Mathematics & Computer Science

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Computer Science Courses

CSI 102: Computer Science I: Introduction to Game Programming

An introduction to Computer Science through the programming of games. Emphasis is given to the creation of arcade style games incorporating animation, user interaction, and sound effects. Students learn to use game development, audio, and image manipulation software in designing and constructing their games. The course is intended for those with no prior experience in computer science but with a desire to hone problem solving and computing skills with a focus on game programming.

Meets general academic requirement G and effective Fall 2013 RG.

CSI 104: Computer Science I : Introduction to Robotics

An introduction to Computer Science through the programming of robots. Mobile robots controlled over wireless communications links are used to investigate basic concepts in both robotics and computing. Students will learn how to control the movement of a robot through its world. This includes sensing surroundings and making decisions on how to modify behaviors to attain prescribed goals. The course is intended for those with no prior experience in computer science, but with a desire to hone problem solving and computing skills with a focus on robotics.

Meets general academic requirement G and effective Fall 2013 RG.

CSI 106: Computer Science I : Introduction to Multimedia Computing

An introduction to Computer Science through multimedia computing. Students will learn to create and use software to manipulate multimedia, including images, sounds, and web sites. Topics also include algorithm design and development, control structures, data types, and testing. Topics may vary from year to year depending on student interests, but will likely include filtering (e.g. color shifting, posterizing, and pitch shifting), music synthesis techniques, reading and writing files, and developing simple graphical user interfaces (GUI’s). This course is intended for those with no prior experience in computer science but with a desire to hone problem solving and computing skills with a focus on multimedia.

Meets general academic requirement G and effective Fall 2013 RG.

CSI 111: Computer Science II

Reviews basic programming language features and introduces advanced features such as inheritance, interfaces, exceptions, and recursion. Explores fundamental data structures and algorithms, including vectors, linked lists, stacks, and queues as well as algorithms for searching and sorting. Students will study, design, and develop programs with multiple files, classes, and objects.

Prerequisite: Any Computer Science I course with a grade of C- or above.

Meets general academic requirement G and effective Fall 2013 RG.

CSI 210: Software Engineering

A project-based study of the theory, practice, processes, and tools used to design, build, and maintain large software systems. Topics include requirements analysis, system architecture, design, testing, maintenance, and project maintenance, as well as professional practice, risks, intellectual property, and social impact of computing.

Prerequisite: CSI 111 Computer Science II

Meets general academic requirement W.

CSI 220: Data Structures and Algorithms

A study of data structures and algorithms, their practical applications, and key techniques for designing, analyzing, and reasoning about them. Topics include lists, hash tables, trees, and graphs. Students will study, design, and develop programs that use, implement, and extend classic and novel data structures and algorithms.

Prerequisite: CSI 111 Computer Science II

CSI 240: Computer Organization

An introduction to the architecture and operation of a computer system. Topics include data representation, assembly language programming, boolean algebra, digital logic, and combinational and sequential circuits.

Prerequisite: Computer Science I

CSI 305: Database Systems

An introduction to relational database systems. Topics covered include ER diagrams, relational algebra, structured query language (SQL), and fundamental data structures. Modern database management system software is used to implement course projects. Offered in alternate years.

Prerequisie: CSI 220 Data Structures and Algorhithms

CSI 310: Programming Languages

A study of the principles that govern the design and implementation of contemporary programming languages. Topics include lexical properties, compilers, interpreters, data structures, control structures, parameter passage, and run-time environments. Procedural, functional, object oriented, and logic programming languages will be considered. Offered in alternate years.

Prerequisie: CSI 220 Data Structures and Algorhithms

CSI 326: Artificial Intelligence

An introduction and survey of the opportunities and challenges in solving problems often thought to require human intelligence. Topics may include intelligent agents, searching, learning, planning, natural language processing, machine vision, and robotics. Offered in alternate years.

Prerequisites: CSI 220 Data Structures and Algorhithms and MTH 121 Calculus I

CSI 345: Web Software Development

The tools and techniques used to create computer programs having graphical user interfaces (GUIs) making use of the World Wide Web. Topics will include XHTML, Javascript, CGI programming, and AJAX. Course projects will use two and three-tiered network architectures and utilize programming environments such as Java servlets or PHP. Offered in alternate years.

Prerequisite: CSI 111 Computer Science II

CSI 350: Operating Systems

Introduction to the management of processes, memory, and I/0 devices in a multiprogramming environment. Topics include file systems, resource sharing, scheduling, interrupts, and concurrency. Alternate years.

Prerequisites: CSI 220 Data Structures and Algorhithms and CSI 240 Computer Organization

CSI 355: Computer Networks

The concepts and techniques used to implement communications using computer networks. Topics include the ISO network model, sockets, and the internet protocols of TCP/IP. Link layer protocols such as Ethernet and wireless are also covered. Offered in alternate years.

Prerequisites: CSI 220 Data Structures and Algorhithms and CSI 240 Computer Organization

CSI 370: CUE: Computer Science Seminar

Advanced study of selected topics. Students work in teams on a significant software project.

Prerequisites: CSI 210 Software Engineering, CSI 220 Data Structures and Algorhithms, and CSI 240 Computer Organization

Meets general academic requirement W.