COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE
Computer Science/Cyber Engineering 131
Living with Cyber (part 2 of 3) CSC/CYEN 131: The Science of Computing II
Course Description: Intermediate algorithm analysis and development, object-oriented programming, high-level data structures, computer architecture, and problem-solving. This is the second Living with Cyber course.
Course Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students should:
1. Be able to identify a problem’s variables, constraints, and objectives;
2. Be able to write object- and non-object-oriented programs in a general-purpose programming language (e.g., Python);
3. Be able to transform numbers from base two to bases ten and sixteen – and vice versa;
4. Understand binary addition and multiplication;
5. Have exposure to some applications of computing (e.g., graphical user interfaces);
6. Have a basic understanding of randomness, probability, and pseudorandom number generators;
7. Have a basic understanding of recursion and breaking problems down; and
8. Have a basic understanding of high level data structures (e.g., linked lists, stacks, queues, binary trees).
Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CSC 130 or CYEN 130.
Textbook: The Living with Cyber text (in PDF format) is available for free online at www.livingwithcyber.com.
Grades: Your grade for this class will be determined by dividing your total earned
points by the total points possible. In general, graded components will
fall into the following categories:
Raspberry Pi activities: ~27.5%
Major tests: ~50%