This practicum assumes general background and experience in computer programming (such as that provided by COMPSCI 121 or a similar introductory programming course) and some knowledge of data structures (such as that provided by COMPSCI 187). Content will include basic C data types, declarations, expressions, statements, and functions; simple use of macros; some common library calls (such as formatted input/output); basic pointer manipulation using linked lists; and introduction to using standard tools (gcc and make).
An introductory course in problem solving, using the programming language Java. Focuses on the fundamental concepts of problem solving and on computer implementation. Intended for computer science majors or those applying for the major. Satisfactory completion is a prerequisite for all higher-level computer science courses. Use of a laptop computer required. Prerequisite: high school algebra and basic math skills (R1). (Gen.Ed. R2)