CS 115 - Introduction to Computer Science 1
School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo

Where to Begin

Welcome to CS 115!

The Winter 2021 term offering of this course will be delivered through UW Online: online.cs.uwaterloo.ca.

Directions on how to access this site can be found on Learn.

Course Philosophy

CS 115 has been designed with the diverse interests, backgrounds, and goals of students always in mind. As we are aware of the varied ways in which this material might be of use in the future, we have included concepts that are beautiful and universal. The focus of the course is foundational concepts in computer science (rather than the mechanics of programming) and ways of thinking about computation (rather than solving tasks in a rote fashion). Students will learn skills that are applicable to new languages and environments, not just those used in the course. Because of the fundamental nature of the concepts taught in CS 115, the course can serve both students whose primary interest in computers is in their use in their chosen areas of study and students intending to minor in CS.

Communication

For questions related to course content, contact an instructor or an ISA. The best place to ask questions is on the edX discussion forum, email or during office hours. For questions about marking, contact the ISAs first, who will consult with the ISC or Instructor if necessary. Contact information for ISAs and Instructors can be found on edX.
If you are confused or need more information about course structure or enrolment, please contact Barbara Daly in MSTeams or through E-mail.

Instructional Support Coordinator (ISC)

Barbara
Barbara Daly
Email: bmzister@uwaterloo.ca
MS Teams: Barbara Daly


FAQ

I have registered during the first week of classes after the first day of classes, what do I do?

Please do not contact your instructor.

When you register for a course you will not be added to Learn or our class roster until the next day. On that day, log into Learn and read the announcement from Monday January 11.

I have registered for the course and a due date has already passed, what do I do?

Please do not contact your instructor.

When you register for a course you will not be added to Learn or our class roster until the next day. Once your registration has been sent to the ISC she will contact you regarding the missed work and how to get caught up in the course.

I have dropped down from CS135 and have missed a significant amount of content.

Please do not contact your instructor.

When you register for a course you will not be added to Learn or our class roster until the next day. On that day, Barbara Daly will send you a detailed email regarding missed work and what expectations we will have of you. Logging into Learn at this time and reading the announcement from January 11 will be the first step as you await Barbara's email.