Computer Science Foundations

Winter 2020
Spring 2020
Olympia
Day
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 50
16 Credits per quarter
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The goal of this program is for you to learn the intellectual concepts and skills that are essential for advanced work in computer science and beneficial for computing work in support of other disciplines. Achieve a deeper understanding of increasingly complex computing systems by acquiring knowledge and skills in mathematical abstraction, problem solving, and the organization and analysis of hardware and software systems. The program covers material such as algorithms, data structures, computer organization and architecture, logic, discrete mathematics, and programming in the context of the liberal arts. The program is compatible with the model curriculum developed by the Association for Computing Machinery's Liberal Arts Computer Science Consortium.

Program content will be organized around four interwoven themes. The computational organization theme covers concepts and structures of computing systems, from digital logic to the computer architecture and assembly language supporting high-level languages and operating systems. The programming theme concentrates on learning how to design and code programs to solve problems. The mathematical theme helps develop mathematical reasoning, theoretical abstractions, and problem-solving skills needed for computer scientists. A technology and society theme explores social, historical, or philosophical topics related to science and technology.

We will explore these themes throughout the program by way of lectures, programming labs, workshops, and seminars.

Registration

Enrollment Conditions

Signature required. Students must have completed the equivalent of at least one quarter of computer programming and must demonstrate strong mathematical skills in precalculus or calculus. Contact Richard Weiss at   weissr@evergreen.eduwith evidence of prior course work that demonstrates these skills. 

Prerequisites

High school algebra II

Winter 2020 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

So - Sr (16): 20196
Fr (16): 20199
Spring 2020 Registration

Signature Required

Students must have completed the equivalent of at least one quarter of computer programming and must demonstrate strong mathematical skills in precalculus or calculus. Contact Richard Weiss at weissr@evergreen.edu with evidence of prior course work which demonstrate these skills. 

Course Reference Numbers

So - Sr (16): 30057
Fr (16): 30058
(1 - 16): 30380

Academic details

Preparatory For

computer science, education, and mathematics

Credits
16
Fields of Study
Maximum Enrollment
50
Online Learning
Spring: Complete Online Learning - This offering delivers all of its instruction online.
Winter: Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

Time Offered
Day
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First Meeting

SEM 2 D1105 - Lecture
Location
Olympia