Computation is not required for this class. However, we will have some demonstrations in the class using R http://www.r-project.org/ . You may use other computing softwares. However, I may not be able to help on if other than R.
All the R code I use in class can be found here if you would like to play with it
Tutorial for R
Using R for Introductory StatisticsWebsite http://www.math.csi.cuny.edu/Statistics/R/simpleR/
Demo code for class