One-credit class for curious students with no CS background

By | August 4, 2020
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Discover Computer Science provides a basic background in all the skills a student needs to pursue further education in computing.

If you’re intrigued by computing but afraid to dive in, an introductory course returning this fall may be just what you need. EECS 198: Discover Computer Science is a one-credit course designed for curious students with no programming background. Taught by PhD student Laura Biester, the course is a great opportunity to discover what CS is all about and prepare for subsequent CS courses.

Discover CS was first launched in Fall Semester 2018, aimed at encouraging students from groups that have been historically underrepresented in computer science to explore the field.

The course provides a basic background in all the skills a student needs to pursue further education in computing. Using the programming language Python, instructors cover core CS concepts and showcase the wide range of real-world, interdisciplinary applications of CS. Students will learn how to write code, but the experience is much broader than that.