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CSC 110 - Introduction to Computing
Introduces problem solving through computer applications and a programming language. Examines development of computers, social and ethical implications of computers, and properties of programming languages. Covers input, storage, data manipulation, software and hardware.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CSC 130 - Scientific Programming
Introduces a science-oriented, high level programming language. Studies the language and its application in problem solving in a structured programming environment. Includes the concepts and practice of structured programming, problem-solving, top-down design of algorithms, basic C syntax, control structures, arrays, and data structures.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
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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 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
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
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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
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CSC 205 - Computer Organization
Examines the hierarchical structure of computer architecture. Focuses on multi-level machine organization. Uses a simple assembler language to complete programming projects. Includes processors, instruction, execution, addressing techniques, data representation and digital logic.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
CSC 206 - Assembly Language
Examines assembly language programming. Includes the use of macros, linkers, loaders, assemblers and interfacing of assembly language with hardware components. Prerequisite CSC 205 or permission of instructor.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CSC 215 - Advanced Computer Organization
Examines advanced topics in Computer Science such as I/O methods, virtual memory, disk management and operating systems. Prerequisite: CSC 205
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
CSC 295 - 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