CS 161 : Computer Science I

Transcript title

Computer Science I

Credits

4

Grading mode

Standard letter grades

Total contact hours

50

Lecture hours

30

Other hours

20

Prerequisites

MTH 112 or MTH 251.

Recommended preparation

CS 160.

Course Description

Examines the nature of computer programming; includes discussion of a computer model, methods of problem solving and programming structures; information representation; algorithm construction; object-oriented design using C++.

Course learning outcomes

1. Translate a problem statement into an appropriate algorithm containing arithmetic, relational, and logical expressions.
2. Translate the semantics of an algorithm into the syntax of a computer programming language.
3. Develop an object-oriented solution to a problem using classes, methods, and objects.
4. Develop proper error handling for possible run-time errors.
5. Develop the debugging skills to help determine errors in a computer program.
6. Understand how to effectively test a solution for correctness.
7. Describe a program implementation in terms of a natural language.

Content outline

  • Algorithms
  • Introduction to C++
  • Decision Structures
  • Iteration
  • Functions
  • Arrays and Vectors
  • Searching

Required materials

Textbook is required.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Science not Lab

Outside of
expected

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