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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
Fall
COMP SCI-201

Introduction to Computing & Internet Technologies

Introduction to the history of computing, overview of computers, how they work, and relevant applications. Also an introduction to the technologies that support the Internet including web page generation and an introduction to scripting languages for interactive web page use.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
Fall
COMP SCI-241

Discrete Mathematics I

  • Pre-Requisites

Fundamentals of number theory, mathematical induction, matrix algebra,symbolic logic, sets, combinatorics.

Prerequisites
P: Math 104 with at least a C grade or Math Placement of Math 202 or greater.
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
COMP SCI-242

Discrete Mathematics II

  • Pre-Requisites

A continuation of Discrete Mathematics I., functions, relations, equivalence relations, combinatorics, recurrence relations, finite state machines, automata, graphs, directed graphs and trees.

Prerequisites
P: Comp Sci 241 with at least a C grade.
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
Fall
COMP SCI-256

Software Design I

  • Pre-Requisites

Students will learn a language common to software design and be introduced to software design techniques. This includes the problem statement, solution design, program testing, implementation, debugging, and final documentation.

Prerequisites
P: Comp Sci 201 with at least a C grade and Math 104 or Math Placement of Math 202 or greater.
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
Fall
COMP SCI-257

Software Design II

  • Pre-Requisites

A continuation of Comp Sci 256, this course deals with larger projects, more complex problems, and group work. It also develops the object oriented design paradigm to include inheritance and polymorphism.

Prerequisites
P: Comp Sci 256 with at least a C grade.
Credits 3
Lecture
COMP SCI-283B

Database Design & Management

This introductory course focuses on how databases and database systems work and how they are used in various data-driven applications. The course covers relational databases, SQL, different ways of designing databases, and management of databases. The course provides hands-on experience with exercises using SQL Server and Microsoft Access and includes group discussions. The course also introduces some advanced topics, including database security, data privacy, data analytics, and big data. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Windows is required for this course.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 1-4
Field Exp
COMP SCI-299

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
COMP SCI-331

Internet Programming

  • Pre-Requisites

The purpose of the course is to familiarize students with current Internet technologies to create dynamic database-driven web sites. The emphasis is on ASP.NET using Microsoft Web Developer tools (part of the Microsoft Visual Studio.NET programming environment). The course covers both client-side and server-side scripting techniques. In addition to ASP.NET, the basics of HTML, JavaScripts and Java Servlets are also included. The course is focused on practical Web development techniques and skills.

Prerequisites
P: Comp Sci 257 with at least a C grade.
Credits 4
Lecture
Fall
COMP SCI-351

Data Structures

  • Pre-Requisites

Concepts involved in storage, retrieval and processing data. Emphasis is on the design of software with complex data retrieval needs and on non-linear structures such as generalized lists, trees, and graphs.

Prerequisites
P: Comp Sci 257 with a C grade or better AND Comp Sci 242 with a C grade or better or conc enr.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
COMP SCI-352

Computer Graphics and Animation

  • Pre-Requisites

Basic techniques of computer graphics, such as point and line plotting, clipping and windowing using the OpenGL platform. Use of graphics hardware; construction of graphics packages. Basic animation techniques.

Prerequisites
P: Comp Sci 371 with at least a C grade and 241 with at least a C grade.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
COMP SCI-353

Computer Architecture and Organization

Data representation, assembly language, procedure call protocols, memory, cache, and bus organizations, comparison of processor architectures, I/O systems, logic circuits, Boolean algebra.

Prerequisites
P: C grade or better in Comp Sci 241 and 257.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
COMP SCI-358

Data Communication and Computer Networks

Transmission media, analog and digital signals, modulation, compression, error detection methods, security and encryption protocols, Ethernet standards, TCP/IP protocols, routing algorithms, Internet and steraming applications.

Prerequisites
P: Comp Sci 241; and 370 all with at least a C grade.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
COMP SCI-370

Linux System Programming

  • Pre-Requisites

Introduction to the Linux Operating System and environment, C programming, process management and message passing, shell scripting, PHP scripting with web applications and MySQL, Client/Server programming paradigm.

Prerequisites
P: Comp Sci 241 with at least a C grade and 371 with at least a C grade or conc enr.
Credits 4
Lecture
Fall
COMP SCI-371

Advanced Object-Oriented Design using C++

  • Pre-Requisites

C++ language topics and advanced object oriented design techniques including: vectors, class design and relationships, inheritance, streams, polymorphism, operator overloading, pointers, dynamic memory management, memory leaks, and exception handling.

Prerequisites
P: Comp Sci 257 with at least a C grade.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
COMP SCI-372

Software Engineering

  • Pre-Requisites

Design and programming techniques for large and complex data-driven projects, using C++. Design based on Design Patterns. Use of Software Engineering metrics and formal methodologies. Fundamentals of component-based software development and software deployment techniques.

Prerequisites
P: Comp Sci 371 with at least a C grade.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Odd Only
COMP SCI-450

Theory of Algorithms

  • Pre-Requisites

Design, analysis and comparison of algorithms; divide and conquer techniques, greedy method, dynamic programming and graph searching. Applications to profit maximization with constraints, graph coloring, traveling salesman problem and others.

Prerequisites
P: Comp Sci 257 and 242 and Math 202, all with at least a C grade.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
COMP SCI-451

Database Design & Applications

  • Pre-Requisites

Relational and client/server database technology; structure query language; designing database applications; stored procedures & triggers, security, integrity rules, normal forms, entity-relationship modeling, concurrency issues.

Prerequisites
P: Comp Sci 257 with at least a C grade; REC: Comp Sci 242.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
COMP SCI-452

Operating Systems

  • Pre-Requisites

Methods and philosophies behind management of computing resources, including: memory management, process management, scheduling, process signaling, process synchronization, mutual exclusion, and interprocess communication.

Prerequisites
P: Comp Sci 370 with at least a C grade. REC: Comp Sci 353.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
COMP SCI-460

Systems Analysis and Project Management

  • Pre-Requisites

This course explores both traditional and new emerging approaches to systems development, analysis, design, and project management, and also discusses professional and ethical responsibilities.

Prerequisites
P: Sr. standing; Comp Sci 331, 372 or 451 with at least a C grade.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Even Only
COMP SCI-464

Artificial Neural Networks

  • Pre-Requisites

Principles of ANN design: Overview of machine learning, distributed memory, perceptrons, multilayer perceptrons, Hebbian learning, supervised/unsupervised learning, simulated annealing, backpropagation, radial basis functions, parallel processing.

Prerequisites
P: Comp Sci 242 and 257 and Math 202, all with at least a C grade.
Credits 3
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
COMP SCI-478

Honors in the Major

  • Pre-Requisites

P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major. (F,S)

Prerequisites
P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
Credits 1-3
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
COMP SCI-490

Capstone Essay in Computer Science

A project course in which a student does reading in computer science journals and produces a major research paper.

Prerequisites
P: 18 earned upper level cr in Comp Sci.
Credits 1-12
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
COMP SCI-497

Internship

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable

Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-4
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
COMP SCI-498

Independent Study

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

Prerequisites
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-6
Field Exp
COMP SCI-499

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.