Starting in Computer Science

Computer Science offers incredible opportunities as both a field of study and as a foundation for continued work in academic and professional areas. Computation and computer science are helping to change nearly all aspects of the world we live in, including science, business, society, communication, the humanities and social sciences. Students who have taken computer science courses at Shaw have helped change the world and continue to do so.

Through collaboration with the Computer Information Science department, two classes serve as an introduction to programming.

  1. CIS 120 Introduction to Web Page Design I (3)

  2. CIS 210 Advance Web Page Design II (3)

Your first Computer Science course is:

  • CSC 201 - Introduction to Programming I (3)

CSC 201 is a typical introduction to Java programming. You will the learn the foundational knowledge required to program in Object Oriented Programming languages.

This course meets three times a week and students learn how to create their first programs using Java. At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to build simple programs.

Course Description:

An introduction to the fundamental programming concepts in Java that will provide students a foundation in the fundamental programming concepts in Java that will provide students a foundation in the following fundamental programming constructs: (a) representation of numeric, character and string data, (b) arithmetic expressions, (c) basic statements, (d) logic expressions, (e) conditional and (f) iterative control. Programming laboratory experiences are included in this course.

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