A: 90-100 B: 80-90 C: 70-80 D: 60-70 F: < 60Pluses may be given for composite scores near the top of the range and minuses may be given for composite scores near the bottom of the range. I sometimes curve letter grades based on your final composite score.
Should you miss an exam without a valid excuse, you will receive an average for the remaining exams and a one letter grade reduction in your final grade. For example if you would have received a B+, you will now receive a C+.
This means that when you see a problem that needs to be coded, you have a good idea of how to go about it by writing a C program. This includes understanding 1) the logistics of compiling, linking, including, etc., 2) setting up the data structures, 3) organizing the I/O, 4) using standard tools and libraries where appropriate, and 5) debugging a program.
Some of the more important basic concepts that you will learn in this course includes understanding pointers, recursion and memory allocation.
Frankly, there are only three to four basic data structures that can carry you through a lifetime of programming. All the rest are variations on a theme. By the end of this class, you should understand the basics and be prepared to tweak them when necessary.
Knowing how to set up your data structures is one thing. Understanding how fast your program should run is another. This class get you started with algorithm analysis.