Catalog 2019-2020 
    Sep 22, 2020  
Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CSD 111 Computer Programming Fundamentals

5 credits
A general introduction to concepts related to designing and writing computer programs and procedures. Students study problem-solving techniques, algorithmic thinking, programming logic, and concepts such as data types, data structures, and object-oriented programming.

Prerequisites: ENGL 093  (or placement into ENGL 099  or higher) and MATH 090  (or placement into MATH 099  or higher)

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the phases of software development
  • Recognize the proper format of assignment statements
  • Explain conditional statements, relational operators, logical operators, and loops
  • Identify the scope of variables within a given program and the various data types
  • Declare and initialize arrays, manipulate array data
  • Describe the concepts of modularization
  • Explain the difference between syntax errors and logical errors
  • Define Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) terms
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the need for documentation
  • Identify an information need and formulate a research plan to address it
  • Research, organize, and evaluate information from a variety of sources

Global Outcomes
This course teaches to the global outcome of information literacy.

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 40 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20