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1 1 Undergraduate Curriculum Revision Department of Computer Science February 10, 2010

2 2 Current Core CS 177 Introduction to Computer Science CS 180 Programming I CS 182 Foundations of Computer Science CS 240 Programming in C CS 250 Computer Architecture CS 251 Data Structures CS 352 Compilers: Principles and Practice CS 354 Operating Systems CS 381 Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms

3 3 4 CS electives at or above the 300 level CS 314 Numerical Methods CS 334 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics CS 348 Information Systems CS 355 Introduction to Cryptography CS 307 Software Engineering I CS 422 Computer Networks CS 426 Computer Security CS 434 Advanced Computer Graphics CS 448 Intro to Relational Database Systems CS 456 Programming Languages CS 471 Intro to Artificial Intelligence CS 478 Intro to Bioinformatics CS 483 Intro to the Theory of Computation

4 4 Revised Curriculum Common Core courses (6 courses) –Cover majority of essential knowledge, skills, experiences (100 and 200 level courses) Track (6 more courses) (300 and 400 level courses) Faculty in Track area determine details, for example… –3 Track required courses –3 Track electives –Senior Design and Development Project (may be used as elective as decided by faculty in Track area)

5 5 Common Core CS Problem Solving and Object- Oriented Programming CS Foundations of Computer Science CS Programming in C CS Computer Architecture CS Data Structures and Algorithms CS 2XX - Systems Programming

6 6 Comments on Common Core Core consists of only freshman and sophomore level courses Core can be completed in 3-4 semesters Tracks can begin in 4th or 5th semester Core covers knowledge that all students must know (breadth) Tracks do not weaken BS degree; they allow for selected depth

7 7 Computer Graphics and Visualization Track (still being revised) Required Courses CS 314 Numerical Computing CS 334 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics CS 434 Advanced Topics in Computer Graphics, Visualization, and Computational Geometry Electives (any 3) CS 314 Numerical Computing CS 352 Compilers CS 354 Operating Systems CS 381 Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms CS 422 Networking CS 448 Databases CS 471 AI CS 490G Gaming 1-2 semester project

8 8 Database, Information Systems Track Required Courses CS 348 Information Systems CS 448 Relational Databases CS 490-xxx Information Retrieval Electives (Select at least one course from each of these three categories) Category I – CS 307 Software Engineering – CS 471 Artificial Intelligence Category II – CS 355 Introduction to Cryptography – CS 426 Computer Security Category III – CS 354 Operating Systems – CS 422 Computer Networks

9 9 Foundations of Computer Science Track (still being revised) Required Courses CS Compilers: Principles and Practice CS Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms Electives (any 3) CS 314 Numerical Methods CS 355 Introduction to Cryptography CS 456 Programming Languages CS 471 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence CS 483 Introduction to the Theory of Computation CS 4XX Information Retrieval Choose one elective at the 300, 400, or 500 level or an independent study

10 10 Programming Language Track Required Courses CS 352 Compilers CS 354 Operating Systems CS 456 Programming Languages Electives (any 3) CS 307 Software Engineering CS 348 Information Systems CS 390 Concurrency and Parallelism CS 422 Computer Networks CS 426 Computer Security CS 448 Introduction to Relational Database Systems CS 4xx Embedded systems CS 490M Multicore Architecture

11 11 Security Track Required Courses CS 354 Operating Systems CS 355 Introduction to Cryptography CS 426 Computer Security Electives (any 3) CS 307 Software Engineering CS 348 Introduction to Information Systems CS 381 Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms CS 422 Computer Networks CS 448 Introduction to Relational Database Systems CS 490-xxx Software Testing

12 12 Software Engineering Track (still being revised) Required Courses CS 307 Software Engineering CS 490-xxx Software Testing CS 490-xxx Senior Design Project Electives (any 3) CS 348 Information Systems CS 352 Compilers: Principles and Practice CS 354 Operating Systems CS 422 Computer Networks CS 426 Computer Security CS 448 Introduction to Relational Database Systems CS 456 Programming Languages

13 13 Systems Programming Track Required Courses CS 352 Compilers CS 354 Operating Systems CS 422 Computer Networking Electives (any 3) CS 307 Software Engineering I CS 334 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics CS 426 Computer Security CS 448 Introduction to Relational Databases CS 456 Programming Languages Sr. Project (Example: EPCS401 EPICS design)


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