Essential Computer Science for Global LeadersⅠto begin on April 10, 2019

 Class List of Spring Semester 2019

“Essential Computer Science for Global LeadersⅠ” will begin on April 10. This is a compulsory class for students who are in “Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders”. But all master’s & doctoral students can take it if you have interest. The class will be conducted in English.

Theme & Objective

Prof. BasharComputer science and engineering is an emerging discipline in the current epoch of human history. Along with electronics, it drives the information revolution following industrial and agricultural revolutions. In the recent years, it has become an indispensable discipline, playing active roles in almost all social sectors: medical, engineering, business, laws, social sciences, sciences and humanities. Future progress and the ultimate shape of this planet will largely depend on how the next generation global leaders are going to be equipped with essential knowledge on computer and related sciences. Although computer science graduates have some knowledge, future leaders from other disciplines need to be prepared for facing complex challenges ahead. Attention will therefore be given to simplify various key concepts using discussions, examples and practices. Besides essential foundations, the recent trends will also be investigated in order to keep track of the fast growing discipline ever.

Message to Students

Although e-Computer Science-1 is designed as an interdisciplinary course, students from both fundamental and applied sciences will be benefited. However, regular attendance is important to grasp key concepts of this course. All references are not mandatory. Follow lectures in relaxed mode.
N.B. Contents of the topics may be altered subject to necessity

Lecture Outline

Essential Computer Science for Global LeadersⅠ [19S1004]
Number of Credits
BASHAR, Md Khayrul (Project Associate Professor of Ochanomizu University)
Target Audience
Graduate Students
Graduate School of Humanities & Sciences Building R408
Date & Time
Wednesday, Period 3-4 (10:40-12:10)
April 10, 17, 24
May 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24
Lecture Plan
Power point presentation, onboard discussion, computer practices

  • Lecture 1 to 2
    Computing Fundamentals : Data representation, Computer operation and data storage, Computer architecture, Operation system basics.
  • Lecture 3 to 6
    Programming with C++/Python : Introduction; Program elements and structures ; Computing with numbers and strings ; Control structures ; Functions ; File processing ; Objects and graphics; Classes and object oriented design.
  • Lecture 7
  • Lecture 8 to 11
    Algorithm and Graph Theory: introduction, problem solving, searching and sorting, algorithmic complexity, practice on algorithms; Basic concepts in Graph theory. Assignment
  • Lecture 12 to 14
    Data Analysis and simple device control: How to capture data from websites or databases, data processing, data formatting and data visualization; simple Arduino projects for device control.
  • Lecture 15
    Final Test
  • NB: Contents may be revised or modified subject to necessity.
Out-of-class Learning
Having general idea before each lecture may be useful.
  1. Digital design and computer architecture by David M. Harris and Sarah L. Harris
  2. Schaum’s Outline of Digital Principles by Roger L. Tokheim
  3. A modern introduction to probability and statistics, by F.M. Dekking C. Kraaikamp H.P. Lopuhaa and L.E. Meester
  4. Data Structures and algorithms by Alfred V. Aho, Jeffrey D. Ullman, and John E. Hopcroft
  5. Modern operating systems by Andrew S. Tanenbaum and Herbert Bos
  6. Programming in ANSI C/Object-Oriented programming with C++ by E Balagurusamy
  7. Programming principle and practice using C++ by Bjarne stroustrup /C++ How to Program by Paul Deitel and Harvey Deitel
  8. Graph theory with applications by J. A. Bondy and U. S. R. Murty
  9. Computer Network by Andrew S. Tanenbaum and David J. Wetherall
  10. Lecture materials will also be supplied whenever needed
  11. Python Programming: An introduction to Computer Science, John M. Zelle, 2016.


Registration Period: Tue., April 9 through Mon., April 22
If you cannot register during above period, please contact Academic Affairs Office in Student Affairs Building.


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