Computer Science 1010

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Computer Science 1010

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Course entry requirements: The permission of the Dean or Head of Department is required prior to registration for this course.
    NOTE: Credit will not be given for CSC1015F and CSC1016S together with any of the following: CSC1010H, CSC1011H.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    18
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 5
  • Overview

    Course outline:
    This course only begins in week 7 and is intended for students who have been advised to transfer to this course after initially registering for CSC1015F (see entry for CSC1015F). It places an emphasis on the strengthening of foundational concepts and skills, the carefully-paced introduction of new material, and the development of sound approaches to effective learning. Note that CSC1010H is equivalent to CSC1015F in level, credit value and as prerequisite for certain other courses.
    This course is an introduction to problem solving, algorithm development and programming in the Python language. It includes fundamental programming constructs and abstractions, sorting and searching techniques, and machine representations of data. The practical component covers input/output, conditionals, loops, strings, functions, arrays, lists, dictionaries, recursion, text files and exceptions in Python. Students are taught testing and debugging, as well as sorting and searching algorithms, algorithm complexity and equivalence classes. Number systems, binary arithmetic, boolean algebra and logic gates are also introduced.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.