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CSC 155 - Computer Concepts and Applications
Introduces basic hardware and software concepts of computer usage and the computer's impact on society. Includes applications of various types of software to illustrate how computers are used in sciences, social sciences, humanities, and education. Covers the use of an operating system, word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, library access, database access and retrieval, and the Internet.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CSC 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CSC 200 - Introduction to Computer Science
Provides broad introduction to computer science. Discusses architecture and function of computer hardware, including networks and operating systems, data and instruction representation and data organization. Covers software, algorithms, programming languages and software engineering. Discusses artificial intelligence and theory of computation. Includes a hand-on component.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
CSC 201 - Computer Science I
Introduces algorithm and problem solving methods. Emphasizes structured programming concepts, elementary data structures and the study and use of a high level programming language.
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits
CSC 201 Detailed Outline
CSC 202 - Computer Science II
Examines data structures and algorithm analysis. Covers data structures (including sets, strings, stacks, queues, arrays, records, files, linked lists, and trees), abstract data types, algorithm analysis (including searching and sorting methods), and file structures.
Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: CSC 201
4 credits
CSC 202 Detailed Outline
CSC 210 - Programming with C++
Includes language syntax, problem solving techniques, top-down refinement, procedure definition, loop invariance, theory of numerical errors and debugging. Covers the syntax of the C++ language.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
Prerequisites: CSC 201 and 202, or EGR 125 or permission of instructor.
3-4 credits
CSC 215 - Computer Systems
Examines the hierarchical structure of computer systems. Explores the representation of instructions and data, memory organization/structure, structure of a CPU, programming hierarchy and operating system interactions.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: CSC 221
3 credits
CSC 215 Detailed Outline
CSC 221 - Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming
Introduces problem solving and implementation of solutions using a high level programming language in a structured programming environment. Includes concepts and practice of structured programming, problem-solving, top-down design of algorithms, a high level programming language syntax, control structures, arrays, and an introduction into object oriented programming. First course in a three-course sequence (CSC 221, CSC 222, CSC 223). The assignments in this course require mathematical problem solving skills, algebraic modeling and functions, and use of variables.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CSC 221 Detailed Outline