CS6038/CS5138 Malware Analysis, UC

Course content for UC Malware Analysis

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CS7038 Syllabus

This is a rough syllabus for the course. Topics may change week to week as I develop the curriculum further and in response to student feedback. Some scheduling conflicts may also arise which may result in small adjustments to this schedule. If that happens, students will be notified.


Students are expected to bring a laptop to class, and to have reviewed any assigned material prior to Tuesday’s class. It is recommended that students use their laptops for all classroom lab work. However, if a student wishes to use another desktop system of their own to do the work via remote access, this is permissable - but students will be on their own to ensure that this functions adequately for classroom work.

Scoring Rubric

The course will be presented in a self-study format where students will be expected to study content created by and/or selected by the instructor ahead of Tuesday’s class. The concepts will then be reviewed in a hands-on instructor-led exercise during class, where students will be able to ask questions and give input during the lecture and will be expected to follow along with the exercise. This will give the students hands-on experience with the subject matter, which then will be applied on Thursdays in class for a graded assignment that is to be completed independently.

The contribution of each of these to your score will be as follows:

Online course

The course is intended to be attended in-class, and the self-study content to be kept up with by students outside of class. The online content for the class will be hosted here, while any assignments and grading will be managed using the university’s new online courseware named “Canvas” (and no longer BlackBoard). Students can access UC’s canvas at https://uc.instructure.com.