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Computational Thinking and Problem Solving

CS 112: Computational Thinking and Problem Solving is a dual-credit course that will be available in fall 2017

CS 112 is an introduction to computational thinking and problem solving, including elementary computing concepts such as variables, loops, functions, lists, conditionals, concurrency, data types, simple object oriented concepts, I/O, events, syntax, structured programming, basic concepts of computer organization, editing and the influence of computers in modern society. Read a more in-depth explanation of course topics and outcomes.

For High School Students

High school students who have completed Algebra 2 with at least a C average are eligible to participate.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • EARN college credit
  • LEARN foundational skills for a career in computer science
  • INTERACT with students from all over Idaho

The goal of this program is to encourage high school students across the state of Idaho to develop and hone their interests in computer science prior to attending college.

Please let us know if you are interested in taking this course and we will provide you with information on how to register, deadlines and other important course details.

For High School Teachers

The University of Idaho Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce a professional development workshop for secondary teachers who are interested in teaching CS 112, Computational Thinking and Problem Solving, for dual credit. This workshop is designed to provide discipline-specific training and orientation that includes the course curriculum, assessment criteria, pedagogy, course philosophy, and administrative responsibilities as a dual credit teacher.

$300 teacher stipends generously provided by the Idaho STEM Action Center.

Dual Credit CS 112 is a yearlong course that meets Idaho’s graduation requirement for senior math.

Workshop Dates & Locations

  • June 12-16, 2017: University of Idaho — Boise
  • June 19-23, 2017: University of Idaho — Idaho Falls
  • June 26-30, 2017: University of Idaho — Coeur d’Alene

Please let us know if you are interested in teaching this course and we will provide you with additional information.

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Computer Science

Physical Address:
Janssen Engineering Building 236

Mailing Address:

Computer Science
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1010
Moscow, ID 83844-1010

Phone: 208-885-6592

Fax: 208-885-9052


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