COP 3353
Intro to Unix
Fall 2011 Syllabus

Instructor Information

Position Name E-mail Office Office hours
Course Instructor Bob Myers Love 261 Tues/Thurs 2:00 - 3:15 PM, Wed 1:00 - 2:00 PM
TA/Grader Falcon Street MCH 100-B Mon/Wed 2:00 - 4:00 PM
TA/Help Hours Heidy Khlaaf LOV 172 Mon/Fri 11 AM - 12 noon, Wed 11 AM - 1 PM

Class Schedule

Section Room Day Time
9 UPL 101 Tues 5:15 - 6:30 PM

Course Requirements:

Course Website:

Course Materials:

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

Grading Policy:

The final course grade will be computed as follows:
Assignments / Quizzes 40 %
Midterm 25 %
Final Exam 35 %

Letter Grade Scale:

Letter Numerical Average
A 92.00 - 100
A- 90.00 - 91.99
B+ 88.00 - 89.99
B 82.00 - 87.99
B- 80.00 - 81.99
C+ 78.00 - 79.99
C 72.00 - 77.99
C- 69.00 - 71.99
D 62.00 - 68.99
D- 60.00 - 61.99
F 0.00 - 59.99


There will be two tests -- a midterm and a final exam. Students will be required to bring and show your Student ID on test days. The final exam will be cumulative.

Test Dates: (Midterm tentative)

Midterm Tues, Oct 18
Final Exam Thurs, Dec 15, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Link to Fall 2011 Final Exam Schedule


Attendance and participation is expected. Here is the university policy on excused absences:


Periodic quizzes may be given, to help students gauge their progress in the class, and to gauge attendance, attendance and participation is expected.


Academic Honor Policy:

The Florida State University Academic Honor Policy outlines the University’s expectations for the integrity of students’ academic work, the procedures for resolving alleged violations of those expectations, and the rights and responsibilities of students and faculty members throughout the process. Students are responsible for reading the Academic Honor Policy and for living up to their pledge to “ . . . be honest and truthful and . . . [to] strive for personal and institutional integrity at Florida State University.” (Florida State University Academic Honor Policy, found at

In addition to this information, please be aware of the following:

Americans With Disabilities Act

Students with disabilities needing academic accommodation should:
(1) register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center; and
(2) bring a letter to the instructor indicating the need for accommodation and what type. This should be done during the first week of class.

This syllabus and other class materials are available in alternative format upon request.

For more information about services available to FSU students with disabilities, contact the:

Student Disability Resource Center
874 Traditions Way
108 Student Services Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4167
(850) 644-9566 (voice)
(850) 644-8504 (TDD)

Students approved to take exams at the SDRC office are expected to take exams at the regularly scheduled time.  Any exception to this will only be granted with a valid documented reason and must be approved by the instructor a week before the exam.

Syllabus Changes

Except for changes that substantially affect implementation of the evaluation (grading) statement, this syllabus is a guide for the course and is subject to change with advance notice.