Exploring Computer Science (STEM)

2325

Duration: Semester (.5)

Grades: 9-12

Graduation: Required (CT)

Homework: 1

Fee: see Fee Chart

Prerequisite: Keyboarding Proficiency.

Exploring Computer Science is designed to introduce students to the breadth of the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. Rather than focusing the entire course on learning particular software tools or programming languages, the course is designed to focus the conceptual ideas of computing and help students understand why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems. The goal of exploring Computer Science is to develop in students the computational thinking practices of algorithm development, problem solving and programming within the context of problems that are relevant to the lives of today’s students. Students will also be introduced to topics such as interface design, limits of computers and societal and ethical issues. This course satisfies the Computer Technology credit required for graduation.