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 CSC 332 - Data Structures

Course Syllabus

CSC 332:     Lecture:  TR 11:00am   - 12:15pm     CI 1012  

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Curry Guinn
E-mail: 332
Office hours:  MTWR 10:00am-11:00am and by appointment
Phone: (910) 962-7937


This is the third of three courses (CSC 121, CSC 221, CSC 332) on the Java programming language. In this course you will learn some of the most widely used data structures, related algorithms, and applications. Computational complexity theory will be introduced to study the efficiency of the algorithms. This course will require you to spend a large amount of time outside of class writing computer programs. Some work will be done on the UNCW Computer Science Department Linux-based instructional server named "babbage" ( or 


Mark Allen Weiss, Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in Java, Second or Third Edition, Addison-Wesley.

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Douglas R. Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, Any edition is fine, but here's one: Basic Books, 1999, ISBN: 0-465-02656-7.

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This course will require substantial problem-solving and programming outside of class.   Homeworks will involve a combination of "pencil-and-paper" problems as well as Java programming assignments.  


90 - 100 A

80 - 89 B

70 - 79  C

60 - 69 D

Course Learning Outcomes


The Course Learning Outcomes for CSC 332 can be found here and a mapping from the various homework assignments, labs, and tests to those Course Learning Outcomes can be found here.


Honor Code

It is the responsibility of every student to follow the UNCW Academic Honor Code (see Section V of your Student Handbook). You violate the honor code when you represent someone else's work as your own. Individual programming assignments may be discussed at a conceptual (i.e. design and algorithms) level with other students but implementation details and coding must be your own. Team programming assignments must be completed without collaboration with other teams. Copying of programs is prohibited and will result in disciplinary action (see your Student Handbook). Copying includes digital copies, hand copies, as well as representing a slight modification of someone else's code as your own work.

Learning Strategies

You are expected to take an active role in your learning in this course. This includes regular attendance, paying attention in class, reading the textbook, and completing all course requirements. You are encouraged to study with your classmates outside of class. Programming assignments usually require a lot more time than expected, so start early and work some every day.

Students with Disabilities

If you have a disability and need reasonable accommodation in this course, you should inform the instructor of this fact in writing within the first week of class or as soon as possible. If you have not already done so, you must register with the Office of Disability Services in Westside Hall (extension 3746) and obtain a copy of your Accommodation Letter. You should then meet with your instructor to make mutually agreeable arrangements based on the recommendations of the Accommodation Letter.

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