Lecture, 2 hours; laboratory, 2 hours. Topics include computer types, history of computing, computer organizations, survey of computer languages, program development, computer applications (word processing, database, graphics, spreadsheets), and computers in society. Weekly hands- on experience with a variety of computers, especially microcomputers (IBM, Macintosh, and Apple). Not applicable to the CIS major. Recommended for all students.
CIS 480. Artificial Intelligence (3)
A study of programs, computer algorithms, and computer techniques that simulate human intelligence. Topics may include: computer application to chess, pattern recognition, general problem solving, decision making, and robotics. Prerequisites: CIS 180, or consent of instructor.
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