| CSC 112 -
Introduction to Computer
Office Hours*: Online course, primarily use email
*Students are welcome to ask questions any time my door is open and may schedule appointments outside office hours.
Phone: (910) 962-7013
CSC 112. Introduction to
Computer Programming (3) Prerequisite:
MAT 111 or 115. An introduction to programming in a high-level language
for students who are not computer science majors. Algorithms, computer
systems, data representation, survey of computer applications,
elementary programming techniques, debugging and verification of
programs. The language to be used will be specified in the schedule of
classes. May be repeated once for credit under a different subtitle.
GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
This section of CSC 112 will be learning to program using the Python programming language. No previous programming experience is assumed. Python is an easy to learn, powerful programming language. It has efficient high-level data structures and a simple but effective approach to object-oriented programming. Python’s elegant syntax and dynamic typing, together with its interpreted nature, make it an ideal language for scripting and rapid application development in many areas on most platforms. -python.org.Students will learn many core concepts in computer science and the fundamentals of software design and development, basic problem solving strategies and common design patterns in order to expedite the software development process. Students will also discover that computer programming is an art and beyond a program that "works" are issues of aesthetics, simplicity, and elegance.
How to Think Like a Computer Scientist - Learning with Python: Interactive Edition (primary text for reading and quizzes)
Register for 112Python using
your UNCW email and use your actual first name.
A free online interactive text with the following unique features:
Computer Science Circles -The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (primary text for homework)
Each student should create an account, then go to "Edit My Profile" in the user menu at top right, and set the guru to be tompkinsj, use your UNCW email, and real first name so I can give you credit for your work and feedback on your progress.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING CRITERIA
Your final grade will be determined based upon your performance in four areas: quizzes, labs, hw, final exam. Each is weighted 1/4 of the final grade.
90 - 100 A
80 - 89.5 B
70 - 79.5 C
60 - 69.5 D
In choosing UNCW, you have become part of our community of scholars. We recognize that the UNCW learning experience is challenging and requires hard work. It also requires a commitment to make time available to do that hard work. The university expects you to make academics your highest priority by dedicating your time and energy to training your mind and acquiring knowledge. Academic success in critical thinking and problem solving prepares you for the changes and challenges you will encounter in the future. Our faculty and academic support resources are readily available as partners in this effort, but the primary responsibility for learning is yours.
You are expected to take an active role in your learning in this course. This includes regular performance, submitting work on-time, reading the textbooks, and completing all course requirements. You are encouraged to study with your classmates outside of class. Programming assignments usually require a lot more time than expected, so start early and work some every day.
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Academic Honor Code
Students with Disabilities
If you have a disability and need reasonable accommodation in this course, you should inform the instructor of this fact in writing within the first week of class or as soon as possible. If you have not already done so, you must register with the Office of Disability Services in Westside Hall (extension 3746) and obtain a copy of your Accommodation Letter. You should then meet with your instructor to make mutually agreeable arrangements based on the recommendations of the Accommodation Letter.
||by J. A. Tompkins||