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Computer Science Minor

Computer Science
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 30
Computer science is a discipline that requires understanding the design of computers and computational processes.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
* The computer science minor and computer science applied minor are not available to computer information systems technology majors.
Minor Courses (19 cr)
CS 1521 - Computer Science II (5.0 cr)
CS 2511 - Software Analysis and Design (4.0 cr)
MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
CS 1511 - Computer Science I [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or CS 1581 - Honors: Computer Science I [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
Electives (11 cr)
CS courses must be at 35xx or above.
Take 11 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CS 3xxx
· CS 4xxx
· CS 5xxx
· EE 4341 - Digital Systems (4.0 cr)
· EE 4305 - Computer Architecture (4.0 cr)
· CS 2521 - Computer Organization and Architecture (4.0 cr)
or EE 2325 - Microprocessor Systems (4.0 cr)
 
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CS 1521 - Computer Science II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Continuation of introduction to computer science. Methods for procedural and data abstraction. Focus on classical data structures, procedural and data abstraction, and the abstract data type. Introduction to software engineering technique. Algorithm analysis, principles of object-oriented programming issues in ethical use of computers. Requires implementation of significant programming projects. prereq: 1511 or 1581, a grade of C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses
CS 2511 - Software Analysis and Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Techniques for analyzing, designing, and creating medium-scale software through object-oriented design and implementation. Analysis and use of data structures. Introduction to design patterns. Emphasis on polymorphism and abstraction to increase software modularity, reusability, and flexibility. prereq: 1521 or instructor consent, a grade of C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses
MATH 1296 - Calculus I (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01420 - Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First part of a standard introduction to calculus of functions of a single variable. Limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and their applications. prereq: Math ACT 27 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1250 or department consent
CS 1511 - Computer Science I (LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01383 - CS 1211/1511/1581
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the discipline of computer science. Emphasis on problem analysis, design, and development using event-driven programming in a graphical user interface environment. Programming concepts include control structures, arrays, recursion, pointers, classes and introduction to the object-oriented approach. prereq: 3 1/2 yrs high school math or instructor consent
CS 1581 - Honors: Computer Science I (LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01383 - CS 1211/1511/1581
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Similar to 1511, but in greater depth and with more challenging assignments. For high-ability students. prereq: Honors student, 3 1/2 yrs high school math
EE 4341 - Digital Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Digital logic family characteristics. Medium Scale Integration (MSI) components and applications. Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs). Alternative clocking techniques. Computer arithmetic circuits and memory design. Fundamental mode asynchronous finite-state machine design. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab) prereq: 2325, no graduate credit; credit will not be granted if already received for ECE 3341
EE 4305 - Computer Architecture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced assembly language programming techniques. Memory design principles. Virtual memory. Cache memory. Processor design. Pipelined and Reduced Instruction Set Computers (RISC). Advanced microprocessor features. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab) prereq: 2325
CS 2521 - Computer Organization and Architecture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Internal representation of programs and data. Computer organization and introduction to computer architecture. Machine and assembly language programming. Data and procedural structures. Addressing methods. Systems software including linking and loading. Introduction to hardware performance analysis and measurements. prereq: 1521, Math 1296 or instructor consent, a grade of C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses
EE 2325 - Microprocessor Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Microcomputer components. Instruction set, machine and assembly language programming. Addressing modes. Signed/unsigned arithmetic. Stack uses. Assembly-level translation of high-level language constructions. Input/Output interfacing. Interrupt programming. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab) prereq: 1315