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CS160 Exploring Computer Science

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Explores the field of computer science. Provides an overview of computer architecture, software development engineering, data organization, problem-solving strategies, ethics, and theory of computation. Explores career options and develops rudimentary software development skills. Recommended: Computer Literacy (such as completion of CIS 120); MTH 65 and RD 115. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

Credits:
4.00

Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 43141

From the Instructor:
I want this to be a fun class. It should be a fun class. Computer Science can be a fun subject and it is my goal to demonstrate that to you. But there is some work to be done on the way. You can expect a chapter or so of reading each week about the theory and fundamentals of Computer Science. However, to offset this, there will also be weekly hands-on projects when you will program virtual robots to accomplish various missions. I think you will find the missions to be challenging, educational, and fun. You can also expect regular quizzes, plus a midterm and final exam. We will also have assigned times for online labs every week. This will be done on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm. You will find the weekly lab activities in your dropbox. These activities must be done during or before this time to get credit. If you feel comfortable with the material you can work on your own and finish it before the lab time. If not, please come online during these lab times and finish the weekly labs. I will be available in the virtual office during this time.
Course Specific Requirements:
Required Course Text: Computer Science: An Overview Edition: 12th edition Author(s): Brookshear, J. Glenn You will require access to CeeBot for the duration of this course. You will need to download and run CeeBot-4. Although CeeBot is a lot of fun, they do require the use of a PC to operate. It will not be possible to participate in this class unless you have access to a PC which is capable of running CeeBot-4. It is not possible to use a Mac or a Linux machine for the purposes of this class. Sorry! Windows XP, 2000, ME, 98 or 95 DirectX 8 or 9 (if necessary, CeeBot will install DirectX 8)
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Registration:
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Fees:
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Textbooks:
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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
 
WEB » 43141 - 22-Sep-2014 thru 13-Dec-2014
Instructor: GD S Iyer
Notes: Includes 30 hr lab work, time TBA
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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