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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 ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 44128

From the Instructor:
FAQ: 1. Do I need to attend the lab on campus? -- No. The lab will be held as a virtual session. You can attend from any computer. 2. Do I need to attend the virtual lab? -- It depends. You can submit the required work before the lab's due date and not attend the lab. Lab's will be Wednesday evenings. Since there are two CS courses I will be running the two lab sessions back to back starting Wednesday 6-8pm and 8-10pm Pacific Time. You can attend either (or even both). Labs are thus due by midnight pacific time Wednesdays regardless if you attend or not. 3. Can I use a Mac? -- No. There is not yet a reliable way to use the CS160 required software on a Mac. Some students have had some success using tools such as Windows via Bootcamp. VMWare does not appear to work. I cannot tell you how many times students have had to take W's because they did not try the software early enough to see that my warnings are indeed valid warnings. 3. What is the textbook and do I need it? -- Computer Science: An Overview by J. Glenn Brookshear and yes, you need it to be successful in the quizzes and exams. 12th edition is required.
Course Specific Requirements:
See FAQ item #2.
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.
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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 44128 - 22-Sep-2014 thru 13-Dec-2014
Instructor: Jeffrey M Abramson
Notes: Includes 30 hr lab work, time TBA
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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