2 course discrete sequence
matthias at ccs.neu.edu
Tue Nov 28 08:51:29 EST 2006
On Nov 28, 2006, at 3:00 AM, math-thinking-l-request at geneseo.edu wrote:
> We are investigating modifying the math cognates for our cs major.
> We currently require 4 math courses (calc I & II, linear &
> discrete), and probably wouldn't change the number, but are looking
> into a 2-course discrete math/mathematical structures for cs
> sequence. I have only seen one or two models of this so far, and
> wondered if any of you have such a sequence, or know of any other
> schools that do this.
> Pam Cutter
> Assistant Professor in CS & Math
> Kalamazoo College
When Northeastern switched to semesters a couple of years ago, it
designed the first-year curriculum as a pair of parallel two-track
+ Intro CS I and II: principles of programming and computing
+ Discrete/Symbolic Math: the first course is the usual
discrete math course (a smattering of topics);
the second one covers symbolic logic at a rather basic
level, functions, relations again etc.
Initially each track had one faculty member teaching both courses.
Officially the SymLogic course is a service course of the Philosophy
department. De factor, the faculty member teaches four courses in our
college and has his office in our building.
I do teach/develop the course in the first track but have (as of yet)
nothing to do with the second track. If you need more info, I'd be
happy to dig out urls.
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