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CS111 Green - Program Design I

Biology themed section ("Green")

Tuesday-Thursday, 12:30-1:45, Lecture Center C3

Lab sections: Monday 12, 1, 2, or 3 pm, 2249F (labs will meet Monday, August 28, but not on Labor Day)

Introduction to programming: control structures; variables and data types; problem decomposition and procedural programming; input and output; aggregate data structures including arrays; programming exercises.

Prerequisites: None.

Acknowledgment: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Division of Undergraduate Education Grant No.DUE-1612113. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the professors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Instructors and TAs

Instructor/TA Office Hours and location
Prof. Robert Sloan, UIC Computer Science Tuesdays 2:30-4:00, 1112 SEO
Prof. Rachel Poretsky, UIC Biological Sciences Thursdays 2:30-3:30, SEL 4100
TA: Zhu ("Ellen") Wang Mondays 4:30-6:30, location TBA
TA: Mao Li Wednesdays 1:00-3:00, 4029 SEL

Undergrad TA(s): Joseph Torres, Funmilola Akintoye,

Daisy Arellano


Fall 2017 (main lecture) sections for CS 111

The Computer Science (CS) Department is offering two sections of CS 111, an introductory course targeting students who have no (or very little) previous programming experience. All three sections cover the same topics with slight variations in the subject matter. You can sign up for any section (that has open seats). Both have their main lecture at the same time, Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-1:45

  • Intro to CS + Green. CRN 40304. (This course!) CS Instructor: Sloan
This section and programs will be about biology, ranging from DNA and genes to population dynamics and evolution. The course will be team taught by a CS Professor and a Biological Sciences professor (Poretsky) and will include substantial introductory biology content. Programming language- Python.

  • Traditional. CRN 34656. Exclusive (CS) Instructor: Taylor
This section will take its examples from digital media, especially image and sound files. Programming language- Python.

Students who are outside the College of Engineering and not considering a Computer Science major are extremely welcome to join CS 111 or may wish to check out the somewhat similar (but less intense) course CS 100.

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