Courses for Minor in Applied Computing

Course Description:

ACC 432 Accounting Information Systems credit 3 hrs. (Spring)
A computerized study of systems design, application, internal control, auditing the system, and system security

ART 133 Introduction to Digital Design credit 3 hrs. (Fall and Spring)
Introduction to the Macintosh computer as a tool for image making. Reinforcement of design elements and principles via the computer.

ART 236 Visual Communication (Designated Service Learning Course) credit 3 hrs. (Spring)
Use of the design process to solve graphic design problems in a variety of formats. (Prerequisites: Art 121, Art 122, and Art 133, or consent of instructor.)

ART 433 Digital Illustration (Designated Service Learning Course) credit 3 hrs. (Fall)
Instruction covers solving illustration problems on the computer, and turning out professional digital work. (Prerequisite: Art 331.)

CSC 131 Introduction to Computers credit 3 hrs. (Spring / Fall)
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 236 Business Programming credit 3 hrs. (Spring)
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 239 Introduction to Multimedia Computing credit 3 hrs. (Spring / Fall)
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.

CSC 335 File Organization and Processing credit 3 hrs. (Fall)
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 338 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence credit 3 hrs. (Spring)
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.

CSC 434 Database Management credit 3 hrs. (Spring)
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.

CSC 438 Simulation and Modeling credit 3 hrs. (Spring)
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.

CSC 439 Special Topics in Computer Science credit 3 hrs. (Fall)
This course covers advanced topics in computer science

MASS 234 Reporting for New Media credit 3 hrs. (Spring)
As traditional media move to the Internet, the way journalists work has begun to change. This class will look at how the Internet is changing journalism. Students will study how to merge their writing, interviewing skills, collecting reliable information quickly, and legal considerations - such as the state of copyright and First Amendment Law and the ethics of journalists.

MASS 431 Digital Imaging Technology credit 3 hrs. (Fall)
This is an advanced photography course. The format, digital imaging, is taught through the use of digital cameras, both still and video, digitizing equipment, and photographic editing software. Permission of Instructor required.

MASS 436 Research Methods in Mass Communication (special section) credit 3 hrs. (Spring)
This special course will allow students that are not listed in the regular course offering. This special course will allow students to conduct in-depth exploration of a given topic. It may be repeated with departmental permission, provided the topic is different.

MATH 336 Discrete Mathematics credit 3 hrs. (Spring)
The course covers logic, prepositional logic, predicate logic, proof techniques, mathematical induction, recursion analysis algorithms, recurrence relations, sets and combinations, principle of inclusion and exclusion, permutation and combinations, generating functions, graphs and trees, binary relations and Warshall's algorithm, decision trees, and Hamiltonian circuits, minimal spanning tree.

MATH 431 Numerical Analysis I credit 3 hrs. (Fall)
This course covers interpolation; approximations; numerical differentiation and integration.

MATH 432 Numerical Analysis II credit 3 hrs. (Spring)
This course covers numerical techniques in linear algebra. Numerical solution of transcendental equations, systems of linear equations, Milne's method, Runge-Kutta method, modeling of continuous discrete systems, approximation to computer based functions, and Pade’s approximation.

MATH 435 Statistical Methods credit 3 hrs. (Fall)
This course is designed to give the students the fundamental ideas of statistical analysis that is not necessarily in a mathematically rigorous fashion. The logic of statistical procedure will be developed without resorting to mathematical derivations or proofs. It is hoped that they will motivate students in pursuing further studies in statistics. The course will cover random variables and their distributions; samples and sampling distributions, sampling and nonsampling errors; estimation, determination of the sample size, use of statistical software packages; hypothesis testing, relationship between hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation; hypothesis concerning the population variance and standard deviation; hypothesis testing two populations; analysis of variance, simple regression and correlation, multiple correlation and regression; nonparametric statistics; statistical decision making.

MGT 332 Business Information Systems credit 3 hrs. (Spring)
Provides an understanding of the importance of computer-based information in the success of the firm. Emphasis is on the role of information systems within each of the functional areas of business. Major concepts include data management and decision support.

MKT 339 Internet Marketing credit 3 hrs. (Fall)
Students will learn how to use the internet to enhance the marketing strategies of organizations. Students are expected to understand how to develop an internet marketing plan. The course will utilize online computer exercises to introduce website design and development.

MUS 211E Electronic/Computer Music credit 1 hrs.
This course is designed as a computer competency for Music Majors through the introduction to computer music notation software and midi interface technology. (Prerequisite: Music Majors Only.)

MUS 321 Concert Recording credit 2 hrs.
The course is an introduction to the concepts of the live concert recording. Microphone selection, characteristics, and placement, as well as the acoustic problems encountered in concert halls and other performing environments will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to apply the lecture material by recording rehearsals and student recitals.

MUS 435 Scoring for Film and Multimedia credit 3 hrs.
Addressing the matrix of directorial vision and visual, narrative, and dramatic world of flm, this course will examine a broad range of musical approaches and those requirements necessary for composing music for flm and multimedia. Cultural, cinematic, and musical codes will be discussed and critiqued through critical analyses of seminar scores, scoring assignments, and collaborative director/composer interactions.

MUS 440 Music Industry Internship credit 3 hrs.
Students will be assigned to studios and/or other corporate environments for on-the-job training. (Prerequisite: graduating senior.)


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