Five College Consortium

Intro Computer Science I

Subject Name: 

Computer Science

Course Number: 
Amherst College

This course introduces ideas and techniques that are fundamental to computer science. The course emphasizes procedural abstraction, algorithmic methods, and structured design techniques. Students will gain a working knowledge of a block-structured programming language and will use the language to solve a variety of problems illustrating ideas in computer science. A selection of other elementary topics will be presented, for example: the historical development of computers, comparison and evaluation of programming languages, and artificial intelligence. A laboratory section will meet once a week to give students practice with programming constructs. Two class hours and one one-hour laboratory per week.

Fall semester. Professor Kaplan.  Spring semester:  Professors Kaplan and Rager.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 

Course Sections

Intro Computer Science I
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
03 4.0

John Rager

MW 01:00PM-01:50PM; F 12:00PM-12:50PM

SMUD 206; SMUD 014