CS 2123/2121 Overview

CS 2123 and CS 2121 comprise the second required course for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. The first course (CS 1713/1711) and this course provide a programming and problem-solving foundation for the rest of the degree. The first course introduces the basic concepts of computer science and programming, while this course introduces elementary data structures (such as stacks, queues, lists, trees) and further develops important concepts (such as recursion, sorting, and searching).

These courses are offered using Java. Java is an object-oriented language that allows execution of programs independent of platform. Java's clean design and many features make it an ideal vehicle for introducing state-of-the-art software techniques at an early stage.

The specific objectives for CS 2123/2121 are:

Students will also be introduced to Career Services and computer science as a profession.