Ms. Tabitha Peck , Sitterson 323
|M W F 3:00-3:50|| tpeck(at)cs.unc.edu , x843-7431
|Philips Hall 367||http://www.cs.unc.edu/~tpeck/COMP110.html|
|Office Hours, Sitterson Hall 006||W 4:00-5:00, F 2:00-3:00|
This course is an introduction to computer programming. The primary goal is to teach you problem-solving; algorithms and their design; and fundamental programming skills. We will use the Java programming language. At the end of this course you should clearly understand fundamental programming constructs, be able to design and write basic computer programs in Java and apply your knowledge to other programming languages.
Methods of Instruction
Students will attend semi-weekly lectures (Mo-We, 3:00-3:50 PM, in PH 367) and attend Friday recitations (3:00-3:50, in PH 367). There will reading assignments and weekly computer programming assignments, some building on previous assignments. There will be written mid-term and final exams.
Late assignments will not be accepted for credit. Each student has free three late days, which may be used at any time and in any combination. Unused late days are each worth 2 extra credit points on the final exam.
There will be an in-class written mid-term exam, and a written final exam during the (University) scheduled time slot. All of the material from the lectures, reading, and programming assignments are fair game for exams.
60% - Assignments
15% - Midterm
20% - Final
5% - Class Participation
Reading assignments cover the topic discussed in that days lecture. Read assignments before coming to class and be prepared to ask questions. Some assigned readings will not be covered in class unless questions are asked. You are responsible for all material in the assigned readings.
These questions at the end of reading sections are a great way to study for exams and review reading material. Some questions will be covered in class.
Is COMP 110 For You?
During the course of COMP 110, you will write several full Java programs. This can be a time-consuming process. Expect to spend 10-12 hours on each programming assignment (depending, of course, on the specific assignment). If you do not have this kind of time available to work on COMP 110, you may want to wait and take it in a later semester.
Java: An Introduction to Problem Solving & Programming Fourth Edition
Registering for COMP 110
If the course is full and you want to take this class, please use
"waitlist" registration option (see the Registrar's Registration web
and come to class on the first day. There are typically a lot of
at the start and so hopefully you will make it in.