Computing Foundations: Data
- Kathi Fisler
- Milda Zizyte (spring); | Kathi and Milda co-teach in fall
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|Location:||TBD (Remote Asynch possible)|
|Meeting Time:||C hr: MWF 10:00-10:50|
|Offered this year?||Yes|
|When Offered?||Every year|
An introduction to computing and programming that focuses on understanding and manipulating data. Students will learn to write programs to process both tabular and structured data, to assess programs both experimentally and theoretically, to apply basic data science concepts, and to discuss big ideas around the communication, use, and social impacts of digital information.
Designed for both concentrators and non-concentrators, this is the first course in either a two- or three-course introductory sequence leading into advanced CS courses. Programming assignments will be smaller scale than in CSCI 0150/0170, thus allowing students time to practice programming and discuss computational ideas in a broader context. After CSCI 0111, students may take CSCI 0112 followed by CSCI 0200 (the new course that will replace CSCI 0160/CSCI 0180 in Spring 2022). Students who wish to accelerate and join CSCI 0200 immediately after CSCI 0111 will need to complete extra work in the latter part of the course to qualify for this acceleration.
Fall 2021: CS111 will be offered in person, but lecture capture and other online accommodations will be available for students who need to take the course remotely or asynchronously. The asynchronous option can accommodate students who need to register for another course whose time overlaps that of 111. Attending a 2-hour synchronous lab section per week will be required of all students.