Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30–10:45
Room 102, Warren Weaver Hall
Professor: Marsha Berger
Email: berger [at] cs.nyu.edu
Office hours: Immediately after class for an hour. If you can't make my office hours email me to set up another time, or feel free to try dropping in to my office, where I am usually around until 6.
Students will learn how to design algorithms to solve
problems, and translate these algorithms into working
computer programs using the Java programming language. No
previous java experience is required. This is the
first course for computer science majors. Students are
expected to already have some programming experience (see
Class participation is important. Students should note that I generally ask all students to close their laptops and put away their phones at the start of class (i.e. no checking email or web surfing during class) to help promote participation and reduce multi-tasking, unless we are engaged in programming exercises. (See this article about student multitasking). I also expect students to come to class on time.
Students must have either taken 0002 (Intro. to
Programming), or passed a placement test.
Students who have taken the AP test for a high school course and received a 4 or 5 should take Data Structures / CSCI-UA.0102 instead of this course. If you didn't take the AP test but feel you know the material, you could take a placement test for 102.
"Introduction to Java Programming, Brief Version", 10th
edition, by Y. Daniel Liang. This is a required textbook.
There are copies on reserve in Bobst. There will be weekly
quizzes based on readings from the textbook.
The course will include weekly or biweekly programming assignments, one or two midterms, and a final exam.There are no makeup exams. The exams will count for approximately 75% of the grade. There will be a weekly on-line quizzes (~5% of the grade) based on the textbook. This will help free up class time so we can do in-class programming exercises. We will be using NYU classes to submit homework. The percentages are subject to change. Students should be aware that the second half of the class is substantially more difficult than the first half.
All 101 sections can use the lab tutors at Kimmel for help
with programming issues and related questions. There
is some tutoring every day, located in the Kimmel labs. The
tutoring schedule is here. There is
no TA for the course.
Homework must be submitted before the announced date and
time deadline for full credit. 5% credit will be be deducted
for every day late. Late homework will not be accepted
after 3 days, unless previous arrangements with a documented excuse
have been made.
All students should submit their own work. You should personally have written and entered every line in your code, unless a group project has been assigned. Students who cheat or plagiarize will be reported to the Dean. The department academic integrity policy is here.