The computer science major within a liberal arts environment (abstract)

Abstract

This panel will discuss perspectives on a computer science major within a liberal arts environment, updating the 1986 ‘(Model Curriculum for a Liberal Arts Degree in Computer Science” [3], taking into account advances in the discipline and recommendations of Computing Curricula 1991 [1]. Such a major must provide several essential elements: ● a firm foundation in fundamental areas of computer science, ● solid preparation for either graduate work or direct entry into” the computing profession, ● commitment to problem–solving, principles, theory, and analysis, in keeping with the tenets of a liberal arts setting, ● integration throughout the curriculum of the study of the social impact and ethical issues related to computing, ● development of communication skills (oral and written), and ● experience with a research andlor development project.

DOI: 10.1145/199688.199889

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@inproceedings{Walker1995TheCS, title={The computer science major within a liberal arts environment (abstract)}, author={Henry MacKay Walker and Nancy N Baxter and Robert D. Cupper and G. Michael Schneider}, booktitle={SIGCSE}, year={1995} }