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Undergraduate Course Details
Number CSC 200A
Title Survey of Computer Science I
Credits 3.0
Distribution DII
Prerequisites fulfillment of the Basic Mathematics Competency-Based Skills requirement and ability to use standard computer software (e.g., operating system features, word processing, email, and web browsers)


This course provides an overview of fundamental areas within the field of Computer Science, introducing basic vocabulary, central concepts, and typical applications. The areas surveyed include computer hardware, computer arithmetic, operating systems, programming constructs, programming languages, information storage and retrieval, databases, networking, and the social context of computing. Three lecture hours per week. This course satisfies the Computer Literacy Competency-Based Skills requirement.