[Novalug] Teaching Computers Science
ellis at epierce.net
Wed Sep 26 11:20:22 EDT 2007
On Wednesday 26 September 2007 09:58, gregory pryzby wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 09:47:03AM -0400, Dan Arico wrote:
> Anyway, I guess the question I have is what does your daughter want to
> do, or why does she want to study CS?
> If I had to do it over again, I would get a solid liberal arts degree
> and take CS classes (data structures, algorithms, operating systems,
> etc). A *good* liberal arts degree will teach you to read, write and
> think. Given the basics, you can do the rest yourself.
Coupled with the liberal arts as general development, perhaps a few electives
in the sciences and business departments. There are loads of IT folks out
there who have a lot of difficulty comprehending user requirements because
they don't speak engineering or accounting.
The person who can bridge departments has a special high-value skill.
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