[Novalug] Teaching Computers Science
angelo at freeshell.org
Wed Sep 26 10:18:58 EDT 2007
Dan Arico 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?
The best spot check I can advise for a good CS program is to see if they
have some kind of compiler theory class in which the students actually
make their own compiler.
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