This is the website for the Fall 2020 offering of CS149 (Intro to Programming Fundamentals) at James Madison University. Specifically, this is the website for section 14 taught by Alvin Chao


TA Hours:


Week 1

  • FRI Aug 28 11pm
    • [CANVAS] Course Intro Survey - 
    • Lab 1[Canvas]
  • TUE SEP 1 8:00am
    • Reading Quiz for Chapter 1 of Think Java - 8:00 am[2 tries]
  • WED SEP 2 11pm
    • Class 2 Word of the Day[Canvas]
  • SUN SEP 6 11:00pm
    • HW #1 and problems 1.1 to 1.5[Autolab] multiple submissions


  • Welcome Message!
    • Meeting in ISAT 248 for all classes as well as exams.
    • Text for class listed on syllabus page.
    • Please login to Canvas and complete the course intro survey and through Canvas.  Also log into Piazza from the left nav bar item.

The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Thu Aug 27  and ending  Thu Dec 10 Class meets in ISAT 248. Please visit the calendar for the week-to-week assignments. 

My Office Locations

Office hours (ISAT 264):  Tues 9:30-10:30
Thu  9:30-10:30

You may schedule an appointment for other times that are not listed to visit my Massanutten 293 office(540)-568-6206

Please use the links to the left to navigate the website. Important announcements will be posted on this front page. Other course content will appear on the subpages linked above. Please check this website (especially the front page and calendar) regularly for updates. 


This semester, we will be using Piazza for class discussions. If you have a question that may be of general interest to your fellow students, please post it on Piazza rather than emailing me directly. This allows others to answer your question or benefit from my answer. I will check the Piazza forum regularly and respond as quickly as I can. To access Piazza, log into Canvas and click the "Piazza" link in the navigation bar on the left. 

Class grades will be accessible via Canvas, and online quizzes will be administered using Canvas as well. 



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