If you are a Computer Science major or minor or a Math major or are considering a dual-degree engineering program, you should take CSC 130. CSC 130 is also an appropriate first course for other majors, particularly quantitative ones. It will provide you with an introduction to programming and problem solving emphasizing applications from quantitative disciplines. In addition, CSC 130 can serve as a non-lab science course in the science category for liberal studies.
If you are interested in a minor in Multimedia Authoring, you should take ISC 111.
If you plan to seek teacher licensure (elementary, special, middle grades, or secondary other than Music), you should take CIS 220. Note that either Education 211 or SOC 243 is a prerequisite for this course.
If you are a major in any other department or school at Elon, any 100 or 200-level course with no prerequisite would be appropriate.
Any course named computer or information science, ones with a CSC or ISC prefix, can count as a non-lab science course under the liberal studies science category. Computer Information Systems courses with a CIS prefix do NOT satisfy the science category of liberal studies.
To answer this question, visit the pages provided on this site about each program, Computer Science and Information Science. There you will find a brief and a longer description about each one, and you can follow links to other pages containing course descriptions and a list of required courses and a printer-friendly checklist of graduation requirements for each major.