An introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming through media computation. Students will learn to write interactive graphical programs. Fundamental language concepts such as variables, conditionals, loops, functions, and arrays. Programming concepts such as coding style, modular design, testing, and debugging. Media concepts such as 2D graphics drawing, input, animation, and image processing.
Video lectures, lecture slides, labs, assignments, discussion forms, and other course materials can be found on LEARN. Check the course's LEARN website regularly to be kept up to date.
Similarly, all announcements will be posted on
If you are not currently enrolled in the course, please direct all inquiries to the Instructional Support Coordinator, Barbara Daly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Time * (Eastern Time)
|Mondays||10:00 – 12:00
13:00 – 14:30
14:30 – 16:30
|Tuesdays||10:00 – 12:00
12:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:30
|Wednesdays||11:00 – 13:00 2
15:00 – 16:00 2
|MS Teams||Sandy 2
|Thursdays||10:00 – 12:00
13:00 – 14:30
14:30 – 16:30
|Fridays||8:30 – 10:30
10:30 – 12:00
13:00 – 14:30
* Times subject to change
† By appointment only. Please make an appointment before you come.
Note: Office hour appointments can be made outside of these times with the ISAs or course instructor, via email, MS Teams or Bookings.
1 Dec 6 Only: On-call for Final Project. Time may be change without piror notice
2 Exam Week Only: Additional Office Hours for Final Exam
On-campus office hours are held in the Computer Science Tutorial Centre, in MC 4065 (unless otherwise specified). The specific location within the centre, ISA's name, and office hour times can be found on a white board standing next to the entrance to the centre.
All labs, assignments, and weekly quizzes are due at 11:59 pm (if not otherwise specified)
Please keep in mind that all dates expressed in this schedule are tentative and subject to change at any time.
|Week 1: Sept 7 — 13||00: Intro and Media Computing
01: Algorithms and Code
|Lab 0||Mon Sept 12|
|Week 2: Sept 14 — 20||03: Atrributes
| 2D Coordinate
| Lab 1
| Mon Sept 19
Wed Sept 21
|Week 3: Sept 21 — 27||05: Variables|| Declaration vs. Initialization
| Lab 3
| Mon Sept 26
Fri Sept 23
Wed Sept 28
|Week 4: Sept 28 — Oct 4||06: Conditionals|| Boolean Logic
| Lab 5
| Tue Oct 4 ‡
Mon Oct 3 ‡
Wed Oct 5
|Week 5: Oct 5 — 18||07: Loops||While Loops
| Lab 7
| Mon Oct 17
Fri Oct 7
Wed Oct 19
| Reading Week
Oct 10 — 14
|Week 6: Oct 19 — 25||07: Loops
| Nested Loops|
| Lab 9
| Mon Oct 24
Fri Oct 21
Wed Oct 26
|Week 7: Oct 26 — Nov 1||08: Functions
| Returning Values
| Lab 11
| Oct 31
|Week 8: Nov 2 — 8||09: Arrays|| Array Operations
| Lab 13
| Mon Nov 7
Fri Nov 4
Wed Nov 9
|Week 9: Nov 9 — 15||10: Images||Pixels|| Lab 15
| Mon Nov 14
Fri Nov 11
Wed Nov 16
|Week 10: Nov 16 — 22||11:Debugging
12: Program Design
| Lab 17
Lab 18 Assignment 8 Weekly Quiz
Week 1 of Final Project
| Wed Nov 23
Wed Nov 23 ＊ Wed Nov 23
|Week 11: Nov 23 — 29||13: Video and Sound|| Lab 19
Lab 20 Weekly Quiz
Week 2 of Final Project
| Mon Nov 28
Wed Nov 30
|Week 12: Nov 30 — Dec 6||Course Wrap-Up||Final Project||Tue Dec 6|
|Final Exam: Satruday, Dec 10 16:00|
‡: Friday, September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Due dates for the assignment and labs for Week 04 have been adjusted.
*: Assignment 8 due date has been adjusted from November 18 to November 23.
The plan is that there will be a corresponding assignment for each module.
Protip: Although each assignment will be weighted the same, it is inevitable that some assignments will be harder and/or require more work than others.
There are approximately 20 lab programming exercises to be completed by students.
There are 10 quizzes throughout the term.
There are 8 programming assignments.
There are 5 grace days for students to use throughout the term for assignments only. They may be used for any one or combination of assignments. There is a maximum of 2 grace days that can be used per assignment. Once the 5 grace days have been used, late assignments will not be accepted by the course staff. You can check how many grace days you have remaining on Learn.
The final project is an open-ended assignment where you design and implement a program of your choice. This is a culmination of all concepts learned throughout the term and a chance to conceive and design a complete program.
There is one final exam that will be scheduled by the registrar's office.
All assignments and labs must be submitted to LEARN.
Assignments and labs that are submitted late will receive a mark of 0.
After an assignment or lab due date has passed, you may still submit your work for feedback only (no marks). You must inform the CS105 Instructional Support Assistants by email so they are aware of your submission and request for feedback.
If you miss an assignment due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, email Barbara Daly to confirm the documentation needed to exempt you from the appropriate course componenets. With appropriate, authorized documentation, assignment work may be excused. If a missed assignment is excused, its weight is distributed over the remaining un-excused assignments. In the interest of understanding the course material for future assignments and exams, students who miss work are encouraged to do complete it when they are able, submit it to email@example.com, and request feedback.
There is no group work expect Final Project. All work must be done individually.
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