CSIS 05: C++ Scientific Programming   

Spring (late January) 2015
CRN 40xxx, Lecture class
CRN 40xxx, Online class
Lecture or Online class


Welcome to the information page for CSIS 05. Please send your email address to me at dvantassel@gavilan.edu so I will be able to contact you as needed. 

You will be able to access the course BEFORE January 26, 2015. If you e-mail me after enrolling for the class, I will set up an account for you and you can start on the course earlier. Click on the log on button below and follow the instructions. I will accept late adds to the course. You must log on and begin the course within 3 days of the start of the class, or you may be dropped to make space for students wishing to add. There are 3 simple assignments, you can do without needing the textbook. Please contact me by email if you have any questions.

Syllabus How to log on Orientation to Online Learning Online Help Pages

How to 
Log in:
You will be able to log into the class BEFORE the first week of classes.


Dennie Van Tassel, dvantassel@gavilan.edu
Office hours: Sundays 4 - 7:30 PM

CSIS Department

Date, Time & Place: This class is a hybrid class, all assignments are available online. So you can come to lectures, or treat it as an online course.
All programming courses are difficult to do online, but much easier if you come to lectures. Students that attend lectures consistently get higher grades for the course, especially if you do not have prior programming experience. Students will be required to complete assigned readings, writings, online discussion, quizzes or exams, and projects each week. There will be weekly due dates, but students may log on to complete work at any time during the week. 
Description: An introduction to the concepts and methods of computer programming using C++. Students will be introduced to procedural and object-oriented programming design methodology. Topics covered include variable and constant declarations, selection statements, repetition, functions and recursion, arrays, strings, pointers, and an introduction to classes and objects. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit.
Objectives: Students will learn program in the C++ programming language.  This course is the recommended advisory course for all other programming courses except CSIS 10. CSIS 05 transfers to both UC and CSU, and is a required course for many science majors at 4-year colleges.
Web Orientations: The Gavilan Library will offer several orientations to online courses during the first two weeks of the semester. If you have never taken an online course, this orientation will provide critical information to help you be successful in this class. If you are unable to attend an orientation on campus, an online tutorial will be available. For more details see the schedule of orientations
Texts: The textbook being used for the current semester is C++ for Engineers and Scientists, 3rd Edition, by Gary J. Bronson Course Technology, 2010, ISBN-10: 1-133-18784-6. An older edition of the book is listed on the course syllabus and that edition is cheaper and usable for this course. These books are available and MUCH cheaper, from www.amazon.com or www.half.com.
The books are available in the Gavilan bookstore or online.
Syllabus: For more details, you can see the class syllabus for the current semester.

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Last updated: May 20, 2014
Please email dvantassel@gavilan.edu  for questions or comments