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Dr. Paul Mullins
Department of Computer Science
Slippery Rock University

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Office Hours (Spring 2017)

MW&F: 11:00-12:00 T&Th 10:00-11:00
Additional times by appointment, incl. online
244 ATSH, x4850
Paul.Mullins@sru.edu



Spring 2017

CPSC 100 Introduction to Computing for the Liberal Arts
Sections: 88 & 91 (1st 5-wks) , 89 & 92 (2nd 5-wks), 90 & 93 (3rd 5-wks)
Distance Ed course, relying heavily on D2L
This one semester-hour, 100% web-based course requires no synchronous meetings. Reading, assignments and quizzes are completed at any time, although there are due dates! Lots of reading. Lots of quizzes. Tons of extras to allow you to explore topics of interest.
Text book: Introduction to Computing, by Dr. Paul Mullins, 2011, 2017. (Online, free book.)
CPSC 323 Database Systems
Meets in 230 ATSH, uses D2L
Text book: Database Concepts 7/E By David Kroenke
CPSC 374: Algorithms & Data Structures
Meets in 230 ATSH, uses D2L
Text Book: Data Structures & Algorithms in Java, 2nd Ed, Robert Lafore, SAMS, 2003
CPSC 688: Software Engineering & Project Management
Distance Ed Indep Study course, relying heavily on D2L
Text books: Software Engineering: Theory and Practice (4th Edition), Pfleeger, 978-0136061694 (0136061699), Pearson, 2009; Beginning Software Engineering by Rod Stephens, 2015 (John Wiley & Sons); and Making Things Happen. by Scott Berkun, 2008 (O'Reilly).

Fall 2015

INDS 101 FYRST Seminar
Class web site: D2L
Text: None
CPSC 130 Intro to Computers & Programming
(Literacy, HTML and JavaScript)
Class web site: D2L
supplements: syllabus and web host
Text: A Balanced Introduction to Compupter Science, Reed, 3rd
CPSC 140 Introduction to Programming Principles
(Visual programming with Alice)
Class web site: D2L
Text: Learning to Program with Alice, Dann, Cooper, Pausch, 3rd
CPSC 215 Cross-Platform Mobile App Development
(HTML, CSS, JS, & PhoneGap)
Class web site: D2L
Text: None

Winter 2015

CPSC 100 Introduction to Computing for the Liberal Arts
Class web site: D2L
This one semester-hour, 100% web-based course requires no synchronous meetings. Reading, assignments and quizzes are completed at any time, although there are due dates! Lots of reading. Lots of quizzes. Tons of extras to allow you to explore topics of interest.
Text book: Introduction to Computing, by Dr. Paul Mullins, 2011, 2017. (Online, free book.)

Quick Links

Free online "book": Introduction to Computing, by Dr. Paul Mullins, 2011, 2017

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Once upon a time, this section contained dozens of useful links to resources on campus for students. I used it frequently. Over time it became more and more outdated. Using it became less reliable and so it was used less and less. This latest update (Spr17) is almost sad.

It is an example of how web pages age and, perhaps, a metaphor for how we all do. ;-)