Aug 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Course Descriptions

All undergraduate courses offered by the university are listed. Not all of the courses listed are offered within a single academic year. A listing of the courses offered during a given semester is available online before preregistration each semester.

Trial Courses

Academic departments may offer special trial courses on a one-time basis without adding them to their regular departmental offerings. A second trial offering, if additional data are necessary, must be within two calendar years of the first, unless the course is submitted for formal approval to the appropriate curriculum committees. Numbers designating these special courses are 292 and 492. Descriptive information on trial courses does not appear in the catalogue but is on file in the Office of the Registrar.

Sequenced Courses

A hyphen connecting courses (e.g., 201-202) indicates that the first course in the sequence must be satisfactorily completed prior to registration in the second course of the sequence. When course numbers are separated by a comma (e.g., 201, 202), the first course is not necessarily prerequisite to those following. 

Online Courses

The university currently offers a variety of online courses, and two degree programs, the RN to B.S. option in nursing and Bachelor of Science in clinical research (CLR), are delivered totally online. Such courses are so designated in the Class Schedule and are open to both on- and off-campus students. Students interested in these programs should consult the online courses Web site

Credits and Class Meetings

Unless specifically indicated at the end of the course description, the number of hours a class meets each week is the same as the credit hour value of the course. The semester hours credit for each course is indicated in parentheses immediately below the title of the course. For example, if three hours of credit may be earned, the credit is indicated as follows: (3). In variable credit courses, the minimum and maximum hours are shown as follows: (1-3).

Course Prefixes

The prefixes used to designate courses are abbreviations of the names of departments or fields of study within departments, as shown below:


Computer Science

   •  CSC 105  -  Computing Competencies for College and the Workplace
   •  CSC 112  -  Introduction to Computer Programming
   •  CSC 131  -  Introduction to Computer Science
   •  CSC 133  -  Discrete Mathematical Structures
   •  CSC 220  -  3-D Computer Graphics Tools and Literacy
   •  CSC 231  -  Introduction to Data Structures
   •  CSC 242  -  Computer Organization
   •  CSC 275  -  Topics in Computer Science and Technology
   •  CSC 315  -  Mobile Application Development
   •  CSC 320  -  Computer Animation
   •  CSC 331  -  Object-Oriented Programming and Design
   •  CSC 340  -  Scientific Computing
   •  CSC 342  -  Operating Systems
   •  CSC 344  -  Computer Networks
   •  CSC 360  -  Formal Languages and Computability
   •  CSC 368  -  Visual Design for Multi-Media
   •  CSC 370  -  Computer Graphics
   •  CSC 380  -  Design and Analysis of Algorithms
   •  CSC 385  -  Professional and Ethical Issues in Computer Science
   •  CSC 415  -  Artificial Intelligence
   •  CSC 421  -  Computer Gaming
   •  CSC 430  -  Digital Visual Effects
   •  CSC 434  -  Programming Languages
   •  CSC 437  -  Parallel Computing
   •  CSC 442  -  Computer System Architecture
   •  CSC 446  -  Grid Computing
   •  CSC 450  -  Software Engineering
   •  CSC 455  -  Database Design and Implementation
   •  CSC 457  -  Compiler Construction
   •  CSC 465  -  Database-Driven Web Application Development
   •  CSC 475  -  Topics in Computer Science
   •  CSC 491  -  Directed Individual Study
   •  CSC 495  -  Seminar in Computer Science
   •  CSC 498  -  Internship in Computer Science
   •  CSC 499  -  Honors Work in Computer Science