Office: Sci III 338, 654-3180
Office Hours: M 4:45 - 5:45pm, Tu 12:45 - 2:45 and WF 12:45 - 1:45pm (or by appointment)
CMPS 150 is an ONLINE course this quarter. You must follow the instructions in this syllabus and on the lab assignments to receive credit in this course.
Course websites are http://www.cs.csubak.edu/cs150/ for assignments and this page for the syllabus.
This course is a corequisite for CMPS 221. There are no prerequisites.
This course is intended for students currently in CMPS 221 or for transfer students with transfer credit for CMPS 221. If you do not meet one of these qualifications, EMAIL the instructor or come to the instructor's office hours to be sure this is the right course for you.
CMPS 150 introduces you to the basic commands you will need to know to use the CEE/CS department servers for your programming courses. Even non-majors who take CMPS 221 should take this course to familiarize yourself with the command-line environment used for CMPS 221.
Computer Science majors are required to take either CMPS 150 or CMPS 215. Computer Science majors are STRONGLY encouraged to take CMPS 215, "Unix Programming Environment". CMPS 215 is a 3 unit, 10 week course offered every Fall Quarter. CMPS 215 goes beyond the scope of this course to teach you how to really get the most out of the CEE/CS department servers for programmming. CMPS 215 can also be used for elective credit for the CIS track and is the prerequisite for CMPS 216 "Unix System Administration" which is another CIS track elective.
CMPS 150 is a credit/no credit class. You must complete Labs 1 and 2 to receive credit in the class. It is your responsibility to make sure your labs are checked off when you complete them. You may have your CMPS 221 instructor, your CMPS 221 in-class tutor, or any of the department tutors at the department Tutoring Center (note: the Tutoring Center does not open until the 2nd week of classes) check off your assignments.
To receive credit, you MUST have completed the required labs by the last day of classes AND had them checked off.
The optional assignment (Lab 3) is STRONGLY recommended for Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering majors. Some of the syntax may be required in other CEE/CS courses, such as how to make a zip file or tarball. It is easier to learn this syntax with help (the instructor and student assistants can help you with the optional lab) than on your own.