153: Computer science fundamentals (4 credits)
Study of basic concepts of computer science, with an emphasis on problem-solving techniques from functional and object-oriented perspectives. Functional elements include data types, procedures as first-class objects, recursion, and binding. Classes, objects, and methods are introduced as basic elements of object-oriented problem solving. Examples of core data types and classes include stacks, queues, priority queues, trees, and lists. Additional topics include the representation of data and some elements of algorithm analysis. Includes formal laboratory work. A student who receives credit for Computer Science 153 cannot receive credit for Computer Science 151 or 152. Prerequisite: Three semesters of high-school computer science, or departmental placement.
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