CS 8 Introduction to Computer Science
Spring Term 2016 - EnrlCd 07773
Department of Computer Science
University of California Santa Barbara
- Instructor: Professor Çetin Kaya Koç
→ Koç is pronounced as "Coach"
- Class Room: Buchanan 1910
- Class Schedule: Monday, Wednesday 3:30-4:45pm
- Koç Office Hours: Tuesday 4:00-6:00pm
- Koç Office: HFH 1119
- Teaching Assistants:
Emilie Barnard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Victor Zakhary (email@example.com)
Yan Tang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lennon Grinta (email@example.com)
Hongyuan You (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anastasiya Lazareva (email@example.com)
Aaron Magat (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Metehan Ozten (email@example.com)
- Lab: Phelps 3525
- Lab Schedule and TAs:
Tuesday 8:00-8:50am, EnrlCd: 07781 -- Victor and Metehan
Tuesday 9:00-9:50am, EnrlCd: 07799 -- Victor and Metehan
Tuesday 10:00-10:50am, EnrlCd: 07807 -- Lennon and Hongyuan
Tuesday 11:00-11:50am, EnrlCd: 07815 -- Lennon and Hongyuan
Tuesday 12:00-12:50pm, EnrlCd: 07823 -- Emilie and Anastasiya
Tuesday 1:00-1:50pm, EnrlCd: 07831 -- Emilie and Anastasiya
Tuesday 2:00-2:50pm, EnrlCd: 07849 -- Yan and Aaron
Tuesday 3:00-3:50pm, EnrlCd: 47860 -- Yan and Aaron
- TA Office: Trailer 936 Room 104
- TA Office Hours:
Monday 9:00-11:00am: Lennon
Monday 11:00am-12:00pm: Aaron
Monday 1:00-3:00pm: Anastasiya
Monday 5:00-7:00pm: Emilie
Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm: Aaron
Wednesday 5:00-6:00pm: Hongyuan
Thursday 9:00-11:00am: Metehan
Thursday 11:00am-1:00pm: Victor
Thursday 1:00-3:00pm: Yan
Friday 5:00-6:00pm: Hongyuan
- Please join the
page for class discussions.
- Check the class website, the Piazza page,
and/or your email once a day.
- Slides and other course information are in the folder
- Homework, Programming Assignments and Quizzes are in the folder
- IDLE transcripts and Python modules created during lectures
are in the folder idle
- The grades: cs8Spring2016.htm
(The Code is your PERMNumber mod 249989; in Python: Code = PERMNumber % 249989)
Midterm and Final Exams
There will be one Midterm Exam and one Final Exam.
The in-class Midterm Exam is on Wednesday, May 11 at 3:30-4:45pm
2-pages of notes (cheat sheet) is alllowed during the Midterm
The Final Exam is in class at 12:00-3:00pm on Friday June 10
No makeup exam can be given under any circumstances.
We will have one homework assignment every week.
The paper copy of the homework assignments are to be delivered
to the "cs8 - Koç" homework box in the CS Mail Room (HFH 2108).
An electronic copy (Text, MS Word or PDF) can be submitted via
the Dropbox link (see below). You could also scan/pdf your handwritten
work; however, do not submit (low-resolution or small)
phone-camera images under any circumstances!
No late homework is accepted.
- Homework Assignment 01:
hw01.html - due 12:00pm (noon) Thu Mar 31
- Homework Assignment 02:
hw02.html - due 12:00pm (noon) Thu Apr 7
- Homework Assignment 03:
hw03.html - due 12:00pm (noon) Thu Apr 14
- Homework Assignment 04:
hw04.html - due 4:00pm Thu Apr 21
← new time!!
- Homework Assignment 05:
hw05.html - due 4:00pm Thu Apr 28
- Homework Assignment 06:
hw06.pdf - due 4:00pm Thu May 5
- Homework Assignment 07:
hw07.html - due 4:00pm Thu May 19
- Homework Assignment 08:
hw08.html - due 4:00pm Thu May 26
We will have one programming assignment every week.
The programming assignments are due before 11:59pm (midnight)
on Fridays via the submit.cs web page.
The grading is automatically done at the time of submission,
and no late programming assignment is accepted. In fact, your grade
will be 0 even if it is submitted a few seconds after the deadline.
Detailed information about Python's native programming environment
(called IDLE) and the use of submit.cs.ucsb.edu is found here:
- Programming Assignment 01:
due 11:59pm (midnight) Friday Apr 1
- Programming Assignment 02:
due 11:59pm (midnight) Friday Apr 8
- Programming Assignment 03:
due 11:59pm (midnight) Friday Apr 15
- Programming Assignment 04:
due 11:59pm (midnight) Friday Apr 22
- Programming Assignment 05:
due 11:59pm (midnight) Friday Apr 29
- Programming Assignment 06:
due 11:59pm (midnight) Friday May 6
- Programming Assignment 07:
due 11:59pm (midnight) Friday May 20
- Programming Assignment 08:
due 11:59pm (midnight) Friday May 27
Weekly Course Plan
- Week01: Introduction.
Anatomy of a Computer.
The Python Programming Language.
Programming Environment - IDLE.
- Week02: Numbers and Strings.
- Week03: Decisions and Loops.
[Sections 3.1-3.9] and [Sections 4.1-4.11]
- Week04: Functions.
- Week05: Lists.
- Week06: Files.
- Week07: Sets and Dictionaries.
- Week08 and Week09: TBA
- Week10: Recursion.
Course Related Links
- Programming Assignments: 30 %
- Homework Assignments: 20 %
- Midterm Exam: 20 %
- Final Exam: 30 %
Introduction to computer program development for students with
little to no programming experience. Basic programming concepts,
variables and expressions, data and control structures, algorithms,
debugging, program design, and documentation.
Not open for credit to students who have completed Computer
Science 16 or Engineering 3.
CS 8 is a legal repeat for CMPSC 5AA-ZZ.
Integrity at UCSB ←
Dr. Çetin Kaya Koç