Aug 03, 2021  
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue 
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

CSC 131 - The Beauty and Joy of Computing (1)

Computing has changed the world in profound ways. It has opened up wonderful new ways for people to connect, design, research, play, create, and express themselves. This course will focus on some of the “Big Ideas” of computing that have changed the world and consider where it will go in the future. We will discuss the challenges and implications of computer technology, including the responsibilities of those who design and use computer systems. Students will learn a bit about computer programming and a lot about writing at the college level. The lab portion of the course will introduce students to computer programming using App Inventor, a friendly programming language for building Android applications. Students will engage in several different types of academic writing and connect with the many academic resources available for Cornell students. 
(First Year Seminar)