, but to fulfill our educational mission, students are expected to adhere to the attendance policy. Failure to do so because of mental health challenges may require consultation with the Dean of Studies Office.
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