Description: This course provides learning opportunities in the foundations of informatics, an interdisciplinary area fusing computer science, programming, and data analysis skills used to solve problems in any field, particularly the natural sciences, business, and the arts. This course will particularly focus on problems drawn from areas that provide significant benefits to human and environmental health. The course does not require any prior experience in programming and is intended for students of any background and major. This course also provides an opportunity for students to explore their interest in topics that are central to the Bachelor of Science in Informatics, Computer Science, and Applied Computer Science programs, and therefore be more informed in considering further study in one of these programs. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Fall 2020 Spring 2021
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Liberal Studies Essential Skills: Scientific Inquiry
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MAT 125 or MAT 125H with grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+)