CSCI 103: Survey of Computer Science
CSCI 103 Survey of Computer Science Two Credit Hours
Required of all computer science majors before taking any course beyond CSCI 202.
The computer is examined as a machine, problem-solving tool, and information repository. An overview of the discipline of computer science is presented. Students will receive hands-on experience with the computing facilities at The Citadel, and they will learn how to research technical topics and present the results in written form.
- Operating systems
- The Von Neumann architecture
- Data storage
- Binary number system
- Programming languages
- Networking and the Internet
- Software engineering
- Database systems
- Artificial intelligence
- Ethical and social issues in computing
- Searching, evaluating and reporting on computer literature
Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to
- Identify and describe several of the areas that comprise the science of computing including the areas of expertise of the faculty
- Run application software supported by the department
- Search, evaluate and report on computer related literature
- Discuss the ethical responsibilities of a computer professional.
Computer Science: An Overview (11th Edition) by J. Glenn Brookshear, Addison-Wesley, 2012.