Designing a small-footprint curriculum in computer science

  title={Designing a small-footprint curriculum in computer science},
  author={A. B. Downey and L. A. Stein},
  journal={Proceedings. Frontiers in Education. 36th Annual Conference},
We describe an innovative computing curriculum that combines elements of computer science, engineering and design. Although it is tailored to the constraints we face at Olin College, it contains elements that are applicable to the design of a CS major at a small school, a CS minor, or an interdisciplinary program that includes computing. We present the core courses in the program as well as several courses that are meant to connect the computing curriculum to other fields. We summarize the… CONTINUE READING

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