Computer Science for Beginners
CS 199 (Summer 2009)
Course Overview: This course is an introduction to programming and computing. It is designed for those who have had no previous exposure to computer science or problem-solving with computers, The main topic is not the syntax and mechanics of a particular programming language, but how to design computer programs to solve problems.
The programming language that we use to implement our designs is DrScheme, a very simple yet enormously powerful language designed for this course. The DrScheme programming environment is freely available for download and should be installed on your own computer, if you have one. The design skills that you learn in this course can be reused throughout your programming career, no matter whether you are programming in a conventional progarmming language or designing a business process or web page.
||PSU CRN: 82659
Class meets: Summer Quarter 2009, starting on 20th July and ending on 13th August.
Final Exam: in the normal class session on Thursday, 13th August.
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