CS 5010: Module 00
During this first week of class, while you might still be working on Problem Set 00 and the rest of your pre-semester checklist, Module 00 will give you an introduction to the course and to the Design Recipe.
This course is not calculus. It's not about getting the right answer, because programming problems have many right answers.
This course is about writing clear, readable, even beautiful programs. Lesson 0.1 presents the goals of this course and the principles we will use to achieve those goals.
This course is organized differently from most courses you have taken. Lesson 0.2 explains how this course is organized and what you should expect. Lesson 0.3 deals with Academic Honesty, what counts as cheating in this course, what happens to students who are caught cheating, and why industry doesn't want to hire students who cheat.
Here is the course map. In future weeks, this map will reappear, with the week's topics highlighted.
Read the Prologue and Part I from our textbook. This reading will introduce you to programming in Racket's Basic Student Language, using data of fixed size.
Lessons and Exercises
- Lesson 0.1: Goals of this Course
- Lesson 0.2: How to Learn in This Course
- Lesson 0.3: Academic Honesty
- Lesson 0.4: An Introduction to Racket
- Lesson 0.5: Introduction to Git
- Do the exercises in the Git Laboratory.
- Lesson 0.6: Dealing with Conflicts in Git
Please do the following activities:
- Complete the pre-semester checklist of things to do before classes start.
- Do the first 10 exercises in Lesson 0.4: An Introduction to Racket
Problem Set 00 is due Thursday, 12 January.