ICS 111 :: Introduction to Computer Science
Fall 2010 @Leeward CC

CRN: 51387
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Blanca Polo
blanca@hawaii.edu
455-0319 (Ph)
Course URL: http://laulima.hawaii.edu
Instructional Mode: Cable TV
Dates: 08/23/2010 - 12/09/2010
Broadcast Channels: EDUTV channel 354 (Oceanic TWC - Oahu, Hawaii, and Kauai counties)
MCTV channel 354 (Oceanic TWC - Maui county)
UHTV channel 355 (Oceanic TWC)
UHVod channel 358 (Oceanic TWC)
Broadcast Schedule: Oahu County: Olelo channel 55
MW 3:15 AM - 4:30 AM
Sat 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM (rebroadcast)

Hawaii County: Na Leo O Hawaii channel 55
MW 3:15 AM - 4:30 AM
Sat 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM (rebroadcast)

Kauai County: Hoike channel 55
MW 3:15 AM - 4:30 AM
Sat 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM (rebroadcast)

Maui County: MCCTV channel 55
MW 3:15 AM - 4:30 AM
No Rebroadcast
Schedule Notes: Cable course with podcasting component
Course Requirements: Students will be contacted by their instructor by UH email before the first day of instruction. Students must check their UH email for course correspondence before the first day of instruction.
Course Prerequisites: ENG21 or 22, Math 103 or equivalent with a grade of C or better or consent of the instructor.
Course Description: This is an introductory course in computer programming. Emphasis on structured programming, problem solving, algorithm development, computer language coding, implementation and debugging/testing (45 lecture hours).
Textbooks: Java Software Solutions: Foundations of Program Design. Fourth Edition, along with the Lab Manual. The sell together as a bundle at the LCC bookstore.

Books may be purchased at the Leeward CC bookstore or ordered online at http://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/lcc/home.aspx. If you do not have access to the Internet or unable to travel to the bookstore, you may also order by phone at 1-800-UHBOOKS


Technical Requirements: Cable allows students to take a course at home. To enroll in a cable course, students must subscribe to Oceanic Time Warner Cable to view the higher education access channel:

Oahu County: Olelo channel 55
Maui County: MCCTV channel 55
Hawaii County: Na Leo O Hawaii channel 55
Kauai County: Hoike channel 55

Before registering for the course, prospective students should check with their cable provider or programming line-up to verify they can view the education cable access channel at their home. If student resides in a region of their county that is unable to receive the educational cable access channel listed above, the student should not register for this course via cable.

It is recommended that students videotape the broadcast of their class sessions in case they are unable to view it during the scheduled broadcast time. Students should be familiar with setting the timer on their VCR or DVR to record.

It is recommended that students review the Tips for Cable Students http://www.hawaii.edu/dlus/UHTV/tips.html

Course also includes an online component. Familiarity with using a computer and basic Internet skills (browsing, sending e-mail, saving/sending files). Computer with Internet access.

If using a Macintosh you will need the terminal utility and fugu.

If using a PC you will need SSH
Fugu and SSH are downloadable at:
http://www.hawaii.edu/infotech/getsoftware.html


Video Podcasting
The next generation of podcasting has arrived. Video podcasting is a way to receive audio and video files over the Internet using ITunes. The audio and video podcasts are playable anytime on your computer or video iPod.

Additional Notes: Alternate Technology Access Plan: In registering for a Distance Education course (Cable or Web) the student is responsible for finding immediate alternate access to a computer with Internet connectivity or cable television should that student experience technical difficulties. Technical difficulties can include but are not limited to problems with a student's computer hardware/software; inoperability of a student's VCR or DVR; or lack of service by a student's Internet Service Provider (ISP) or Cable Provider. Technical issues do not constitute the extension of an assignment, project, quiz or exam deadline unless agreed upon by the instructor.

An Alternate Technology Access Plan will be made by the student prior to the start of the semester and should be implemented immediately upon encountering technical difficulties. The student is required to continue course work as a result of having an alternate plan of access while independently resolving any technical issues with hardware/software, VCR/DVD, ISP, or Cable Provider.
Updated: Monday, May 17, 2010 11:26:35