Course Offerings

Fall 2021

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Survey of Computer Science

CSCI 101 - Lambert, Kenneth A. (Ken)

An overview of the discipline of computer science achieved through an introductory-level survey of a number of major areas of computer science. Topics include algorithms used for computer solutions of important practical problems, computer programming, digital logic applied to computer circuitry, computer architecture, data representation and organization, Web page basics, computer networks, and theoretical limits of computation. Lectures and formal laboratories.

Fundamentals of Programming I

CSCI 111 - Watson, Cody A.

A disciplined approach to programming with Python. Emphasis is on problem-solving methods, algorithm development, and object-oriented concepts. Lectures and formal laboratories.

Fundamentals of Programming I

CSCI 111 - Khan, Mohammad T. (Taha)

A disciplined approach to programming with Python. Emphasis is on problem-solving methods, algorithm development, and object-oriented concepts. Lectures and formal laboratories.

Fundamentals of Programming I

CSCI 111 - Lu, Kefu

A disciplined approach to programming with Python. Emphasis is on problem-solving methods, algorithm development, and object-oriented concepts. Lectures and formal laboratories.

Fundamentals of Programming II

CSCI 112 - Levy, Simon D.

A continuation of CSCI 111. Emphasis is on the use and implementation of data structures, introductory algorithm analysis, and object-oriented design and programming with Python. Laboratory course.

Software Development

CSCI 209 - Sprenkle, Sara E.

An examination of the theories and design techniques used in software development. Topics include the software life cycle, design patterns, the Unified Modeling Language, unit testing, refactoring, rapid prototyping, and program documentation.

Neuromorphic Computing

CSCI 252 - Levy, Simon D.

An overview of computational methods inspired by the nervous systems of animals. Topics include philosophical foundations of neuromorphic computing, fundamental mathematical concepts, Hopfield nets, Kohonen's Self-Organizing Map, Sparse Distributed Memory, Latent Semantic Analysis, Tensor Products, and current neuromorphic hardware. Readings come from both popular textbooks and the scholarly literature. A major focus of the course is on writing programs to implement and apply the concepts and algorithms studied in the course. 

Theory of Computation

CSCI 313 - Lu, Kefu

A study of the principles of computer science embodied in formal languages, automata, computability, and computational complexity. Topics include context-free grammars, Turing machines, and the halting problem.

Seminar

CSCI 397A - Khan, Mohammad T. (Taha)

Readings and conferences for a student or students on topics agreed upon with the directing staff. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. A maximum of six credits may be used toward the major requirements.

Fall 2021, CSCI 397A-01: Seminar: Computer and Network Security (3). This course provides a comprehensive overview of the secure design principles of computer systems and networks. We will discuss the various attacks and their corresponding defenses and will frequently reference previous real-world attacks as case studies. Topics will include fundamental security principles, cryptographic protocols, encryption, memory overflow attacks, hardware attacks, web security, social engineering attacks, network security, malware/spyware, botnets, and online privacy.  Although the course's number is 397, this course will count towards the CSCI -315 - CSCI-341 range of elective courses for the major. Khan.

Directed Individual Study

CSCI 403 - Watson, Cody A.

Individual conferences. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Spring 2021

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Introduction to Robotics

CSCI 250 - Levy, Simon D.

This course combines readings from the contemporary robotics literature with hands-on lab experience building robots (equipment provided) and programming them to do various tasks. The lab experience culminates with a peer-judged competition of robot projects proposed and built during the second half of the term.

Software Engineering through Web Applications

CSCI 335 - Sprenkle, Sara E.

In this course, students learn to develop high-performance software for Web applications using advanced software engineering techniques. The concepts of client-server computing, theories of usable graphical user interfaces, models for Web-based information retrieval and processing, and iterative development are covered.

Human-Computer Interaction

CSCI 339 - Matthews, Elizabeth A. (Liz)

In this course, students learn the basics of Human-Computer Interaction. Students learn to design user studies, conduct user studies ethically, and analyze user feedback with statistics and the programming language R. Concepts covered include analysis of user data, programming in R, user studies, study ethics, UML, user experience design, designing questionnaires, IRB submissions and CITI training, as well as guest lectures in special interest topics.

Winter 2021

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Fundamentals of Programming I

CSCI 111 - Lu, Kefu

A disciplined approach to programming with Python. Emphasis is on problem-solving methods, algorithm development, and object-oriented concepts. Lectures and formal laboratories.

Fundamentals of Programming I

CSCI 111 - Sprenkle, Sara E.

A disciplined approach to programming with Python. Emphasis is on problem-solving methods, algorithm development, and object-oriented concepts. Lectures and formal laboratories.

Fundamentals of Programming II

CSCI 112 - Watson, Cody A.

A continuation of CSCI 111. Emphasis is on the use and implementation of data structures, introductory algorithm analysis, and object-oriented design and programming with Python. Laboratory course.

Fundamentals of Programming II

CSCI 112 - Matthews, Elizabeth A. (Liz)

A continuation of CSCI 111. Emphasis is on the use and implementation of data structures, introductory algorithm analysis, and object-oriented design and programming with Python. Laboratory course.

Computer Organization

CSCI 210 - Khan, Mohammad T. (Taha)

Multilevel machine organization studied at the levels of digital logic, microprogramming, conventional machine, operating system, and assembly language.

Computer Organization

CSCI 210 - Levy, Simon D.

Multilevel machine organization studied at the levels of digital logic, microprogramming, conventional machine, operating system, and assembly language.

Algorithm Design and Analysis

CSCI 211 - Lu, Kefu

Methods for designing efficient algorithms, including divide-and-conquer, dynamic programming, and greedy algorithms. Analysis of algorithms for correctness and estimating running time and space requirements. Topics include advanced data structures, graph theory, network flow, and computational intractability.

Programming Language Design

CSCI 312 - Levy, Simon D.

Formal language description tools, semantic concepts and syntactic constructs appropriate to diverse applications. Comparison of several high-level languages, such as Haskell, Erlang, Java, and PROLOG, and the implementations of these syntactic and semantic elements. Students also learn several programming paradigms, such as the function-oriented, object-oriented, and logic-oriented.

Artificial Intelligence

CSCI 315 - Watson, Cody A.

Basic concepts of heuristic search, game playing, natural language processing, and intelligent systems, with a focus on writing programs in these areas. Course combines a discussion of philosophical issues with hands-on problem solving.

Computer Networks

CSCI 321 - Khan, Mohammad T. (Taha)

Intended as a first course in communication networks for upper-level students. Covers concepts and protocols underlying modern computer networks. Topics include network architecture and layering, routing and switching, the TCP/IP protocol and network applications. Theory and programming.

Directed Individual Study

CSCI 401 - Sprenkle, Sara E.

Individual conferences. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Honors Thesis

CSCI 493 - Levy, Simon D.

Honors Thesis.