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Introducing Parallel Programming in Undergraduate Curriculum

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This paper summarizes our experiences and findings in teaching the concepts of parallel computing in two undergraduate programming courses and an undergraduate hardware design course. The first is a junior-senior level elective course Object-Oriented Programming using C++ and Java. The second is a sophomore-level required course on Advanced C Programming. The third course, Introduction to Digital System Design, is also a sophomore-level required course. We will describe how parallel concepts have been integrated in the courses, the assessments, and the results.

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... Parallel computing has been gaining traction in Computer Science curriculum, thereby reflecting on how parallelism is being actually taught [5], [12], [25], [29], [30], [34], [36]. In this section, we present some relevant related work towards this direction. ...
... See Appendix A for links to these syllabi, lectures, and lab assignments. Our work complements other related efforts to support parallel and distributing computing education [4,2,10]. ...
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