South Carolina is on track to need over 60,000 IT jobs in the next decade. Information technology has become a primary driver of nearly all industries. Applied Computing is a brand new multidisciplinary minor offered to all Benedict College students. The minor will allow students from a variety of majors to master high‐demand computer skills that complement their fields of study.

Fundamental Courses:

All tracks of the minor begin with the following two fundamental courses:

CSc 131 Introduction to Computers credit 3 hrs.
Provides a general overview of the history, impact, and general use of computers.  Basic computer concepts and data management are explored with emphasis on the applications of computers in the different disciplines.

CSc 239 Introduction to Multimedia Computing credit 3 hrs.
This course explores basic concepts of multimedia applications including text, graphics, sound, animation and the integration of these components. Topics include web page design, testing, uploading
and maintaining the applications. Programming languages include HTML(5), CSS and Java Script. 

Multidisciplinary Tracks:

And there will be two major tracks designed for students major in School of STEM and the School of Business & Economics. All students will have the freedom to choose one of the following two tracks:

Information Technology Track (School of STEM)

It's designed to apply practical information technology in different science areas such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.

CSC338 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence   credit 3 hrs.
This course is an introduction to artificial intelligence. The course will cover the history, theory, and computational methods of artificial intelligence. Basic concepts include representation of knowledge and computational methods for reasoning. One or two application areas will be studied, to be selected from expert systems, robotics, computer vision, natural language understanding, and planning.

CSC438 Simulation and Modeling  credit 3 hrs.
This course is an introduction to simulation and modeling techniques. It will focus on introducing and applying simulation and modeling techniques and software applications to different STEM areas.

CSC439 Special Topics in Computer Science   credit 3 hrs.
This course covers advanced topics in computer science

Other course candidates are: (students may select one 3 credit hrs course from this group)

CSc 236 Business Programming
This course will introduce the concept of business programming. It will show students how today’s industry pressures and business challenges mandate renewal of the contract between organizations and their IT assets and people. And it illustrates how a service-oriented approach to IT can help organizations go through the necessary transformation.

CSc 335 File Organization and Processing
Presented are characteristics and utilization of a variety of storage devices; sequential, direct and index sequential access; using inverted files; file maintenance techniques; and external sorting.

CSc 434 Data Base Management
This is the study of organization and design of database systems. Database models and fundamentals of database design are introduced. Topics include database structure and processing, with emphasis on relational database and SQL.

Management Information Track (School of Business)

Related Courses:
Acc 432 Accounting Information Systems credit 3 hrs. (Not for Accounting Major)
Mgt 332 Business Information Systems credit 3 hrs.
Mkt 339 Internet Marketing credit 3 hrs.

Other course candidates are: (students may select one 3 or 6 credit hrs course from this group)
CSc 236 Business Programming
CSc 335 File Organization and Processing
CSc 434 Data Base Management


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