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Luse, Andy; Rursch, Julie A.; Jacobson, Doug – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2014
In the United States, the number of students entering into and completing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas has declined significantly over the past decade. Although modest increases have been shown in enrollments in computer-related majors in the past 4 years, the prediction is that even in 3 to 4 years…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Social Cognition, Career Choice, Majors (Students)
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Sondag, Tyler; Pokorny, Kian L.; Rajan, Hridesh – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2012
Students in all areas of computing require knowledge of the computing device including software implementation at the machine level. Several courses in computer science curricula address these low-level details such as computer architecture and assembly languages. For such courses, there are advantages to studying real architectures instead of…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Computer Simulation, Computer Graphics, Computer Interfaces
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Walker, Henry M.; Kelemen, Charles – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2010
This article explores the philosophy and position of the discipline of computer science within the liberal arts, based upon a discussion of the nature of computer science and a review of the characteristics of the liberal arts. A liberal arts environment provides important opportunities for undergraduate programs, but also presents important…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Computer Science Education, Intellectual Disciplines