CPSC 021. Introduction to Computer Science

This course presents fundamental ideas in computer science while building skills in software development. Students implement algorithms as programs in a high-level programming language. Introducing object-oriented programming and data structures allows students to construct correct, understandable, and efficient algorithms. CPSC 031  and CPSC 035  present a deeper coverage of these topics. CPSC 021 is appropriate for all students who want to be able to write programs. It is the usual first course for computer science majors and minors. Students with Advanced Placement credit or extensive programming experience may be able to place out of this course. Students who think that they may fall into this latter category should consult with any computer science faculty member.
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
Lab work required, programming intensive.
1 credit.
Eligible for DGHU
Fall 2021. Webb, Brody, Qu
Spring 2022. Staff
Fall 2022. Staff
Fall 2023. Wicentowski, Caplan
Catalog chapter: Computer Science  
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/computer-science

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