INFO 102 · Little Bits to Big Ideas

4 credit hours
GenEd credit for Quant I


This course provides a broad introduction to the nature, capabilities, and limitations of computing. Topics range from

  • the way data is represented and stored, to
  • the way today’s computers work, to
  • the general ideas of algorithms and computational efficiency, to
  • the future of computing.

It covers “Great Ideas” across various areas of the field, including, for example,

  • cryptography and internet security,
  • problem solving,
  • modeling and simulation, and
  • artificial intelligence.

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