CSC 326                Section 5678   Information Structures Dr. Susan Imberman



Day and Time



M    12:20 - 2:15 PM
M    2:30 - 3:20 PM
W    12:20 - 1:10 PM
W    1:25 - 3:20 PM



Prerequisites: CSC211

Textbook:   Structures and Other Objects Using C++ (4th Edition)

                                                Michael Main  Walter Savitch  (ISBN 978-0-13-212948-0  $111.99

                      Reference:: C++ Programming: From Problem Analysis To Program Design  (From CSC 126, CSC 211)

                                                D. S. Malik, Course Technologies, (ISBN) 978-1133626381 82.33


Course Requirements

There will be 2 exams and a final exam.  Lab assignments will be demonstrated and graded in lab.  A hard copy of your source code will be handed into the professor as well.


ALL Labs are graded on a scale of 0 - 10, with 10 as the highest grade.  Long lab assignments are due 2 weeks after they are assigned.  Labs handed in the third week will have 5 points taken off.  NO long term lab will be accepted after week three.  Make a copy of each programming assignment and keep for yourself. Things happen!


 In the past those who have conscientiously done their homework have done well in the course.


SCHOOL POLICY on Academic Integrity, Plagiarism, and Cheating - Integrity is fundamental to the academic enterprise. It is violated by such acts as borrowing or purchasing assignments (including but not limited to term papers, essays, and reports) and other written assignments, using concealed notes or crib sheets during examinations, copying the work of others and submitting it as one’s own, and misappropriating the knowledge of others. The sources from which one derives one’s ideas, statements, terms, and data, including Internet sources, must be fully and specifically acknowledged in the appropriate form; failure to do so, intentionally or unintentionally, constitutes plagiarism.  Violations of academic integrity may result in a lower grade or failure in a course and in disciplinary actions with penalties such as suspension or dismissal from the College.


 MY Academic Integrity Policy –Copying someone else’s computer code, even though you changed the variable names, is called plagiarism and cheating.  All cheating is rewarded with a 0 on the assignment whether you are the copyer or the copyee.


The Breakdown!

·         Exams                                                                   40%

·         Labs, Class work, Homework:                          30%

·         Final:                                                                      30%


Course Learning Goals At the end of the course, students will be able to:

·         Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

·         function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

·         to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

·         understand and use several different data structures

·         understand dynamic memory allocation

·         understand pointers and how to use them to create dynamic data structures

·         understand algorithmic efficiency


Course Outline

1.       Introduction to Data Structures;

2.       Abstract Data Types

3.       Dynamic Arrays

4.       Linked Lists

5.       Standard Template Library

6.       Stacks

7.       Queues and Deques

8.       Recursion

9.       Trees

10.    Sorting

11.    Searching

12.    Hashing