CSc 231 Go Syllabus
CSc 231
Spring, 2020
Selected Languages: Go
1 Credit
Instructor:Tom Bennet
Office:302 MCC
Text:An Introduction to Programming In Go by Caleb Doxsey
Web Page:

A study of the syntax and features of the new Go programming language.

Prerequisites: CSC 220, or instr. consent.


Points in this course will be assigned as shown below. The semester point total may vary due to unforeseen circumstances. Any variance will be small. Final grades will be based on these same percentages of the actual total.

Programming Projects300
Regular exam75
Comprehensive Final Exam100

There will several programming assignments of varying difficulty, and one regular exam, a comprehensive final exam. The final will be on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 12:00.

There is no formal lab section for this course; students are expected to complete programming projects outside of class. Softare to run Go programs is free, and can be downloaded from the Go web site. Most Linux distros provided a Go package, often called golang. Go is also installed on the Sandbox server.

Projects should be handed in on time, and late projects are charged 10 points for each day late. However, each student has five free late days which may be spent on any programming project in any combination. Free late days are not transferable, and expire at start of the final exam.

The last day to drop this course is Friday, March 27, 2020.


Mississippi College class attendance policies as described on pp. 46 and 47 of the college catalog will be enforced. Absences may be excused for illness or other appropriate cause. Exams missed due to circumstances beyond the student's control may be made up at a mutually agreeable time and place. Adequate documentation of the cause of an absence may be required.

Academic Honesty

Mississippi College regulations regarding the integrity of academic work will be enforced. The computer science group has established the following addendum:

In a computer science class individual effort is expected. Student misconduct not only includes cheating on tests, but also extends to copying or collaborating on programming assignments, projects, lab work or research unless otherwise specified by the instructor. Using other people's accounts to do your work or having others do your work is prohibited. Close proximity in lab does not mean collaboration is permitted. NOTE: Discussing logical solutions to problems is acceptable, exchange of code, pseudocode, designs, or procuring solutions from the Web, other texts, the Internet or other resources on or off campus is not acceptable.

First offense: grade of 0 for all parties involved unless the guilty party can be determined. Second offense: grade of F in the course.