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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice


OER Course Conversion Projects

CSCI 171

The Nature of Computers and Computation



                                  OER for CSCI 171


This course is a zero Textbook Cost course. It focuses on the history and nature of computers, the data they process, the networks they form, and the challenges of making computing secure. Students will critically explore the effect of computers on human culture and daily life, including the commodification of information and the right to privacy and anonymity. Additionally, students will learn to transform their ideas into simple but practical software through the study of a scripting language like Python.