CSCI 1007 - Programming I

Spring 2014 (Section #3019)

Online Course Information Page

College of the Siskiyous campusWelcome to the class introduction page for Programming I, CSCI 1007. This page refers to the online class being held in the Spring 2014 semester.   To register for this course, please visit the college's registration site at College of the Siskiyous Admissions and Records Office. Please read the following information and contact the instructor via email Jesse Cecil ( if you have any questions.  Make sure you use a descriptive subject line for your email so it doesn't get accidentally deleted as spam.

Class begins on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 and ends on May 22, 2014.  See the section below on Dates for important information about adding and dropping this class. 

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Learning Goals

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply reasoning skills to analyze computer-solvable problems
  • Use pseudocode or a programming language to implement, test, and debug algorithms for solving simple problems
  • Use an object oriented programming approach to design code
  • Design, implement, test, and debug a program that uses basic computation, simple I/O, standard conditional and iterative structures, and the definition of functions;


Course Information

  • Office Hours:
    My office hours for the Spring semester are on Monday and Wednesday from 11:00-1:30pm. My office is located in the Distance Learning Center, Room 10. You can call me or leave a voice mail message at 938-5316 or email me at ( In any case I will reply as soon as possible.

  • Dates:
    Jan 14 - Last day to add a class without instructor approval
    Jan 24 - Last day to drop without posting "W" on record.
    March 24-31; Spring Break
    Apr 18 - Last day to drop without a grade.

  • Time Expectations:
    Expect to spend approximately five to ten hours per week over the semester. 
    You will be required to participate each week.

  • Textbook:  
  • Starting out with Java Programming, 5th Edition, ISBN 0-13-285583-6
          By Tony Gaddis, Published by Pearson, Addison-Wesley Publishing    

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Is an online course right for you?

Online courses are more convennt than traditional face-to-face courses, but they are usually more difficult and require more time and effort. You should be comfortable using the internet, managing files on your computer, and have good time management skills. Since this class is complete in six weeks, you will need to be ready to go on the first day of class.

  • You must have a reliable internet connection and a backup plan just in case your first connection is not available. 
  • You will be participating in class and submitting some assignments as attachments for the games and some as written responses. 
  • You should know how to use your internet browser program, including making the necessary adjustments as outlined in the System Requirements tab on the main Etudes gateway page.
  • You should review the "Online Survival Guide", which will go over the significant commitment that an online course requires.