Course Objectives

Welcome to CS1100 (Computer Science and its Applications) at Northeastern University, an introductory course in concepts in computer science and their applications using Microsoft Excel and Access.

The course focuses on data: how data are organized, how useful information may be extracted from data, and how information may be summarized. The course also introduces methodical and analytical problem solving techniques including divide-and-conquer and hierarchical decomposition.

You will learn how to do simple but very effective computations using Microsoft Excel and Access. While a single course cannot cover all aspects of these software tools, you will nevertheless learn important highlights.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, students will know how to:

  • conceptualize and solve problems involving the analysis of data
  • calculate elementary statistics and present data analyses in Excel
  • build charts and graphs in Excel
  • design relational databases and formulate queries in Access
  • construct reports in Access


Clinic Hours

Section Schedule

CS 1100 Piazza

The Piazza discussion board is a place where students can ask questions and get answers from instructors, TAs, and fellow students. Instructors will also post general announcements, so check back frequently!

Syllabus Quiz

All students must take and pass the syllabus quiz with a score of at least 90% in order to pass the course. The syllabus quiz does not count towards a student's grade. You may take this quiz as many times as needed to get at least 90%. You take the quiz through Blackboard.

Important Announcements

Refer to Blackboard


Prof. Ghita Amor-Tijani
Office: 132E Nightingale
Office Hours:
Monday 12p.m.-1p.m.

Thursday 1:30p.m.-2:30p.m.

David Sprague
Office: 132B Nightingale Hall
Office Hours:
M/W/TH 11a.m.-12p.m.
Prof. Karl Lieberherr
Office: 308A West Village H
Office Hours:
M 1:30-2:30PM

W 1:30-3:30PM

Prof. Michael Weintraub
Office: 132G Nightingale Hall
Office Hours:
W 4:30-5:30PM

TH 3:00-5:00PM


Course Co-ordinator

Meredith O'Connell
Office: 132E Nightingale Hall