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2016-2017 Academic Catalogue 
    
2016-2017 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 languages and development tools designed for students with no programming experience.