California State University Stanislaus

CS 3050: File Processing

Fall 2005

MWF 11:15am-12:13pm, P 114, Dr. Melanie Martin

[Basic Information]         [Announcements]         [Calendar/Assignments]             

Welcome to CS 3050, File Processing

Course Objectives

Announcements and Upcoming Events


Welcome to CS 3050!

Data File for Lab 3 is now available
All work must be turned in by class time on Monday, December 12th, to be graded.
Exam week office hours:
Monday, December 12:  9-11 am and 2-4 pm
Tuesday, December 13:  12-2 and 4-5 pm
Wednesday, December 14: none
Thursday, December 15: 7-9 pm
Friday, December 16: 9-11 am

Our quiz is Monday December 12 at 11:15 am. Following the quiz we will go to the lab for demos of Program 3.

Basic Information

Textbook is File Processing: An Object-Oriented Approach with C++, by Folk, Zoellick and Riccardi

Prerequisite: CS 2500

Corequisite: CS 3052

Instructor: Dr. Melanie Martin                           Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall 276

Email:                               Office Phone: (209) 667-3787

Web Page:

Office Hours:   MW 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
                         TR   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

                          F     2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

                            and by appointment.

Best way to contact Dr. Martin:  Email  Please put "CS3050" in the subject line of the email.

Warning: I reserve the right to make changes to the syllabus at any time during the term by announcing them in class and on my web page.

Course Email list: There is an email list set up for this course. Please join it at your earliest convenience, since class announcements and discussion may take place on the list.
To sign up, go to:
Enter your email address and cs3050-1 as the name of the list.
Alternately, send email to:
with the following in the message body:

Grading:  Grades will be based mainly upon multiple quizzes, homework and programming assignments.  A plus and minus grading scale will be used to assign final grades.  The final grade weighting of student work is estimated in the table below. 

Four Quizzes
15%, 15%, 15%, 15%
Homeworks (Non-Programming assignments)
Three Programming Assignments
10%, 10%, 10%

Exams and Quizzes: There will be four, one-hour quizzes, all will be in class, closed book. If you know in advance that you might miss a quiz or exam, you must discuss this with me well in advance.  No make-up quizzes or exams will be given unless you have a verifiable emergency.  I do not give early exams to accommodate vacation schedules, so please make your holiday travel plans accordingly.  I reserve the right to refuse make-up requests.

Programming Assignments (Homework): There will be at least 4 homework/programming assignments. Late programming assignments will be penalized 10% per calendar day late, up to a limit of 50 %. Late programs overdue by more than 5 calendar days may not be accepted at all, especially later in the semester. It is in your best interest to start assignments early and to come see me right away if serious efforts on the assignment are getting you nowhere.

Academic Honesty:
The work you do for this course will be your own, unless otherwise specified. You are not to submit other people's work and represent it as your own. I consider academic honesty to be at the core of the University's activities in education and research. Academic honesty is expected at all times in this course. Cheating is an attack on the efforts of myself and fellow students and, above all, on the cheater's integrity. Those caught cheating will be dealt with to the full extent allowed under University policy.

Cell Phone Policy: During class time, your cell phone is to be turned off and out of sight. Any use of a cell phone during class will result in confiscation of the phone until that day's class has ended or your removal from the class for that day. If you attempt to use your cell phone or leave it on during an exam, you will be considered to have finished your test, and I will collect your exam at that time.  Exceptions may be made only if you discuss your situation with me prior to the start of that day's class, in this case, your cell phone must be set to vibrate/silence.

Important dates:

(See Schedule of Courses or Academic Calendar)

Last day to add/drop a class:                        

Sept. 13 (w/o fee), Oct. 4 (w/ fee);

Last day to change grade options (CR/NC):

November 7;

No classes.

October 12, November 11, November 24-26;