Undergraduate Computer Science
2012 Fall Term
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COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (GM)
Computer Science 162
A thorough introduction to using computers covering word processing, spreadsheets, data storage and retrieval, computer graphics and applications, uses of computers, e-mail and the Internet, hardware, history, and problems arising from the use of computers.
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING (GM)
Computer Science 171
An introduction to computer programming and its applications to science, business and education. Opportunity for extensive experience in designing and writing structured programs in the Visual Basic language.
INTRODUCTION TO OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING IN JAVA
Computer Science 172
This course will give students the essentials of object-oriented programming in Java. Students will learn to formulate algorithms, to solve problems and to implement those solutions with a Java program that employs objects and classes. The student will be introduced to object-oriented design, applications and applets, class construction, methods and message passing arrays, string processing, file processing, and some event-handling and Graphical Use Interface programming. This course is designed for students with some prior programming experience.
INTRODUCTION TO C++
Computer Science 174
This course teaches basic programming skills using the structured high-level language C++. Topics include basic input and output, declaration and use of variables, use of control statements, implementation of functions usig value and reference parameters, arrays, and structures. Students will write moderately complex applications using C++.
INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE AND THE WEB (GM)
Computer Science 181
This course provides the student with a comprehensive working knowledge of a modern database package including the creation of a database, construction of a wide range of queries, use of forms, and report writing features. The course also gives an introduction to the creation of World Wide Web pages using the Extended Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML).
Computer Science 222
This course will cover more advanced issues of C++, including memory management, pointers and user-defined data types. Topics will include reading and writing files, dynamic arrays, implementation of the principles of object oriented design including encapsulation, and inheritance, planning and testing. Students will write complex applications using C++.
Computer Science 223
This course covers issues of data structures, professional software development methodologies including software patterns and advanced object oriented techniques. Topics include lists, queues, stacks and trees. Complex data structure and object-oriented design technique, including inheritance and polymorphism, are applied to develop and large projects. Unreq: MCS 231 and COMPSCI 231
Computer Science 271
A study of assembly language basic instructions, number systems, information move, integer arithmetic, subroutine linkage, memory allocation, bit manipulation, floating point arithmetic, macro definition and conditional assembly, the program status word, interrupt and I/O structure.
INTRODUCTION TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Computer Science 332
This course introduces basic artificial intelligence principles including simple representation schemes, problem solving paradigms, constraint propagation, search strategies and learning approaches. Knowledge representation, natural language processing, gaming, machine learning and user modeling will be explored. Students should have written moderately complex computer programs in a high level language.
Computer Science 381
PERL AND CGI SCRIPTING
Computer Science 382
Perl and CGI scripting are key to processing web forms, as well as for automating a wide range of server tasks. Perl is optimized for scanning text files, extracting information and generating reports/web pages based on the results. This course will provide a thorough introduction to the Perl language, with an emphasis on its use in processing web forms. Students will learn to manipulate data, generate dynamic web pages, control email and much more.
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION AND SYSTEM PROGRAMMING
Computer Science 412
A study of general computer system organization and architecture. Comparison of CPU and memory structure, instruction formats, addressing, flow of control and operating systems on different types of computer. Assembly language is used extensively to write system programs.
THEORY OF ALGORITHMS
Computer Science 433
This course is a survey of algorithms needed for searching, sorting, pattern matching, analyzing graphs, and a variety of other problems of discrete mathematics. Analysis of algorithm efficiency and space/time tradeoffs are discussed.
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science 498
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable. Department Consent required.