2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Computer Science Foundations


Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 quarters

Sheryl Shulman computer science , Aaron Skomra computer science , Neal Nelson computer science, mathematics
Fields of Study
computer science, consciousness studies and mathematics
Preparatory for studies or careers in
computer science and mathematics, including computer programming, discrete mathematics, algorithms, data structures, computer architecture, and topics in technology and society.
High School Algebra II

The goal of this program is 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 a liberal arts computer science curriculum.

In both 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. The 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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Program Revisions

Date Revision
October 2nd, 2012 Aaron Skomra has joined the teaching team.