May 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalogue 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalogue

CSC 140 - Foundations of Computer Science (1)

This course introduces students to problems that engage the interests of computer scientists and define the field. The course introduces students to object-oriented design, a principal discipline that computer scientists use to solve problems. Students learn to divide large problems into small problems, bundle related data with methods that operate on that data, and incorporate into new designs elements of previously completed designs. The course emphasizes creative expression using an abstract notation. Students practice designing, writing, testing, and presenting programs. Success in the course does not require previous programming experience.