CSE 1010 Ideas and Impact of Computing
Fall 2014, MWF 11-11:50am, Bio 120
322 Harris Center, 674-7280,
Office Hours: MW 1-3pm (or by appointment)
Introduces some of the ideas in computing that have helped transform
other disciplines such as digital media in communications and
algorithms for DNA analysis in biology and law. Explores tools for
creating software to solve diverse problems.
Audience and Pre-requisites
The target audience is freshmen and sophomores.
The pre-requisite is Algebra or placed into MTH 1000
Pre-calculus. Co-requisite: MTH 1000 Pre-calculus.
None. Materials will be on the course website.
- Key ideas in the design of computers
- Key ideas in the design of the Internet
- Representation of data
- Representation of instructions
- Marketing: product recommendation ("netflix/amazon")
- Biology and Forensics: DNA analysis ("CSI")
- Geography: navigation ("GPS navigation")
- Sociology: six degrees of separation ("facebook/google+")
- Health: identifying subtypes of cancer
- Homework assignments (50%): written and short programming assignments
- Test 1 (15%), Test 2 (15%), Final exam (20%)
|Last day to drop
||Aug 29 (Fri)|
||Sep 22 (Mon) [tentatively]|
|Last day to withdraw
||Oct 24 (Fri)|
||Oct 27 (Mon) [tentatively]|
||Dec 12 (Fri), 1-3pm|
- Students are encouraged to help each other on assignments,
but plagiarism (copying) is prohibited.
- first violation: zero on assignment/test
- second violation: 'F' for the course
- Late assignments are accepted, but 20% is deducted for each day.
- Documentation constitutes 10% of each programming assignment.