ISE301

Course ISE301
Title History of Computing
Credits 3
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Description

A study of the history of computational devices from the early ages through the end of the 20th century.

Prerequisite Prerequisite: U2 standing or higher

Advisory Prerequisite: one course in computing

Course Outcomes
  • Creation of programming languages and the microchip.
  • Societal changes in computer usage due to the microcomputer, emergence of the Internet, the World Wide Web, and mobile computing.
  • Legal and social impacts of modern computing.

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Major Topics Covered in Course

Topics include needs for computation in ancient times, deveopment of computational models and devices through the 1800's and early 1900's, World War II and the development of the first modern computer, and early uses in business. Creation of programming languages and the microchip. Societal changes in computer usage due to the microcomputer, emergence of the Internet, the World Wide Web, and mobile computing. Legal and social impacts of modern computing. Cannot be used as a technical elective for the CSE major or minor. This course is offered as both CSE 301 and ISE 301.

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ISE-301 is cross-listed with CSE301