448 Introduction to Computer Science

1 semester, ½ credit

Open to freshmen who have taken or are currently enrolled in Algebra I, sophomores, juniors and seniors

Students will explore various topics within the area of computer science. This course will highlight current technologies in an ever-changing discipline. The students will learn the fundamentals of computers and computer terminology, particularly with respect to personal computer hardware and software, and the Web. They will develop an understanding of why computers are essential components in business and society. Careers in support of computers and the associated requirements in terms of education and/or certifications will also be covered.



By the completion of this course, students will be able to...

  1. Maintain a secure, efficient computer system.
  2. Use different operating system software.
  3. Identify the history of computers.
  4. Define terminology associated with the computer field.
  5. Identify issues in computer ethics.
  6. Create a webpage using HTML.
  7. Edit and style a webpage using CSS.
  8. Create programs using control structures utilizing the scheme language.
  9. Edit and execute programs using Dr. Racket.
  10. Identify the hardware of a computer.


By the completion of this course, students will know...

  1. Career options available in the computer field
  2. Hardware in a computer
  3. How to program in scheme language
  4. How to develop a website


This course last updated on January 27, 2021, by the Math Department.