Introduction to Computer Science

 

Instructor

Emily Lovell
Doctoral Student in Computer Science
E-mail: emme @ soe [dot] ucsc [dot] edu / elovell @ ucsc [dot] edu
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays from 12pm - 2pm in E2-480


Textbooks

Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness after the Digital Explosion by Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis
Online edition. 

Getting Started with Processing by Casey Reas and Ben Fry
Available from Amazon or as an electronic library resource, accessible from campus or via Off Campus Access.


Class Meetings

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1pm - 4:30pm
Physical Sciences #114


Grading

No late homework accepted. Homework assignments are due before the start of class on the specified due date. Most homework (and some in-class exercises) will be submitted using eCommons. Grading breakdown is as follows:

  • 20% Midterm Exam
  • 20% Final Exam
  • 50% Homework
  • 10% In-class Participation


Exams

Midterm: Tuesday, August 12 (in class)
Final: Thursday, August 28 (in class)


Resources

Eduroam Setup (for classroom wi-fi): http://its.ucsc.edu/wireless-secure/using-eduroam.html
Lightbot 2.0, via Armor Games: http://armorgames.com/play/6061/light-bot-20
Scratch Website: http://scratch.mit.edu/
Processing Website: http://processing.org/


Disability Accommodation

If you qualify for classroom accommodations because of a disability, please submit your Accommodation Authorization Letter from the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to me as soon as possible, preferably within the first week of Summer Session 2. Contact DRC by phone at (831) 459-2089 or by email at drc@ucsc.edu for more information.

 

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