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CS 100: Principles of Computing

Course Information from University Catalog

Limited to 2 Attempts


This course is intended to help students learn to think in the manner necessary to fully grasp the nature and power of the digital world around us. The early era of the Internet and the personal computer led to the need for "computer literacy." Now, the changing nature of our global society requires that students learn new ways to think about problems and how to solve them, regardless of students' specific fields of endeavor. Through this course, students will explore major issues related to the "big ideas" of computational thinking (namely, (i) Creativity, (ii) Abstraction, (iii) Data, (iv) Algorithms, (v) Programming, (vi) Internet, and (vii) Societal Impact), as well as how these issues will impact their future lives.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in information technology (all).

Credits: 3

Prerequisites:

1 Course Sections Scheduled for Fall 2017

2 Course Sections Scheduled for Spring 2018

1 Course Sections Scheduled for Fall 2016

1 Course Sections Scheduled for Spring 2017

Expertise