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Introduction to Computer Science Via PHP
"Introduction To Computer Science" is often referred to as a "CS0" level course - a course for non-majors that offers an introduction to the theoretical concepts of computer science, along with a hands-on introduction to computer programming.
Many students have as one of their general education requirements (or electives) a general, non-major computer science course, often described as follows:
A university-level course introducing the student to the field of computer science, including an introduction to computer programming as a "science lab" component to the course.
Often, this requirement necessitates the usage of a computer - usually in an on-campus computer lab - to provide hands-on experience in computer science, differing from other computer science courses which are "non-lab based" and are simply lecture and reading courses on the topics in introductory computer science. Our CS120 course will satisfy both the introduction to the topics of computer science requirements, as well as the laboratory-component requirement necessitating hands-on experience using the computer.
The course description is as follows:
Similar to our Distance Calculus course structure, this course is based upon heavy amounts of communication between the student and the instructional team. All assignments are based upon the mastery learning model, and turned in recursively back-and-forth between student and instructor until 100% mastery is achieved.
This is an excellent course for the computer novice. Even if checking your email is a not a "natural" activity for you, the CS120 Distance version is an excellent way to simultaneously satisfy one of your general education requirements, and conquer whatever computer "phobia" fears you may have. By the end of this course, each student will be able to create webpages - although simple in terms of layout and design, exceptionally powerful in terms of functionality and programming. The skills learned in this course will reach far beyond the confines of this single course, assisting the student with developing projects for their chosen majors.
Our Distance CS120 is not limited to those students who wish to satisfy a general education requirement. Many students take Distance CS120 because of their interest in learning the programming language PHP, for usage in their careers or personal interests.