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
  • Can be taken as EECS 395 during Fall 15'

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Abelson, Sussman, and Sussman, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, MIT Press, Second Edition (1996)

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Ian Horswill (Fall), Sara Owsley Sood (Winter), TBA (Spring)

COURSE COORDINATOR: Ian Horswill

PREREQUISITES: None

GRADES:

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

Fall EECS 395 Section (Honors): Meets Friday's 4-5pm