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2023-2024 Catalogue

Computer Science (CSC) Course Descriptions

CSC 120: Web Programming.
Goal: To introduce the fundamentals of programming for the web and allow students to use technology as a medium for creativity and expression.
Content: JavaScript, Html, CSS, network principles, client-server model, server-side programming, contemporary tools for hosting and design.
Prerequisite: MAT 150 or instructor approval.
Credit: 3 hours.
CSC 216: Programming I.
Goal: To introduce students to the fundamental concepts of programming and to apply these concepts to solving a variety of problems.
Content: Essentials of algorithm design and problem solving with a strong programming component. Software development including program specifications, design, coding, debugging, testing, and documentation.
Prerequisite: MAT 130 or equivalent.
Credit: 3 hours.

CSC 218: Programming II.
Goal: To continue the study of fundamental concepts of programming applied to problem solving and to introduce students to the major data structures and their use in computer science.
Content: Recursion and iteration, major data structures, including arrays, records, stacks, queues, and lists, and classical computer science algorithms, including searching, sorting, and pattern matching.
Prerequisite: CSC 216.
Credit: 3 hours.
CSC 396: Special Topics in Computer Science.
Goal: To provide an opportunity for exploration of a topic not offered as part of the established curriculum.
Content: Examination of special topics, problems, or issues in accounting that seem particularly relevant to student needs and interests.
Prerequisite: Dependent on topic.
Credit: 3 hours. A student may take a maximum of six to eight semester hours (two courses) of special topics in any one field.

CSC 452/199: Field Study.
Goal: To provide the student with intensive, specialized work experience in the area of computer science.
Content: Observation and participation in the work of accounting professionals.
Prerequisite: Adequate course work for the placement selected and permission of the faculty advisor; approval of the Director of Career Development.
Credit: 1-12 hours.
CSC 499: Honors Thesis. (Fee required).

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