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Course Schedule for COMPUTER SCIENCE - Spring 2016
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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4032 CPSC-115-01 Introduction to Computing 1.25 LEC Spezialetti,Madalene TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM MECC - 270 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 48
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Computer Science 110 or mathematics skills appropriate for enrolling in a calculus class.
  NOTE: 24 seats are reserved for first-year students
  A fundamental treatment of computer science topics featuring the study of the high-level programming language Python. Topics discussed will include computer architecture, programming languages, and ethical issues involved in computer use. Problem-solving techniques involved in writing programs will be studied, proper style and documentation will be required, and object-oriented program design will be introduced. A required weekly lab will involve an intensive study of programming techniques in Python.
4036 CPSC-115-20 Introduction to Computing 1.25 LAB Spezialetti,Madalene T: 1:30PM-4:10PM MECC - 136 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Computer Science 110 or mathematics skills appropriate for enrolling in a calculus class.
  A fundamental treatment of computer science topics featuring the study of the high-level programming language Python. Topics discussed will include computer architecture, programming languages, and ethical issues involved in computer use. Problem-solving techniques involved in writing programs will be studied, proper style and documentation will be required, and object-oriented program design will be introduced. A required weekly lab will involve an intensive study of programming techniques in Python.
4037 CPSC-115-21 Introduction to Computing 1.25 LAB Miyazaki,Takunari W: 1:15PM-3:55PM MECC - 136 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Computer Science 110 or mathematics skills appropriate for enrolling in a calculus class.
  A fundamental treatment of computer science topics featuring the study of the high-level programming language Python. Topics discussed will include computer architecture, programming languages, and ethical issues involved in computer use. Problem-solving techniques involved in writing programs will be studied, proper style and documentation will be required, and object-oriented program design will be introduced. A required weekly lab will involve an intensive study of programming techniques in Python.
4038 CPSC-203-01 Math Foundatns of Comput 1.00 LEC Miyazaki,Takunari MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM MC - 307 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Computer Science 110, or mathematics skills appropriate for enrolling in a calculus class.
  An introduction to the principles of logic and discrete mathematics required in the study of computer science. Topics covered may include: propositional and predicate logic and their relationship to general proof techniques used in computing and correctness proofs of programs; mathematical induction applied to recursion and recurrence relations; set theory with an emphasis on infinite sets used in computing; counting principles useful in analyzing graphs and trees; relations and functions and their relationship to databases and functional programming languages. Computer programs will be used to explore concepts examined in the course.
4033 CPSC-215-01 Data Structures & Algorithms 1.25 LEC Yoon,Peter A. WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM LSC - AUD NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 42
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Computer Science 115L.
  A study of data structures and algorithms using a high-level programming language. The basic data structures (lists, stacks, queues, trees, and files) and basic algorithms (searching, sorting, and file management) will be introduced and implemented. Data and procedural abstraction, software design principles, and the analysis of the complexity of algorithms will be discussed. Details related to programming will be covered in a required weekly lab.
4035 CPSC-215-20 Data Structures & Algorithms 1.25 LAB Yoon,Peter A. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM MECC - 136 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Computer Science 115L.
  A study of data structures and algorithms using a high-level programming language. The basic data structures (lists, stacks, queues, trees, and files) and basic algorithms (searching, sorting, and file management) will be introduced and implemented. Data and procedural abstraction, software design principles, and the analysis of the complexity of algorithms will be discussed. Details related to programming will be covered in a required weekly lab.
5366 CPSC-215-21 Data Structures & Algorithms 1.25 LAB Yoon,Peter A. M: 6:30PM-9:00PM MECC - 136 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Computer Science 115L.
  A study of data structures and algorithms using a high-level programming language. The basic data structures (lists, stacks, queues, trees, and files) and basic algorithms (searching, sorting, and file management) will be introduced and implemented. Data and procedural abstraction, software design principles, and the analysis of the complexity of algorithms will be discussed. Details related to programming will be covered in a required weekly lab.
4926 CPSC-219-01 Theory of Computation 1.00 LEC Miyazaki,Takunari MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM MC - 307 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Computer Science 115L and Computer Science 203
  A selection of topics intended to serve as an introduction to formal languages and automata theory. The topics will be chosen from among finite state machines, pushdown automata, Turing machines, the Chomsky language hierarchy and related questions of computability.
5209 CPSC-316-01 Found Programming Lang 1.00 LEC Yoon,Peter A. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM MECC - 136 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Computer Science 215L and Computer Science 203 (or concurrent enrollment in 203).
  A study of the organization, specification, and behavior of programming languages. The course will focus on five different programming language paradigms: imperative, object-oriented, functional, logic, and concurrent. Programming assignments using example languages from each of these paradigms will be required. Emphasis will be placed on learning C++, PROLOG, and LISP in a Unix environment. Other topics covered include language syntax, control structures, objects, and functions.
5045 CPSC-375-01 High-Performance Computing 1.00 LEC Bradley,Peter C. R: 6:30PM-9:00PM MECC - 136 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Computer Science 215L, Computer Science 275L, and Mathematics 131.
  This course will introduce various programming models and techniques for multiprocessors. Students will design, implement, and evaluate parallel algorithms for solving complex problems that demand high computational speed. Topics covered include parallel machine architecture, analysis of parallel algorithms, load balancing, and various parallel algorithms including sorting, searching, linear systems, and image processing.
4250 CPSC-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Independent work to develop maturity and initiative in the solution of a problem in the area of the student's special interests. This course may require concurrent registration in Computer Science 403 or 404. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
4034 CPSC-404-01 Computer Science Seminar 0.50 SEM Spezialetti,Madalene R: 1:30PM-2:45PM MECC - 152 WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Students engaged in research (Computer Science 419) or independent study (Computer Science 399) and senior exercise students will meet with computer science faculty for oral presentations and critical discussions of journal papers, research plans, and research progress. Seniors using this course to satisfy the senior exercise requirement will be expected to complete a research or design project and make a formal presentation on its results to the seminar. The project may be an extension or revision of a project conducted in one of their other major courses.
4251 CPSC-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
4252 CPSC-499-01 Senior Project Part 2 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course is comprised of a research or implementation project and a final written report. This course is required for all senior computer science majors. Students must locate a project adviser and must submit a preliminary proposal to the project adviser by the last day of classes in the spring semester of the junior year. In addition to the proposal, submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for each semester of this year-long project. The course credits are considered pending in the first semester and will be awarded upon completion of the second semester.