Course Description, Goals, and Objectives
Course Description from Catalog:
An introduction to the field of computer science. Exposure to core areas (selected from algorithms, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, databases, graphics, human-computer interaction, programming languages, scientific computation, software engineering) while introducing and reinforcing the importance of programming.
All students completing this course should be well-versed in computing technology and usage and well-acquainted with core areas of the computer science field. Students should be literate about concepts and techniques of computer programming, and prepared for entry into the computer programming sequence (CS 171-2). Students with significant prior experience in programming should be prepared for entry into an appropriate higher-level programming course by the completion of this course.
Students completing this course should:
- understand core areas of the computer science field (e.g., databases, human-computer interaction, scientific computation, artificial intelligence, software engineering)
- understand binary and hexadecimal numbers and arithmetic and how they are used by computers.
- understand the relationship between software design and implementation.
- learn to communicate and solve problems effectively as a member of a team.
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Software & Hardware Requirements
- Find the Blackboard course website by visiting the and log in using your Drexel userid and password. (Step-by-step instructions are available at the . Follow the link for "Bb Vista 4 Info - Video/Audio Clips".)
- To make sure your browser is configured to work with Blackboard, click the "CheckBrowser" link in the upper-right corner of the screen at any point in the process and a diagnostic will be run that informs you of your browser's compliance.
- alternatively, visit the . This site includes information on the most current list of supported and unsupported browsers for each operating system and version of Blackboard. The version currently in use at Drexel is .