CS 101 Introduction to Computers Spring 2022 Syllabus - Textbook and Required Materials Information

Required Textbook:
The textbook used is an online textbook and costs $58. The book will be used for Homework worth 2.2% of the final grade.

  1. Sign up at learn.zybooks.com (Create an account)
  2. Enter zyBook code UKYCS101KeenSpring2022
  3. Click Subscribe

The subscription will be available from the start of Spring 2022 and will last until Final Exam week.

If, for some reason, you cannot pay for the book immediately, mail to support@zyante.com and explain your situation. They can usually give you a couple weeks' free access, until you can pay for the book. Do not assume you can miss homework deadlines and make it up later!

The UK bookstore will also sell the accounts, for $10 more.

We will be using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access, part of the Microsoft Office suite, some text editor like Notepad (anything that creates a text file is ok) and Alice 2.5, a programming language which is free from alice.org.

For Windows users, none of this should be a problem. For Macintosh/Apple users, Microsoft Access is going to be a problem. The version of MS Office for MacOS does NOT include MS Access. You have a couple options:

You will need to download the Zoom application for your computer if you want to attend Zoom office hours.

A reminder that the lab tests are all open note, open book. This is a good reason to get a lab manual book. A few lab manuals that I would recommend: