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Map of Computer Science

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Like all other sciences, computer science has many branches. An informative video provides a brief overview of computer science. It breaks the discipline into three major areas: theoretical computer science, computer engineering, and applications.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Stream the video on the first day of a computer science course
  • Provide cloze notes for viewers to complete as they watch the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Note that the video briefly mentions some high-level math concepts, such as calculus and graph theory
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Animations are basic but help with understanding
  • Cool graphic organizer summarizing computer science
  • Excludes some important computer science concepts, such as cybersecurity and hacking