ACADEMICS

  • Computer Science Courses

    CS 101 Basics of Computer Science
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: Familiarity with basic computer operations, Math placement code of 3 or above
    A survey course that provides a foundation in the field of Computer Science by presenting a practical and realistic understanding of the field.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 120 Microcomputer Applications
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: Familiarity with basic computer operations, Math placement code of 3 or above
    Learning state-of-the-art application packages including but not limited to spreadsheets and database software.
    Offered every year. 3 credits. (Credit will not be awarded for both CS 120 and CS 124.)

    CS 124 Health Informatics
    LASC – Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: Familiarity with basic computer operations, Math placement code of 3 or above

    Use of computers and information systems in health care. Databases and spreadsheets. Electronic health records.
    Privacy and policy issues.
    Offered every year. 3 credits (Credit will not be awarded for both CS 120 and CS 124)

    CS 135 Programming for Non-CS Majors
    LASC – Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: Familiarity with basic computer operations, Math placement code of 3 or above
    Introduction to programming. Emphasis on practical skills, working with data sets, doing analysis and visualization.
    No prior programming experience required.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 140 Introduction to Programming
    Prerequisite: CS 101
    Introduction to fundamental structures and concepts of Computer Science including object-oriented programming; three lectures and one two-hour laboratory.
    Offered every year. 4 credits.

    CS 155 Computer Networking, Security and Databases
    LASC – Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: CS 101

    This course covers network protocols and the Internet; computer security fundamentals; basics of relational databases and SQL queries.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 161 Basics of Web Design
    Introduces concepts needed for creation, design and implementation of effective web pages. Latest versions of mark-up language(s) will be used.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 193 Special Topics in Computer Science for First-Year Students
    All "193" courses are approved for LASC but may vary by section. See current course listing for specific LASC area approval.
    Introductory level course covering topics of special interest to first-year students.
    Offered only as a First-Year Seminar. 3 credits.

    CS 242 Data Structures
    Prerequisite: CS 140. Prerequisite or corequisite: MA 220
    Introduces time complexity and covers fundamental data structures: lists, stacks, queues, search trees, dictionaries, priority queues, B-trees and inverted files.
    Offered every year. 4 credits.

    CS 253 Digital Computer Organization and Assembly Language
    Prerequisites: CS 140, EN 252, MA 220
    Design and analysis of combinational and sequential circuits; assembly language programming, digital computer organization.
    Three lectures and one two hour laboratory.
    Offered every year. 4 credits.

    CS 254 Computer Organization and Architecture
    Prerequisites: CS 140, EN 102. Prerequisite or corequisite: MA 290
    Combinational and sequential circuits, assembly language programming, digital computer architecture, instruction sets, addressing modes, memory hierarchies, I/O, and control circuits.
    Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week.
    Offered every year. 4 credits.

    CS 261 Advanced Web Design Using Scripting Languages
    Prerequisite: CS 161
    This course covers scripting languages and teaches how to make the web pages interactive by embedding executable scripts into them.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

    CS 265 Database Applications
    LASC – Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: Familiarity with basic computer operations, Math placement code of 3 or above

    This course introduces basic database concepts and teaches how to create a database; use SQL; and create database applications.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

    CS 282 UNIX Systems Programming
    Prerequisite: CS 242
    Problem solving and software design using C; introduction to UNIX programming utilities and text manipulation; low-level system programming in UNIX and C.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 297 Selected Topics in Computer Science
    Topics of mutual interest to students and faculty.
    1-4 credits.
     
    CS 335 Networking and Web Security
    Prerequisite: CS 282
    This course covers web and security problems, solutions, and techniques. Encryption, worms, viruses, firewall, safer practices, etc. are covered.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

    CS 343 Software Construction, Design and Architecture
    Prerequisites: CS 242, EN 252
    Software construction techniques and tools, software architectures and frameworks, design patterns, object-oriented design and programming. Efficiency, reliability and maintainability of software.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 345 Object Oriented Programming with C++
    Prerequisite: CS 282
    Introduction to the fundamentals of C++; Topics include objects/classes, single/multiple inheritance, friend functions, operator overloading, polymorphism and streams.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

    CS 348 Software Process Management
    Prerequisites: CS 343, CM 110, UR 230
    Project management including planning, progress measurement, estimation, and risk assessment. Functional and non-functional requirements. Software licenses, contracts and intellectual property.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 352 Digital Computer Architecture
    Prerequisite: CS 253
    A study of the internal structure of a typical digital computer from both a logical and a hardware viewpoint; memory devices, arithmetic, and control circuits including LSI and MSI components.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 353 Information Organization, Management and Retrieval
    Prerequisites: CS 155, CS 242. Prerequisite or corequisite: CS 373
    The course introduces fundamental concepts, standards, technologies and methods for information organization, storage, management, retrieval and recovery.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 365 Client Server Computing Using the Internet
    Prerequisite: CS 242
    This course covers what client/server is and covers various client/server models and explores the Internet from a client/server perspective.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

    CS 371 Computability Theory
    Prerequisites: CS 140, MA 290
    This course provides an introduction to theoretical computer science. Covers the fundamentals of automata theory, formal languages, and computability theory.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

    CS 373 Operating Systems
    Prerequisites: CS 254, CS 282, EN 252
    Hardware and software as an integrated system; development of system software for process management, resource allocation, memory management and I/O processing.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 375 Software Analysis and Design
    Prerequisites: CS 242, CM 110, EN 252
    This course introduces object-oriented software development concepts as a new way of thinking about problems using models organized around real-world concepts.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 380 System Programming
    Prerequisite: CS 282
    The design and implementation of assemblers, linkers, loaders, editors, and high-level translation software. Algorithms solving specific problems of a system program are investigated.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

    CS 383 Cloud, Parallel and Distributed Computing
    Prerequisite: CS 373
    The course introduces basics of Cloud Computing and fundamental computing technologies used for Big Data platforms such as Parallel, Distributive and Cluster computing models.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 400 Database Design
    Prerequisites: CS 242, EN 252, CM 110
    Introduces database models with emphasis on relational model; ER diagrams, relational calculus, relational algebra and SQL, normalization, transaction processing and recovery.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

    CS 401 Software Development Process
    Prerequisite: CS 375
    This course deals with software as an engineered product that requires planning, analysis, design, implementation, testing and maintenance.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 405 Data Communications and Networking
    Prerequisites: CS 373, EN 252, CM 110
    Data transmission, encoding, interfacing, synchronization, data-link control, multiplexing, networking, circuit switching, packet switching, radio and satellite, local area networks, network access protocols.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

    CS 442 Algorithm Analysis
    Prerequisites: CS 282, MA 200
    Various complexity classes; algorithmic strategies, graph algorithms, pattern matching, cryptographic and geographic algorithms; NP-complete problems.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

    CS 443 Software Quality Assurance and Testing
    Prerequisites: CS 343, MA 150
    Requirements analysis and test plan design.
    Testing strategies and techniques.
    Test coverage using statistical techniques.
    Code reviews and inspections.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 448 Software Development Capstone
    Major Capstone
    Prerequisites: CS 348, CS 373, CS 443

    Development of a significant software system, following appropriate project and team management techniques.
    Requirements, design, implementation, quality assurance, professional, social and ethical issues.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 453 Data Mining
    Prerequisites: CS 242, CM 110, MA 150, UR 230
    Topics include data warehousing and mediation techniques; data mining methods: rule-based learning, decision trees, association rules and sequence mining.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 471 Artificial Intelligence
    Prerequisites: CS 371,CS 242, EN 252
    Introduction to central issues of constructing intelligence systems.
    Examines historical and future trends of AI research.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

    CS 472 Robotics
    Prerequisites: CS 253, CS 282
    Design and implementation of robotic systems, sensors and sensing, effectors, mechanics, control strategies and architectures, hardware and software issues.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

    CS 483 Big Data Analytics Capstone
    Major Capstone
    Prerequisites: CS 353, CS 383, CS 453

    The course introduces methods and techniques used for Big Data analysis. The course discusses Analytics tools for a variety of data applications and includes a major team project.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 497 Selected Topics in Computer Science
    Prerequisite: CS 282
    Selection of topics of mutual interest to students and faculty.
    1-6 credits.

    CS 498 Internship
    Prerequisites: Approval by vote of Computer Science faculty; 21 credit hours in Computer Science courses including
    CS 282.

    Working in and for an organization where skills can be tested in real situations in order to gain experience, increase knowledge in various functional areas, and establish important contacts with an organization.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CS 499 Independent Study
    Prerequisites: 18 credit hours in Computer Science including CS 282 and approval by vote of Computer Science
    faculty.

    An opportunity for advanced students to examine topics not normally taught in other computer science courses.
    Geared to interests of both the student and the instructor.
    Offered every year. 1-6 credits.