Fall 2022

Intro Computer Science I

Listed in: Computer Science, as COSC-111

Formerly listed as: COSC-11

Moodle sites: Section 01  |  Section 02

Faculty

Mihaela Malita (Section 02)
Lillian C. Pentecost (Section 03)
Matteo Riondato (Section 01)

Description

This course introduces ideas and techniques that are fundamental to computer science. The course emphasizes procedural abstraction, algorithmic methods, and structured design techniques. Students will gain a working knowledge of a block-structured programming language and will use the language to solve a variety of problems illustrating ideas in computer science. A selection of other elementary topics will be presented. A laboratory section will meet once a week to give students practice with programming constructs. Two class hours and one one-hour laboratory per week.

Restricted to Amherst College students. Limited to 40 students per class (20 per lab). In the Fall, 20 seats per class are reserved for first-year students. Fall semester: Professors Malita, Pentecost, and Riondato. Spring semester: Professors Gardner and Riondato.

How to handle overenrollment: Preference to first-year and sophomore students.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Quantitative Reasoning.

Keywords

Quantitative Reasoning, Science & Math for Non-majors

Offerings

2022-23: Not offered