Course Catalog Description
CMSC 201 — Computer Science I for Majors
An introduction to computer science through problem solving and computer programming. Programming techniques covered by this course include modularity, abstraction, top-down design, specifications documentation, debugging and testing. The core material for this course includes control structures, functions, lists, strings, abstract data types, file I/O, and recursion.
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There is no required book for this course, but the textbook is highly recommended. The recommended text is Python for Everyone (2nd edition) by Cay Horstmann and Rance Necais.