Summary: CS 4700
Spring 2011 Course Information
Instructor: Dr. Vicki Allan, Vicki.Allan@usu.edu, 421 Old Main, (435)-797-2022
Office Hours: TH 10:30-1200, TH 1:30-2:30 Other hours by appointment. Send email to set up.
Home Page: http://www.cs.usu.edu/~allanv/cs4700/cs4700.html
Prerequisites: Data Structures CS 2420
Etiquette: When you come to class late, every person in the class is distracted by your entrance
(including your professor). You miss important material. You are saying to your professor, ``My
time and my schedule are more important than what you have to teach me.'' On the job, if you
don't come to work, you will be fired. If you come late, you will be reprimanded. Come to class
and come on time! It is good practice for the real world.
Sleeping during class is inappropriate. If you don't want to attend the class physically and
cognitively, do us both a favor and stay home.
Reading the newspaper in class is offensive. If you find the newspaper more compelling than what
we are doing in class, you need to find another class.
Difficulty: This course is average in terms of difficulty. We will do some programming, but since
you are good programmers, that shouldn't be a burden. You will be expected to learn material
from a variety of sources, so be prepared to read more than just the textbook.
Text: There are several books/references that will be useful for this course. There are many online
sites for books that offer great discounts. I'm seeing new books for half price. You might consider