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 CSE 311: Foundations of Computing I
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 Caitlin Bonnar
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 Noah Siegel
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Class Meetings:

Lecture A (Beame): MWF, 1:30-2:20 pm, MGH 241


AA Thursdays 1:30-2:20 pm, EEB 054, Caitlin Bonnar
AB Thursdays 2:30-3:20 pm, EEB 025, Caitlin Bonnar
AC Thursdays 12:30-1:20 pm, JHN 026, Noah Siegel

Contact Information and Office Hours:

To contact us about anything to do with the course, please send mail to cse311-staff@cs.
Paul Beame (beame@cs), CSE 668, 206-543-5114, Office hours - Mondays 3:00-4:00 and immediately after each class
Teaching Assistants:
Caitlin Bonnar, Office hours - Mondays 11:00-11:50 CSE 218, Fridays 11:00-11:50 CSE 216
Chelsea Dallas, Office hours - Mondays 2:30-3:20 CSE 216, Thursdays 11:30-12:20 CSE 218
Riley Klingler, Office hours - Tuesdays 2:00-2:50 CSE 220, Fridays 3:00-3:50 CSE 218
Noah Siegel, Office hours - Tuesdays 3:00-3:50 CSE 218, Fridays 12:30-1:20 CSE 218


Rosen, Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications, McGraw-Hill. You may use either the 6th or 7th edition of the text. The 7th edition is available from the bookstore and there are multiples sources for used or new copies of the 6th edition, which may be considerably less expensive.

See the Course Calendar for the reading assignments.


Class will not be held on the following university holidays:
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013

Midterm Exam

The midterm will be Friday, May 10 in MGH 389. Be careful to note the different location. Please look at sample questions from old midterms which also include the tables of equivalences and inference rules that you will be given during the test. Solutions to the sample midterm are also available here.

Final Exam

The final exam will be Monday, June 10, 2:30-4:20 pm in MGH 389 which is the same room as the midterm. This is the regularly scheduled time from the UW Exam Schedule. There will be a review session Sunday, June 9 at 4:00 pm in EEB 125. Check out the list of topics for the final exam. There is also a collection of sample questions from past final exams.

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