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:

A survey of topics in computer science including history, hardware components, software applications and the use of computers in society. Use of software applications. Introduction of computer programming using a high level language.

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

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

A.A.S. Electronic Engineering Technology

A.A.S. Computer Engineering Technology

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

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Students will investigate the impact of technology on social issues and evaluate different perspectives on the role technology plays in society.

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 work productivity, job quality, labor market, education, e-commerce as well as the use of the world-wide-web towards analyzing and solving problems.

Students will be introduced to some of the challenges of applying intellectual property laws to software as well as the relation between computer security and personal privacy issues.

Students will investigate computer crimes, security issues facing computer users, administrators, and law enforcement officials, together with the potential impact that digital technology has on warfare and terrorism.

Students will have hands-on experience with the creation of Web pages using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Program-specific outcomes

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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:

  • Examinations: 30%
  • Laboratory Assignments: 40%
  • 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).

Disabilities
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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