CS246: Object-Oriented Software Development

Winter 2011, Department of Computer Science, Waterloo University

Schedule:  http://plg.uwaterloo.ca/~holt/cs/246/2011/schedule.html

Instructor: Prof. Ric Holt, DC 2508 ext 37242, holt @ uwaterloo.ca 

        Office Hours:  By appointment (send email request)

Tutor:  David Joo  See tutorial page

CS246 Course description:  CS246   Calendar description

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Rooms & times (See this link for latest changes in rooms & times)


[L001:5074] 10:00 – 11:20 Tues&Thurs  MC4059

[L002:5519] 01:00 – 02:20 Tues&Thurs  MC4061


[T101:5075] 12:30 – 01:20 Wed  MC4042

[T102:5076] 11:30 – 12:20 Mon  PAS1229

[T103:5520] 09:30 – 10:20 Mon  RCH207

[T104:7876] 09:30 – 10:20 Wed  CPH3602


[T201:5190] 4 :30 – 6 :30 Tues Mar 1


  • Asgn01  Due 3:00pm Tue Jan 18
  • Asgn02  Due 3:00pm Fri Jan 28
  • Asgn03  Due 3:00pm Fri Feb 11
  • Asgn04  Due 3:00pm Fri Mar 04 (Relaxed to Mon Mar 07)
  • Asgn05 Due 3:00pm Fri Mar 18 (Relaxed to Mon Mar 21; no lates)
  • Asgn06 Due 3:00pm Fri Apr 01 (Relaxed to Mon Apr 04; no lates)

Marking:  A1: 5%, A2: 5%, A3: 5%, A4: 5%, A5: 5%, A6: 10%, Midterm 20%, Exam 45%.

Lateness Policy: Assignments handed in 1 day late: 10% penalty, 2 days late: 20%, 3 days late: no credit (exceptions: a crisis such as a documented medical emergency).

Exams: The midterm and final exam cover all reading material, lecture material and assignment material unless otherwise announced.  For midterm seating see https://odyssey.uwaterloo.ca/teaching/schedule

Text: Buhr slides Course slides, CS 246, Winter 2011, Object-Oriented Software, Development -- available from Davis Centre Graphics, next to library.  
Optional reading: Savitch, Walter, Absolute C++, either 3rd or 4th Edition, Pearson (Addison Wesley)
Newsgroup: uw.cs.cs246 

University Dates:

Lectures begin: Jan 4, 2011 (Tues)

Reading week: Feb 21-25, 2011 (Mon-Fri)

Lectures end: Apr 04, 2011 (Mon)

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Grievance:  A student who believes that a decision affecting some aspect of his/her university life has been unfair or unreasonable may have grounds for initiating a grievance. Read Policy 70 - Student Petitions and Grievances, Section 4, http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infosec/Policies/policy70.htm

Discipline: A student is expected to know what constitutes academic integrity, to avoid committing academic offenses, and to take responsibility for his/her actions. A student who is unsure whether an action constitutes an offense, or who needs help in learning how to avoid offenses (e.g., plagiarism, cheating) or about “rules” for group work/collaboration should seek guidance from the course professor, academic advisor, or the Undergraduate Associate Dean. When misconduct has been found to have occurred, disciplinary penalties will be imposed under Policy 71 – Student Discipline. For information on categories of offenses and types of penalties, students should refer to Policy 71 - Student Discipline, http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infosec/Policies/policy71.htm

Avoiding Academic Offenses:  Most students are unaware of the line between acceptable and unacceptable academic behaviour, especially when discussing assignments with classmates and using the work of other students.  For information on commonly misunderstood academic offenses and how to avoid them, students should refer to the Faculty of Mathematics Cheating and Student Academic Discipline Policy, http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/navigation/Current/cheating_policy.shtml

Appeals: A student may appeal the finding and/or penalty in a decision made under Policy 70 - Student Petitions and Grievances (other than regarding a petition) or Policy 71 - Student Discipline if a ground for an appeal can be established. Read Policy 72 - Student Appeals, http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infosec/Policies/policy72.htm

Last update: 27 Jan 2011  RCH