EECS 111: Fundamentals of Computer Programming I

Quarter Offered

Fall : 12:00-12:50 MWF ; Horswill
Winter : 11-11:50 MWF ; Sood
Spring : 2-3:20 TuTh ; Tov


This is an introductory course on the fundamentals of computer programming. I see this class as an opportunity for you, the student, to see what computer programming is all about and (more importantly) to see whether you want to spend the next few years doing more of it. This course will include weekly programming projects, readings, a midterm, and final examinations. Class participation is not optional.

  • This course is approved for Weinberg Area II (Formal Studies) distribution credit
  • This course is a required Core course in the CS curriculum in McCormick and Weinberg
  • Can be taken as EECS 395 during Fall 16'

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Abelson, Sussman, and Sussman, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, MIT Press, Second Edition (1996)

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Ian Horswill (Fall), Sara Owsley Sood (Winter), Jesse Tov (Spring)




  • 45% About eight (weekly) homework assignments
  • 20% One midterm exam
  • 35% One final exam

Please Note: Fall EECS 395 Section (Honors) meets Friday's 4-5pm, in addition to Monday's, Wednesday's, & Friday's 12:00-12:50 (four days a week plus the discussion section). The honors section is an additional meeting on top of the normal 111 meetings).