Listed in: Computer Science, as COSC-111
Formerly listed as: COSC-11
Scott F. Kaplan (Sections 01, 02 and 05)
Catherine C. McGeoch (Sections 03 and 04)
This course introduces ideas and techniques that are fundamental to computer science. The course emphasizes procedural abstraction, algorithmic methods, and structured design techniques. Students will gain a working knowledge of a block-structured programming language and will use the language to solve a variety of problems illustrating ideas in computer science. A selection of other elementary topics will be presented, for example: the historical development of computers, comparison and evaluation of programming languages, and artificial intelligence. A laboratory section will meet once a week to give students practice with programming constructs. Two class hours and one one-hour laboratory per week.
Fall semester: Professors C. McGeoch and L. McGeoch. Spring semester: Professors Kaplan and C. McGeoch.