Information, Technology, and Society

CSC124

Introduction to the basic concepts and applications of computer and Internet-related information technology and its impacts on individual users, businesses, groups, organizations, and society. Topics include access, evaluation, and use of digital information; ethical and security implications of information use and storage; human-computer interactions; social aspects of information systems; economic and legal issues; and professional presentation and communication of information. Information literacy skills that promote lifelong learning are developed through exposure to various existing and emerging technologies, including information resources, communication methods, and technology.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
Placement by Examination; or
RDG111

Introduction to Gaming and Simulation

CSC132

Introductory topics include historical elements, genres, goals, players, story and world development, production process and roles. Study provides overall view of the game play experience and how that is implemented with various design components. Practical hands-on application includes using a simple game design environment to design and implement simple games.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Interactive 3D Modeling

CSC142

Introduction to interactive 3D computer modeling. An industry standard 3D modeling software is introduced and is used to demonstrate the 3D modeling concepts. Topics include, but are not limited to, object geometry, polygons, mesh, rigid bodies, soft bodies, particle systems, beveling, extrusion, and color. Course work includes creating and animating 3D models.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Cybersecurity for Non-IT Majors

CSC229

Introduction for non-IT professionals to the concepts of information security. Topics include many of the various hazards to data and information as well as a variety of current practices employed to keep data safe. Course work provides the skills necessary to secure one's own information assets or participate in an organization-wide security program. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
Placement by Examination; or
MTH005 and Placement by Examination; or
RDG111