Report Number: CS-TR-81-869
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: Computer Science comprehensive examinations, 1978/79-1980/81
Author: Tajnai, Carolyn E.
Date: August 1981
Abstract: The Stanford Computer Science Comprehensive Examination was
conceived Spring Quarter 1971/72 and since then has been
given winter and spring quarters each year. The 'Comp' serves
several purposes in the department. There are no course
requirements in the Ph.D. and the Ph.D. Minor programs, and
only one (CS293, Computer Laboratory) in the Master's
program. Therefore, the 'Comp' fulfills the breadth and depth
requirements. The Ph.D. Minor and Master's student must pass
at the Master's level to be eligible for the degree. For the
Ph.D. student it serves as a "Rite of Passage"; the exam must
be passed at the Ph.D. level by the end of six quarters of
full-time study (excluding summers) for the student to
continue in the program.
This report is a collection of comprehensive examinations
from Winter Quarter 1978/79 through Spring Quarter 1980/81.