Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants


Visual Basic Programming as a General Education Course


School of Computing and Information Systems


Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

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Many institutions of higher education have a computer literacy course of some kind and some even require that course of all students. GVSU has a course that fits this category, but does not require the course of all students; rather various majors have made it a program requirement. GVSU does have a Visual Basic Programming course that qualifies as a Mathematical Science General Education credit. In the normal course of curriculum evaluation, this course is being reviewed. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the reasoning behind using this course as a General Education component and to describe possible revisions under consideration. Further, input will be solicited from colleagues at other institutions as to their own General Education computing course offerings, if any. This added perspective will be used to inform the current course evaluation process at GVSUs School of Computing and Information Systems.

Conference Name

National Collegiate Conference

Conference Location

Atlanta, GA

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