From Earlham Cluster Department
New Course Proposal Form (first-time)
- Course title: iCompute (or uCompute)
- Instructor and department: Charlie Peck, Computer Science
- Level and audience: First-year appropriate, although there is no reason that upper-level students can't take the course. The course is intended for any student interested in learning how modern technology works and how the tools and techniques of computer science are applied to a wide variety of problems in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
- Number of credits: 3
- Course prerequisites: None.
- General education: We are inclined to seek non-lab Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning general education credits for this course.
- Brief description:
- Fulfills the non-lab SI and quantitative reasoning general education requirements (descriptions)
- Fall semester the first time, spring thereafter?
- 3 credits
- Consider "If COMPASS score < X then co-rec of LA math or consent" or two sections (which doesn't seem practical in the near-term)
- Afternoon time slot, probably a 2 x 1.5 hour slot (Tuesday/Friday?)
- Enrollment cap the first time? Probably a good idea.
- Is there a good textbook, or is there collection of readings that would be appropriate?
- Research paper(s)