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CPS 120: Introduction to Computer Science

This course is an introduction to computer science for those planning to take advanced courses in the computer programming field or for those who do not want to take programming courses but a computer course is required. Students learn to write, enter, compile and execute simple computer programs. This course is intended to bridge the gap between a basic computer literacy and advanced courses. Topics include numbering systems, operating systems, database, programming, networking, Internet and algorithms. Students must have basic computer literacy in order to be successful in this course. Students with computer experience equivalent to CIS 100 or CIS 110 may contact the instructor for permission to waive the prerequisite.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6

Level II Prereq: CIS 100 or CIS 110, minimum grade "C"

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