Syllabus A22.0002: Introduction to Computers and Programming

Fall 2003

Instructor: Samuel Marateck, Room 620, Warren Weaver Hall. Phone number: (212) 998-3146, and e-mail address: Office hours are MON and WED 1:10-1:55, 3:20-4:10

Whenever you have a question about the course material, Please feel free to drop by during my office hours or make an appointment for some other time.

Course materials:

We will cover chapters one through five up to and including section 5.5. Then we will cover sections 12.1 to 12.4 on Applets, a very exciting applications of Java to web browsers like Netscape.

Email Protocol When ever you send email, your last name must appear in the FROM part of the heading. Any mail that is sent to me with an alias instead of your last name in the FROM part will not be answered. Also, please capitalize words where appropriate. For instance, don't write something like "i will not be able to come to class tomorrow". Email messages written with out the proper capitalization is hard to read and consequently annoying. Instead please write "I will not ...".

General course information
The homework will consist of programming assignments. They must be done on the computer. Ten points will be deducted for each class day late, with a possible maximum of 30 points being deducted. If you do not submit the programs, you cannot pass the course. Please submit the program to the etutor as indicated on the class programs link If you will be writing programs at 14 Wash. Place or Tisch Hall, please buy a few high-density disks, all programs must be saved on a disk and backed-up on another disk. There will be two midterms and a final. Your grade will be 40 percent midterms plus 40 percent final plus 20 percent homework.

There is a home page for this course available on the world wide web at the following address (URL): 
You should use 
to obtain assignments and programs done in class. Also, if you have not already have done so, but probably all of you have, you should get a Unix account from the ITS in order send your programs to the grader and receive email from your instructor via the list server; but first you must subscribe to the list server as described on the class page.

Sam Marateck
8/26 10:12:58 EST 2003