CSCI 257: Data Structures

Description: This course builds on the programming skills acquired in Computer Science 157. It couples work on program design, analysis, and verification with an introduction to the study of data structures. Data structures capture common ways in which to store and manipulate data, and they are important in the construction of sophisticated computer programs. Students are introduced to some of the most important and frequently used data structures: lists, stacks, queues, trees, hash tables, graphs, and files. Students will be expected to write several programs, ranging from very short programs to more elaborate systems. Emphasis will be placed on the development of clear, modular programs that are easy to read, debug, verify, analyze, and modify.

Format: lectures/labs. Evaluation will be based on programming assignments and examinations.



Prerequisites: Computer Science 157 or equivalent.

Scheduled Offerings:

Spring WL 119 TR 9:30-10:45 Dale