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ERIC Number: ED083818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 4
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Computer Education for the Humanities: Multiple Possibilities at the University of South Carolina.
Oakman, Robert L.
Two sequences of courses at the University of South Carolina offer liberal arts students an introduction to computers and to the relationship between technology and the humanities. These provide training in rigorous thinking and new means of probing the record of human experience. The lower level sequence consists of a general computer appreciation course and an introduction to non-numerical processes. In the latter, students learn about the fundamental concepts of computers and the basics of programing, practice programing, and become involved in large scale computer applications by undertaking a project involving the analysis of a program, the design of an input data structure, the outline of an algorithm and the development of a program. The upper level sequence deals with computer methods for humanistic research. Students learn the fundamental concepts of computers and review the uses of computers in humanistic research projects. Then, non-numerical programing languages are studied in detail and students examine in depth a variety of humanistic computer applications such as the use of computers for music composition or for research in artificial intelligence. Lastly, students solve a problem using a non-numerical program. (PB)
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