2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
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2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CS 101 - Computing Concepts

5.0 Credits
A broad beginning level survey of computer science concepts. Topics include history of computing, computer hardware, operating systems, programming logic, the Internet, data management, overview of programming languages and concepts, and social context and ethics of computing. Prerequisite
Math 087 or CIS 114 with a grade of at least 2.0 or placement above MATH 077. Corequisite

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain machine representation of data and convert data into different number systems.
  2. Differentiate between procedural and object-oriented paradigms.
  3. Understand how to find, evaluate, and process information from the Internet.
  4. Apply problem solving skills with valid logical reasoning to solve various problems, not all necessarily computer related.
  5. Describe the strengths and weaknesses of different operating systems.
  6. Describe the basic components of computer systems and their interactions.
  7. Explain the differences and similarities among current computer languages.
  8. Explain issues in computer ethics.
  9. Work cooperatively in small groups to practice problem solving techniques.

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