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Course Description:

This course is intended to help students develop an understanding of data structures and algorithms, which are fundamental to computer science and software engineering. The real-world performance of software is strongly influenced by:

1. The choice of appropriate data structures for storing the software’s data in order to effectively store, manipulate, and retrieve the data values;
2. The use of algorithms that are appropriate and efficient across the various layers of system implementation.

This course will focus on good principles of algorithm design, elementary analysis of algorithms, and fundamental data structures. The emphasis is on the selection of appropriate data structures and designing correct and efficient algorithms to operate on these data structures. To reinforce student learning, this course utilizes practical lab projects and a final term project.

Prerequisite: knowledge on programming that can be gained from a programming language course, preferably object oriented programming language.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Fall 1.

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