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Designing a Small-Footprint Curriculum in Computer Science
2006
  • Allen B. Downey, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Lynn Andrea Stein, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
10-1-2006
Abstract
We describe an innovative computing curriculum that combines elements of computer science, engineering and design. Although it is tailored to the constraints we face at Olin College, it contains elements that are applicable to the design of a CS major at a small school, a CS minor, or an interdisciplinary program that includes computing. We present the core courses in the program as well as several courses that are meant to connect the computing curriculum to other fields. We summarize the lessons we have learned from the first few years of this program.
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© 2006 IEEE. This article was published in the 36th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, pp. 21-26 and may be found here.

Citation Information
Allen B. Downey and Lynn Andrea Stein. "Designing a Small-Footprint Curriculum in Computer Science" (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lynn_stein/44/