UST Course Descriptions
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COMSC 1000 - Computer Science Elective: Lower Division
Computer Science
Transfer credit - lower division elective.


COMSC 1322 - Fortran Programming
Computer Science



COMSC 1330 - Microcmptr Graphics And Sound
Computer Science
Microcmptr Graphics And Sound


COMSC 1340 - Strctrd Microcmptr Prgrm
Computer Science



COMSC 1360 - Adv Structd Prog In Pascal
Computer Science



COMSC 1450 - Introduction to Programming and Computer Science
Computer Science
Students will learn to analyze computational problems and develop solutions to them as algorithms. The algorithms will be implemented in Python, a modern programming language. Students will learn the fundamental principles of computer science, basic hardware and software components of a computer system, computational thinking, basic algorithms, and programming. Students will get hands-on experience in problem solving by designing, writing, testing and debugging Python programs.


COMSC 1451 - Object Oriented Programming
Computer Science
Software is everywhere, including enterprise systems, mobile devices, avionics, sensors, and big data. This course focuses on Object Oriented Programming (Java) and its key concepts: object, classes, encapsulation, abstraction, polymorphism, and inheritance. In addition, topics such as generics, interfaces, threads and events/listeners complement the software development process.


COMSC 1460 - Computing for Engineering and Science
Computer Science
Students will learn to solve engineering/science problems using the MATLAB computing environment. Variables, arrays, conditional statements, loops, functions, and plots are covered in a project-based style. At the end of the course, students should be able to use MATLAB in their own work.


COMSC 2351 - Data Structures
Computer Science
Continuation of COMSC 1351: Introduction to abstract data types, records, linked lists, stacks, queues and trees and graphs; recursion; analysis of algorithms; additional sorting and searching techniques. Prerequisites: COMSC 1351


COMSC 3000 - Computer Science Elective: Upper Division
Computer Science
Transfer credit - upper division elective.


COMSC 3365 - Organization of Computer Programming Languages
Computer Science
The organization of programming languages with emphasis on language semantics; language definition, data types, and control structures of various languages. Principles of object oriented and functional programming and the translation and execution of programs. Prerequisite: COMSC 1351


COMSC 3371 - Introduction to Data Analytics
Computer Science
Data analytics is a process that turns data into usable information for answering questions. This course will introduce the process of acquiring, managing and analyzing data. Readily available real-world data sets will be analyzed using supervised and unsupervised learning methods.


COMSC 3372 - Data Visualization
Computer Science
Appropriate visualizations of data are a key to revealing patterns and communicating important findings in research. This course will build on statistical and analytical thinking by emphasizing the role and use of visualizations in the analysis of data. Theories, techniques and software for managing, exploring, analyzing, displaying and communicating information about various types of data will be introduced. Visualizations will be produced using readily available real-world data sets. Prerequisites: MATH 2435, or MATH 3332, or MATH 3450, or PSYC 3433, or instructor approval.


COMSC 3375 - Database Systems
Computer Science
Organization concepts and terminology of data models and the underlying data structures needed to support them. Thorough presentation of the relational database management system including an introduction to SQL programming, normalization and database design. Introduction to the programming interface to databases. Prerequisite: junior standing; COMSC 1450.


COMSC 3385 - Computer Architecture
Computer Science
Introduction to digital logic, machine representation of data, assembly programming, processor design, memory organization, and interface communication. Prerequisite: COMSC 1351.


COMSC 4191 - Internship
Computer Science



COMSC 4193 - Special Topic in Computer Science
Computer Science
Systematic analysis and discussion of selected topics of contemporary and current interest.


COMSC 4291 - Internship
Computer Science



COMSC 4292 - Special Topics in Computer Science
Computer Science
Topics of special interest chosen by the instructor. Prerequisite: COMSC 2351.


COMSC 4320 - Operating Systems
Computer Science
A study of concurrency, process scheduling, memory management, security and device management. Topics in syste support for parellelism, virtualization and reliability. Prerequisite: COMSC 3385


COMSC 4330 - Human and Social Factors
Computer Science
Topics include human interaction with computers, user interface design, professional ethics, sustainability, security policy, computer crime and law, and history of computing. Prerequisite:COMSC 2351


COMSC 4340 - Computer Networks
Computer Science
An introduction to the design and analysis of computer communication networks. Topics included application layer protocols, Internet protocols, network interfaces, local and wide area networks, wireless networks, bridging and routing, and current topics. Prerequisites: COMSC 1351


COMSC 4345 - Foundations of Data Science
Computer Science
Data science is an emerging discipline whose main goal is extracting information and knowledge from datasets and using it for decision-making, answering questions, or understanding phenomena. The fundamentals of Data Science will be studied from three perspectives; 1) as a collection of disciplines: exploring the interconnections between computing, mathematics, statistics, visualization, and other domains; 2) as a process: learning the life cycle in a data science project; and 3) understanding its computational foundation. This course also addresses the potential negative impact algorithms can have on people and society.


COMSC 4350 - System Development Project
Computer Science
This course is intended as a capstone. Topics include software project management, software design, reliability, verification and validation. The course includes the team development of a software system. Prerequisite: senior standing


COMSC 4392 - Special Topics in Computer Science
Computer Science
Topics of special interest chosen by the instructor. Prerequisite: COMSC 2351.


COMSC 4393 - Special Projects with Department Chair Approval
Computer Science
Upper-division treatment of selected topics of mutual interest to the faculty member and students. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Chair.




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