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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


  • Professor:
  • Office
  • Class Time: 11:00-11:50 W
  • Lab Time: 2:00-4:50 T
  • Class Location: S 030
  • Textbook:

Course Content


  * Covid related polices, etc
  * Integrity
  * Late work 
  * Software Standards
  * Software Development Report:  A sample software development report:  File:SDRDemo1.pdf



  • 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 Lab


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DEI Statement

During this particularly difficult time, this statement momentarily underscores and deepens what is expressed in the Lifestyle Covenant regarding the dignity of all humans. The statement will remain in all Bethel Faculty syllabi until spring 2023 and then be remanded back to the Faculty. Bethel University respects the dignity of all God’s image-bearers, and stands against racism, prejudice, and discrimination. Because Christ calls us to love our neighbor as ourselves, Christian discipleship includes pursuing the good of those who suffer injustice due to their color, race, or ethnicity. Therefore, we aim to continually transform our classrooms into safe and hospitable spaces where we listen to one another with mercy, learn from and value each other with tenacity, and commit to pursuing justice for the most vulnerable in our community.