Students should be familiar with programming in an object oriented language (e.g., Java, C++) or a functional language (Haskell, ML, Scheme).
|Lectures and Tutorials||
Lectures will be from 1:00 PM to 2 PM every Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday in Room 37-212. Some
class sessions are designated as tutorials.
The grade in this course will be based solely on you performance on
the lab exercises. Each lab is to be done individually. There is
nominally one lab per week for a total of 10 labs. Since Lab 7 had
double the weightage, the course had "11" effective labs. Each
lab will get a numerical score. You must secure 50% in at least 8
Labs to get a C; at least 75% in 9 Labs to get a B and more that 75%
in all 11 Labs to get an A. Case-by-case waivers for late lab
Case-by-case waivers for late lab
submissions may be granted by the TAs for legitimate reasons. It is
more important to turn in a lab late than to not turn it in at all.
Labs are to be done individually and are designed to help you construct and test designs using the techniques learned in the lectures. Some of the labs are too long to be done the night before the due date, so plan accordingly. See the schedule for details on when labs are due. Feel free to get help from others, but the work you hand in should be your own.
The computer lab for this course is 38-301
and it is open 24 hours a day. The lab access code will be given
out in class. If you have forgotten the code then please contact
the course staff. The lab contains 20+ workstations donated by
Collaboration amongst students to understand the course material is
strongly encouraged, however any work you turn in must be yours.
|Course Reading Materials||Required: BSV By Example|
|Recommended: Computer Organization and Design, Fourth Edition: The Hardware/Software Interface|
|Computer Communication||The TAs and instructors can be reached for questions, comments, etc. via email at 6.s078-staff mit edu. We will mail all announcements, labs, clarifications to assignments, answers to common questions, etc. to the course email list at 6.s078-students mit edu.|