Offered by Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
College of Natural and Social Sciences

CSIT Courses

 
CSIT 100GS - Computing Environments - 1 hour
Prereq: none
This course presents any one of a variety of currently demanded computer topics. It focuses on hands-on exposure to computer-based enhancement of personal productivity. Grading method is credit/no credit.

CSIT 1001GS - Computing Environments: Word Processing - 1 hour

CSIT 1002GS - Computing Environments: Spreadsheet - 1 hour

CSIT 1003GS - Computing Environments: Data Base - 1 hour

CSIT 1005GS - Computing Environments: Presentation Graphics - 1 hour

CSIT 1006GS - Computing Environments: Internet - 1 hour

CSIT 1009GS - Computing Environments: Software Sampler - 1 hour

CSIT 100CGS - Computing Environments: Linux - 1 hour

CSIT 100DGS - Computing Environments: Windows - 1 hour

CSIT 100EGS - Computing Environments: WWW Home Pages - 1 hour

CSIT 100FGS - Computing Environments: MVS - 1 hour

CSIT 100GGS - Computing Environments: JCL - 1 hour

CSIT 108GS - Computers in Society - 3 hours
Prereq: none
An elementary description of the components and principles of digital computers. Background and implications of information processing, computer influence on society, and uses of computers. Hands-on computer applications to reinforce concepts of problem solving and critical thinking and to illustrate modern applications of computers.
CSIT 111GS - Applied Computer Programming - 3 hours
Prereq: none
The main emphasis in this course is on identifying, analyzing, and implementing solutions for business and scientific problems through the use of event-driven programming techniques and concepts. The problem-solving tools that will be covered include (but are not limited to) table handling, graphic user interfaces, subprograms, file creation and manipulation, sorting and searching.
CSIT 112GS - Programming in C - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Study of programming and problem-solving concepts and the implementation of these concepts using the C programming language. Demonstrates the power of C as a high and low level language.
CSIT 130GS - Introduction to Computer Science - 4 hours
Prereq or Coreq: MATH 102GS* OR a Math ACT score of at least 22 OR math placement into MATH 103GS* or above OR completion of MATH 102GS* or above
A first course in problem solving and software development; including logic, data storage and manipulation, data types, assignment statements, standard input/output, selection control, repetition control, subprograms, parameter passage, scope of identifiers, data file input/output, simple GUIs, software classes, objects, one dimensional arrays and rudimentary software engineering techniques. Students complete programming projects using a modern programming language. Good programming techniques, object-oriented design, program clarity, style, and effective documentation are emphasized through practice in designing, coding, and debugging programs. Intended for students interested in improving their problem-solving abilities through the use of software development. Laboratory assignments develop mastery of a high-level programming language and good programming and experience in modern software development practices. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
CSIT 150 - Object Oriented Programming - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 112GS or CSIT 130GS*
Structured programming concepts and principles including an introduction to data structures. Comprehensive study of a structured programming language with a variety of programming applications. An appropriate state-of-the-art language will be used.
CSIT 180 - Discrete Structures - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 130GS* and MATH 115*
The study of mathematical topics and data structures necessary for a successful program of study in Computer Science. Topics include set theory, Boolean algebra, propositional calculus, logic circuits and finite state machines. (May be taken concurrently with MATH 115.)
CSIT 188GS - General Studies Portal - 3 hours
Prereq: freshman or sophomore standing
Students analyze critical issues confronting individuals and society in a global context as they pertain to the discipline in which the Portal course is taught. The Portal is intended to help students succeed in their university education by being mentored in process of thinking critically about important ideas and articulating their own conclusions. Students may take the Portal in any discipline, irrespective of their major or minor. Satisfies the General Studies Portal course requirement. Students may take their Portal course in any discipline. Students who transfer 24 or more hours of General Studies credit to UNK are exempt from taking a portal course.
CSIT 199 - Current Issues in CS/IT - 1-3 hours
Prereq: none
A course is designed to enable students to become knowledgeable of recent trends and issues in computer science and information technology. The course format varies depending on subject matter, instructor and student needs.
 
CSIT 210 - Structured Transaction Programming - 3 hours
Prereq: a working knowledge of computers
This is an introductory programming course. The topics include basic computer concepts and terminology, in conjunction with program development using elements of a programming language. Stress is placed upon transaction processing algorithm using structured programming. The assignments are exercises that develop in-depth skills and techniques from the lecture topics. CSIT 100FGS MVS and CSIT 100GGS JCL are recommended co-requisites.
CSIT 223 - Information Technology Infrastructure - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 150*
A study of computer organization as it relates to the selection of computer hardware devices. The goal of the course is to create an understanding of the organization issues that influence system design and purchasing decisions. Topics include memory management, RAID, error detection, compaction, process management, pipelining, and cloud computing.
 
CSIT 301 - Computer Organization - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 150* and CSIT 180*
A study of computer organization and Assembly language. Topics include basic logic design, addressing modes and instruction sets, data path, memory hierarchy, buses and peripherals, parallel processing, error detection and recovery, encryption and compaction.
CSIT 310 - Programming Data and File Structures - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 210
Study of advanced structured COBOL programming techniques and applications with respect to table handling, subprograms, sequential files, and indexed sequential files.
CSIT 330 - Algorithms and Data Structures - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 150* and CSIT 180* and ENG 102GS* and MATH 115*
A comprehensive study of data structures and algorithms with programming applications. Topics include: a review of basic data structures (linked-lists, stacks, queues) and abstract data types, advanced data structures and their associated algorithms, heaps, priority queues, hash tables, trees, binary search trees, and graphs, advanced sorting and searching algorithms, divide and conquer algorithms, greedy algorithms, and dynamic programming. Problem analysis is emphasized. Computability, asymptotic notation and NP-completeness are introduced. An object-oriented programming language will be used.
CSIT 350 - Information Systems Concepts - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 111GS or CSIT 130GS* and ENG 102GS*
This course deals with the role, structure and objectives of information systems. Other topics include theory of systems and information, decision support, human considerations, applications of information systems, system evaluation and selection.
CSIT 380 - System Analysis and Design - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 150*
Explore the Systems Life Cycle. Learn tools and strategies for system and information analysis. Includes need identification, feasibility studies, requirements assessment, project management and group dynamics.
CSIT 388GS - General Studies Capstone - 3 hours
Prereq: open to juniors and seniors or to students within 6 hours of completion of their General Studies program
An interdisciplinary experience where students apply the knowledge, cognitive abilities, and communication skills they have gained from General Studies in designing and completing an original project or paper. Students employ methods and interpretive means of two or more disciplines to integrate knowledge and synthesize their results. Satisfies the General Studies capstone course requirement. Students may take their Capstone course in any discipline.
CSIT 399 - Campus Lab Consultantship - 1-3 hours
Prereq: permission of instructor
Work in campus computer labs as a consultant to computer science and computer information technology students. (A total of three credit hours in any combination of CSIT 399 and CSIT 492-CSIT 495 may be applied toward a computer science/information technology major or minor.)
CSIT 401 - Operating Systems - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 330*
Introduction to modern operating system concepts and design. Topics will include: Processes, semaphores, monitors, concurrent process management, virtual memory, file systems, scheduling algorithms, deadlocks and protection, I/O control interrupt handling, client-server model, remote procedure call, distributed synchronization, threads and transactions.
CSIT 402 - Introduction to Automata, Formal Languages, and Computability - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 180* or MATH 115* and Junior Standing
A survey of the fundamental concepts and conclusions in the theory of computation. Topics cover regular languages and finite automata, Kleen's theorem, context-free languages and pushdown automata, formal grammars, Chomsky hierarchy, Turing machine and computability, computational complexity.
CSIT 404 - Software Engineering - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 330*
This course will include the fundamental principles of software engineering. Software specification techniques: rigorous methods and formal methods. Software design: object-oriented design, function-oriented design, real-time systems design, user interface design. Programming techniques and tools. Software reuse and software metrics. Design patterns and component-based software development. Computer-aided software engineering. Software validation and verification. The object-oriented language Java will be used as the major programming language for this course.
CSIT 405 - Compiler Construction - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 402*
Techniques and organization of compilers, assemblers, and interpreters. Structure of programming language symbol tables, scans, and object code generation.
CSIT 406 - Internet-based Information Systems Development - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 150* and CSIT 425*
This course is designed to assist students in learning the skills necessary to design and build Internet-based information systems. Skills and knowledge gained in this course can be applied in the development of information systems that support interactive Web sites, electronic commerce systems, and other systems that involve interaction with a database through the Internet. Security of Internet based information systems will also be covered.
CSIT 408 - Principles of Programming Languages - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 301* or CSIT 330* ;and CSIT 402*
Study of the essential concepts of programming languages including, language design concepts and semantics; examination of language features and major programming paradigms with a focus on functional programming; and design and implementation of language interpreters.
CSIT 422 - Computer Graphics - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 330*
Introduction to the techniques for generating lines, curves, surfaces, 2D and 3D graphics, modeling and rendering. Topics include display hardware, transformations, interactive technologies, geometric modeling, 2D and 3D display algorithms, graphics software system architecture, visible-surface algorithms, illumination and shading.
CSIT 425 - Database Systems - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 130GS* or CSIT 434*
This course is a comprehensive study of multi-user database concepts. The relational model and relational database management systems along with proper database design will be emphasized. The normalization process and the various normal forms will be covered. Internet database applications are introduced. SQL will serve as the standard language for database manipulation. Several current database management systems will be introduced and will serve as the sample DBMSs for implementation of the course material.
CSIT 426 - Computer Architecture - 4 hours
Prereq: either PHYS 205GS* and PHYS 205LGS OR PHYS 275GS* and PHYS 275LGS AND 6 hours of CSIT courses, preferably CSIT 130GS* and CSIT 301*
The study of the logic and theory of operation of the main hardware blocks of computers, their control, and their software/hardware interactions. The emphasis is on microcomputer architecture, including laboratory experiments with various systems and their I/O and interfacing characteristics.
CSIT 428 - Data Communications and Distributed Processing - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 130GS* or CSIT 434* or ITEC 345*
The study of network topology, protocols, management, and communication media. Evaluate present communication hardware, software, and future advancements in networking.
CSIT 434 - Information Technology Teaching Methods - 3 hours
Prereq: junior or senior standing
This course will include information technology curriculum development and instruction, with a focus on applying programming concepts to K-12 education. Intended only for Teachers. Cannot be applied toward any other Computer Science/Information Technology Major or Minor.
CSIT 440 - Client-side Web Application Development - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 130GS* or CSIT 434*
This course covers the wide range of state-of-the-art computer technologies for client-side web application development. Students will learn how to write both static web pages and dynamic web pages. This is a programming-intensive course.
CSIT 441 - Artificial Intelligence - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 150*
An in-depth study of intelligent agents, tree and search methods, constraint satisfaction problems, optimization problems, game-playing, logical analysis, and uncertainty modeling. Machine learning techniques are introduced. Applications to robotics, psychology, business intelligence and data mining are also discussed.
CSIT 444 - Software Reverse Engineering - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 301*
This course provides students with the opportunity to standard techniques used to Reverse Engineer software systems. These techniques will allow students to understand the process involved in program compilation, such that they can deduce the functionality of a program and recreate a programs source code without the original source.
CSIT 448 - System Administration - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 130GS* or CSIT 434* or ITEC 345*
This course provides an overview of how to manage a server and its users. Topics include but not limited to installing server operating system, creating user and group accounts, setting up policies, adding and configuring devices and drivers, managing data storage, setting up security evaluating performance, trouble shooting, and virtualization.
CSIT 450 - E-commerce Information Systems - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 130GS* or CSIT 434* or MIS 302* AND sophomore standing or above
This course will present, develop, explore, and illustrate the nature and use of E-commerce Information System development methodologies in an inter-organizational setting, and discuss responsibilities at all life cycle stages. It is a comprehensive study of electronic commerce, with in-depth coverage of e-commerce technologies and e-commerce business models including business-to-consumer models, business-to-business models, consumer-to-consumer models, peer-to-peer models, and mobile commerce. It introduces global e-commerce, security and encryption issues, and ethical, social and political issues related to e-commerce. E-commerce interface designs for electronic storefronts, malls, catalogs, shopping carts, search engines, auctions, e-payment systems, e-learning, and e-government will be covered. Consumer interactions with payment processing mechanisms and relationships to information technology development and support will be studied.
CSIT 458 - Computer Security - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 150* or CSIT 448* or ITEC 345* or instructor permission
This course provides an overview of security issues associated with the development and deployment of information systems. Topics include authentication, encryption, firewalls, security standards and protocols, attack prevention, detection, and recovery.
CSIT 492 - Practicum in Computer Science/Information Technology - 1-6 hours
Prereq: CSIT 150* and permission of department chair and documentation of internship employment from the internís site supervisor. The student will need to provide information to the department chair on where they will be employed, who their supervisor is, and what their basic duties will be prior to being allowed to enroll in this course. The primary responsibility for finding an internship belongs to the student.
This course provides the student the opportunity to gain experience in the application of computer science/computer information technology principles in a variety of settings. Arrangements must be made in writing prior to registering for the course. (A total of 3 credit hours of any combination of CSIT 399 and CSIT 492-CSIT 495 may be applied toward a computer science/information technology major, minor, or endorsement. A total of 6 credits may be earned for a summer practicum and a total of 3 credits may be earned for a semester practicum.)
CSIT 493 - Directed Readings in Computer Science/Information Technology - 1-3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 150* and permission of department chair
Independent readings on advanced or contemporary topics in computer science/computer information technology, to be selected in consultation with and directed by a computer science/computer information technology faculty member. A written contract specifying readings and requirements for the course is required before registering for the course. Any topic that is thoroughly covered by any regularly offered computer science or computer information technology course is not allowed for Directed Readings. (A total of three credit hours of any combination of CSIT 399 and CSIT 492-CSIT 495 may be applied toward a computer science/information technology major or minor.)
CSIT 494 - Directed Research in Computer Science/Information Technology - 1-6 hours
Prereq: CSIT 150* and permission of department chair
Independent original research in computer science/computer information technology under the direction of a computer science/computer information technology faculty member. A written contract specifying topic and requirements is required before registering for the course. (A total of three credit hours in any combination of CSIT 399 and CSIT 492-CSIT 495 may be applied toward a computer science/information technology major or minor.)
CSIT 495 - Independent Study in Computer Science/Information Technology - 1-3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 150* and permission of department chair
This course provides the opportunity for students to conduct independent study on any computer science/computer information technology topic not covered by other regularly offered courses. The topic will be selected in consultation with and the study will be supervised by a computer science/computer information technology faculty member. A written contract specifying the topic and requirements is required before registering for the course. (A total of three credit hours in any combination of CSIT 399 and CSIT 492-CSIT 495 may be applied toward a computer science/information technology major or minor.)
CSIT 496 - Seminar in Computer Science - 1-3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 330*
Provides experience and background that will prepare the student for an actual working environment. Reinforcement of previous classwork, enhancement of communication skills, and learning to work with people will be stressed. Primary tasks include a team-based computer science project and the study of ethics for computer science professionals. Should be taken in student's senior year.
CSIT 497 - Seminar in Computer Information Technology - 3 hours
Prereq: CSIT 380*
Prereq or Coreq: CSIT 425*
This course provides experience and background that will prepare the student for an actual working environment. Reinforcement and validation of knowledge gained in previous course work, enhancement of communication skills, and learning to work with people will be stressed. Primary tasks will include a team-based information technology development project and the study of ethics for computer information technology development. Should be taken in student's senior year.
CSIT 499 - Special Topics in Computer Science & Information Technology - 3 hours
Prereq: varies with topic
A course is designed to enable students to become knowledgeable of recent trends and issues in computer science and information technology. The course format varies depending on subject matter, instructor and student needs.

* This course is the immediate prerequisite. Other preparation is required prior to this immediate prerequisite.

26 May 2016

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