Computer Science

Welcome to the Computer Science webpage. On this page you'll find the mission of the department, departmental student learning goals, a curricular map and assessment schedule, and progress made from the most recent Program Review Action Plan (2009-2010). If you have questions about the assessment findings or questions about the department, please contact Imad Rahal, Computer Science Department Chair, at [email protected].

MISSION

The Department of Computer Science is a community of faculty, staff, and students at The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, centered in the discipline of computer science, and upholding the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences. Together, the members of this community seek to establish, maintain, and advance a broad understanding of computer science in order to fulfill their academic and professional goals.

STUDENT LEARNING GOALS

The goals of the Department of Computer Science are:

Goal 1: Computer Science Knowledge and Skill Acquisition

1. Students will apply the defining processes of computer science to solve wide variety of problems.

2. Students will demonstrate a breadth of knowledge across areas of computer science.

3. Students will demonstrate a high level of programming skills.

4. Students will understand social contexts of computing and make sound ethical decisions regarding use of information.

5. Students will expand knowledge and skills in computer science through research and communicate results in multiple formats.

Goal 2: Service Course Knowledge Acquisition

1. Students will acquire knowledge and skills to understand and apply computers to daily lives.

2. Students will understand the social context of computing.

CURRICULAR MAP and ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE

Goals

CSCI-150 CSCI-369 CSCI-373

SLO 1.a: Students will apply the defining processes of computer science to solve wide variety of problems.

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SLO 1.b: Students will demonstrate a breadth of knowledge across areas of computer science.

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SLO 1.c: Students will demonstrate a high level of programming skills.

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SLO 1.d:  Students will understand social contexts of computing and make sound ethical decisions regarding use of information.

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SLO 1.e:  Students will expand knowledge and skills in computer science through research and communicate results in multiple formats.

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SLO 2.1:  Students will acquire knowledge and skills to understand and apply computers to daily lives.

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SLO 2.2: Students will understand the social context of computing.

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