Fast Links: Exam Information | Course Schedule & Readings
Weekly quizzes will be given at the start of class on Mondays except where noted in the schedule.
An exam will be given on Wednesday, March 9 in class.
You must take all quizzes and exams at the times they are given. NO MAKEUPS FOR QUIZZES OR EXAMS will be allowed except for acceptable documented circumstances (e.g. major illness, death in immediate family, university-sanctioned event with verification from advisor/coach, etc.). If you're not sure, discuss with your instructor.
Consult the Assignments
page for all reading assignments, film dates, and term paper
and project descriptions.
Course Schedule (subject to change)
Consult the Assignments page for all reading assignments, film dates, and term paper and project descriptions.
|Wed, Jan 18||The Origins of Computing|
|Fri, Jan 20||Computing in the 1800s: Babbage and Hollerith|
|Mon, Jan 23||Video: Creation of the Computer, Biography: Thomas J Watson Jr (early history of IBM)||Quiz 1|
|Wed, Jan 25||Early 20th Century: Electromechanical and Analog Computers|
|Fri, Jan 27||Theoretical Computing Models of the 1930s||Assignment 1 due|
|Mon, Jan 30||Video/Discussion||Quiz 2|
|Wed, Feb 1||World War II and the Advent of Modern Computing|
|Fri, Feb 3||The Dawn of Commercial Computing in the 1950s||Term Paper start|
|Mon, Feb 6||Video/Discussion||Quiz 3|
|Wed, Feb 8||Mainframe and Mini-Computers of the 1960s|
|Fri, Feb 10||Memory, the Integrated Circuit and the Space Race||Assignment 2 due|
|Mon, Feb 13||Video/Discussion||Quiz 4|
|Wed, Feb 15||Minicomputers, Portable Memory and Workstations|
|Fri, Feb 17||The Personal Computer||Assignment 3 due|
|Mon, Feb 20||Video/Discussion||Quiz 5|
|Wed, Feb 22||The Graphical User Interface, the Rise of Microsoft|
|Fri, Feb 24||History of Programming Languages (Student Presentations)||Term Paper due|
|Mon, Feb 27||Video/Discussion||Quiz 6|
|Wed, Mar 1||The Internet and the World Wide Web|
|Fri, Mar 3||Legal and Social Impacts of Modern Computing||Assignment 4 due|
|Mon, Mar 6||Video/Discussion||NO quiz|
|Wed, Mar 8||-||Exam|