Jim et al,

> > i do understand you point about wanting to attract kids to stay long
> enough to get them interested, but on the one hand you say you are
> covering the material, but on the other you say you cant teach them
> generics, tasking, other things that would seem just as fundimental
> to me as Newtons Laws.  perhaps i am to far from being a freshmen.
>
> jim
>
Yeah, I think so, Jim. I don;t do generics or tasking either in
the first semester (for the most part).:-)

BTW - anyone interested in seeing what we do is welcome to visit
our course websites for the first two courses at

http://www.seas.gwu.edu/classes/csci51
http://www.seas.gwu.edu/classes/csci131

Mike