COMS - Computer Science Courses

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COMS 101
1.00 cr.
Computer Applications

Applications course focused on basic computer concepts and developing competency using microcomputer software in the following areas: word processing, e-mail, file management, internet searching, basic graphics, and scanning.

COMS 103
3.00 cr.
Introduction to Programming I

Introductory course for computer science majors and minors in programming using a high-level language. The emphasis is on problem solving, designing, writing, and executing structured programs.

COMS 104
3.00 cr.
Introduction to Programming II

A continuation of COMS103. Advanced topics include searching, sorting, data structures, and object-oriented concepts. Prerequisite: COMS103.

COMS 201
3.00 cr.
Object Oriented Programming

A continuation of the object-oriented programming (OOP) concepts introduced in COMS104. Topics covered include a history of the OOP paradigm, how OOP differs from procedural programming, objects and classes, inheritance, encapsulation, composition, polymorphism, cohesion and coupling, and an introduction to UML modeling. Prerequisite: COMS104.

COMS 210
3.00 cr.
Internet Programming

Internet programming includes web server configuration and file security as well as client-side web browsers, HTML, CSS, and scripting. Additional topics covered include internet protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP, and HTTP, and standards such as REST and JSON. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: COMS201.

COMS 304
3.00 cr.
Computer Organization

Introduction to the relationship between computer software and hardware. Topics include the hierarchal organization of data storage such as disk drives and memory, CPUs, system input and output, and an evaluation of how hardware components affect system performance. Prerequisite: COMS104.

COMS 320
3.00 cr.
Data Communication

Introduction to network technology and design issues students may encounter as information systems professionals. Topics include fundamentals of data transmission, hardware, network topology, and protocols. Prerequisite: COMS103.

COMS 322
3.00 cr.
Database Systems

Introduction to relational database management systems (RDBMS) using Microsoft SQL Server. Topics covered include database design, data types, indexes and keys, database normalization, and structured query language (SQL). A basic introduction to big data and multi-modal data is also included. Prerequisite: COMS201.

COMS 324
3.00 cr.
Data Modeling

Covers conceptual modeling of cardinal relationships between real-world data objects. The focus is on mapping data relationships using the entity relationship diagram (ERD) as well as an introduction to the application of relational algebra to data objects. Prerequisite: COMS104.

COMS 326
3.00 cr.
Data Structures

A continuation and expansion of the data structures introduced in COMS104 and used in modern programming languages. Topics covered include arrays, vectors, stacks, queues, lists, dictionaries, and iterators as well as sorting and comparison of data stored in these structures. Prerequisite: COMS201.

COMS 340
3.00 cr.
Programming Languages

Covers the history and basic principles of programming languages and their various structures including object-oriented, procedural, functional, and scripting languages. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: COMS304.

COMS 442
3.00 cr.
Software Architecture

An introduction to the architecture of software systems including architectural types, such as pipe-and-filter, layered, event driven, blackboard, etc., as well as stakeholders involved in software projects, their viewpoints as they relate to a project, and the functional and quality attributes of software systems. Prerequisite: COMS201 and COMS322.

COMS 480
3.00 cr.
Topics in Computer Science

Discussion of selected topics in computer science. Course is offered on a rotational basis and may be repeated for credit with different topics.

COMS 495
3.00 cr.
Computer Science Capstone

The senior capstone project is intended to allow the student to investigate a computer science area of their choice. The instructor will work with the student in an advisory capacity while the student completes a non-trivial research, hardware design, or programming project related to current trends in computer science. Prerequisite: COMS304, COMS320, and consent of instructor.

COMS 499
3.00 cr.
Internship in Computer Science

Computer Science-related field experience with an approved agency fulfilling an individual learning contract negotiated between student, faculty advisor, and worksite. Computer Science majors only, by permission.