Welcome to Fundamentals 1 at Northeastern University, Khoury College of Computer Sciences.
This course is an introduction to computing and programming. Its major goal is to introduce students to the principles of systematic problem solving through programming and the basic rules of computation.
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By the end of the course, students will have a sense for the differences between a programmer and a well-trained software developer as well as a sense of the complexities involved in developing solid software (highly useful in case they ever collaborate with such professionals). In addition, they ought to be able to use the principles of programming to solve many non-computational problems in a systematic manner.
The course does not assume any prior programming
experience. It is therefore suitable for all students—