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Tufts Summer Session for High Schoolers Course & Workshop List

Summer 2018

The list below represents all undergraduate and pre-college courses open to high school students in the Tufts Summer Session for High Schoolers program. Summer Session for High Schoolers is a non-residential program that offers high school students the opportunity to enroll in Tufts University courses. All Courses are available for credit, while Workshops are not offered for credit.

Rising High School Juniors (Class of 2020) and Seniors (Class of 2019) are eligible for all workshops and courses listed. Rising High School Sophomores (Class of 2021) are eligible for all Studio Art Courses & Workshops. Note that courses not listed below are not open to students in this program.

A short application is required before high school students can be enrolled. Apply early to assure your placement in the courses you want!

This course list is subject to change.

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Title:   Introduction to Computer Science      

Course Number:      COMP 0011B
Campus: Medford/Somer.   
Room: Halligan Hall 111B

Course Description:

The study of computer science centers on two complementary aspects of the discipline. First, computer science is fundamentally concerned with the problem-solving methodologies it derives from its foundational fields: the design principles of engineering, mathematical theory, and scientific empirical study. Second, these methodologies are applied in the complex context of a modern-day computing system. In this course, we will address both of these important aspects. As a means for developing your design skills, we will discuss the fundamental features of a high level, general purpose programming language namely C++ and learn how to use it as a tool for problem solving. We will also consider the performance of solutions, and how to apply both analytical and empirical assessment techniques. Finally, we will explore the Unix operating system as a context for problem solving. (Additional weekly lab time scheduled at first class meeting.) Recommendations: High school algebra. No prior programming experience is necessary.
  

Instructor: Elena Strange           Instructor Website
Class Dates: Monday, Jul 3, 2017 to Thursday, Aug 10, 2017
Day(s): MW           Times: 4:30-8:00 PM                     
Status: Open

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