COMPSCI 1 - Great Ideas in Computer Science or return to Course Catalog Search
119953 – Section 001
|Faculty of Arts and Sciences||Computer Science||Henry Leitner|
|Term||Day and Time||Location|
|Spring 2018-2019 (show academic calendar)||TuTh 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.||Maxwell Dworkin G115 (SEAS)|
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Credit in Faculty of Arts and Sciences is equivalent to:
An introduction to the most important discoveries and intellectual paradigms in computer science, designed for students with little or no previous background. Explores problem-solving using high and low-level programming languages; presents an integrated view of computer systems, from switching circuits up through compilers and GUI design. Examines theoretical and practical limitations related to unsolvable and intractable computational problems, and the social and ethical dilemmas presented by such issues as software unreliability and invasions of privacy.
May not be taken for credit after completing Computer Science 50.
|Eligible for cross-registration|
With permission of instructor/subject to availability
MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.