CS-100: Introduction to Computers and Programming

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: CS-100 Introduction to Computers and Programming

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): Students must complete any developmental requirements in Mathematics (see Proficiency in Math and English) prior to taking this course.

Co-requisites (if any): None

Course Description in college catalog:

Project-based approach to the introduction of programming using a high-level language.
Topics illustrate the use of computers in society with projects inspired from: mathematics, physics, statistics, word and image processing, biology, and political science.
Covered concepts: objects (including lists, strings), input and output, selective control, iterative control, functions, and modules.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. degree program in Health Sciences

This course qualifies as Pathways Common Core 2E - Scientific World

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  2. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Students will identify and apply fundamental concepts of computers science such as programming language, networking and computer security to logic and mathematics.

Students will learn about the role played by digital technology in mathematics, statistics, natural sciences, social sciences, art and music.

Students will have hands-on experience with the creation of computer programs using Python.

Program-specific outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in factual knowledge, conceptual understanding, and discipline-specific methodology required for transfer to the junior year in a baccalaureate program in natural science, mathematics, engineering, or computer science.
  2. Disciplinary learning:
    1. Demonstrate proficiency in acquiring, processing, and analyzing scientific information in various forms, as related to the field of concentration.
    2. Proficiently convey information specific to the discipline, through technical writing or oral presentation.
    3. Use current technology or experimental techniques to supplement the fundamental concepts and methodology used in the field of study.
    4. Work collaboratively to acquire and analyze data, or solve problems in the field of study.
    5. Demonstrate an understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities of the field of study.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

The general guidelines for assessing grades are as follows:

Homework 10%
Tests 60%
Final Examination 30%

The grade distribution may be changed at the discretion of the individual instructor.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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