Computer Software (CSW)
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Prerequisites: Coursework and/or other requirements to be completed before taking the course.
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General Education Key: List of available general education areas that a particular course may satisfy. Certain areas cannot be simultaneously satisfied by the same course. See General Education Requirements for more information.
- SD - Science Distributive Requirement
- BSD - Behavioral & Social Science Distributive Requirement
- HD - Humanities Distributive Requirement
- AD - Arts Distributive Requirement
- EC - English Composition Requirement
- I - Interdisciplinary Requirement
- J - Diverse Communities Requirement
- W - Writing Emphasis Requirement
- SE - Speaking Emphasis Requirement
- ET - Ethics Requirement
- F - Foreign Languages Culture Cluster
- AR - Arabic Culture Cluster
- ASL - American Sign Language Culture Cluster
- CC - Classical Civilizations Culture Cluster
- FA - French & Francophone Area Culture Cluster
- GER - German Culture Cluster
- IT - Italian Culture Cluster
- REE - Russian & Eastern European Culture Cluster
- SP - Spanish Culture Cluster
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CSW 101. Introduction to Computers. 3 Credits.
A course for nonmajors dealing with what computers are, what they can do, and how they are used. A brief history of computers and the societal implications of computer usage. A brief introduction to the Internet is provided along with hands-on experience using word processing, database, and spreadsheet software.
CSW 116. Computer Programming Laboratory. 3 Credits.
This is a special winter session course introducing foundations of Computer Science, with the goal of prompting student's interest and programming skills. Topics include, but not limited to: data processing and analysis, UML design, Visual Basic programming, Database system, network system, etc.
CSW 131. Introduction to Web Design. 3 Credits.
Typically offered in Fall, Spring & Summer.
CSW 199. Computer Science Transfer Elective. 1-15 Credits.
Typically offered in Fall, Spring & Summer.
Repeatable for Credit.
CSW 315. Introduction to Web Programming. 3 Credits.
This course will continue the design and methodologies practices that were begun in CSW 131. Beginning with an introduction to project management, the course will look at specific design practices and technology integration. In addition, the course will focus on learning to use a commercial editor and delve into server-sided scripting languages. For non-majors only. This can be used as a capstone fulfillment.
Pre / Co requisites: CSW 315 requires prerequisites of CSW 131 and CSC 115.
Typically offered in Spring.