CCOG for CS 160 Spring 2023
- Course Number:
- CS 160
- Course Title:
- Exploring Computer Science
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
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Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Create computer programs to implement algorithms that solve problems.
- Assess the computational complexity and computability of algorithms and their implementations.
- Demonstrate a computing culture that is collaborative and ethical.
- Evaluate computing innovations, computing systems, and career opportunities in computer science and other related disciplines.
Students completing an associate degree at Portland Community College will be able to analyze questions or problems that impact the community and/or environment using quantitative information.
General education philosophy statement
Computers have been an integral part of human society for centuries, and the invention of electronic computers less than a hundred years ago marked the beginning of a true information revolution whose effects (good and bad) we still struggle to understand. CS 160 explores the science behind these ubiquitous machines, and the quantitative reasoning skills that provide the foundation for advancements in the field. Students apply these skills to investigate how computer technology influences careers, economic activity, social interactions, and other facets of the human experience. CS 160 introduces fundamental concepts necessary to understand how computer technology affects the ethical and social requirements of responsible participation in society.
Course Activities and Design
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Outcome Assessment Strategies
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Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
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