|Mondays||6-8pm||Kennedy Ellison||Park 231|
|Mondays||7-9pm||Ruby Malusa||Park 231|
|Mondays||8-10pm||Jocelyn Dunkley||in Hilles 110 at Haverford|
|Tuesdays||6-8pm||Kellie Dinh||Park 231|
|Tuesdays||7-9pm||Sonya Fucci||Park 231|
|Wednesdays||6-8pm||Kellie Dinh||Park 231|
|Wednesdays||7-9pm||Jocelyn Dunkley||Park 231|
|Thursdays||6-8pm||Kennedy Ellison||Park 231|
|Sundays||6-8pm||Ruby Malusa||Park 231|
|Sundays||7-9pm||Sonya Fucci||Park 231|
Course Description: An introduction to the nature, subject matter and branches of computer science as an academic discipline, and the nature, development, coding, testing, documenting and analysis of the efficiency and limitations of algorithms. Also includes the social context of computing (risks, liabilities, intellectual property and infringement).
This semester, we will be exploring the creative aspects of coding as a context for learning the above concepts. You will exercise your creativity by designing programs in a language called, Processing. Processing is a new language/environment built upon the programming language Java. Processing was created by artists, designers, and computer scientists to explore ideas of creative coding sing computer algorithms. We will also cover a variety of other topics, from bioinformatics to robotics. We will cover much of the entire text during this semester.
|1||Tues||9/5||Introduction||Lab1 - fetch from Assignments tab|
|2||Tues||9/12||Parametric Drawing: Stick Person||Lab2; Discuss Chapter 1, up to Quick Tour; Discuss Chapter 2, up to Face Implementation|
|Thur||9/14||Discuss Chapter 2, Face Implementation|
|3||Tues||9/19||No class - Doug out of town||Lab3 Chapter 3|
|Thur||9/21||No class - Doug out of town|
|Thur||9/28||No class - Doug out of town|
|6||Tues||10/10||loops: LoopingFish||Lab4, continued|
|8||Tues||10/24||Review 2||Lab5, robot control|
|9||Tues||10/31||Object-Oriented Programming and Arrays Chapters 5, and 6||Lab6, Read Chapter 6 regarding OOP.|
|Thur||11/2||OOP: Practice||Read chapter 5 regarding arrays and min/max.|
|10||Tues||11/7||Algorithms: Sorting||Lab7, Read Chapter 7 regarding sorting; read chapter 5 regarding algorithms.|
|Thur||11/9||Projects; review Sorting||Lab7|
|11||Tues||11/14||AI and 20 Questions||Project|
|Thur||11/16||Image Functions, Image Functions 2||Project|
|12||Tues||11/21||Divide and Conquer||No labs this week|
|Thur||11/30||Collisions and Visualizations|
|14||Tues||12/5||Object Oriented Programming - Inheritance, and review|
|Thur||12/7||Review - Algorthms, Sorting, Images, OOP, Functions, Flow of Control, Loops, Arrays|
|15||Tues||12/12||Presentations - 16 @ 5 minutes each|
|Thur||12/14||Presentations - 8 @ 5 minutes each, Final Paperwork||Write-up due by 5pm|
Final Exam - self-scheduled during exam period, Dec 17 - 22
Processing: Creative Coding & Generative Art in Processing 2 by Ira Greenberg, Dianna Xu, Deepak Kumar, Friends of ed, 2013. Available at the Campus Bookstore. Also at amazon for \$40.94 A Kindle eBook is available for those comfortable learning from an eBook (Amazon price is \$20.00). The Bryn Mawr Bookstore price is $44.99.
Processing Software (This software is already installed in the Computer Science Lab). The software is also available for your own computer from Processing web site (http://www.processing.org). Download the latest stable 2.X or 3.X version for your own computer/Operating System.
Attendance and active participation are expected in every class. Participation includes asking questions, contributing answers, proposing ideas, and providing constructive comments.
As you will discover, we are proponents of two-way communication and we welcome feedback during the semester about the course. We are available to answer student questions, listen to concerns, and talk about any course-related topic (or otherwise!). Come to office hours! This helps us get to know you. You are welcome to stop by and chat. There are many more exciting topics to talk about that we won't have time to cover in-class.
Although computer science work can be intense, please stay in touch with us, particularly if you feel stuck on a topic or project and can't figure out how to proceed. Often a quick e-mail, phone call or face-to-face conference can reveal solutions to problems and generate renewed creative and scholarly energy. It is essential that you begin assignments early, since we will be covering a variety of challenging topics in this course.
There will be about seven assignments, weighted equally in the final grading. Assignments must be submitted according to the Assignment Submission instructions. You should pay careful attention to the Code Formatting Standards and Grading Policy when doing your assignments. The grading structure for individual assignments is broken down in the Grading Policy.
At the end of the semester, final grades will be calculated as a weighted average of all grades according to the following weights:
Incomplete grades will be given only for verifiable medical illness or other such dire circumstances.
All work must be turned in either in hard-copy or electronic submission, depending on the instructions given in the assignment. E-mail submissions, when permitted, should request a "delivery receipt" to document time and date of submission. Extensions will be given only in the case of verifiable medical excuses or other such dire circumstances, if requested in advance and supported by your Academic Dean.
No assignment will be accepted after it is past due.
No past work can be "made up" after it is due.
There will be two exams in this course. The exams will be closed-book and closed-notes. The exams will cover material from lectures, homeworks, and assigned readings (including topics not discussed in class).
We encourage you to discuss the material and work together to understand it. Here are our thoughts on collaborating with other students:
If you have any questions as to what types of collaborations are allowed, please feel free to ask.