CSC110 FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE Approved General Education Course Sciences Distributive Category INSTRUCTOR Professor Sherry Patterson Professor, Computer Science Department Office: 25 Univ. Ave. (UNA), #133 Phone: 610 – 430-4412 Email: [email protected] Spring 2019 Syllabus: Section 04, University Ave. Room 139, 8 – 9:15/ Section 06 , 25 University Ave Room 139, 9:30 – 10:45/ Section 09 ,University Ave Room 139, 12:30 – 1:45 and Section 11 University Ave. Room 139, 2:00 – 3:15 OFFICE HOURS Office hours Tue and Thur 10:45 – 12:30 and by appointment (call 610-430-4412 ) REQUIRED TEXTBOOK Using Information Technology Complete Edition 11e (Williams) McGraw-Hill ISBN 9781259205125 MUST purchase book with access code in order to take exams! BIBLIOGRAPHY (NOT REQUIRED) Learn to Program with Scratch (Majed Marji) No Starch Press ISBN 9781593275439 COURSE DESCRIPTION Introduction to the fundamentals of computer science. Topics include surveys of the following sub-areas of computer science: artificial intelligence, hardware/operating systems, programming languages/software, ethics/social issues, history, electronic communications, problem solving, and programming. The course includes laboratory projects (writing computer programs). General Education Attribute: Science Distributive Requirement. EVALUATION POLICY 45% 3 Multiple Choice Emerging Concepts Quizzes (15% each) Text Book
15% 5 Credit Projects (3% each) Scratch Application 5% Group Chapter Concepts Oral Presentation Lecture, should cover every topic in the chapter 5% Group 7-page Concept Paper Due 03/26/19, with Cover and Bibliography, Times New Roman 12 pitch (one paper per group, should include each member’s name on Cover page) 5% Individual Oral Presentation Topic (Select from Presentation Topic List) 2.5% Individual written Response from Concept Presentations due weekly for each chapter 2.5% Weekly Computers In The News, 1 paragraph synopsis on a topic about a computer related subject, topic will be discussed during class also students will write a response on other students news topics 5% Individual Presentation 7-page paper including Cover and Bibliography, Times New Roman 12 pitch Due 04/18/19 15% Hands- On Quiz Using Credit Projects as Guide A letter grade will be assigned based on performance in the course according to the following scale: Grade Quality Points Percentage Equivalents Interpretation A 4.00 93-100 Excellent A- 3.67 90-92 B+ 3.33 87-89 Superior B 3.00 83-86 B- 2.67 80-82 C+ 2.33 77-79 Average C 2.00 73-76 C- 1.67 70-72 D+ 1.33 67-69 Below Average D 1.00 63-66 D- 0.67 60-62 F 0 < 60% Failure Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for description of NG (No Grade), W, Z, and other grades.