ERIC Number: ED081224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Role of a Computer Science Department in the Use of the Computer in Undergraduate Curricula at a Small Liberal Arts College.
Keller, Mary K.
There are several ways in which the computer science department at the small liberal arts college can contribute to the richness of the institution's undergraduate curriculum. In addition to providing training for students interested in computer-related careers, the department, by offering courses for non-majors in the field, can broaden the perspective of the student by informing him about the computer, its functions, and its social significance. Another function of the department is to integrate the computer into other disciplines so that these fields may use it for information storage and retrieval, simulation, and computation. Computer-assisted instructional programs and user-oriented program libraries are two other services which the computer science staff can provide. Finally, the department can serve as the focal point around which a critical mass of computer oriented people from other disciplines can meet to develop interdisciplinary programs. To accomplish all this, the small college will most likely have to join a computer network in order to be able to afford the advantages of large machines. (PB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Clarke Coll., Dubuque, IA.
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Computers in the Undergraduate Curricula (Claremont, California, June 18-20, 1973)