ERIC Number: ED396671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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The Capstone of the C.S. Major.
Codespoti, Daniel J.
This paper outlines a senior seminar, or "capstone" course, in computer science developed at the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg. It was intended that the senior seminar should differ in classroom format from other courses in the major. Course requirements include timed oral presentations, reading of science fiction in which computers figure prominently, written responses to a videotape series, ethics exercises, programming assignments, and a comprehensive exam. This seminar provided students with a sense of achievement that "just taking a course" could never provide. Their sense of self esteem at having successfully completed the seminar was evident near the end of the semester. (BEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: University of South Carolina
Note: In: Recreating the Revolution. Proceedings of the Annual National Educational Computing Conference (15th, Boston, Massachusetts, June 13-15, 1994); see IR 017 841.