1978-1990: Computer Studies

Curricular Development: late 1970s-early 1980s

Through the 1970s, interest in computing expanded

In 1977, College introduced Interdisciplinary Concentrations to encourage breadth of study

Interest in computing led to a new course after Math 101:

Math 201 started trend that would become common

1978-1979 Catalog (slightly edited):
Interdisciplinary Concentration in Computer Studies

This program introduces the student to some of the concepts fundamental to computer science and to some of the major areas of computer applications. The computer serves as a common thread for the required courses in computer science, mathematics, physics, and at least one application area. The senior seminar draws on ideas generated in those fields to study an important topic in computer science.

Required, 32 credits as follows:

  1. Computer science 12 credits, as follows:
    • Math 101 Introduction to Computer Programming
    • Math 102 Computers in Society
    • Math 201 Programming Language Concepts and Data Structures
    • Physics 313 Electronics
  2. Related mathematics course, 4 credits, chosen from:
    • Math 115 Introduction to Statistics
    • Math 333 Probability and Statistics II
    • Math 339 Numerical Analysis
  3. Application area, 12 credits (three courses) in one of the following departments
    • Economics, including Economics 228 Econometrics
    • Psychology, including Psychology 325 Experimental Design
    • Sociology, including Sociology 341 Methods of Empirical Investigation
    • Other approved three-course departmental sequence
  4. Computer Studies 495 Senior Seminar

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