The course does not assume *any* prior programming experience.
It is therefore suitable for freshmen students---majors and non-majors
alike---who wish to explore the intellectual ideas of the discipline.

*Prerequisites:*

The course assumes a basic familiarity with arithmetic and algebra. It does demand curiosity, self-discipline, and some amount of people skills, because all computer scientists end up working with others interactively all the time, including in this course.