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CSC 102: Introduction to Programming: 2 hours.


A gentle introduction to programming for students with no previous computer programming experience. Students will write many small computer programs to practice problem solving and programming methodology. Problems will be taken from a variety of application domains. One lecture and one lab per week. Lab: CSC 102L

Goals for CSC 102 are:

  1. Have and introductory knowledge of programming
  2. Be able to write simple programs

Course outcomes for CSC 102 are:

Upon completion of CSC 102, students will understand:

  • how to write simple programs
  • programming terms including variables, selection, repetition, functions/procedures.

Program outcomes for CSC 102 are:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal, ethical, and moral principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.


  1. Note taking at the introductory level via accountability for class notes
  2. Team work at the introductory level by working in pairs with a robot
  3. Professionalism at the introductory level by requiring all communications about the course to be at a professional level
  4. Ethics at an introductory level by covering:
    • being honest about what your software can and cannot do
    • encouraging their project to be socially responsible
  5. Cybersecurity at the introductory level by covering:
    • secure programming in terms of what crazy input can be given to the program.
  6. Verbal communications at an introductory level by requiring each team to present their project and include the some grading of the quality of the presentation as part of the rubric with feedback on how to improve

Details for Fall 2020

  • Professor: Dr. Cathy Bareiss
  • Office SB 027
  • Class Time: TR: 2:00-3:20 PM
  • Class Location: S 025
  • Textbook: NOTE: Major change! No textbook at this time!. Access to an aid for snap programming:

Course Content


  * Integrity
  * Late work 


  1. Lab 1: Draw a square
  2. Lab 2: Arithmetic driller
  3. Lab 3: Driller with messages
  4. Lab 4: Help the artist
  5. Lab 5: Sudoku help
  6. Lab 6: Sudoku check
  7. Lab 7: Improving class game
  8. Lab 8: Improving the game yet again


  • Programs -> 50% of the grade
  • Exams -> 50% of the grade
  • Grade scale
    • 93% <= average <= 100% -> A
    • 90% <= average < 93% -> A-
    • 87% <= average < 90% -> B+
    • 83% <= average < 87% -> B
    • 80% <= average < 83% -> B-
    • 77% <= average < 80% -> C+
    • 73% <= average < 77% -> C
    • 70% <= average < 73% -> C-
    • 67% <= average < 70% -> D+
    • 63% <= average < 67% -> D
    • 60% <= average < 63% -> D-
    • 0% <= average < 60% -> F

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday Thursday
8/18: Overview of Programming 8/20: Getting started lab
8/25: Simple program and decisions 8/27: Math Driller
9/1: Repetition 9/3: Advanced Driller
9/8: Review 9/10: Help the Artist
9/15: Exam 9/17: Sudoku Help
9/22: Messages 9/24: Sudoku Help
9/29: Types of repetition 10/1: Time to Catch up
10/6: War discussion 10/8: Sudoku Check
10/13: 10/15: Exam
10/20: Reviews 10/22
10/27: Exam 10/29
11/3: Advanced features and your project 11/5: Project work
11/10: Discussion of project ideas 11/12: Project work
11/17: Project presentations 11/19: Project presentations
11/24: Final:
Final exam: 7:30am-9:00am
11/26: Thanksgiving Break


ADA Statement for Syllabi: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law which provides civil rights protection for people with disabilities. Bethel University, in compliance with equal access laws, requests that students with disabilities seeking to acquire accommodations make an appointment with the Center for Academic Success—Disability Services. It is located in the Miller-Moore Academic Center, 033. You may also phone 574-807-7460 or email for an appointment.

COVID-19 Adjustments

  • SEATING – After choosing your seat for this class, please consistently sit in the same seat all semester.
  • FACECOVERINGS - All students must wear face coverings in all classes. You have been provided face coverings for this purpose. If you forget your face covering, and can’t retrieve it and be back in the classroom quickly, you will need to find a private space to synchronously livestream this class or be counted absent.
  • LIVESTREAMING - This class is being livestreamed and stored in Canvas for watching only by a student enrolled in this class. The purpose of the livestreaming/recorded lecture is to accommodate a student who is being quarantined or isolated due to COVID-19. Abusing this feature by letting other students not enrolled in this class view the recording or privately videotaping the recording will be considered a violation of the Campus Lifestyle Covenant. However, when you are ill or participating in a campus sponsored event (like a sport team) you are encouraged to view the recording at a later time.