Sep 18, 2021  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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MCS 011 - Introduction to Computer Science A


Designed to be the first computer science course for high-school students who have never programmed before, Introduction to Computer Science is an optional starting point for the PLTW Computer Science program.  Students work in teams to create apps for mobile devices using MIT App Inventor®.  They explore the impact of computing in society and build skills in digital citizenship and cybersecurity. Beyond learning the fundamentals of programming, students build computational thinking skills by applying computer science to collaboration tools, modeling and simulation, and data analysis.  In addition, students transfer the understanding of programming gained in App Inventor to text-based programming in Python® and apply their knowledge to create algorithms for games of chance and strategy.



Credit Hours
.50
Satisfies a Requirement
Fine/Practical Art
Area
High School
Note
Lab fee required



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