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Undergraduate Courses

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Area Number Course Title Description Credits
COSC 1301 Technology and Problem Solving Description: Introduction to technology, algorithmic problem solving and their applications for students in sciences, humanities, social sciences and business.
Prerequisites: None
COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I Description: Topics include fundamental concepts of programming, data types, control structures, functions, arrays, and the methods of running, testing and debugging.
Prerequisites: None
COSC 1437 Programming Fundamentals II Description: Topics include fundamental concepts of object-oriented design, definitions and use of classes, basic analysis of algorithms, searching and sorting techniques, and an introduction to software engineering.
Prerequisites: COSC 1436
COSC 3315 Application Design Using GUI Description: Provides a comprehensive introduction to GUI applications. Console-based, Windows, and Web applications. Event-driven programming model. Rapid application development techniques. Create user-defined classes and stand-alone class libraries.
Prerequisites: COSC 1437 or COSC 3317 co-enrollment
COSC 3475 Computer Graphics and Applications Description: Topics include software and hardware required for computer graphics systems; data structures, programming languages and software systems as they apply to graphics systems.
Prerequisites: COSC 3331
GMNG 3310 3D Modeling Description: Fundamental 3D theories, principles, methodologies for creating and exploring 3D computer models.
Prerequisites: None
GMNG 4300 Special Topics in Digital Gaming and Simulation Description: A course in the BS in Computer Science and BAAS with Concentration in Digital Gaming and Simulation.
Prerequisites: None
GMNG 4305 Gaming Internship Description: Provides students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to actual practice and to broaden their experience by exposure to industrial practice in Gaming or Simulation.
Prerequisites: COSC 3331; 6 s.h. UD GMNG course with a minimum grade of 'B'
GMNG 4310 Advanced Game Programming with DirectX Description: Provides an advanced knowledge of programming interactive computer graphics, with an emphasis on game development, using real?time shaders with DirectX.
Prerequisites: DirectX Programming or Instructor's Permission
GMNG 4311 Advanced 3D Modeling Description: Fundamental 3D theories, principles, methodologies for creating and exploring 3D computer models, modeling techniques including texturing, lighting, and rendering 3D models. Apply the concepts to one or more programming projects. A major term?long team project ending with a presentation.
Prerequisites: GMNG 3310 or Instructor's Permission
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