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    Is it computer science or computer sciences when we talk about it as a subject studied at a University? I mean like Physics.

    I've looked up a number of University websites and it's computer science. When is "computer sciences" used? On the other hand I wonder why it's "University guide 2010: Computer sciences and IT"?
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    Default Re: computer science or computer sciences

    I'd say it's only a minor point and not worth worrying about. Normally we use the singular, but perhaps in using the plural the course title is emphasizing separate disciplines in the subject.

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    Default Re: computer science or computer sciences

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    I'd say it's only a minor point and not worth worrying about. Normally we use the singular, but perhaps in using the plural the course title is emphasizing separate disciplines in the subject.
    It would be like if I talked about it in general it's "computer science" but when we talk about a department at a University that teaches computer-related things it's "computer sciences"?

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    Default Re: computer science or computer sciences

    It could be, but perhaps a computer-science teacher should be consulted to be sure. Otherwise, just use the singular and everything will be fine.

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