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CSC 1010 | CSC 1123 | CSC 1130 | CSC 1230 | CSC 1521 | CSC 1800 | CSC 2222 | CSC 2230 | CSC 2430 | CSC 2431 | CSC 2951 | CSC 3011 | CSC 3150 | CSC 3220 | CSC 3221 | CSC 3310 | CSC 3350 | CSC 3430 | CSC 3750 | CSC 3760 | CSC 3899 | CSC 3900 | CSC 3930 | CSC 3940 | CSC 3950 | CSC 3960 | CSC 4150 | CSC 4151 | CSC 4152 | CSC 4210 | CSC 4310 | CSC 4350 | CSC 4410 | CSC 4510 | CSC 4750 | CSC 4760 | CSC 4800 | CSC 4810 | CSC 4898 | CSC 4900 | CSC 4930 | CSC 4940 | CSC 4950 | CSC 4960 | CSC 4970 | VIEW ALL
CSC 1010: Science and Technology (5) Offerings
A hands-on exploration of the science behind the computer, the fundamental concepts of computing, and the impacts of computing technology on 21st Century life. Topics will be selected from such areas as the history of computing, data representation and storage, applications (SW creation, simulation, games and graphics), networking and communications, and artificial intelligence. Combines lecture, discussion, and laboratory experiences.
Attributes:Natural Science B, WK Applied Science
CSC 1123: Spreadsheets (1) Offerings
"What is a Spreadsheet"? This course covers creating, modifying, saving, and printing spreadsheet documents; entering and using formulas and calculations; editing and importing data; incorporating graphs; and formatting and enhancing the appearance of a spreadsheet document.
CSC 1130: Beginning Programming (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: Demonstratable computer literacy and two years of high school algebra. Covers designing a computerized solution to a problem, the software development lifecycle, and structured programming concepts and skills. In addition the course provides an introduction to a modern programming language.
CSC 1230: Problem Solving & Programming (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: High school pre-calculus, math analysis, or equivalent and demonstratable computer literacy. An introduction to computer science, this course covers problem-solving methods and algorithm development; modern programming methodologies; and fundamentals of a high-level block structured language. Solutions to mathematical and scientific problems and scenarios are emphasized.
Attributes:WK Applied Science
CSC 1521: Contemporary Math w/Computing (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: Mathematics Placement Level A or MAT 0144, or Mathematics Placement Level B or MAT 0145. Explores topics that illustrate how mathematical methods and models permeate our economics, political, and personal lives. By investigation of diverse applications, a variety of problem-solving techniques will be introduced, including using the computer as a quantitative problem-solving tool. Introduces the mathematics behind the computer and also examines data representation, storage and manipulation.
Attributes:Mathematics (MAT), WK Quantitative Reasoning
CSC 1800: Special Topics:Computer Usage (1-3) Offerings
Prerequisite: Demonstratable computer literacy. Presentation of a topic of current interest in computer usage. Topics may vary between offerings. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.
CSC 2222: Programming Techniques (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: CSC 2430. Intermediate programming and problem-solving techniques that will introduce a different programming language than used in CSC 2430.
CSC 2230: Comptr Programmng for Engneers (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 1235. Introduction to computer programming with an engineering applications theme. Topics include math and logical operations, data types, matrices, conditions and decisions, looping subroutines, numerical methods, and plotting. This course is not the prerequisite to CSC 2430.
CSC 2430: Data Structures I (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: CSC 1230 or equivalent. Develops discipline in program design, style, debugging, testing. Introduces object-oriented design with classes, methods, and encapsulation. Introduces dynamic storage allocation and pointers. Examines arrays, linked linear data structures, and recursion.
CSC 2431: Data Structures II (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: CSC 2430. Continuation of CSC 2430. Continues object-oriented design with inheritance and polymorphism; covers linked data structures, including trees, and other non-linear representations; introduces graphs and networks; explores external data structures, and methods of organizing and accessing data (indexing and hashing).
CSC 2951: Directed Study:"C++" Programng (2) Offerings
Prerequisite: Previous problem-solving and programming course in a language other than C or C++. Presents fundamentals of the C++ programming language. Offered as a directed-study, instructor arranged course.
CSC 3011: Living in a Digital World (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: UFDN 2000 or 3001. Considers the ethical and societal impacts of computing technology on daily life. Sample topics include invasion of privacy, computer crime, intellectual property, software theft, computer security, technology in the workplace, social networking and the global information society. Class format is a combination of lecture and discussion.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Ways of Engaging Restrictions:Junior, Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
CSC 3150: Systems Design (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: CSC 2430. CSC 3220 is recommended. Surveys issues and tools used in the analysis and design of software systems. Topics include feasibility analysis; requirements gathering and modeling; data modeling; system architecture and security; and user-interface and program design. Measures for the evaluation of specifications and designs are introduced.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course
CSC 3220: Applications Programming (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: CSC 2430. An implementation-oriented look at software development techniques used to create interactive applications, focusing on the use of object-oriented libraries to create user interfaces. Topics include event-driven programming, human-computer interaction (HCI), graphical user interfaces (GUI), database interfaces, and tools for interface prototyping.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 3221: Netcentric Computing (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: CSC 3220. Introduction to networking and the Internet. Topics studied include network architectures, network security, communication, and networking layer protocols, and the Web as an example of client-server computing. In addition, students will practice building Web applications.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 3310: Concepts in Programming Langs (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: CSC 2431 and (MAT 1720 or MAT 2720). Explores organization and structure of programming languages; run-time behavior and requirements of programs; and programming language specification.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 3350: Operating Systems Programming (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: CSC 2431 and (CSC 3750 or CSC 3760 or CPE 3760 or EE 3760). May be taken concurrently. Introduction to operating systems and systems programming. Surveys systems software; operating system interface and functions; utilities and shell programming; linkers and loaders; translators; and processes, concurrency and concurrent programming.
Equivalent Courses:CPE 3350 Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 3430: Algorithm Design & Analysis (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: CSC 2430 and (MAT 1360 or MAT 2700 or MAT 2200 or MAT 2360 or MAT 3360) and (MAT 1720 or MAT 2720, may be taken concurrently). Studies algorithmic, problem solving approaches such as greedy, divide and conquer, and dynamic programming. Covers the design and analysis of algorithms for searching, sorting, string processing, table management, and graphs. Includes principles of computational complexity and analysis.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 3750: Computer Architectr/Organztion (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: CSC 2430 and (MAT 1720 or 2720). Covers digital logic, computer structure, machine language, addressing, use and operation of assemblers, micro-architectures, instruction formats, and the memory hierarchy.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 3760: Computer Orgnztn & Assem Lang (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: CSC 2430 and EE 1210. Studies organization and structuring of the major hardware components of computers. Includes mechanics of information transfer and control within a digital computer system. Introduces computer architecture, machine instruction sets and assembly language programming.
Equivalent Courses:EE 3760, CPE 3760 Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 3899: Social Impacts of Computing (3) Offerings
Covers ethical, social, and societal-impact issues with which computer professionals and users must deal. Sample topics include invasion of privacy, computer crime, intellectual property, software theft, computer security, ethics in the workplace, and the global information society. Class format is a combination of lecture and discussion.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
CSC 3900: Indep Study in Cmptr Science (1-5) Offerings
Independent study and research in an advanced computer science topic. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 3930: Practicum in Computer Science (1-5) Offerings
Practial experience in applied computer science. Examples include academic system support and programming; tutoring, grading and lab preparation; or off-campus work experiences. Includes an assessment of Christian service issues or experiences. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 3940: Internship in Computer Science (1-5) Offerings
Provides a significant learning experience to be obtained in a supervised work-study environment. Typically involves work in systems analysis and design, advanced applications, programming, quality assurance, or end-user support. Includes an assessment of Christian service issues or experiences. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 3950: Topics in Computer Science (1-5) Offerings
Advanced or special interest topics in computer science. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 3960: Project in Computer Science (1-5) Offerings
Independent work on a significant project in computer science. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 4150: Software Engineering (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: CSC 3150. Covers topics in software engineering, including team programming, project planning and management, SDLC (software development life cycle) and software quality assurance. Course requirements include the design and implementation of a team software project.
Equivalent Courses:CPE 4150 Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
CSC 4151: Software Engineering I (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: CSC 3150, and (CSC 2431 or CSC 3221). Explores the technical processes and practice of software engineering. Lecture/discussion topics include the development process, project planning and management, measurement and metrics, and software quality assurance. In this first of a two-quarter team software development sequence, student teams will complete and present the requirements analysis and a prototype of a software system. A final grade will be awarded for this course upon completion of CSC/CPE 4152.
Equivalent Courses:CPE 4151 Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
CSC 4152: Software Engineering II (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: CSC/CPE 4151. This course is a completion of a two-quarter software development experience. Student teams will implement, test and deploy systems they began in CSC 4151. Class time will be primarily devoted to the application of software engineering principles to their project, technical reviews, and formal presentation of the completed system.
Equivalent Courses:CPE 4152 Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
CSC 4210: Theory of Computatn & Algorthm (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: CSC 3310 and 3430. Introduction to theoretical topics in computer science. Includes formal languages, automata and parsing; computational complexity, analysis of algorithms; computability; and program correctness and verification.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 4310: Compiler Design (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: CSC 3310, and (CSC 3750 or CSC/CPE/EE 3760). Studies programming language translation and compiler design concepts; language recognition, symbol table management, semantic analysis, and code generation.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 4350: Advanced Operating Systems (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: CSC 3350 or CPE 3350. Introduces the major functions of operating systems. Covers processes and concurrency; concurrent programming; resource allocation, contention and control; scheduling, memory management, and device management.
Equivalent Courses:CPE 4350 Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 4410: Database Management (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: CSC 3150. Introduces database concepts: data models; data description and data manipulation languages; query facilities; data security, integrity, and reliability; and multi-user database processing. Primary emphasis is on the relational data model. Includes the design and implementation of applications using a relational DBMS.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 4510: Windows Programming (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: CSC 3221. An introduction to programming in the Windows environment, this course covers Graphical User Interfaces; forms programming; controls and messages; database and network resources; Windows services; and comparison of common windowing environments.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 4750: Computer Networks (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: CSC 3750 or CSC 3760 or CPE 3760 or EE 3760. Recommended: CSC 2431. Studies concepts and terminology of computer networks, equipment, and protocols.
Equivalent Courses:CPE 4750 Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 4760: Advanced Computer Architecture (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: CSC 3750 or CSC 3760 or CPE 3760 or EE 3760. Recommended: CSC 2431. Studies the architecture of multiprocessor, pipelined, and parallel computers. Emphasis is placed on principles of parallelism and the architecture of state-of-the-art multiprocessors.
Equivalent Courses:CPE 4760 Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 4800: Adv Issues in Computer Science (3-5) Offerings
An advanced course studying a special interest topic in computer science. Topics and credits may vary between offerings. Computer science minors may take this course with instructor approval. May be repeated for an unlimited number of credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Computer Science, Information Systems Majors only.
CSC 4810: Advanced Issues in Computer (3-5) Offerings
An advanced course studying a special interest topic in computer science. Topics and credits may vary between offerings. Computer science minors may take this course with instructor approval. May be repeated for an unlimited number of credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Computer Science, Information Systems Majors only.
CSC 4898: Senior Capstone in CSC (2) Offerings
This senior capstone course will explore topics and frontiers in the computing sciences, and will review and summarize the educational experience at SPU. Preparation for a career and lifelong learning options in the computing sciences are included. Students will investigate one or more current topic within the computing industry.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Computer Science, Information Systems Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
CSC 4900: Indep Study in Computer Sci (1-5) Offerings
Independent study and research in an advanced computer science topic. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 4930: Practicum in Computer Science (1-5) Offerings
Practial experience in applied computer science. Examples include academic system support and programming; tutoring, grading and lab preparation; or off-campus work experiences. Includes an assessment of Christian service issues or experiences. May be repeated for credit up to 8 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 4940: Internship in Computer Science (1-5) Offerings
Provides a significant learning experience to be obtained in a supervised work-study environment. Typically involves work in systems analysis and design, advanced applications, or systems programming, qaulity assurance, or end-user support. Includes an assessment of Christian service issues or experiences. May be repeated for credit up to 8 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 4950: Topics in Computer Science (1-5) Offerings
An advanced course studying a special interest topic in computer science. Topics and credits may vary between offerings. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Computer Science, Information Systems Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
CSC 4960: Project in Computer Science (1-5) Offerings
Independent work on a significant project in computer science. May be repeated for credit up to 8 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CSC 4970: Directed Resrch in Comp Scienc (2-5) Offerings
The student will conduct research based on a proposal prepared prior to registering for this course. Results of the research will be prepared for presentation at undergraduate or professional symposia. May be repeated for credit up to 8 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Computer Science, Information Systems Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.



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