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Course Content and Outcomes Guide for CS 250 Effective Winter 2021

Course Number:
CS 250
Course Title:
Discrete Structures I
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Course Description

Introduces discrete structures and computational techniques in the areas of first-order logic, discrete proofs, number theory, sequences, induction, recursion, and set theory. Prerequisites: MTH 251 and CS 162. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Formulate, interpret, and apply properties of propositional and first-order predicate calculus, recursive definitions, and sequences in real world contexts.
  • Prove mathematical concepts using both deductive and inductive logic.
  • Use analytical problem solving strategies to solve problems using multiple approaches and to interpret the results in practical terms.
  • Utilize techniques in discrete mathematics and logic that are used in the study and practice of computer science.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment must include:
1. At least two in-class proctored examinations, one of which may be the final exam, and
2. At least two of the following additional measures, where at least one includes writing:

a) take-home examinations. (group and/or individual)
b) projects. (group and/or individual)
c) quizzes. (group and/or individual)
d) graded homework/worksheets.
E) in-class activities.
F) attendance.