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CSCI 107, Using Computers and Networks, is a broad survey of computation. There are two things you should learn in this course: (1), how computer do their work, and (2), how to make computers do your work. The course's lectures will provide a survey of computer architecture, programming, and networking and examine the societal effects of computers and networks. The formal labs develop skills in useful computer applications such as spread sheets, data bases, Internet browsers, and multimedia design tools. For information about the course lecture schedule consult the CSCI 107.002 Schedule page.

There is one textbook and two small lab books you'll use in the course. The textbook is Using Information Technology by Williams, Sawyer and Hutchinson. If the UPS strike is settled soon, you may even be able to obtain a copy.

The lab books cover applications you'll use during the course. These are

Both of these books are published by Dryden and they should both be in the bookstore! For the networking applications used in the course, you'll connect to the Internet and follow an on-line reading list.

Grading Policy

The grading policies of sections 001 and 002 of CSCI 107 are identical.

Homework Assignments

Four or five homework assignments will be given. In general, printed assignments will not be given out in class, but will be accessed through the CSCI 107 Homework Assignment page.


There will be 2 one-hour tests and a final comprehensive exam given at 3:15 on Wednesday, December 1997. Tests will be based on the lectures, class discussions and readings.


Your final grade will be computed by dividing your accumulated points by the total number of possible points using the following scale:

93% to 100% A
84% to 92% B
75% to 83% C
65% to 74% D
0% to 64% F

About the other lectures and labs

The daytime sections of CSCI 107 share a common set of daytime lab sections. Consequently, the daytime section are closely co-ordinated in schedule, topics, and graded assignments. Information about the second daytime section is available in Charles Massey's own CSCI 107 Class Information page.

The Monday evening lecture and lab section of 107 operate independently of the daytime sections. Do not mix the two!

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