CSC108H (StG, Summer 2017): Introduction to Computer Programming


[Jaisie Sin]
Jaisie Sin
BA 3289
Office hours

Welcome to the course webpage for the Summer 2017 term of CSC108H, an Introduction to Computer Programming, on the St. George campus. This course teaches the basics of programming in Python, which is an industrial-strength programming language used at companies like Google and Industrial Light and Magic.

You will find most information about the course on this page, or linked to from this page. This website is required reading for the course. Course Announcements will be sent using Portal, and you are expected to regularly check both Portal and your UofT email.

Jaisie is the course instructor, which means that she runs the lectures and deals with all administrative matters including missed work, problems with your grades, problems with assignment partners, the course website, and TA issues.


The textbook, Practical Programming (2nd edition): An Introduction to Computer Science Using Python 3, matches very closely with the course material. Some notes:

A typical week: Prepare, Rehearse, Perform

Each week, you'll use the an online tool called the Programming Course Resource System (PCRS) to view course materials and complete exercises. The weekly tasks are divided into three phases:

The three assignments are due in weeks 4, 8, and 12. Don't leave these to the last minute: they are substantially more work than the weekly lab exercises, and we expect that you will work on them for several hours each week.

Getting help

In addition to this website, please see the Syllabus (coming soon!), which is required reading.

We will use an online discussion forum for general class discussion. Follow the link in the navigation bar.

For office hours, please see Office hours.

For general inquiries regarding the undergraduate computer science program, please contact the Computer Science Undergraduate Office.