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Students can sign up for an optional "CSE 190" programming lab for a 5th CSE credit to supplement the CSE 142 course. In this lab, each student will work at a computer for 60 minutes once per week to solve programming problems. TAs will be present to help answer questions. You will be asked to read the textbook material for the Monday lecture prior to attending the lab, which should take approximately 30 minutes each week.


CSE 190 is intended for students who want extra help or extra practice working with the CSE 142 material. It is optional. If you sign up for the 190 lab, every Tuesday you would join a Zoom chat room and work on CSE problems at a computer for 60 minutes (prior to attending the lab, you should read the textbook reading assignment for the Monday lecture just before the lab).

CSE190 is a CR/NC pass/fail course. You get the credit by showing up and working on the problems. A TA from our course will in the Zoom chat room to answer questions. We try to have a relaxed atmosphere open to collaboration, sharing information, asking questions, working together, etc.

Note that our sections are CSE 190 sections X and Y. The labs take place on Tuesdays at various times. Here's the link to the University time schedule with more info about the times/places:

UW Time Schedule, CSE 190


  • To receive credit for the course, students must complete the required checkpoint problems in seven (7) of the nine (9) offered labs.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to work on lab assignments during the scheduled Tuesday meeting times, but this is not required.
  • The required problems do not need to be completed by the end of your scheduled lab session -- you may work on them at other times if you prefer, or if you are unable to finish. (Lab lessons typically include more content than most students can complete in the 50-minute session.)
  • All lab work must be completed by the last day of instruction for the quarter (08/20)