Current Catalog Description

C language syntax and structure. C programming techniques. Emphasis on structured design for medium to large programs. Unix operating system fundamentals. Unix utilities for program development, text processing, and communications. Prerequisite: CSE 109.

Instructor: Mark Erle (Fall 2020)

Textbooks

 

COURSE OUTCOMES

Students will have

1. Program competency in the C programming language

2. Be comfortable using UNIX

3. Know how to use common C and UNIX development tools

4. Be able to write UNIX shell scripts

5. Be able to write moderate C programs utilizing common UNIX systems calls

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COURSE OUTCOMES AND STUDENT ENABLED CHARACTERISTICS

CSE 271 substantially supports the following student enabled characteristics

A. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.

J. An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.

Major Topics Covered in the Course

  • C programming: Syntax, statements, data types, operators, the standard libraries, separate compilation, safe programming practices
  • Software development issues: text editing, static and automated program testing, source tools for compilation, maintenance, and debugging
  • UNIX operation
  • Shell programming/scripting
  • Text processing
  • UNIX systems programming: system calls, signals, processes and inter-process communication, files and filesystems