Broadening student enthusiasm for computer science with a great insights course

@inproceedings{desJardins2010BroadeningSE,
  title={Broadening student enthusiasm for computer science with a great insights course},
  author={Marie desJardins and Michael L. Littman},
  booktitle={SIGCSE},
  year={2010}
}
We describe the "Great Insights in Computer Science" courses that are taught at Rutgers and UMBC. These courses were designed independently, but have in common a broad, engaging introduction to computing for non-majors. Both courses include a programming component to help the students gain an intuition for computational concepts, but neither is primarily programming focused. We present data to show that these courses attract a diverse group of students; are rated positively; and increase… CONTINUE READING
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