CSC-200 – Survey of Computing
Joseph (Yosef) Mendelsohn

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Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

 

Week 1 – Jan 5-9

  • Topics: Syllabus and overview of course, 
  • Readings: Chapters 1, 2, 3
  • Lecture 01 Notes – Intro to Computing
  • Lecture 02  - Hardware
  • Assignment: there is no assignment this week.
  • MUST Dos before second lecture:
    1. Be sure that you are able to log in to COL
    2. Be sure that you have downloaded and installed Adobe Acrobat reader. It can be downloaded here.
    3. Review the syllabus – there are several “must knows”  there.

Week 2 – Jan 12-16

Week 3 – Jan 19-23

  • Topics: Color, Imaging, Video, Spreadsheets Intro to Office 2007
  • Readings:  Lecture notes.  As needed, review: Color Depth,  Bits ‘n bytes,  Image processing,  Audio processing
  • Lecture notes:  Lecture #5,  Intro to Office 2007.
  • Assignments:
    1. Assignment #2   
    2. Please re-read the syllabus – focus on those parts highlighted in red.

Week 4 – Jan 26-30:

Week 5 – Feb 2-6: 

Week 6- Feb 9-12:

  • I have updated the Powerpoint slides for the Networking II and AI lectures so that they will open up in older versions of Office (2003).
  • Topics:  Networking II,  Intro to WWW and HTML
  • Readings: Tuesday: 275-76, 303-309.  Thursday/next week: 310-335
  • Lecture Notes:  Networking II,  WWW and HTML
  • Assignment: Assignment #4

Week 7 – Feb 16-20: 

  • Topics:  Creating web pages,  The Internet
  • In Lab:,  Tuesday, Feb 17th: SAC-240
  • Readings:  p. 310-335
  • Lecture Notes
  • Assignment: Assignment #5 – due on TUESDAY, Feb. 24th

Week 8 – Feb 23-27: 

  • Topics:  IMPORTANT WEEK!!  Databases   Computer Security
  • Readings:  Databases: p. 224-244.  Security:  Chapter 10 (all!)
  • Lecture Notes:  Databases,  Security
  • Assignment: Assignment #6 – due next Thursday

Lecture  9 – Mar 2-6:

  • March 5th:  Class will be held in computer lab, SAC-240
  • Topics:  Spreadsheets using MS Excel,  Security continued
  • Readings: p. 156-163 (Spreadsheets)
  • Lecture Notes: Spreadsheets
  • Files for lab:  excel_lab.xls,   car_choice.xlsx,  excel_lab.doc
  • Assignment: tbd

Lecture 10 – Mar 9-13:

  • Tuesday:  Finish security lecture (finally!),  Q&A, Wrap-up
  • Thursday: Final exam
  • Readings: no new notes or readings

Final Exam – during week 10

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