CS201 Computer Science I

Course
74173
Section
F01
Credits
3 + 0
Prerequisites:
  • None
Instructor
Brandon Marken
Phone
907-474-6104
Office
Chapman 210B
Email
bamarken@alaska.edu
Office Hours
M
W
Teaching Assistant
Benjamin Bettisworth
Meeting Time
Room
Chapman 104
Course Website
/courses/cs201/2015-fall/
Required Texts
Starting Out with C++: From Control etc, Gaddis 8th Edition ISBN: 9780133769395

Course Description

The discipline of computer science including problem solving, algorithm development, structured programming, top-down design, good programming style, object-oriented programming and elementary data structures. Concepts implemented with extensive programming experience in a structured language and with a group programming project.

Tentative Schedule

    • Orientation for new students
    • First day of instruction; late registration begins
    • Labor Day (offices closed — no classes, registration or fee payment)
    • Deadline for adding classes, late registration and fee payment; 5 p.m. in person, midnight at UAOnline
    • Last day for 100 percent refund of tuition and fees
    • Last day for student- and faculty-initiated drops (course does not appear on academic record)
    • Freshman progress reports due
    • Deadline to apply for fall 2015 graduation
    • Deadline to apply for admission for spring semester (graduate students)
    • Spring 2016 course list available at UAOnline
    • Last day for student- and faculty-initiated withdrawals (W grade appears on academic transcript)
    • Deadline to apply for admission for spring semester (undergraduate students)
    • Begin registration and fee payment for degree students for spring 2016 semester and WINTERmester 2016
    • Begin registration and fee payment for non-degree students for spring 2016 semester and WINTERmester 2016
    • Thanksgiving holiday (no classes, most offices closed)
    • Last day of instruction
    • Final examinations
    • Residence halls close, noon
    • Deadline for faculty to post grades, noon

Grading Policies

Weight Description
20% Final Exam
20% Mid-term Exam
20% Homework
20% Labs
20% Project

Grades will be assigned based on the following percentage intervals:

A
[90%, 100%)

B
[80%, 90%)
C
[70%, 80%)
D
[60%, 70%)

F
[0%, 60%)

Policies

Students are expected to be at every class meeting on time, and are responsible for all class content, whether present or not. If absence from class is necessary, in-class work (other than quizzes) and homework may be made up only if the instructor is notified as soon as possible; in particular, absences due to scheduled events must be arranged ahead of time. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated, and will be dealt with according to UAF procedures. Students in this class must pay the CS lab fee. Payment allows access to the Chapman 103 lab.

UAF academic policies http://www.uaf.edu/catalog/current/academics

CS Department policies http://www.cs.uaf.edu/departmental-policies/

Disabilities Services:

The UAF Office of Disability Services implements the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and ensures that UAF students have equal access to the campus and course materials. I will work with the UAF Office of Disability Services (208 WHITAKER BLDG, 474-5655) to provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities.

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