A common core for noninformatics majors
Virtually all students in modern higher education programs should be exposed to informatics, not only in its applications but also in its core concepts. In this focus group paper we propose an introductory informatics course with six important themes, covering the full breadth of the discipline. The course can be implemented in various ways, depending on the audience. In any case there should be ‘construction experience’ and problem solving activity. This can be achieved through the conventional programming approach, but equally through alternatives that are more attractive for noninformatics majors.