CS W61A. The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (Online)

Catalog Description: An introduction to programming and computer science focused on abstraction techniques as means to manage program complexity. Techniques include procedural abstraction; control abstraction using recursion, higher-order functions, generators, and streams; data abstraction using interfaces, objects, classes, and generic operators; and language abstraction using interpreters and macros. The course exposes students to programming paradigms, including functional, object-oriented, and declarative approaches. It includes an introduction to asymptotic analysis of algorithms. There are several significant programming projects.

Units: 4.0

Prerequisites: Mathematics 1A (may be taken concurrently).

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for Computer Science W61A after completing Computer Science 47A or Computer Science 61A. A deficient grade in Computer Science W61A may be removed by taking Computer Science 61A.

Formats:
Fall: 3.0 hours of web-based lecture, 1.5 hours of laboratory, and 1.5 hours of web-based discussion per week
Spring: 3.0 hours of web-based lecture, 1.5 hours of laboratory, and 1.5 hours of web-based discussion per week
Summer: 6.0 hours of web-based lecture, 3.0 hours of laboratory, and 3.0 hours of web-based discussion per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: Written final exam conducted during the scheduled final exam period


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