Houston Baptist University Catalog

Computer Science ( COSC ) Course Descriptions

  • COSC 1351 INTRO TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

    COSC 1351 Introduction to Computer Programming
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1434
    an overview of the field of computing, applications, algorithms, data structures, rudimentary programming, machine architecture, digital logic, history, impact, and current trends. Introductory programming using an objects-first approach. Problem analysis and solution. Introductory modeling and abstraction. Documentation, good programming practices. Data and control structures as needed.

  • COSC 1352 INTERMEDI COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

    COSC 1352 Intermediate Computer Programming
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1434 and COSC 1351
    An introduction to computer programming using an objects first approach; problem solving; an overview of the field of computing. Analysis, design and implementation of programs. Application structures, algorithm development, event-driven programming, graphical user interfaces, exception handling, recursion.

  • COSC 2351 DATA STRUCTURES

    COSC 2351 Data Structures
    Prerequisite(s): ENSC 1412 and MATH 1434 or a satisfactory score on an HBU required math placement test
    The definition, representation, and manipulation of basic data structures such as arrays, stacks, queues, trees, and graphs. Practical applications of these structures will be emphasized.

  • COSC 2352 SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING

    COSC 2352 Systems Programming
    Prerequisite(s): ENSC 1412 and MATH 1434 or a satisfactory score on an HBU required math placement test
    An introduction to systems programming within the context of C/C++ and Linux; topics include linking, writing scripts, performing system calls, managing memory, and using concurrency.

  • COSC 2353 OPERATING SYSTEMS

    COSC 2353 Operating Systems
    Prerequisite(s): COSC 2352
    An introduction to operating systems concepts. Topics include process management, storage management, device management, performance, security, and case studies of modern operating systems.

  • COSC 3341 COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE

    COSC 3341 Computer Architecture
    Prerequisite(s): COSC 2351
    Architecture and organization of computer systems. Topics include the processor, control unit and microprogramming, computer arithmetic, memory hierarchy and memory management, input/output, instruction sets.

  • COSC 3351 ADV DATA STRUCTURES/ALGORITHMS

    COSC 3351 Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms
    Prerequisite(s): COSC 2351 and MATH 1451
    Advanced data structures and algorithm design. Topics include specialized trees, graphs, sets and tables, advanced searching and sorting, complexity analysis, and algorithm design techniques.

  • COSC 3352 THEORY OF COMPUTING

    COSC 3352 Theory of Computing
    Prerequisite(s): COSC 2351 and MATH 2323
    An overview of formal languages, the abstract models of computing capable of recognizing those languages, and the grammars used to generate them.

  • COSC 3353 PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

    COSC 3353 Programming Languages
    Prerequisite(s): COSC 3351
    Techniques for specifying the syntax and semantics of programming languages. Language concepts; execution environments, comparative analysis of programming languages.

  • COSC 4331 INTRODUCTION TO CYBER SECURITY

    COSC 4331 Introduction to Cyber Security
    Prerequisite(s): COSC 2353 and permission of instructor
    overview of cyber security; provides students with practical cyber security experience based on theoretical foundations. Topics include: computer network defense, computer network attack, wireless security.

  • COSC 4351 COMPUTER NETWORKS

    COSC 4351 Computer Networks
    Prerequisite(s): COSC 3351
    An overview of computer networks. Topics include network topologies, layers, local area networks, and performance measurement and analysis.