Organization and internal behavior of microcomputer hardware: digital logic, Boolean algebra, switching networks, design of memories and ALUs, controllers, microprocessor architecture, introduction to machine code and assembly language. Credit may not be received for both COSC 250 and PHYS 322. Prerequisite: COSC 116 or 120. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week. Meets General Education IVB (Prior to Fall 2008: IIIB).
COSC 385 DIRECTED STUDY (Fall 2019)
For students who desire to pursue a special topic in computer science not covered in the current curriculum. Under most circumstances students will take this course for three credit hours. This course may be repeated under different subtitles for a total of nine credits, but only a total of four credit hours from MATH 385 and /or COSC 385 may be used toward a major or minor. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. One to four hours per week.
COSC 390 UNDERGRAD RESEARCH PROJ (Fall 2019)
Offers study of some area of computer science in more depth than is possible in the usual classroom setting. Students work on projects under the direction of faculty members. Prerequisite: Department approval. (P/F)
COSC 490 SPECIAL TOPICS (Fall 2019)
Seminar course with content that varies semester to semester (e.g., artificial intelligence, compiler construction or other topics suggested by faculty or students). May be taken twice under different titles recorded by the registrar. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: COSC 220. Three hours per week.
PHYS 395 INTERMED PHYSICS RESEARCH (Fall 2019)
Intermediate level, individual research project in physics under supervision of a member of the faculty. May be repeated for up to six credits. Prerequisites: Eight credits of physics and departmental approval. Two hours per week per credit.
PHYS 399 INTERMED SPEC TOPICS PHYSICS (Fall 2019)
Study of specific area of physics at the sophomore or junior level. Topic varies semester to semester. May be repeated for up to six credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. One to three hours lecture per week or lab-lecture equivalent.