Rosanna Heise, BSc (honors), MSc

Associate Lecturer, Augustana - Sciences

Pronouns: She


Associate Lecturer, Augustana - Sciences
(780) 679-1674
Augustana Campus Classroom Building
4901-46 Ave
Camrose AB
T4V 2R3


Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00 pm; Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 pm; Thursday 12:00 - 1:00 pm


Area of Study / Keywords

Software engineering


In order to teach, I must know something about you, the student. Together, with both of us working hard, we will learn many new things in Computing Science and Mathematics, and about getting through life well.

Special moments:  

  • When a student realizes something in computing is no longer "magic".
  • When a student conquers a fear (e.g. of Math or of Computing or of Speaking in front of other students).
  • Spending time with my family or my friends, hiking, biking, walking, being in nature.
  • Hiking the Jasper Skyline Trail, July 2020


  • Making Computing accessible. 
  • Recently designed a Software Engineering course at Augustana that teaches the age-old principles while keeping students motivated by developing an app for a mobile phone.
  • Recently designed a First Year Seminar course to use robotics in a context that introduces students to life at university.


Past Courses:

AUCSC 110 Introduction to Computing Science (html, Java)

AUCSC 111 Introduction to Computational Thinking (in Python)

AUCSC 112 Data Structures and Algorithms (in Java)

AUCSC 220 Introduction to Software Engineering (in Java/Android app)

AUCSC 250 Computer Organization & Architecture (machine & assembly languages; circuit design)

AUCSC 310 Algorithm Analysis & Design (in Java)

AUCSC 320 Software Engineering II

AUCSC 350 Computer Organization & Architecture II

AUCSC 370 Programming Languages (C, Scheme, Prolog)

AUCSC 395 Topics in Computing Science

AUCSC 402 Professional Practicum I

AUCSC 402 Professional Practicum II

AUCSL 480 Directed Study Community Service Learning

AUIDS 101 First Year Seminar (Robotics)

AUMAT 101 Preparation for Calculus

AUMAT 107 Higher Arithmetic

AUMAT 110 Elementary Calculus I


AUCSC 370 - Programming Languages

Principles of language design, abstraction, syntax and parsing, operational semantics (declaration, allocation, evaluation, run-time environment, typing, activation), and programming language paradigms (procedural, object- oriented, functional, logic programming). Prerequisites: AUCSC 112 (2021), or AUCSC 211 and AUSCI 235. Corequisite: AUCSC 250.

AUCSC 401 - Professional Practicum I

A four-month work experience placement focused on gaining practical experience in software development and/or information systems, and an appreciation of the demands and responsibilities of the computing profession. Upon completion of the work experience term, the student must submit a report to the Department which summarizes, evaluates, and reflects on the work performed and the knowledge and experience gained during the placement. Prerequisites: At least *18 in Computing Science, third-year standing, and consent of the Department. Note: Participation in the practicum is by application only, and is restricted to Computing Science majors.

AUIDS 101 - First Year Seminar

Selected topics that highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the Liberal Arts and Sciences. This seminar-style class is the first course in Augustana's Core. The focus and content of each course are determined by faculty interests, and vary from year to year.

AUMAT 116 - Calculus Concepts and Modelling

Foundational topic of calculus (including differentiation and integration of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; Fundamental Theorem) with a focus on modelling and elementary differential equations. Prerequisite: Mathematics 30-1. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUMAT 116 or 110.

AUSCI 235 - Practices in Data Structures and Algorithms

Object-oriented design and programming in Java with experience in data structures and container classes using arrays, lists, array lists, stacks, queues, user-defined structures and an introduction to trees, along with associated algorithms such as insertion, removal, sorting and retrieval; introduction to examples in algorithm analysis; introduction to recursion. Prerequisites: One of AUCSC 111 (2021), AUCSC 113, or AUSCI 135. Corequisite: AUCSC 211. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCSC 112 (2021) and AUSCI 235.

AUSCI 385B - Mentoring in Computing and Mathematics

This course involves tutoring students learning first-year material in mathematics and computing science for 3 hours per week in the Math & Computing Support Centre (MCSC). Tutors will also receive coaching from the MCSC Director in how best to perform their duties. Prerequisites: *15 in MAT or CSC and third-year standing.

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