AC 389 Accounting Information Systems Development, Operation, and Control. Introduction to the operation and development of accounting information systems, e-business applications, networking, and controls.
AEM 249 Algorithm Development and Implementation. (2-0) 2 hours.
Algorithm development, numerical solution of engineering problems, and structured problem solving in C++.
AMS 445 The “Good War.” 3 hours. Examination of selected topics from the American experience during the Second World War. Topics include the Homefront, the Holocaust, race relations, the emergence of American air power, and the impact of the war on American memory and postwar American society.
ANT 405 Culture, Mind, and Behavior. 3 hours. Cultural and linguistic basis of cognitive organization, systems of folk classifications, and collection and analysis of data of shared cultural and social information.
CE 452 Traffic Safety and Transportation Security. (3-0) 3 hours.
Introduction to traffic safety techniques: site identification, data gathering and analysis, accident reconstruction, safety treatment selection, resource prioritization, and design projects.
CE 453 Intelligent Transportation Systems (3) Three Hours.
Introduction to the key components and definitions of intelligent transportation systems; advanced user services; legal, institutional and planning issues; system architecture, and system design/construction.
CS 202 Introduction to the Information Highway. (3-0) 3 hours. Introduces the student to the basic principles of the information highway. Students will be exposed to different network information tools such as electronic mail, network news, gophers, the World Wide Web, Mosaic, and commercial information services.
CS 302 Computerized Database Systems. (3-0) 3 hours.
An introduction to commercial database packages. Students will gain familiarity with both creating and using standard database software packages to solve real-world problems.
CS 315 Software Engineering. (3-0) 3 hours.
Introduction to software engineering, the software crisis, program life cycle, software systems analysis techniques, software modeling, theory and practice of design, program testing methodologies, programmer team organization, and program verification and synthesis.
CS 340 Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing. (3-0) 3 hours.
By way of case study, the course finds and frames issues related to legal and ethical issues in computing. Topics include privacy, free speech, intellectual property, security, and software reliability and liability issues.
CS 360 Data Structures and Algorithms (4-0) 4 hours.
Basic concepts of data, linear lists, strings, arrays, trees, graphs, and the related storage of representations and structures. Applications include expression conversion, sorting, searching, and dynamic storage allocation.
CS 375 Programming Using a Visual Environment. (3-0) 3 hours.
Design and construction of programs using the Visual Basic programming environment. This course is designed for students majoring in MIS.
CS 438 Computer Communications and Networks (also ECE 406). (3-0) 3 hours.
The study of the issues related to computer communications. Topics include physical topologies, switching, error detection and correction, routing, congestion control, and connection management for global networks (such as the Internet) and local area networks (such as Ethernet). In addition, network programming and applications will be considered.
CS 440 Ethical and Societal Issues in Computer Science. (3-0) 3 hours.
The course looks at social, legal, and ethical aspects of computing, and presents the student with an overall framework of computing-related disciplines and culture. Includes computer crime issues (hackers, viruses, worms); other legal issues (software patents, copyrights, product liability, etc.); and computing risks and privacy implications.*
CS 465 Artificial Intelligence. (3-0) 3 hours.
Introduction to the theory of games and to artificial intelligence, with emphasis on heuristic programming. Design of games, recognition of patterns, and proving of theorems.
CS 466 Information Systems. (3-0) 3 hours.
Design and implementation of information systems, and analysis of data- and information-processing concepts. Includes information systems developing methodology. (Credit for this course will not be applied to the requirements for a computer science degree.)
CS 470 Introduction to Computer Algorithms. (3-0) 3 hours.
Construction of efficient algorithms for computer implementation.
CS 480 Computer Simulations. (3-0) 3 hours.
Introduction to simulation and use of computer simulation models; simulation methodology, including generation of random numbers and variates, model design, and analysis of data generated by simulation experiments.
CJ 325. Cyber Crime. 3 sem. hrs. This course will introduce students to the traditional and contemporary forms of cyber crime, including hacking, insider threat, Internet child pornography use, cyber bullying, and cyber terrorism. Not only will students learn how computers can be either the target or tool in cyber crimes, this course will examine such crimes from both social and behavioral science perspectives, such as the personality traits associated with computer deviance. Finally, this course will provide a general overview of the digital forensic investigation as well as the analysis of digital evidence. No prior knowledge in any of these areas is required.
CJ 482 Criminal Justice Information Systems. 3 hours. Critical study of and original research in data processing applications of use in criminal justice; technological and other developments, equipment and methods, and staff studies.
CJ 423. Issues in Homeland Security . 3 sem. hrs. The course will offer an overview of the United States Department of Homeland Security from its initiation to present day, and the wide range of issues that the department influences, both policy and operational. Additionally, how the United States Department of Homeland Security interacts with state, local, and tribal governments, or law enforcement agencies.
EC 410 Law and Economics. 3 hours.
This course will use the tools of economic analysis to analyze public policy issues and to explore the intersections between the law and economics.
EC 444 The Political Economy of Terrorism. 3 hours.
Rational actor models applied to the study of terrorism. Empirical examination of the economic impact of terrorism and of the effectiveness of anti-terrorism policies.
GY 155 Freshman Seminar: Emerging Global Issues. 3 hours.
Analysis of selected contemporary global issues and forces that shape our local communities and the world in which we live, including population, natural resources, agriculture, environmental change, and terrorism.
GY 204. Map & Air Photo Interpretation. 4 sem. hrs. Three hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory period. Fundamentals of map reading and interpretation.
GY 317. Natural Hazards. 3 sem. hrs. Examination of the causes, consequences, and spatial distribution of climatic, geomorphic, and human-induced natural hazards.
GY 330. Computr Mapping Graphics. 4 sem. hrs. Three hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory period. Introduction to computer graphics and their application in both the natural and social sciences, with special emphasis on mapping. Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.
HY 482. War & Religion in the West. 3 sem. hrs. This course examines the complex interrelationships between religion and armed conflict in the Western tradition from the ancient world into modern times. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.
MATH 432. Graph Theory & Applictns. 3 sem. hrs. Survey of several of the main ideas of general theory with applications to network theory. Topics include oriented and nonoriented linear graphs, spanning trees, branching and connectivity, accessibility, planar graphs, networks and flows, matching, and applications.
NEW 273 Social Science I: Social Issues and Ethics. 4 hours. This seminar is designed to develop an awareness of the methodologies and concerns of the social sciences in a comprehensive and theme-oriented experience. The primary focus is on the nature of inquiry, models for the analysis of change and ethical issues, and the place of ethical issues in the social sciences and society.
NEW 443. Science & Technology. 4 sem. hrs. The course teaches scientific concepts (time and laws of thermodynamics, change, measurement, reality, etc.) as they relate to the various sciences (anthropology, mathematics, etc.). The relationship of science and technology to the environment of the Earth’s surface is stressed.
NEW 473 Social Science II : Globalization. 4 hours. This course examines the relationship between the global and the local, using world folk craft (for example, pottery) as a point of focus. The functions of creativity in industrialized and nonindustrialized societies are explored through a combination of reading, research, discussion, and studio experiences.
NEW 474 Social Science II : Survival. 4 hours. In this seminar, students study the nature of human and societal survival under extreme conditions. Topics range from issues of a global nature to violent crime, prejudice, and disease. Causes, effects, and possible solutions are all considered.
PHL 440. Seminar on Law. 3 sem. hrs. This is a course covering a specialized advanced topic in specific jurisprudence. Specific jurisprudence deals with issues relevant to one area of law or legal system. Example topics are issues in criminal punishment, debates over the proper way to interpret the U.S. Constitution, and the dilemmas of privacy law. The Professor will determine the specific topic each semester the course is offered. It requires writing proficiency in philosophy in order to pass and requires students to draft sustained philosophical arguments.
PH 434. Digital Electronics. 3 sem. hrs. Theory and practical application of digital integrated circuits, including gates, flip-flops, counters, latches, and displays. Computer data acquisition and control using LabView and A/D and D/A fundamentals.
PSC 435. War And Peace. 3 sem. hrs. Study of the causes of war at the individual, societal and international levels of analysis with particular emphasis on international relations research using the scientific method.
PSC 441. Terrorism. 3 sem. hrs. Explores the definition and dynamics of domestic and international terrorism, terrorist ideas and terrorist organization, and the political problems of suppressing terrorism.
PSC 442. Internatl Conflict. 3 sem. hrs. Examination of the various kinds of violent conflicts in which nation-states become involved.
PSC 443. Comparative Pub Policy. 3 sem. hrs. Analysis of domestic policy in advanced industrialized democracies, looking at both policy process and policy substance. Attention will be given to the questions of how and why policies differ across countries, and how one might evaluate policy performance cross-nationally. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.
PSC 444. International Organizations. 3 sem. hrs An examination of the essential structures and processes in international organizations, both governmental and nongovernmental, and their roles in the area of global security, economy, and social welfare. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.
PSC 446. Political Economy of Security. 3 sem. hrs The course will cover a variety of topics that link security and political economy. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.
PY 368. Intro To Personality. 3 sem. hrs. A study of theories that represent the psychoanalytic, neopsychoanalytic, trait, life span, humanistic, cognitive, behavioral and social-learning approaches to understanding human behavior. Clinical and experimental data are used to evaluate representative personality theories.
PY 377. Psych Law And Justice. 3 sem. hrs. Psychological interpretations of criminality, treatment of offenders, and the roles of psychologists and psychological issues in the justice system.
AC 334. Introduction to Fraud Risk Management. 3 sem. hrs. This course provides a basic overview of fraud risk management in business, including the global fraud problem, fraud risk identification, assessment, prevention, detection, and follow-up.
EC 389 Computerized Management Information Systems (also FI 389). 3 hours.
Introduction to the components of computerized management information systems and applications of computer-based systems to business decisions.
EC 400 Analysis of Economic Conditions at the Micro/Macro Levels. 3 hours. Uses basic economic theory to assess real-world business and economic conditions at the micro and macro levels.
EC 410. Law And Economics. 3 sem. hrs. This course will use the tools of economic analysis to analyze public policy issues and to explore the intersections between the law and economics. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.
EC 444. Political Economy of Terrorism. 3 sem. hrs. Rational actor models applied to the study of terrorism. Empirical examination of the economic impact of terrorism and of the effectiveness of anti-terrorism policies.
EC 473. Games and Decisions. 3 sem. hrs. An introduction to game theory with emphasis on application. Game theory is a toolbox for analyzing situations where decision makers influence one another.
MIS 310. Applied Organizational Information Technologies. 3 sem. hrs. Students learn the IS development process and how to leverage underlying organizational IT components. Provides non-technology major students with the essentials of how IS are developed and used. Emphasis is on databases, data networks, mobile computing, and decision support.
MIS 320. Applicatn & Informtn Architect. 3 sem. hrs. The study and application of software engineering, application patterns, and file structures. Students design, construct, and test software structures for effective information management.
MIS 330. Database Administration. 3 sem. hrs. Logical data modeling, RDBMS, and their use in the business enterprise are presented. Topics include anomalies/normalization, database-connections performance, n-tier architecture, query operations, stored processes and integrity triggers, and Web applications.
MIS 340. Data Com in a Global Environ.. 3 sem. hrs. Enabling international exchange of digital data to support business operations. Cultural, legal, security and operational requirements coupled with international standards evaluated in multiple network architectural configurations supporting transactional knowledge workers, e-business and e-commerce applications.
MIS 430. Systems Analysis & Design I. 3 sem. hrs. Intermediate-level skills in systems analysis and design techniques are presented. Emphasis is placed on systems development and delivery tools, methods, standards, and processes.
MKT 310. Principles of Social Media. 3 sem. hrs. A survey of interactive, electronic media and technology that enable organizations to 1) acquire products, services and materials from suppliers, 2) market goods and services to customers, 3) allow members of the organization to communicate with each other, and 4) monitor the external environment. Students develop e-commerce-related skills to design and execute a firm’s marketing efforts, including Web project management, electronic market development and management, Web-enabled selling, and other emerging areas of marketing.
AEM 249. Algorithm Devl Implementation. 0,2 sem. hrs. Algorithm development, numerical solution of engineering problems, and structured problem solving in C++.
CE 458. Traffic Engineering. 3 sem. hrs. Vehicle operating characteristics, traffic flow, geometric design of road and intersections, and methods of traffic control.
CS 202. Intro to the Internet. 0,3 sem. hrs. Introduces the student to the fundamentals of the internet and web page design and development. Students will be shown how to use the internet, text editors, and build basic web pages using HMTL coding. This will include, but not be limited to hyperlinks, tables, basic CSS styling, frames and forms. The student will also be given demonstrations and assignments using a WYSIWYG editor.
CS 340. Legal & Ethical Issues in Comp. 3 sem. hrs. By way of case study, the course finds and frames issues related to legal and ethical issues in computing. Topics include privacy, free speech, intellectual property, security, and software reliability and liability issues. Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.
CS 345. Advanced Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing. 3 sem. hrs. Using case study and fact pattern analysis, students will find and frame legal and ethical issues presented by past, contemporary and emerging technology. Students will engage in service learning to enhance their sense of civic responsibility.
CS 350. Programming III: Java. 2 sem. hrs. The third course in programming that builds upon the concepts covered in CS 250 and transitions to the Java programming language. The emphasis is on building larger projects using production languages and development environments. Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.
CS 351. Programming III: C++. 2 sem. hrs. The third course in programming that builds upon the concepts covered in CS 250 and transitions to the C++ programming language. The emphasis is on building larger projects using production languages and development environments. Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.
CS 352. Programming III: C. 2 sem. hrs. The third course in programming that builds upon the concepts covered in CS 250 and transitions to the C programming language. The emphasis is on building larger projects using production languages and development environments.
CS 360. Data Structures & Algorithms. 4 sem. hrs. Basic concepts of data, linear lists, strings, arrays, trees, graphs, and the related storage of representations and structures. Applications include expression conversion, sorting, searching and dynamic storage allocation. Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.
CS 385. Prototyping In Visual Environm. 3 sem. hrs. Design and construction of standard user interfaces using a visual programming environment. Course includes the prototyping of several standard user interface mechanisms. Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.
CS 428. Computer Security. 2 sem. hrs. An examination of computer security concepts, such as cryptographic tools, user authentication, access control, database security, intrusion detection, malicious software, denial of service, firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, trusted computing and multilevel security, buffer overflow, software security, physical and infrastructure security, human factors, and security auditing.
CS 440. Computers, Ethics and Society. 3 sem. hrs. Social, legal, and ethical aspects of computing: privacy, free speech, intellectual property, crimes, the work place, risks, and professional ethics and responsibilities. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.
ENGR 111. Engineering for the Future. 1 sem. hr. An introduction to the discipline of engineering and what the future of the field will involve. Focus is on developing and understanding of the discipline, the contributions that the discipline will make to society in the future and career opportunities for students in the field.
ECE 380. Digital Logic. 0,4 sem. hrs. Number systems, Boolean algebra, logic functions and gates, design of combinational logic systems, flip-flops, design of synchronous sequential systems, and iterative networks. Includes laboratory experiments.
ECE 383. Microcomputers. 0,4 sem. hrs. Microprocessors, microcontrollers, assembly-language programming, interrupts, polling and hardware interfaces. Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.
ECE 479. Digital Control Systems. 3 sem. hrs. Frequency and time methods in discrete time control systems; sampling of continuous-time signals, stability, transform design techniques, and state variable analysis and design techniques.
ECE 480. Digital Systems Design. 3 sem. hrs. Digital systems design with hardware description languages, programmable implementation technologies, electronic design automation design flows, design considerations and constraints, design for test, system-on-a-chip designs, IP cores, reconfigurable computing and digital system design examples and applications.
ECE 481. Digital Systems Design Lab. 1 sem. hr. Logic design and simulation via hardware description languages, use of electronic design automation tools, and CPU design.
ME 372. Dynamic Systems. 3 sem. hrs. An introduction to the modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems. The course takes the student from initial modeling through analysis of the system response and finally into the control of the system. Specific systems include mechanical devices, electrical circuits, and electromechanical systems. Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.