Skip over navigation

Course Offerings

Course Evaluation Results

Course Details

Fall 2017-2018
* COS 126 / EGR 126 (QR)   No Audit

Computer Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Ibrahim Albluwi
David I. August
Alan Kaplan
Dan Leyzberg

An introduction to computer science in the context of scientific, engineering, and commercial applications. The course will teach basic principles and practical issues, and will prepare students to use computers effectively for applications in computer science, physics, biology, chemistry, engineering, and other disciplines. Topics include: hardware and software systems; programming in Java; algorithms and data structures; fundamental principles of computation; and scientific computing, including simulation, optimization, and data analysis. No prior programming experience required. Video lectures, one or two classes, two precepts

Sample reading list:
R. Sedgewick and K. Wayne, Computer Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly Programming Assignments.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Other Exam - 25%
Design Project - 10%
Programming Assignments - 40%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators

Other information:
No prior programming experience is required. Satisfies the SEAS computing requirement. There are weekly programming assignments plus a final programming project. Precepts P11- P14 are open to anyone who would like to be taught as novices, with no or little CS background. The precepts will be longer, giving time to complete precept exercises and answer basic questions.

Website:  http://www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/archive/fall17/cos126/

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20489 L01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am T Th   McCosh Hall   10   Enrolled:331 Limit:445
20485 P01 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm T Th   Sherrerd Hall   101   Enrolled:19 Limit:25
22687 P01A 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm T Th   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:25 Limit:25 Closed
22688 P01B 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm T Th   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:17 Limit:25
22689 P01C 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm T Th   Friend Center   009   Enrolled:19 Limit:25
22690 P01D 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm T Th   Friend Center   111   Enrolled:24 Limit:25
20486 P02 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm T Th   Friend Center   111   Enrolled:21 Limit:25
22691 P02A 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm T Th   Friend Center   112   Enrolled:19 Limit:25
22692 P02B 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm T Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
22693 P02C 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm T Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
22694 P02D 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm T Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
20487 P03 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm T Th   Friend Center   111   Enrolled:16 Limit:25
22695 P03A 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm T Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
20488 P04 07:30:00 pm - 08:20:00 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:20 Limit:25
22696 P04A 07:30:00 pm - 08:20:00 pm T Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
20490 P05 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm W F   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:19 Limit:25
22697 P05A 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm W F        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
20491 P06 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm W F   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:12 Limit:25
22698 P06A 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm W F        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
20492 P11 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm T Th   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:28 Limit:28 Closed
22699 P11A 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:22 Limit:28
20493 P12 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm W F   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:27 Limit:28
22700 P12A 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm W F        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
20494 P13 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T Th   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:18 Limit:28
20495 P14 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W F   1976 Hall   028   Enrolled:25 Limit:28