Course Syllabus


NOTE: Some links in this syllabus page may only be accessible to currently enrolled students.

Syllabus Link

Schedule Link

Syllabus Quiz: This quiz is based on the syllabus, so understand the syllabus before taking it. You'll need to score 100% in order to access the Week 1 materials! Don't Fall Behind!

NOTE: This quiz is only available to currently-registered students.

Contacting the instructor — Piazza and Slack are the best forums for asking non-personal questions about the course. For private (e.g. grade questions) communications, the instructor is available by email or Slack DM.

Contacting the TAs — To contact the TAs, open Canvas Inbox, compose a new message, select this course, then next to the ‘To’ box click the address book, select “Teaching Assistants”, then choose the name(s) of TAs you wish to contact. Alternately you can DM them on Slack.

Office Hours are held via Slack (and our Winter 2020 workspace can be found here: in #general. Check the Slack - How To page for details on getting set up.

Discussion boards will be through Piazza, a link here for our Winter 2020 discussion boards:

Listing by Day: (note: We're still getting the links up and running. If the link isn't up, the room isn't functioning yet)

Joseph note: I apologize for the variability in my office hours, this largely depends on meetings, but I should be on every weekday evening, some earlier afternoons, and weekend mornings when I can.

Update: 12 January, 2020 (reduced TA time, as they were awarded some RA time, congrats!)

Monday ~5-6+ (Joseph)
Tuesday ~5-6+ (Joseph)
Wednesday 1-3pm (Jiaqi), 2-4 (Dayeon) ~5-6+ (Joseph)
Thursday ~5-6+ (Joseph)
Friday 1-3pm (Jiaqi) ~5-6+ (Joseph)
Saturday ~9-10+ (Joseph) 4-6pm (Rafid)
Sunday ~9-10+ (Joseph) ~5-6+ (Joseph, whenever available!)


eCampus Resources - These resources will be useful for all of your classes throughout the term...  Library Information, Helpdesk Contact Info, Canvas Tech Support, etc...

Canvas Accessibility Information

Introductory Materials

  • You can also get in contact with us on Slack or Piazza and we can chat about our backgrounds!
  • Instructor Introduction

    Watch the video above to meet the course instructor.
  • Welcome to CS 372

    Watch the video above to meet the course designer.
  • Course Welcome

    This document contains some useful information about the topics and nature of this course.
  • Ecampus Student Resources

    Links to Disabilities Services, The Valley Virtual Library, OSU Computer Helpdesk, and MORE!


  • Introduce Yourself!

    Follow the "Piazza" link on the Navigation sidebar and go to the "Introduce Yourself" thread, where you should ... Introduce yourself!

Course Summary:

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