CSC101 Fall 2006 Course Schedule (and Course Activity Log)

This page presents the summary of what happened in the past class meetings and what will happen in the future class meetings.
Last update: November 13, 2006.

  1. Wednesday, September 6
    • Course Organization.
  2. Monday, September 11
    • Lecture on Chapter 0.
  3. Wednesday, September 13
    • Quiz #1: Chapter 0.
    • Lecture on Chapter 1.
    • Paper #1: Pros and Cons of Info. Tech.
      Think about how information technologies has affected, positively or negatively, human lives.
      Due: Wednesday, September 13
  4. Monday, September 18
    • Quiz #2: Chapter 1.
    • Lecture on Chapter 2.
  5. Wednesday, September 20
    • Quiz #3: Chapter 2.
    • Lecture on Chapters 3 and 4.
    • Paper #1 "Pros and Cons" is due.
    • Paper #2: Algorithm Design.
      Descibe succinct instructions on how to look up a word in a thick disctionary, so that even a three-year old will be able to follow the instructions. Try then to describe instructions for sorting thousands of index cards according to a unique number printed on each card.
      Due: Wednesday, September 27
  6. Monday, September 25
    • We'll watch the first half of a movie "The Net", featuring Sandra Bullock.
  7. Wednesday, September 27
    • Paper #2 "Algorithms" is due.
    • We'll watch the second half of a movie "The Net".
    • Paper #3: Report on "The Net"
      Write what you felt about the movie, the protagonist, and the antagonist, in connection with what you wrote in Paper #1.
      Due: Wednesday, October 4
  8. Monday, October 2
    • Quiz #4: Chapter 4.
    • Lecture on Chapters 5 and 6.
  9. Wednesday, October 4
    • Paper #3 "The Net" is due.
    • Quiz #5: Chapters 5 and 6.
    • Lecture on Chapter 7.
  10. Monday, October 9
    • We'll watch "Pirates of Silicon Valley".
    • Paper #4: Report on "The Pirates"
      Due: Wednesday, October 18
  11. Wednesday, October 11
    • Quiz #6: on Chapter 7.
    • Lecture on Chapters 8 and 9.
  12. Wednesday, October 18
    • Paper #4 "The Pirates" is due.
    • Guest Lecture by Professor Lane Hemaspaandra.
    • Paper #5 Guest Lecture Notes .
      Due: Wednesday, October 25
  13. Monday, October 23
    • Exam #1: Chapters 0 through 7.
  14. Wednesday, October 25
    • Paper #5 "Notes from Professor Hemaspaandra's Lecture" is due.
    • Guest Lecture by Professor Wendi Heinzelman.
    • Paper #6 Guest Lecture Notes .
      Due: Wednesday, November 1
  15. Monday, October 30
    • Quiz #7: Chapters 8 and 9.
    • Lecture on Chapters 10 and 11.
  16. Wednesday, November 1
    • Paper #6 "Notes from Professor Heinzelman's Lecture" is due.
    • Guest Lecture by Professor Harry Stern.
    • Paper #7 Guest Lecture Notes .
      Due: Wednesday, November 8
  17. Monday, November 6
    • Guest Lecture by Professor Mary Swift.
    • Paper #8 Guest Lecture Notes .
      Due: Wednesday, November 15
  18. Wednesday, November 8
    • Paper #7 "Notes from Professor Stern's Lecture" is due.
    • Quiz #8: Chapters 10 and 11.
    • Lecture on Chapters 12 and 13.
  19. Monday, November 13
    • Quiz #9: Chapters 12 and 13.
    • Lecture on Chapters 14 and 15.
  20. Wednesday, November 15
    • Paper #8 "Notes from Professor Swift's Lecture" is due.
    • Quiz #10: Chapters 14 and 15.
    • "2001, Space Odyssey" Part 1.
  21. Monday, November 20
    • Guest Lecture by Professor Ted Pawlicki.
    • Paper #9 Guest Lecture Notes .
      Due: Monday, November 27
  22. Monday, November 27
    • Quiz #11: Chapter 15.
    • Paper #9 "Notes from Professor Pawlicki's Lecture" is due.
    • "2001, Space Odyssey" Part 2.
  23. Wednesday, November 29
    • We'll watch the second half of a movie "I, Robot".
    • Group Project Paper is due.
    • "2001, Space Odyssey" Part 3.
    • Paper #10: Report on "Space Odyssey"
      Due: Wednesday, December 6
  24. Monday, December 4
    • Project Presentation #1.
  25. Wednesday, December 6
    • Paper #10 on "2001 Space Odyssey" is due.
    • Project Presentation #2.
  26. Monday, December 11
    • Project Presentation #3.
  27. Wednesday, December 13
    • Exam #2: Chapters 8 through 15.