COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

110 Concepts of Programming (4)

Introduction of logic concepts in programming. Breadth approach to essential elements of computer programming. Text based operating systems such as DOS will be discussed. Topics covered are problem solving concepts, computer systems, Disk Operating systems, Computer programming languages, programming fundamentals, testing and debugging, conditions and branching, Loops, flowcharts, compound statements, non-compound statements, top-down program design.

210 Introduction to Computer Programming (4)

First-semester computer programming course. This course introduces the principles of computer science, problem-solving methods and algorithm development using a high-level language. This is a programming class primarily for computer science, computer information system, mathematics and science majors. The ability to use a computer is an essential
Prerequisite: CSC 110 or permission of instructor, Mathematics 110 or equivalent

220 Advanced Computer Programming (4)

A second-semester computer programming course. This course takes a state-of-the-art approach to software design/development with object-oriented techniques. Topics include algorithm analysis, string processing, internal search/sort methods, complex data structures, design strategies, and code reusability.
Prerequisite: MATH 110, CSC 210

Upper Division
CSC 300 Visual Programming (4)

Advanced programming course which focuses on the design of visual user-interface in the Windows environment. Topics include basic forms, simple structures, variables, control mechanism, types and expressions, complex data structure, looping, functions, procedures, selections, multiple forms, files, and arrays.
Prerequisites: CSC 210, MATH 110

CSC 310 Algorithms(4)

Continues the study of the design and analysis of algorithms, particularly those handling complex data structures and non- numeric processes. Includes an introduction to algorithm design techniques, algorithm verification and the impact of parallel computation on algorithms, operating systems and architectures. A brief introduction is given to artificial intelligence focusing on data representation and heuristic search methods.
Prerequisite: CSC 210

CSC 315 Object-Oriented Design and Analysis (4)

Discusses the features and advantages of object-oriented approach to problem solving. Topics include abstraction, inheritance, polymorphism, object-oriented design, analysis, implementation, and testing..
Prerequisite: CSC 210

CSC 321 Computer Organization and Architecture (4)

Principles of computer organization and architecture are introduced from a layered point of view, beginning at data representation and progressing through the machine language execution cycle. Representative software-hardware tradeoffs in the implementation of various computer system components will be presented. The design and interface to a variety of peripheral devices will also be discussed. The emphasis will be on the hardware aspects of a computer system.
Prerequisites: CSC 102, MATH 241

CSC 325 Organization of Programming Languages (4)

Covers introduction of major language histories, common components, built-in structures, compositions of basic structures, language specification, analysis techniques, runtime behavior, de-facto standards, and future developments.
Prerequisites: CSC 210, MATH 241

CSC 332 Introduction to eCommerce (4)

Overview of eCommerce from business aspects to required eCommerce technical skills. A lecture based course with extensive on-line research for eCommerce information, useful sites, case studies and web tools. A basic E-Commerce architecture of three tiers such as the front end tier , the web server tier and the backend system tier in Windows NT and Unix. Connectivity to the back end database system and legacy systems. Security, protection, electronic payment, firewall and proxy. Several web designing tools and programming skills. The course builds a foundation for students to pursue higher level E-Commerce courses.
Prerequisites: CSC 105, CSC 110, or consent of the instructor

CSC 331 Systems Analysis (4)

This is the first course in system engineering that stresses the system development life cycle. Students learn ways of organizing the structure and process of building very large-scale systems that may or may not involve computers. Includes information gathering, design tradeoffs, implementation strategies, product liability, acceptable risk analysis and project follow-up.
Prerequisites: CSC 210, MATH 241

CSC 335 Software Engineering (4)

Presents a formal approach to state-of-the-art techniques for software design and development, involving students in a team approach to organizing, managing and developing software.
Prerequisites: CSC 210, MATH 241

CSC 340 Operating Systems (4)

Discusses the major functionality and principles behind all major operating systems tasks, including user interface, hardware sharing among users, data sharing among processes, user protections, resources scheduling among users, multi-user environment, multi-processing, and real-time systems.
Prerequisites: CSC 210, MATH 241

CSC 344 Web Design (4)

Studies the backbone of dynamic web documents. Subjects include web design standards, and web based application programming to make layout, tables, style sheets, templates, libraries, frames, and rollovers. HTML and Script languages such as Java Scripts, GUI design paint tools and plug-ins are studied in depth.
Prerequisites: CSC 210, MATH 241

CSC 350 Introduction to Data Communications and Networks (4)

Includes discussion of distributed data processing, communication techniques, wide-area and local-area networks, integrated services digital network, open-systems interconnection, security and network management.
Prerequisites: CSC 210, MATH 241

CSC 355 Client/Server Fundamentals (4)

Discusses modern technology in network communication and cooperative computation. Topics include discussion of client/server design concept, software expectation, hardware requirement, service, support, and training issues.
Prerequisite: CSC 210

CSC 360 Computer System Security (4)

An introduction of security issues in computer system and data communications, including Data Encryption Standard, public -key systems, digital signatures, ciphers, data compression, data manipulation, and supporting techniques.
Prerequisites: CSC 210, MATH 241

CSC 370 Multi-Media Technology (4)

Introduces modern multimedia technologies. Topics include basic concepts, principles, sound, image, animation, standards, hardware and software requirements, new technologies, current research and practice, and future directions.
Prerequisites: CSC 210, MATH 111

CSC 400 Graphical User Interface (4)

An introductory course to user interface design fundamentals. Topics include development methodologies, evaluation techniques, user-interface building tools, considerations in the design phase, identification of applicable design rules, and successful delivery of the design.
Prerequisite: CSC 210

CSC 405 Graphics (4)

Review of graphic display architecture and graphic input devices. Coverage includes two- and three-dimensional drawing, viewing, clipping, transformations, shading, and data structures for graphics systems.
Prerequisites: CSC 210, MATH 241

CSC 410 Database Management Systems (4)

Studies the concepts and structures necessary to design and operate a database management system. Topics include data modeling, relational database design, and database querying.
Prerequisites: CSC 210, MATH 241

CSC 482 Selected Topics (1-4)
CSC 485 Seminar (2-4)
CSC 490 Independent Study (1-4)
CSC 492 Cooperative Education (1-4)

(graded P/NC only)

CSC 493 Field Study (1-3)
CSC 499 Capstone (4)

Undergraduate research or development project. The exact nature of the project is negotiated with the sponsoring professor.

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