CS 7000 Research - Syllabus

Instructor: Dr. Michael Sobolewski
310 Engineering Center
Office Hours
Weekly meeting by appointment
Phone: (806) 441-9999


Advanced standing and departmental approval.

Text and Supporting Materials

The instructor may provide materials appropriate to the student's work.

Course Description

CS 7000 is designed to allow students the opportunity to investigate special topic areas of computer science through conducting research under a professor's guidance.

CS 7000 is an exciting way to explore areas of interest that are not typically within the realm of graduate courses. Also, the format of CS 7000 is typically more flexible than that of regular courses allowing the student to focus mostly on the work to be accomplished rather than on being trained to do the work. That is why students should be at the graduate level (well trained in computer science) before taking CS 7000.

Students may work individually or in small groups on CS 7000 work.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Ability to:

  1. define and investigate a specific research area.
  2. develop a literature review in a specific research area.
  3. develop a methodology to perform specific research.
  4. implement the methodology.
  5. determine conclusions and future research after implementation of the methodology.
  6. document the investigation.

Method Assessment

Criteria for Grading

Attendance Policy

Illness and Death Notification

The Center for Campus Life is responsible for notifying the campus community of student illnesses, immediate family deaths and/or student death. Generally, in cases of student illness or immediate family deaths, the notification to the appropriate campus community members occur when a student is absent from class for four (4) consecutive days with appropriate verification. It is always the student’s responsibility for missed class assignments and/or course work during their absence. The student is encouraged to contact the faculty member immediately regarding the absences and to provide verification afterwards. The notification from the Center for Campus Life does not excuse a student from class, assignments, and/or any other course requirements. The notification is provided as a courtesy.

Academic Integrity

All work in this course shall be done in conformance with the statements made on academic integrity in The Texas Tech University Catalog (p. 49):

Civility in the Classroom

The Texas Tech University Catalog states (p. 49):  Students are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.

In order to assure that all students have the opportunity to gain from time spent in class, unless otherwise approved by the instructor, students are prohibited from engaging in any other form of distraction. Inappropriate behavior in the classroom shall result, minimally, in a request to leave class.

Students with Disabilities

Any student who because of a disability may require special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible to make any necessary accommodations. Student should present appropriate verification from AccessTECH. No requirement exists that accommodations be made prior to completion of this approved university procedure.