CSCI 120: Introduction to CompSci and Programming I

Second Half of Winter 2021 (S1), CC

Lecture
Tue 08:00-09:50;
Wed 08:00-08:50;
Fri 08:00-09:50
Location:
Online using Zoom
Columbia College Main Campus
Office Hour
Mon 11:00-12:00;
Online
Final
14 April 2021, 13:15 (Online, OJ)
Zoom link will be posted on Moodle.
Links for Assignments and Quizzes can be found in the Curriculum and Slides section.

This course is an introduction to computing science and program design, suitable for students with little or no programming background. Students will learn fundamental concepts and terminology of computing science, acquire introductory skills for programming in a high-level language, and be introduced to the diverse fields and applications of computing science.

Textbook and References

  • Python for Everyone, 2nd Edition by Cay S. Horstmann, Rance D. Necaise Wiley 2016-10-03 ISBN-10: 1119056551 ISBN-13: 9781119056553
  • How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python, Peter Wentworth, Jeffrey Elkner, Allen B. Downey, and Chris Meyers 3rd Edition (last updated 10/6/12)

Curriculum & Slides

The slides will be uploaded after class. I may also introduce modifications to the curriculum itself as we progress.

Links for Assignments and online Quizzes are also posted here. Please check the column on the righthand side.

Online Judge System: http://139.162.15.171:81

Week 1
11.01-15.01
Week 2
18.01-22.01
Week 3
25.01-29.01
Week 4
01.02-05.02
Week 5
08.02-12.02
Week 6
15.02-19.02
Week 7
22.02-26.02
Week 8
01.03-05.03
Lec 1: Native Python Data Structures (LS1)
Lec 2: Linux (LS2)
Lab 6
Week 9
08.03-12.03
Lec 3: File I/Os (LS3)
Lec 4: Debugging and Error Handling (LS4)
Lab 7;
shakespeare-hamlet.txt
Week 10
15.03-19.03
Lec 5: Basic Algorithms
Recursion, Searching, Sorting (LS5, LS6, LS7)
Lab 8;
Week 11
22.03-26.03
Lec 6: Objects, classes (LS8)Midterm2 (Online, OJ);
Lab 9
Week 12
29.03-02.04
Lec 6: Objects, classes (LS9)
Week 13
05.04-10.04
Reviews (LS10)
Final

Grading

Assignment20%
Quiz10%
Midterm20%
Labs10%
Final40%

You will need to get at least 50% in the final to pass.

Cheating and Plagiarism Policy

I expect all students to uphold the principle of academic honesty. Cheating and plagiarism (presenting another person’s words or ideas as one’s own) are not acceptable behaviour at anywhere. Depending on the severity of the offence such acts can result in a grade of zero on the test or assignment, a failing grade (F) in the course, or expulsion. In all cases, the circumstances and the penalty are recorded in the student’s file.

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