This is the course material for CISC 1600: Introduction to Multimedia Computing at Brooklyn College, as taught by Michael Mandel in Spring 2017.

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Topics (syllabus)

Note that this schedule might change, so check back frequently!

Date In-class Assignments Additional material
Unit I: Introduction to Web Programming and Web Design
2017/01/31 Tu Lecture 1.1: Introduction, HTML5
2017/02/02 Th Lab 1.1: HTML5
2017/02/07 Tu Lecture 1.2: Cascading style sheets (CSS) Udacity course on HTML & CSS
2017/02/09 Th [Snow day]
2017/02/14 Tu
  • Note: 2/19 – last day to drop without W
2017/02/16 Th Lecture 1.3: Web design
2017/02/21 Tu Lecture 1.4: Web design, Part 2
2017/02/23 Th Lecture 1.5: Internet and WWW Article on the first email
Unit II: Interactive Programming, Graphics, Visualization
2017/02/28 Tu Lecture 2.1: Intro to Processing
2017/03/02 Th Lab 2.1: Intro to Processing
2017/03/07 Tu Finish Lab 2.1: Intro to Processing with Andreas Weise
2017/03/09 Th Lecture 2.2: Animation and Interactivity in Processing with Juan Pablo Munoz
2017/03/14 Tu [Snow day]
2017/03/16 Th Lecture 2.3: Objects and arrays in Processing
2017/03/21 Tu Lab 2.2: Interactivity in Processing
2017/03/23 Th Lab 2.3: Processing animation, objects, and arrays with Min Ma
2017/03/28 Tu Practice midterm
2017/03/30 Th Midterm exam
2017/04/04 Tu Lecture 2.4: Introduction to JavaScript Lab 2.3 Due
2017/04/06 Th Lab 2.4: Introduction to JavaScript Proj 2 Due Note: 4/19 – last day to drop a course with W
2017/04/11 Tu [No class, spring break]
2017/04/13 Th [No class, spring break]
2017/04/18 Tu [No class, spring break]
2017/04/20 Th [No class, Monday schedule]
2017/04/25 Tu Lecture 2.5: Programming languages
Unit III: Game Programming and simulation
2017/04/27 Th Lecture 3.1: Intro to Scratch Lab 2.4 Due
2017/05/02 Tu Lab 3.1: Scratch
2017/05/04 Th Lecture 3.2: Game design
2017/05/09 Tu Lab 3.2: Scratch 2
2017/05/11 Th Lecture 3.3: Game state, Game math HW 2 Due
2017/05/16 Tu Lab 3.3: State machines in games Lab 3.2 Due
2017/05/18 Th Final review
2017/05/19 Fr Lecture 3.4: Understanding noisy speech and Agent-based programming
2016/05/23 Tu Final exam, 10:30am-12:30pm Practice final


Corrected typo in question 2.1 on homework 2
The schedule has been rearranged after the snow day on 3/14. Note that the midterm is now on 3/30 and 5/19 is a make-up class
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Our classroom has been permanently changed to WEB 105
Our classroom has been changed to WEB 130
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