CS108L University of New Mexico Course Page

This course is sponsored and supported by the following:

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico
*The following materials are based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CNS-1240992

    Course Description

    CS108L - Computer Science for All is an introduction to Computational Science and Modeling. The class is a dual-credit computational science course open to high school students as well as college students. As a hybrid course, a significant part of the course content is on-line and the remaining part is taught in-person. This hybrid course uses a style of pedagogy called a "flipped course." Lectures are delivered during out-of-class times via videos while in-class time is used for hands-on activities, project work, questions and other interactive learning.

    In this course, the student will create original computer programs using an agent-based modeling environment (or programming language) called NetLogo. NetLogo runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. NetLogo is open source and free to use. Students will gain experience designing, building, testing, debugging and running experiments with computer models and complex adaptive systems.

    The course is open to both College and High School students. College students who successfully complete the class receive 3 UNM credits. High schools students who successfully complete the class receive 1 high school credit and 3 UNM college credits.

    Pre-Requisites: None.
    Co-Requisites: None.