CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This is an introductory course on the fundamentals of computer programming. I see this class as an opportunity for you, the student, to see what computer programming is all about and (more importantly) to see whether you want to spend the next few years doing more of it. This course will include weekly programming projects, readings, a midterm, and final examinations. Class participation is not optional.

  • This course is approved for Weinberg Area II (Formal Studies) distribution credit
  • This course is a required Core course in the CS curriculum in McCormick and Weinberg

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Hal Abelson, Jerry Sussman and Julie Sussman, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, MIT Press, 2nd Edition (1993)

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Sara Owsley Sood

COURSE COORDINATOR: Larry Birnbaum

PREREQUISITES: None

GRADES:

  • 45% About eight (weekly) homework assignments
  • 20% One midterm exam
  • 35% One final exam

Required Discussion Section (Tuesday 11-11:50 or Thursday 11-11:50)