University of Maryland

CMSC 420 Data Structures, Summer Draft 2014

Current Announcements
  • Check the CMSC 420 course pages on elms piazza for announcements, TA office hours, and additional resources. Expect to receive lots of messages from Dr. Hugue via piazza, and occasionally sent to cmsc420-sum14@coursemail.umd.edu I will send email as drmeeshATgmailDotcom, as well as meeshATcsDotumdDotedu. To help you, I will endeavor to put cmsc420 or 420 in the subject. All project-related questions will be answered on piazza to ensure all students equal access to the information. (Of course, you will need to add yourself to piazza first.) In general, answers will not be emailed by the TA's. And, please don't email Dr. Hugue directly with project questions (unless there is a private issue or other irregularity which disturbs you). She will just tell you to post to piazza.
Latest Project Specification
Course Essentials
Course Content
Major Scheduled Grading Events
  • Two 80 minute in-class Tests: 6/19, 7/2 (20% each)
  • Cumulative Final Exam: 7/23 (32%)  
  • Project (28%):  
    • Part 1: (100 pts) Due 6/19/14 23:59PM with 48 hour grace period. No later submissions accepted for credit--only good faith effort.
    • Part 2: (250 pts) Due 7/10/14 23:59PM with 48 hour grace period . No later submissions accepted for credit--only good faith effort.
    • Part 3: (250 pts) Due 7/24/14 23:59PM with 48 hour grace period. Extensions limited to university rules.
      • Note 1: we reserve the right to fail you in the absence of a good-faith effort on the project. Dr. Hugue is the sole arbiter of this issue, and the minimum number of project points to pass the class will be no fewer than 300.
      • Note 2: in the presence of a good faith effort and a minimum number of project points bounded above by 450, your final grade will be the maximum of the following: 20% per test + 28% project + 32% final exam; 20% max test + 28% project + 52% final exam; 20% per test + 35% project + 25% final exam.
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