Subject: Computer Science
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 1.5 Practicum/Lab hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Computer Science


An introduction to computer science and problem solving using procedural programming. This course introduces the basic computer science and computer programming principles of algorithms, abstraction, encapsulation, variables, conditional branching, repetition, functions, recursion, and elementary data structures. These concepts are applied to problem solving applications such as data analysis and visualization, simulation, text processing, and image processing. The programming skills acquired in this course are applicable in all fields of study, the work-place, and personal projects.

Prerequisite(s): One of (Computer Science 30, CMPT 105.3, CMPT 140.3, BINF 151.3) and one of (Mathematics B30, Foundations of Mathematics 30, Pre-Calculus 30); or MATH 110.3, MATH 123.3, MATH 133.4, MATH 163.3, or MATH 176.3 (can be taken concurrently).
Note: Recommended for students with Computer Science 30, CMPT 140, BINF 151, or CMPT 105, or for students in programs that require MATH 110 (or equivalent). Students with credit for CMPT 115, CMPT 117 or CMPT 142 cannot take this course for credit. Students may not take CMPT 100 or 120 for credit concurrently with or after CMPT 141.

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