CSCE 102

Information for CSCE 102 - sections 4, 5, 6 and sections 7, 8, 9

Homework! See new link below.

Tenative Test Schedule:

Test 1 - Wednesday February 20th
Test 2 - Wednesday April 3rd

Make-up test - Mid-April - Time to be announced

Exam Schedule

Sections 4, 5, 6 Exam Date May 3, Friday, 9:00 a.m.
Sections 7, 8, 9 Exam Date May 6, Monday, 12:30 p.m.

Link to the USC Exam Schedule Spring 2019

Link to the USC Official Academic Calendar Spring 2019


Your instructor can see everything on your X drive (also called the H drive). All files for lab assignments must be on your X drive in order to be graded .

Attendance is required for both lecture and lab.

No work is accepted after the last class. Therefore no lab assignments are accepted after the last lab.

Remember to take your class notes and your textbook to lab.

If you are having trouble or have questions, come and get some help. We have lots of nice 101/102 folks willing to help you.

   Your Academic Responsibilities  


Sections 4, 5, 6 and 7, 8, 9

Catherine T. Matthews

Email: cmatthew at

Office - Sumwalt 340, 777-5622,

Home - 782-6350

Office hours: MW 9:30-10:00:MW 2:10-3:10, , Sumwalt, room 340 and by appointment. You are always welcome to walk back to my office and talk with me after class.

This class meets Two lectures and One lab a week

Sections 4, 5, 6 - Lecture MW 10:50 am-11:40
Sections 7, 8, 9 - Lecture MW 1:10 pm-2:00

Course Description

As given in the USC Undergraduate Bulletin:  Introduction to systematic computer problem-solving and programming for variety of applications.

Required Textbook

Basics of Web Design: HTML5 and CSS3,   Fourth Edition ,  by Terry Felke-Morris

We will also be using resources from the web for JavaScript including W3schools.

You will need a flash drive to back up your files


A: 90-100, B+: 87-89, B: 80-86, C+: 77-79, C: 70-76, D+: 67-69, D: 60-66, F: <60

Tests                30%
Final Exam     20%
Lab                  30%
Project            5%

Lab Grades

You must pass the lab portion of the course with a grade of 60 or better in order to pass the class.

Academic Honesty

The University of South Carolina and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering take a strong stand against cheating. Anyone caught cheating in this course will receive a grade of F and the incident will be reported, which may result in further disciplinary action.  You are allowed to ask for help in the labs and on certain parts of projects and homework; but do your own work. Don't let anyone do it for you. Do not turn in someone else's work as your own or give work to another student. It could be be turned in as their work. The student that gives the work is as guilty as the student that takes the work. The University of South Carolina's Rule of Academic Responsibility states:

It is the responsibility of every student at the University of South Carolina Columbia to adhere steadfastly to truthfulness and to avoid dishonesty, fraud, or deceit of any type in connection with any academic program. Any student who violates this rule or who knowingly assists another to violate this rule shall be subject to discipline...

Read more about the Rule of Academic Responsibility at

As a student, member of the faculty or staff at the University of South Carolina you are a member of the Carolina Community and are therefore obligated to adhere to the Carolinian Creed.(

Responsible Use of Computer Resources

The University of South Carolina has a strong policy against computer abuse. Students are expected to act responsibly using computers. This includes obeying all applicable laws regarding copyright and harassment. See the Student Guidelines for Responsible Computing at and

Attendance is required.

Attendance is required for both lecture and lab. Do not schedule appointments, etc., during class time. An advisement appointment is not an excuse for missing class. If you have a job, do not schedule your work hours during class time. Like lecture, lab attendance is required. If you are sick and need to miss lab, email your lab instructor as soon as possible and as soon as you are better take your medical excuse to your lab instructor during his office hours.

Absence from more than 10 percent of the scheduled class sessions, whether excused or unexcused, is excessive ... USC's Attendance Policy

If it is necessary for you to be absent for three or more labs email/talk with both your lab and lecture instructors.


Homework is always due at the beginning of class. Homework is never accepted by email.


The lab is required. Attendance will be taken. You must pass the lab portion of the course with a grade of 60 or better in order to pass the class. It is your responsibility to keep back-up copies of all of your work throughout the semester. A flash drive is recommended for this. Be careful not to leave your flash drive or printouts in the lab, or forget to log out, leaving your work for others to find. Never share files, USB memory, passwords, etc. Never give anyone a copy of your files. The work that you are graded on is to be your work.

Open Lab hours

There are two labs available for you to use outside of your assigned lab time. Rooms 361 and 244 will be open and a lab monitor will be available to answer questions. The lab hours will be posted on the web and on the lab doors.

Your Disk Space

You are given some disk space on the X drive (also called H drive) on the Sumwalt network. Your files must be on the X drive and you must turn in a printed copy of the code to receive a grade. Your instructors can see everything on your X drive but cannot put anything there or change anything. Always work from the X drive while in the lab and back up your files to your flash drive before you leave. The X drive is backed up frequently. Emailing an html file as an attachment may change the code. Lab assignments are not accepted by email; they must be on the X drive before the deadline to be graded.

Last Deadline

No work/lab assignments are accepted after the last class.

Text Editors

Your code is to be written using a text editor. We use start the semester using SciTE in the lab. It's free and can be downloaded on your home computer. SciTE You can just lownload and open the folder; you don't need to install. You can also use Notepad++ which is another free text editor. Mac users can use Text Wrangler (MAC) instead, which is also free. We will later use Brackets which is also free. Never use code that has been in a word processor such as Microsoft Word.

Make-up test

If you have an excused absence for a test; there will be one cumulative make-up test scheduled near the end of the semester. There are no make-up quizzes. At least one quiz/homework grade will be dropped.


There are no make up quizzes. One quiz grade will be dropped.

General Information

Read: What Every College Student Needs to Know

More about Grades from Newsweek: Making the Grade, by Kurk Wiesenfeld, GA Tech.

Cell phones are disruptive during class. As in all classes, please remember to turn all cell phones off and keep them turned off and put away while you are in the classroom.

No texting during class. As during all classes, there is to be no texting, facebooking, surfing, etc. during class. Keep your cell phone put away during class (both lecture and lab). During open lab hours you can text.

If you lose your flash drive, books, jacket ... and think that you may have left them in Sumwalt (lab or lecture room) ask in Sumwalt room 340.