COMP089-072 (Fall 2013): Everyday Computing
Department of Computer Science
College of Arts and Sciences
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
COMP 089-072 (Fall 2013): Everyday Computing
- Time and Place: MWF 11:00-12:15pm, SN-115
- Office Hours: After Class, FB254
- Prerequisites: None (Instructor's approval if full)
- Textbook: Course Notes and In-Class Handouts
The goal of this first-year seminar course is to understand the use
of computing technology in our daily activities.
In this course, we will study various examples on how computing affects
different aspects of our daily life. More specifically, students will
learn about use of computing technology in the following:
Students will learn how to use computational thinking to
solve many different problems in the
physical and virtual world. We will discuss various considerations
and tradeoffs used in designing computational methodologies (e.g. time,
storage, ease of implementation, and generality). This will include
data structures, algorithms, computational methods and their complexity
LECTURES AND APPROXIMATE SCHEDULE
Here is a list of TENTATIVE lecture topics** (subject to
changes). Schedule and information on each topic (e.g. readings, web
pointers) will be added during the semester before each class.
** Some of the art works and introductory materials were inspired and borrowed from
Prof. Leonard McMillan's earlier lectures on "Fluency in Information Technology".
COURSE READING MATERIALS
References & Materials Used in Lectures:
ASSIGNMENTS AND PROJECTS
The class grade of each student is determined by
POINTERS TO WEBSITES ON COMPUTING:
For more information, contact
Ming C. Lin,
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