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Undergraduate Computer Science

2021 Fall Term

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3 Units

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

COMPSCI 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.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON PROGRAMMING

COMPSCI 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.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO JAVA

COMPSCI 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.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO C++

COMPSCI 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++.


3 Units

DATA SCIENCE FOR EVERYONE

COMPSCI 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.


3 Units

DISCRETE STRUCTURES

COMPSCI 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.


3 Units

INTERMEDIATE JAVA

COMPSCI 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.


3 Units

INTERMEDIATE C++

COMPSCI 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++.


3 Units

DATA STRUCTURES

COMPSCI 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.


3 Units

COMPUTER ORGANIZATION AND ASSEMBLY PROGRAMMING

COMPSCI 271

This course covers an introduction to computer organization and the use of an assembly language based on a standard (RISC or CISC) processor architecture including writing, linking, and executing a program. Also covered are number systems, arithmetic and logical operations, Boolean algebra, logic circuits, basic hardware components, memory access, loops, declaring variables, interrupts, machine language, segments, stacks, procedure writing, and file handling.


3 Units

INTERMEDIATE DATA SCIENCE

COMPSCI 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.


3 Units

CONCEPTS OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

COMPSCI 320

An exploration of the core concepts upon which all programming languages are built. Students will apply these concepts to write programs in several specialized programming languages, including functional and logic programming languages. Emphasis is placed upon evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of particular languages for various tasks.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

COMPSCI 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.


3 Units

CYBERSECURITY LAW AND POLICY

COMPSCI 353

This course will provide students exposure to the key legal and policy issues related to cybersecurity. It includes such topics as data security laws and enforcement actions, cybersecurity litigation, anti-hacking laws, cybersecurity and corporate governance, privacy law, the Fourth Amendment, surveillance, and international cybersecurity law.


3 Units

DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

COMPSCI 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.


3 Units

JAVASCRIPT AND DHTML

COMPSCI 381

JavaScript is a computer language globally used for adding flexibility and functionality to web pages. A powerful language in its own right, it supports event-driven, functional, and imperative programming styles. It also has the capability to make asynchronous calls to server-side scripts. Students in this course will gain a thorough understanding of JavaScript, and learn to harness its abilities to create custom user interfaces and manage windows, forms, events, etc.


3 Units

SERVER-SIDE SCRIPTING

COMPSCI 382

This course will provide a thorough introduction to the concepts utilized in building modern web applications. Students will learn to create web applications that use SQL/NoSQL to access and update the information in a database.


3 Units

COMPUTER ORGANIZATION AND SYSTEM PROGRAMMING

COMPSCI 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.


3 Units

THEORY OF ALGORITHMS

COMPSCI 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.


3 Units

TOPICS IN APPLIED COMPUTING

COMPSCI 451

This course covers emerging topics in modern applied computing. Sample topics include: new computing platforms, blockchain, machine learning, cloud computing, data mining and recommender systems, user modeling, and human-computer interaction. Repeatable with change in topic.


3 Units

CRYPTOGRAPHY AND NETWORK SECURITY

COMPSCI 455

This course covers the fundamental cryptographic algorithms and security protocols for computer networks. Topics include security attacks and security services, classical ciphers, modern block and stream ciphers, public key cryptography, digital signatures, key management and distribution, authentication, and security network protocols. The class involves a significant amount of programming projects and assignments about cipher algorithms and security protocols.


3 Units

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

COMPSCI 476

This capstone course introduces concepts and techniques relevant to the production of large software systems. Topics include: modularity; specification; data abstraction; object modeling; design patterns; and testing. Students work in groups to complete a significant software development project using concepts taught in this course and in prior Computer Science courses.


3 Units

WEB SERVER AND UNIX ADMINISTRATION

COMPSCI 481

This course is intended to introduce students to Web Server software and UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems from the perspective of the System Administratior. Linux, the fastest growing operating system, will be studied in detail, together with the Apache web server. Web server configuration will be studied, including optimization, security issues and vertual server administration. Additional topics will include shell programming, system monitoring, file systems and the X Windows GUI. This course will focus on common system administration duties on the Linux platform. Students will acquire competency in using shell programming skills to automate the maintenance of server activity. Emphasis will be placed on using Linux as an Internet server.


1-12 Units

INTERNSHIP IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

COMPSCI 493

S/NC grade basis only.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

COMPSCI 498R

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable. Department Consent required.

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