Operating Systems

Course Information

Contacting the TAs

You can contact the TAs by emailing cs167tas@cs.brown.edu. If you specifically need the Head TA, email cs167headtas@cs.brown.edu.

Meeting times

CS 167 will be meeting M,W,F 2:00-2:50 PM (G Hour) in CIT 368.
CS 169 will have occasional help sessions on weekday evenings, 8-9 PM. The first is TBD.


The course textbook is Operating Systems in Depth, by Doeppner, Wiley 2011.
ISBN: 978-0-471-68723-8


CS33 is required. Students who have not taken CS 33 (e.g. grad students) should do the optional project Shell for a C refresher.


  • 4 programs (50%) (those taking 169 need complete only the first two 167 programs)
  • 4 Homeworks (20%)
  • Midterm Exam (10%)
  • Final Exam (20%)