This is an introductory computer half-course offered in the Fall and Winter terms by the School of Computing at Queen's University. It surveys many fields of computing science, presents case studies of fascinating examples of computers in use in diverse areas, and discusses the possibilities, limitations, and risks of computers. Particular attention is given to issues of security, privacy and ethics.

Weekly Schedule

LectureMonday8:30 am9:20 amJeffery Room155/157
Lecture/Lab*Tuesday10:30 am11:20 amJeffery Room 155/157
Lecture/Lab/Quiz*Thursday9:30 am10:20 amJeffery Room 155/157

*There will be twelve labs during the term of which only ten will be counted. In most cases, labs will be held during the Thursday class, excepting in Weeks 3, 6, 9 and 12, which are quiz weeks, when labs will take place during the Tuesday class. This schedule is subject to change with minimal notice! Check the CISC P81 News section of this page, below, frequently for such announcements.

CISC P81 News

Look here frequently for important announcements and items of interest. More recent entries are at the top.

  • 2019-01-07

    See you Monday Jan 7th in Jeffery Room 155 @ 8:30 am for our first class.

  • 2019-01-07

    Watch This Space!

    Check onQ frequently for course-related announcements.

    Course materials are on onQ.