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Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs, from about 3.9 million jobs to about 4.4 million jobs from 2014 to 2024.OOH, US Department of Labor
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Prerequisites: Satisfied Quantitative Reasoning (QR) A requirement
Learn the process of incrementally developing small (200-500 lines) programs along with the fundamental Computer Science topics. These topics include: problem abstraction and decomposition, the edit-compile-run cycle, using variables of primitive and more complex data types, conditional and loop-based flow control, basic testing and debugging techniques, how to define and call functions (methods), and IO processing techniques. Also teaches and reinforces good programming practices including the use of a consistent style, and meaningful documentation. Intended for students who have no prior programming experience.
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL INFORMATION
Prerequisites: Junior Standing
This entry-level course prepares students to use information technologies to solve problems and help people through implementing information infrastructures such as websites, databases and metadata. Students will explore information access, information representation, usability and information policy issues, and increase their understanding of the social impacts and social shaping of information infrastructures.
SURVEY OF SOCIOLOGY
Prerequisites: Satisfied Communications A requirement; not open to students who have taken SOC 181 or C&E SOC/SOC 211
Introduction to the field of American sociology, its subfields and specialized areas of research, theoretical traditions and research methods. Gateway to advanced courses in sociology.