01-course-placement - Eric Roberts CS 106A Handout #1...

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Eric Roberts Handout #1 CS 106A January 4, 2010 Course Placement Information Parts of this handout were written by Mehran Sahami. Computers are everywhere in today’s world. The more you know about computers, the better prepared you will be to make use of them in whatever field you choose to pursue. Learning to program computers unlocks the full power of computer technology in a way that is both liberating and exciting. At the same time, programming is an intellectually challenging activity that comes easily to very few people. Taking a programming course requires a great deal of work and commitment on your part, but you will not be able to master programming without putting in that level of work somewhere along the way. The payoffs, however, are quite real. If you make the effort and keep up with the demands of the material, you will be able to make computers do amazing things. What introductory programming course should I take? A large percentage of Stanford students take a programming course from the Computer Science Department at some point during their undergraduate career. Because we need to accommodate students with a range of backgrounds and interests, the department offers several different introductory classes: CS 105—Introduction to Computing. This course is designed as a general-education introduction to what this rapidly expanding field of computer science is all about. It attracts an audience of approximately 250 students a year, most of whom take the
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2010 for the course CS 106A taught by Professor Sahami,m during the Winter '08 term at Stanford.

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