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Department of Computer Information Systems

Department of Computer Information Systems

Course Descriptions

CSCI-A 103 : Microcomputer Applications: Word Processing (011123)

Word processing portion of CSCI-A 106. To be taught concurrently with CSCI-A 106. Lecture and laboratory. Credit not given for both CSCI-A 103 and (CSCI-A 106 or CSCI-A 200) and BUS-K 201.

CSCI-A 104 : Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheets (011124)

Spreadsheet portion of CSCI-A 106. To be taught concurrently with CSCI-A 106. Lecture and laboratory. Credit not given for both CSCI-A 104 and (CSCI-A 106 or CSCI-A 200) and BUS-K 201.

CSCI-A 105 : Microcomputer Applications: Databases (011125)

Relational database portion of CSCI-A 106. To be taught concurrently with CSCI-A 106. Lecture and laboratory. Credit not given for both CSCI-A 105 and (CSCI-A 106 or CSCI-A 200) and BUS-K 201.

CSCI-A 106 : Introduction to Computing (011126)

The use of computers in everyday activities. How computers work; use of packaged programs for word processing, spreadsheets, file management, communication, graphics, etc. Lecture and laboratory. No credit given for both CSCI-A 106 and BUS-K 201 or CSCI-A 200. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

CSCI-A 201 : Introduction to Computers and Programming (011139)

Emphasis on modular programming, user-interface design, and documentation principles. (Fall)

CSCI-A 210 : Introduction to Visual Basic Programming (011142)

Introduction to business application program ming. Students learn the skills necessary to design and implement programs and program interfaces using rapid application development techniques and visual development tools such as Visual Basic. (Fall)

CSCI-A 247 : Network Technologies and Administration (011143)

Introduction to network principles and current network technology, both hardware and software. Network administration tools and techniques. Laboratory exercises provide practical experience. Students cannot receive credit for both CSCI-A 247 and D205. (Fall, Spring)

CSCI-A 285 : Advanced Microcomputer Applications (011144)

Introduces and applies advanced features of microcomputer applications packages such as word processors, spreadsheets, graphic presentation software, etc. Emphasis is put on the movement of data among various software packages and on the creation and use of macros, styles, and scripts. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

CSCI-A 302 : Object-Oriented Programming Techniques (011147)

Advanced programming techniques: user-oriented functions and types, recursion versus iteration, parameter-passing mechanisms. Abstract data types: stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, hash tables. Algorithmic solutions to standard problems of searching, sorting, string matching, space-time complexity. Continued emphasis on programming styles issues. Object-oriented programming. Credit cannot be given for both CSCI-A 302 and INFO-I 211 except with permission. (Spring)

CSCI-A 340 : An Introduction to Web Programming (011151)

An introduction to programming Web documents, including HTML, JavaScript, and Perl. Creation of a simple Web site, including a home page with dynamic elements, using both client-side and server-side techniques. (Fall)

CSCI-A 346 : User Interface Programming (011152)

Learn to prototype and build graphical user interfaces for computer applications, using contemporary software design methodology. Students design and implement prototype interfaces to applications provided by the instructor. Extensive use of both commercial and experimental software tools. (Spring)

CSCI-A 347 : Computer and Network Security Essentials (011153)

The computing security problem. Threats, vulnerabilities, exploits, defenses, and countermeasures. Firewalls and TCP/IP services. Information and risk. Implementing security policies and practices. Disaster planning, prevention, and recovery operations. Legal, ethical and privacy issues. (Spring, Summer II, alternate years)

CSCI-A 348 : Mastering the World Wide Web (011154)

Survey of World Wide Web applications and use including browsers, search engines, e-mail, news groups, FTP, multimedia, etc. Design and develop personal and professional Web pages using hypertext and scripting languages. Publishing and posting Web pages and documents. (Fall, Spring, Summer II)

CSCI-C 106 : Introduction to Computers and Their Use (011230)

An introduction to computers and data processing. Includes the historical and current status of data processing and electronic digital computers; a survey of computer applications; foundations of computer programming; survey of programming languages. Credit cannot be given for both CSCI-C 106 and INFO-I 101. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

CSCI-C 201 : Introduction to Computer Science (011234)

Computer programming, algorithm, and program structure. Computer solutions to problems. FORTRAN or Java will be the vehicle for program development. Lecture and discussion. Credit will not be given for both CSCI-C 201 and CSCI-S 201 or CSCI-C 203; credit not given for both CSCI-C 201 and CSCI-C 301 or CSCI-C 302 or BUS-K 201 or INFO-I 210, except by permission of the department. (Fall)

CSCI-C 203 : COBOL and File Processing (011236)

Computer program ming and algorithms. Application to large file processing functions of an organization. Credit not given for both CSCI-C 203 and CSCI-C 201, or for both CSCI-C 203 and CSCI-C 303, except by permission of the department. (Fall-alternate years)

CSCI-A 251 : Introduction to Digital Imaging Applications (080899)

An introduction to digital imaging software applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will learn the technical skills necessary to use such digital imaging software, primarily for the use of Office applications and Web development. (once a year)

CSCI-C 297 : Sophomore Topics in Computer Sciences (011252)

Selected topics in computer science appropriate to the student in or nearing the end of the sophomore year. Course may cover a topic selected from but not limited to the following list: programming languages, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, ethics in data processing, and database systems. May be repeated for no more than 9 credit hours. Credit not given for both CSCI-C 297 and DPIS-D 285 in excess of 9 credit hours. (Occasionally)

CSCI-C 307 : Applied Programming Techniques (011259)

Programming techniques: data analysis, sorting and searching, use of tape and disk files, string and text manipulation. Credit cannot be given for both CSI-C 307 and INFO-I 211, except by permission. (Spring)

CSCI-C 311 : Programming Languages (011262)

Systematic approach to programming languages. Relationships among languages, properties and features of language, and the computer environment necessary to use languages. Lecture and laboratory. (Occasionally)

CSCI-C 320 : Advanced COBOL (011263)

A continuation and extension of COBOL syntax as taught in CSCI-C 203. Extensive use will be made of structured COBOL in the development of large programs requiring access to various file structures. (Spring-alternate years)

CSCI-C 343 : Data Structures (011268)

Systematic study of data structures encountered in computing problems; structure and use of storage media; methods of representing structured data; and techniques for operating on data structures. Lectures and laboratory. (Occasionally)

CSCI-C 390 : Individual Programming Laboratory (011271)

Students will design, program, verify, and document a special project assignment selected in consultation with an instructor. This course may be taken several times up to a maximum of 6 credits. Prior to enrolling, students must arrange for an instructor to supervise their course activity. Credit not given for both CSCI-C 390 and DPIS-D 390 in excess of 6 credit hours. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

CSCI-C 445 : Information Systems Design (011287)

Concepts, theory, and practice in systems design and analysis with particular attention to current database methods and control. (Occasionally)

CSCI-C 446 : Information Systems Development (011288)

Analysis and implementation of information systems. Hardware organization and the relationship to software constructs such as sequential versus direct access, coding and indexing strategies, inverted files, rings, trees, and multilinked structures. (Occasionally)

CSCI-Y 398 : Internship in Professional Practice (011408)

Designed to provide opportunities for students to receive credit for selected, career related, full-time or part-time work. Evaluation by employer and faculty sponsors. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)