December 2009

COMPUTER ORGANIZATION

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
CSCI
Course Number: 
3453

Introduction to organizing and structuring hardware components of computers and the mechanics of
information transfer and control. Prerequisite: CSCI 2543 or CSCI 2643. 3 hours

COMPUTER SCIENCE SPECIAL TOPICS

Number of Hours: 
1-4
Course Category: 
CSCI
Course Number: 
3880

Special topics in computer science. 1-4 hours (may be repeated for a total of 6 hours).

DATA BASE DESIGN

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
CSCI
Course Number: 
4053

Fundamental concepts of database design and management, including relational, network, and hierarchical database systems. Prerequisites: CSCI 2353 and CSCI 3143. 3 hours

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
CSCI
Course Number: 
4143

Introduction to structure and facilities of procedure-oriented programming languages. Several languages will be presented to demonstrate capabilities. Prerequisites: CSCI 2143, CSCI 2343, and CSCI 3143. 3 hours

FILE ORGANIZATION

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
CSCI
Course Number: 
2353

File processing concepts, alternative file organization including sequential, indexed, and relative. Programming solution of practical business applications using alternate file organization methods. Prerequisite: CSCI 2343. 3 hours

ALGORITHM ANALYSIS

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
CSCI
Course Number: 
4143

Fundamental algorithms, including sorting, searching, string processing, graph algorithms, mathematical
algorithms, and NP-complete problems. Prerequisite: CSCI 3143. 3 hours

SYSTEM ANALYSIS & DESIGN

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
CSCI
Course Number: 
2443

Principles, techniques, and procedures for analyzing, designing, and implementing systems for information management and application of business programs and database systems for implementation of representative systems. Prerequisite: CSCI 2353. 3 hours

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
CSCI
Course Number: 
4163

Development of software as an engineering product which requires planning, analysis, design, implementation, and testing. Prerequisite: CSCI 2243 and junior- or senior-level standing. 3 hours

PRACTICUM IN PRINT MEDIA

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
COMM
Course Number: 
3333

Practicum in advanced reporting, editing, layout, photography, advertising, and business management, print production, circulation. Practicum prepares student for role as newspaper editor. Prerequisites: COMM 2313, COMM 2323, and PHOT 1023. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours with change in duties. 3 hours.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
COMM
Course Number: 
3513

Study of evolution of public relations as a profession and basic theories about public opinion, public relations research and writing, developing and maintaining effective relationships with various publics, types of public relations communication, ethical and legal issues, and crisis management. Emphasis on applying theory to practice. Assignments typically include creation of public relations materials for major class project, analysis of case studies, and paper on legal/ethical issues. Prerequisite: COMM 2313 or permission of instructor. 3 hours.