Nov 17, 2018  
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CST 090 - Computer Science I

Topics include careers in Computer Science and exploration into the different areas of Computer Science.  Students will learn what the differences are between the analog and digital worlds.  Students will learn to write and edit professional papers, review professional articles related to Computer Science, learn to use proper email etiquette, gather and plot scientific data, and evaluate Internet Sources for accuracy.

Credits: 3
2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Explain what Computer Science is, the major areas it encompasses, and the career paths provided by the programs in the Computer Science department.
2.  Critically examine, discuss and summarize professional papers written by experts in the Computer Science field.  This includes reading, writing and preparing professional presentations for class.
3.  Distinguish between the analog and digital worlds by giving examples of items that fit into each world.  Additionally, they will be able to discuss conversions available to switch between analog and digital worlds and back.
4.  Distinguish between microprocessors, small systems and larger computer systems.
5.  Prepare papers, charts and plots, and professional presentations using available software and the skills they have learned.

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