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CMPSCI-182 - Data Structures and Program Design - Benjamin Riveira

Course:Data Structures and Program Design
Professor:Benjamin Riveira
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this class will be taught via remote instruction.

Course Description

A review of primitive data types and their internal representation. Data structures built from primitive types such as arrays and records. Program design, Big O notation and algorithms: searching and sorting. Advanced data structures: stacks, queues, link lists, binary trees and hash tables.

What to Expect in this Course

Students are expected to regularly attend the "live" lectures I give over Zoom during scheduled class meetings.

In class meetings where a Quiz is scheduled, students will be given 30 minutes from the start of the Zoom session to complete the Quiz.  After 30 minutes have elapsed, I will begin my "live" Zoom lecture.

In those class meetings where an Exam is scheduled, students will be given the entire class session on Zoom to complete the Exam.  I will be present on Zoom to answer any clarifying questions students may have regarding the Exam.

Regular attendance is mandatory and will be taken at the beginning of each Zoom class session.

Types of Assessments

2 Quizzes, 2 Homework Assignments, 2 Exams.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

The required textbook for this course is:

Data Abstraction & Problem Solving with Java,Janet J. Prichard and Frank M. Carrano, Pearson, 3rd Ed., ISBN: 9780132122306

Additional Resources


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Last updated: 10/07/2021 Sub#: 785