[Novalug] Teaching Computers Science
jerrywone at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 10:00:29 EDT 2007
I seem to recall and may still have a copy of a (now ancient)
ACM or similar description of a degree 'schema' (for lack
of a better word)...
many people consider computer to be a tool for doing
other things and one needs a subject area to apply
the technology towards. Not that OS kernels, systems
level programming, data structures, algorithms,
networking, AI and many other areas aren't full
time pursuits, some of the real accomplishments
are made in applied computer science...
btw, congrats again on spawning a CS student!
On 9/26/07, Dan Arico <dan_arico at aricosystems.com> wrote:
> My daughter is thinking about doing a computer science major in college. We've
> been looking over a lot of schools and I'm noticing a certain lack of
> consistency in the way it's taught.
> Some schools have CS as a separate major, while others include it under math
> or engineering. A few courses appear to be consistent from school to school,
> but the programming languages vary wildly.
> I've found several schools that use Visual Basic. Others use Pascal. Most
> include C/C++. A few include assembler, but most do not. I've even found one
> that teaches COBOL.
> Anyone have some thoughts about what ought to be included?
> Dan Arico
> One OS to rule them all, One OS to find them,
> One OS to bring them all, and in the Darkness bind them,
> In the land of Redmond, where the Sales Reps lie.
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