Spring 2003 CSCI 107 Syllabus


The course instructor is Dean Brock. Lecture section 001 meets Monday and Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:05 in Robinson 239. Lecture section 002 meets Tuesday and Thursday from 12:15 to 1:05 in Karpen 038.

There are are five lab sections associated with CSCI 107. Information about the lab sections can be found in the CSCI 107 Lab home page which is maintained by Charles Massey.

Class home page

All class handouts, including homework assignments, can be found through the following URL:


The textbook for the course will be the 5th Standard of Computer Confluence: Exploring Tomorrow's Technology written by George Beekman and published by Prentice Hall (ISBN 0-13-028446-7).


This is an introductory course in computer science and multimedia which is cross-listed as both CSCI 107 and MMAS 107. Each week the course has two hours of lectures and a formal lab session that will also last about two and one half hours. The lectures focus on the technical convergence of computer and communications technology and multimedia. We will survey computer hardware and software, with a particular emphasis on their use in networks and multimedia. We will also examine the societal effects of computers and multimedia. The formal labs develop skills in useful computer applications such as spread sheets, databases, Internet browsers, and multimedia design tools.


There will be two one-hour tests and a final exam as noted on the class schedule. These tests will be based on the lectures, class discussions and readings. There will also be three lab projects which will be graded by the lab instuctors. The formal labs will also be a component of your grade. In computing your final grade, these sources will be given the following weights

Three one-hour tests (including final) 65%
Lab Projects 15%
Lab Projects 20%

Your final grade will be computed by dividing your accumulated points by the total number of possible points and then assigning a letter grade according to the following table.

93% to 100% A
90% to 92% A-
87% to 89% B+
83% to 86% B
80% to 82% B-
77% to 79% C+
73% to 76% C
70% to 72% C-
60% to 69% D
below 60% F

For more information

My office is Robinson 221A; however, the best way to get in touch with me is to send email to brock@cs.unca.edu.