- JESSICA L. SORRELLS, chair
- PETER H. BROWN
- JOSEPH S. BARRERA
- AMANDA J. MANGUM
Degrees and Certificates
Computer Science Minor,Minor
Minor In Applied Computing Web Design Concentration,Minor
First-Year Seminars (FYS) constitute a common and academically significant experience in a student’s first year at Converse. All incoming first-year students are required to take a 3 credit-hour FYS course in the fall semester, choosing from a variety of discipline specific topics. Each FYS carries the corresponding departmental prefix, but with a common course number (except designated honors sections). Each FYS course is designed to have no more than 18 students, and counts in some designated category of the General Education Program. Strong writing and speaking components are elements of the course.
MTH 108 or equivalent.
The course focuses on well-known classes of algorithms, and on patterns underlying algorithm (not object) design. Classes of algorithms studied should include divide-and-conquer algorithms, greedy algorithms, dynamic programming, search algorithms, and classic graph algorithms. Patterns studied will include a fuller treatment of algorithm analysis and space-time tradeoffs.
Quantitative GEP credit
CSC 201 or permission of instructor.
Consent of the instructor.
CSC 202, equivalent or permission of the instructor.
CSC 321 or permission of the instructor.
CSC 235 or permission of the instructor.
CSC 202 or permission of instructor.
CSC 202 or permission of the instructor.
Consent of instructor.
CSC 202 and MTH 205.
CSC 202 and MTH 205.
A program of work and study in which the student is accepted as an apprentice in data processing by a local industry. The student is expected to be a productive member of the data processing staff and have some programming responsibilities. Pass/fail grading.
CSC 450, or equivalent.
Consent of the instructor and the department chair.
The student will integrate topics from across the computer-science curriculum as a team lead for a programming team (of CSC 392 students) producing a medium-scale software system. Alternatively, at the student’s option and with the approval of the course professor, the student will be mentored to conduct original research in computer science. Regardless of which alternative is chosen, the student will be required to make a public presentation on the work and the lessons learned at the end of the semester.
Engineers are creative problem solvers. They apply various aspects of math and the physical sciences to resolve technical issues, taking into account a wide range of specifications. They are frequently asked to lead or be part of multidisciplinary teams where good communication skills are essential. The objectives of this course are to: introduce students to engineering analysis and design techniques; introduce the teamwork approach to engineering, and to let students work on engineering type problems in a team setting.