Undergraduate Computer Science
2019 Spring Term
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COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (GM)
Computer Science 162
A thorough introduction to commonly used computer applications, covering word processing, spreadsheets, data storage and retrieval, and presentation software. Students will learn the vocabulary of computing, the concepts of computing and problem solving, and how computer applications can be applied to a wide range of problems.
INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON PROGRAMMING (GM)
Computer Science 170
An introduction to computational thinking and computer programming using the Python language, with applications in science, business, education, and other areas. Students will develop structured programs based on simple algorithms that involve input, output, mathematical operations, decisions, and loops. No previous programming experience is needed.
INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL BASIC 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 JAVA (GM)
Computer Science 172
This course teaches the essentials of object-oriented programming in Java. Students will learn to formulate algorithms, solve problems, and implement those solutions with a Java program that employs objects and classes. Students will be introduced to object-oriented design, class construction, methods and message passing, arrays, string processing, and file processing.
INTRODUCTION TO C++ (GM)
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 using value and reference parameters, arrays, classes, and objects. Students will write moderately complex applications using C++.
DATA SCIENCE FOR EVERYONE (GM)
Computer Science 180
An introduction to data science and its implementation using the R language, with applications in natural and social science, public health and welfare, and other areas. Students will explore methods of data analysis and visualization and cultivate marketable data-literacy skills. No prior knowledge of statistics or programming is needed.
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 215
The course offers a formal approach to the mathematics of Computer Science, including set theory, methods of proof, propositional logic, discrete probability, sequences, recurrence relations, introduction to graphs, and algorithmic analysis.
Computer Science 220
This course teaches more advanced topics in object-oriented program design and the Java programming language. Coverage includes multi-dimensional arrays, methods, error handling, strings, regular expressions, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, generic types, program debugging and testing, database and file processing, event-handling, and graphical user interfaces.
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 structures and object-oriented design techniques, including inheritance and polymorphism, are applied to develop larger projects.
Computer Science 271
This course covers the use of an assembly language based on the RISC processor architecture including writing, linking, and executing a program. Also covered are number systems, instructions for arithmetic and logical operations, memory access, loops, declaring variables, interrupts, machine language, segments, stacks, procedure writing, and file handling.
Computer Science 296
Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable. Instructor Consent required.
INTERMEDIATE DATA SCIENCE
Computer Science 310
This course introduces intermediate data science and its implementation using R and Python, with applications in natural and social science, public health and welfare, and other areas. Students will explore methods of data analysis, cleaning, simulation and visualization and machine learning. Prior knowledge of programming and statistical analysis is assumed.
DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Computer Science 366
This course offers an introduction to the design and programming of databases and the implementation of database management systems from a computer science perspective. Contents include the relational model; SQL; database application development; and concepts and algorithms for building database management systems.
Computer Science 381
Computer Science 382
Server-side scripting is key to processing web forms, as well as for automating a wide range of server tasks. This course will provide a thorough introduction to the Server-side scripting languages. Students will learn to create a data-driven web application that uses Structured Query Language (SQL) to access and update the information in a database.
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION AND SYSTEM PROGRAMMING
Computer Science 412
Introduction to organization of modern digital computers - understanding the various components of a computer and their interrelationships. Study of systems programming in C/Linux.
Computer Science 424
This course covers problems encountered by computer operating systems including resource management, memory management, virtual memory, concurrent programming, and distributed systems. Algorithms are presented for deadlock, memory paging, job scheduling, memory allocation, and performance measurement. Operating systems such as WINDOWS, DOS, UNIX, VMS, and MVS are discussed.
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.
THEORY OF COMPUTATION
Computer Science 434
This course is an introduction to the theory of computation. It discusses finite automata and Turing machines as models of computation. It includes discussions of regular sets, recursive and partially recursive functions, context free grammars, the halting problem, undecidable problems, complexity, and Np-completeness.
Computer Science 448
Bioinformatics is an introduction to computer applications and algorithms currently used in the analysis of biological data, especially genomic and sequence data. The course entails lectures, discussions, readings and hands-on experience with bioinformatic software. Through exercises and individual research projects students acquire a working knowledge of contemporary computational methods and software.
TOPICS IN APPLIED COMPUTING
Computer Science 451
This course covers Modern Applied computing which includes programming on new platforms such as mobile devices, network security, wireless networks, data mining and recommender systems, user modeling, human computer interactions. Students will discuss papers or books related to the chosen topic, design and/or develop an application related to the topic.
Computer Science 460
This course introduces the principles, applications, protocols, and architectures of data networks. It places an equal emphasis on practical experience as well as theoretical foundations. There will be abundant network programming and lab activities around application layer, transportation layer, and routing.
MOBILE COMPUTING ARCHITECTURE
Computer Science 461
This course discusses fundamentals of wireless communication and mobile computing, and emphasizes the analysis and design of network architectures in support of mobility related services. It involves intensive critical thinking practices, programming, and hands-on experiments.
Computer Science 476
This course introduces concepts and techniques relevant to the production of large software systems. Students are taught a programming method based on the recognition and description of useful abstractions. Topics include: modularity; specification; data abstraction; object modeling; design patterns; and testing.
ADVANCED WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
Computer Science 482
This course will introduce students to popular technologies utilized in building database-driven Web applications. These include scripting languages (PHP, Ruby, JSP, NET), Web application frameworks, Web application design patterns, Web services, databases, and security.
INTERNSHIP IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science 493
S/NC grade basis only.
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.