2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Computer Science Foundations

Fall 2011, Winter 2012 and Spring 2012 quarters

Neal Nelson computer science, mathematics , Sheryl Shulman computer science , Richard Weiss mathematics, computer science
Fields of Study
computer science and mathematics
Preparatory for studies or careers in
computer science, education and mathematics.
High school algebra II.

The goal of this program is for students to learn the intellectual concepts and skills that are essential for advanced work in computer science. Students will have the opportunity to achieve a deeper understanding of increasingly complex computing systems by acquiring knowledge and skills in mathematical abstraction, problem solving, and the organization and analysis of hardware and software systems. The program covers material such as algorithms, data structures, computer organization and architecture, logic, discrete mathematics and programming in the context of the liberal arts and compatible with the model curriculum developed by the Liberal Arts Computer Science Consortium (LACS).

In all quarters the program content will be organized around four interwoven themes. The computational organization theme covers concepts and structures of computing systems from digital logic to operating systems. The programming theme concentrates on learning how to design and code programs to solve problems. The mathematical theme helps develop mathematical reasoning, theoretical abstractions and problem solving skills needed for computer scientists. A technology and society theme explores social, historical or philosophical topics related to science and technology.

Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online
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