Video Essay Draft

Computer Science Video Essay – Small-1l137hf


  • Introduce major – Computer Science
  • Define major
    • What is computer science?
    • the theory, experimentation, and engineering that form the basis for the design and use of computers. It involves the study of algorithms that process, store, and communicate digital information
  • Give background on the major
    • Undergraduates at USF who graduate will receive Bachelor of Science (BS) degree
    • 52 units (20 units of lower division courses, 20 units of upper division courses, and 12 units of mathematics) – along with a science core requirement
      • Some classes in lower division:  CS 110 Introduction to Computer Science I and CS 212 Software Development (4 units)
      • Some classes in upper division: CS 326 Operating Systems and CS 345 Programming Languages
      • For math requirement you will take classes like: Math 109 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I & Math 201 Discrete Mathematics



Interview: Q&A w/ Alex Hason

  1. Why did you choose computer science as your major?
  2. How does it apply to the real world?
  3. What are some pros and cons about CS?
  4. What are some classes you are taking right now for CS?


CS Locations and Resources

  • Department of Computer Science is located in Harney Science Center Room 402
  • The Kudlick High-tech Interactive Classroom
    • One of the first things you see walking into Harney
    • Has 30 PCs and is used daily for lectures, labs, and individual student work
  • Department Chair: David Wolber
    • Teaches classes like Computing, Mobile Apps, & Introduction to Computer Science I
  • Being apart of this program:
    • Students will gain hands-on experience in small, lecture-lab classrooms led by a diverse team of experts in the field
    • Students will be prepared for graduate school and software development careers

Class Activity 11/1/18

Two key points I found interesting were:

  • because of the pictures that are included they help give the reader a visual of how China was at that time along with background so that we are mindful of the cultural and historical context that shape the narrative
  • education is limited due to circumstances and economic resources