CSC108H (StG, Summer 2016): Introduction to Computer Programming


[Yomna Aly]
BA 3219
Office hours

Welcome to the course webpage for the Summer 2016 term of CSC108H, an Introduction to Computer Programming, on the St. George campus. This course teaches the basics of programming in Python, which is an industrial-strength programming language used at companies like Google and Industrial Light and Magic.

Yomna Aly is the course Instructor, which means that she deals with all administrative matters: missed work, problems with your grades, problems with assignment partners, the course website, and TA issues. If you're not sure who to contact, though, feel free to ask me!


The textbook, Practical Programming (2nd edition): An Introduction to Computer Science Using Python 3, matches very closely with the course material. Some notes:

A typical week: Prepare, Rehearse, Perform

Each week, you'll use the an online tool called the Programming Course Resource System (PCRS) to view course materials and complete exercises. The weekly tasks are divided into three phases:

The three assignments are due in weeks 4, 9, and 12. Don't leave these to the last minute: they are substantially more work than the weekly lab exercises, and we expect that you will work on them for several hours each week.

Getting help

In addition to this website, please see the Syllabus, which is required reading.

We'll use Blackboard for electronic discussion.

For office hours, please see Office hours.

For general inquiries regarding the undergraduate computer science program, please contact the Computer Science Undergraduate Office.