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CS 101 A1: Introduction to Computer Science Syllabus: Fall Semester 2011 Boston University College of Arts and Sciences Computer Science Department CS 101 A1: Introduction to Computers , Fall Semester 2011 http://www.cs.bu.edu/courses/cs101/ Lecture Meetings Tuesday and Thursday 3:30pm – 5:00 pm @ CAS 522 Lecturer Aaron Stevens, azs@bu.edu Always include “CS101” in the subject. Office hours @ PSY 228B: Tue 11:00-12:00; Wed 2:00-4:00; Thu 2:00-3:00, and by appointment. Lab Meetings @ EMA 304: CS101 A2 Wed 11:00am 12:00pm CS101 A3 Wed 2:00pm 3:00pm CS101 A4 Wed 3:00pm 4:00pm CS101 A5 Wed 4:00pm 5:00pm CS101 A6 Wed 5:00pm 6:00pm Teaching Fellows Always include “CS101” in the subject. Maryam Ghasemifirouzabadi ghasemi@cs.bu.edu Tutoring hours: Mon 3:00-5:00pm and Thu 5:00-7:00pm Xianrui Meng, xmeng@cs.bu.edu Tutoring hours: Thu 3:00-5:00pm and Fri 3:00-5:00pm Tutoring hours held at undergraduate CS lab, EMA 302. Course Description CS101 is an introduction to computing and digital multimedia. The main ideas of computing are explored: algorithmic thinking, encoding information, using protocols and standardization, and abstraction. CS101 will discuss the practical application of these ideas by addressing questions including: What is a computer? What is computer science? What does a computer do? What is the World Wide Web? Where did it come from? How do we publish information to it? What is the Internet? What does the Internet do? How does it work? What are its vulnerabilities? What is the difference between analog and digital information? Why are our computers digital? How does a digital machine represent numbers, text, images, audio, and video information? How does computation happen? How does the computer "know" how to do some operation? What is computer programming? How are computer programs created? What are algorithms, and how do algorithms impact computation? How do web applications work? Google? Facebook? YouTube? How to secure your digital life? To answer these questions, CS101 will survey a selection of fundamental topics in computer science. The applied portion of the course will cover designing and publishing basic web sites, image and audio manipulation, computer programming and animation.
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CS 101 A1: Introduction to Computer Science Syllabus: Fall Semester 2011 Books We will use custom-published versions of 2 books: 7 chapters taken from
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