CSCI-UA 102 (Data Structures)

Course Essentials

Class meetings:
Mondays and Wednesdays 8:00AM - 9:15PM, CIWW 109
(attendance is mandatory).

Tuesdays 12:30PM - 1:45PM, CIWW 109
(attendance is mandatory).

Recitation leader: Yi-Hsiang (Joe) Kao

Office hours:
Joanna: Mondays 9:30 - 11:00am, Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00pm, (or you can schedule an appointment if these times do not work for you) (423 CIWW)
Yi-Hsiang: Mondays 2:00 - 4:00pm (TBD)
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Class discussion board: Piazza
Post all course related questions to the discussion board. If you have questions related to your grading, contact your instructor directly (office hours or email).

Tutors: the tutors are going to be availble starting the second week of classes in room 406 WWH; here is their schedule (updated with any last minute changes)

How to get help? Ask questions on discussion forums (Piazza)! Ask questions in recitations and during lectures! Talk to us (we cannot help, unless we know there is an issue). See the tutors and/or instructors during posted office hours! Make sure you let us know as soon as you feel lost in the course. Do not wait till you start getting failing grades because it might be too late by then.

Course Description

Data Structures

CSCI-UA 102 Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Science (CSCI-UA 101).
NOTE: The prerequisite means that you DO NEED TO KNOW AND REMEMBER the material from CSCI-UA 101.
Offered in the fall and spring. 4 points.
Use and design of data structures, which organize information in computer memory. Stacks, queues, linked lists, binary trees: how to implement them in a high-level language, how to analyze their effect on algorithm efficiency, and how to modify them. Programming assignments.

This course assumes that students had at least one semester course in Java programming language. All programming assignments are given in Java and students need to be able to write fairly involved programs from the very first project.

Important Dates

Midterm Exam (these dates may change is there are any schedule changes):
week of March 5 (most likely on Wednesday)

Final Exam: (date and time subject to change by CAS, check the dates posted by the department here )
Monday, May 14, 8:00am-9:50am