Computer Science (COSC)

COSC 1336  Programming Fundamentals I  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of structured programming. Topics include software development methodology, data types, control structures, functions, arrays, and the mechanics of running, testing, and debugging. This course assumes computer literacy. This course is included in the Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7
Course Type: Academic

COSC 1337  Programming Fundamentals II  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course focuses on the object-oriented programming paradigm, emphasizing the definition and use of classes along with fundamentals of object-oriented design. The course includes basic analysis of algorithms, searching and sorting techniques, and an introduction to software engineering processes. Students will apply techniques for testing and debugging software. (This course is included in the Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science.)

Course Type: Academic

COSC 2325  Computer Organization  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 2 Lab)  

The organization of computer systems is introduced using assembly language. Topics include basic concepts of computer architecture and organization, memory hierarchy, data types, computer arithmetic, control structures, interrupt handling, instruction sets, performance metrics, and the mechanics of testing and debugging computer systems. Embedded systems and device interfacing are introduced. This course is included in the Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science. Algebra level competency is suggested to succeed in this class.

Prerequisite(s): COSC 1336 and COSC 1337 or department chair approval
Course Type: Academic

COSC 2336  Programming Fundamentals III  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course explores further applications of programming techniques, introducing the fundamental concepts of data structures and algorithms. Topics include data structures (including stacks, queues, linked lists, hash tables, trees, and graphs), searching, sorting, recursion, and algorithmic analysis. Programs will be implemented in an appropriate object oriented language. (This course is included in the Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science.)

Prerequisite(s): COSC 1337 or department chair approval
Course Type: Academic