-- Introduction to Computer Science I
(last updated 5/11/2005)
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This course introduces students to solving problems by writing computer
programs in the language Scheme.
Students are not expected to have had
any prior programming experience. My goal is for everyone to have
fun learning this material. However, my only guarantee is that if
you want to do well in the course and you invest the needed time to do
so, you will.
Scheme is a wonderfully simple yet powerful language that is ideal for
students new to Computer Science. There are only
a hand-full of language elements and we will learn them early in the
semester. The simplicity of the language lets us quickly reach a
stage where we can write programs that do interesting and fun
things. We will be writing network applications and simple
animated games well before the end of the semester.
By the end of the semester,
you will be reasonably fluent in Scheme. We will model the course
after learning a foreign language by immersion. Each class
meeting, we will introduce some new material, and then begin writing
-- sometimes together, sometimes individually -- using the material