CS 1510 Introduction to Computing

Introduction to software development through algorithmic problem solving and procedural abstraction. Programming in the small. Fundamental control structures, data modeling, and file processing. Significant emphasis on program design and style.

Course details

Units: 
4
Course syllabus: 
View the course syllabus for more details
Prerequisites: 
none
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area: 

Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Natural Sciences and Mathematics distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.

Textbook(s)

Lambert, K. A. Fundamentals of Python: From First Programs through Data Structures. 2010. Course Technology. ISBN-10: 1-4239-0218-1, ISBN-13: 978-1-4239-0218-8.

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Additional materials: 

You will need to download and install the free Python development package (version 2.x and NOT version 3.x) from the Python website. Appendix A of the textbook walks you through the installation of Python.

Course delivery

This course is available in an online format, utilizing web pages and eLearning, a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Students may need access to someone who can assist with computer set-up.

Instructor(s)

Mark Fienup

Enrollment information

Tuition: $233/unit, plus non-refundable enrollment fee of $10 and technology fee of $38 for online courses

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Questions?
Guided Independent Study
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