1 hour lecture, 1 hour laboratory; 1.5 credits.
The nature, power and limits of the computer and computing.
The components of the computer. Computer networks.
Information representation.
Introduction to algorithms, problem-solving, and computer programming.

(Not open to students who are enrolled in, or have completed, any course in
Computer and Information Science numbered 1.10 or higher with a grade of C or
higher, or who have completed Core Studies 5.)

#### Prerequisites:

A high school course in intermediate algebra or Course 2 of the New York State
Sequential Mathematics Curriculum, or Mathematics 0.35 or 0.44 with a grade of
at least C-, or Mathematics 0.36 or 0.04, or the equivalent.
#### Discussion

An understanding of both the limits of a computer and the relationship between
computers and modern society emerges. This course develops students'
abilities to formulate solutions to problems as algorithms, and implement the
algorithms as simple computer programs.