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CS 210 Fundamentals of Computer Science I • 5 Cr.


Introduces computer science and programming for CS majors. Students learn design and implementation of algorithms and programming in a structured, modular language, with emphasis on problem solving, program design, and style. Prerequisite: MATH& 141 (or higher) with a C- or better, or entry code.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • 1. Solve problems applying the techniques of decomposition, critical reasoning, induction and deduction.
  • 2. Describe the functionality of memory, CPU and programs, including compilation, linking/loading and executing a program.
  • 3. Identify best practices in software programming, including maintainability, style, structure and documentation.
  • 4. Define the concepts of data types, including primitive types and objects.
  • 5. Explain the evaluation of arithmetic expressions in conjunction with precedence rules for operators.
  • 6. Use decision controls (if-else) and repetitions (do-while) in the construction of simple programs.
  • 7. Design and invoke procedural methods in simple programs.
  • 8. Utilize parameter passing to methods, including the process of returning values.
  • 9. Implement existing code from an Applications Programming Interface (API).
  • 10. Write programs to read and write simple test files on local secondary storage.
  • 11. Explain the importance of code documentation with programmer comments.
  • 12. Apply testing concepts and techniques to verify and fix errors in programs.
  • 13. Use an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to create programs.



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