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Computer Science, B.S. Network Security Concentration (CSNS)
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First Semester - Fall 201016 hours
BIBL 1043   Biblical Foundations For Living (L)
An introductory course highlighting the relationship between Biblical teaching and contemporary Christian living. This initial experience in the integration of faith and learning focuses on principles of Biblical interpretation and application. Students learn how to interpret core Biblical passages so as to give guidance for some of the tough issues Christians face today. Class 3.
COSC 1303   Computer Science I
An introduction to the field of computer science. Problem solving strategies, basic data structures, and an introduction to algorithms in the context of a modern programming language. A first course in programming with an emphases on scientific and engineering applications. Class 2. Lab 1. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
ENGL 1013   English Composition I
A study of effective writing, reading, and speaking. Emphasis is on effective personal and expository writing. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Qualification on ACT or SAT exam or completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of D..
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
LETU 1101   Cornerstones Of Life And Learning (L)
This course introduces students to the LeTourneau University community and prepares them for the pursuit of whole person education and lifelong learning. It helps students explore and learn how to fulfill God's unique design for their lives through a holistic approach that establishes four essential cornerstones of life and learning: personal, intellectual, spiritual, and community development. Class 1.
MATH 1903   Calculus I
An introduction to calculus with emphasis on concepts and principles. Topics studied include limits, derivatives, applications of derivatives, and antiderivatives. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 1252 and MATH 1303, or equivalent. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
      Fulfill English Proficiency Requirement
All students must demonstrate proficiency in English by passing either the English Proficiency Examination or ENGL 1001 English Review. Completion of this requirement by exam must take place before a student reaches senior status, otherwise ENGL 1001 must be taken every semester after reaching senior status until successfully completed.
Second Semester - Spring 201117 hours
COSC 2103   Computer Science II
A second semester study of computing principles. Abstract data types, object-oriented programming concepts, and introductory topics of graphical-user interfaces, unit testing, and file structures. Students hone their problem solving skills through a variety of programming assignments. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 1303 or consent of instructor. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
EETC 1021   DC Electricity Laboratory
Experimental practice exercise in the wiring of DC electrical circuits, instrumentation and meter reading, circuit analysis, and lab safety. Lab 2. Corequisite: EETC 1022. (Spring) EEGR 2053 Electric Circuits I and EEGR 3213 Digital Electronics may be substituted for EETC 1021, EETC 1022, and EETC 3213.
EETC 1022   DC Electricity
Principles of electricity covering direct currents and voltages; electrical units, Ohm's Law, power law, Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws, and series, parallel, and series-parallel circuitry. Class 2. Corequisites: EETC 1021 and MATH 1203 or MATH 1303, or consent of instructor. (Spring) EEGR 2053 Electric Circuits I and EEGR 3213 Digital Electronics may be substituted for EETC 1021, EETC 1022, and EETC 3213.
ENGL 1023   English Composition II
A study of argumentation/logic and writing for the professions with an emphasis on using the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise written projects. Each student is required to write a fully documented research paper and give oral presentations in class. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing. ). Class 3. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of C or better or ENGL 1013..
KINE 1512   Concepts Of Lifetime Fitness
General studies requirement under Kinesiology. The course examines various concepts of health and physical fitness with the purpose of encouraging the student to establish positive patterns of activity and healthful living. Class 2.
MATH 1803   Discrete Mathematics
Topics include set theory, relations, propositional logic and proofs, algebraic structure, graph theory, and Boolean algebra. Techniques of proof introduced include proof by specialization and division into cases, indirect proof, existence and uniqueness proofs, and induction. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1203 or equivalent. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
MATH 2013   Calculus II
A continuation of MATH 1903 including techniques and applications of integration, polar coordinates, and infinite series. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
Third Semester - Fall 201116 hours
BIBL 1033   Biblical Literature
This survey provides an overall perspective for understanding the Bible within its historical and cultural setting. The course will focus on the reading of significant portions of the Bible so that students may grasp the framework and themes of the Old and New Testaments as well as the relationship between the Testaments. Throughout the course students will also develop skills in interpreting and applying the Bible to contemporary situations. Class 3.
COMM 1113   Introduction To Speech Communication
A study of basic oral communication principles, including verbal and nonverbal language, listening, group dynamics, and public speaking. Emphasis is upon application of these principles in the sending and receiving of different types of oral discourse. Class 3.
COSC 2203   Data Structures
A second-year course in data structures and algorithms. Topics include commonly used data structures, recursive algorithms, computational complexity, sorting and searching techniques, and an introduction to run-time storage management. Course assignments emphasize both program design and implementation. Class 3. Prerequisites: COSC 2103 and MATH 1803. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
COSC 3603   Networks And Data Communications
Basic hardware/software architectural components for computer-based communications; computer networks, switching, routing, protocols, error detection and recovery, traffic control, and security; TCP/IP protocol suite; topologies and medias of LANs, MANs, and WANs. Introductory exercises in client and server application programming. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 2203. (Fall)
ENGL     Literature Elective
Any ENGL 2000+ level courses <b><u>except</u></b>:
ENGL 2011 Applied Journalism
ENGL 2603 Creative Writing
ENGL 3213 Technical Writing
ENGL 3223 Advanced Grammar and Composition
ENGL 3403 Journalism-Publications
ENGL 3413 Visual Literacy
ENGL 3931 English Internship
ENGL 4023 Writing for Digital Media
ENGL 4913 Literary Criticism
ENGL 4923 History of the English Language
ENGL 4931 Digital Writing Practicum
Class 3.
KINE     Physical Activities
Offerings include: aerobics, archery, action games, badminton, basketball, bowling, fitness, flag football, golf, racquetball, scuba diving, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, weight training, etc. (Half of semester.) Class 1.
Fourth Semester - Spring 201216 hours
COSC 3503   Operating Systems
Principles and concepts of operating systems including process management, memory management, and storage management. Focus is on learning the principles and then applying them in various systems programming scenarios. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 2203. (Spring)
COSC 4553   Information Security
Principles and concepts of information security including cryptography, access control, protocols, and secure software. Focus is on learning the principles and then applying them in various computer programming scenarios. Prerequisite: COSC 2203. (Spring, Even years)
EETC 3213   Digital Electronics
Number systems; switching algebra and combinational logic design; logic gate circuits; latches, flip-flops, counters, registers, multiplexers, and memory devices; data coding and error detection; applications of digital circuits. Class 2. Lab 2. Prerequisites: EETC 1021, EETC 1022, or AVTC 1401, AVTC 1403, and MATH 1203 or MATH 1303. (Spring) EEGR 2053 Electric Circuits I and EEGR 3213 Digital Electronics may be substituted for EETC 1021, EETC 1022, and EETC 3213.
PHIL 2063   Ethics (L)
An overview of the basic philosophical alternatives in ethics and an examination of specific contemporary ethical issues from a Christian perspective. Class 3. (Spring)
PHYS 2011   University Physics I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 2013. Lab 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2013. (Spring)
PHYS 2013   University Physics I
A calculus based study of the theory and application of Newton's laws of motion, gravity, work, energy, momentum, and angular momentum. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2011. (Spring)
Fifth Semester - Fall 201216 hours
COSC 3523   Analysis Of Algorithms
The analysis, design, and implementation of popular algorithms methods. Topics include specific algorithms for searching, sorting, set operations, and graph-related operations. Emphasis on empirical and theoretical measures of the space and time efficiency. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 2203. (Fall)
COSC 4203   Database Management
A study of data modeling, relational databases, normalizing techniques, query languages, managerial aspects of database administration, and trends in database administration. Programming is done in a 4GL language. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 2203. (Fall)
ENGL 3213   Technical Writing
A study of effective technical writing and document design for a variety of business and industrial applications, including instructions, online help, reports, proposals, and web sites. Includes instruction and practice in both print and electronic formats, with particular emphasis on the latest publishing technologies. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall, Even years)
MATH 3303   Linear Algebra
A study of systems of linear equations, matrices, vector spaces, linear independence, bases, dimension, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues, and geometric applications. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1613 or MATH 2013.
PHYS 2021   University Physics II Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 2023. Lab 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2013 and MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2023. (Fall)
PHYS 2023   University Physics II
A calculus based study of the theory and application of oscillations, waves, sound, electricity, magnetism, Maxwell's equation of electromagnetism and light. Class 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2013 and MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2021. (Fall)
Sixth Semester - Spring 201315 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
COSC 3403   Software Engineering I
Object-oriented analysis and design methods for commercial software development. Emphasizing software process maturity, software development life cycles, software documentation, and team projects. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 2203. (Spring)
COSC 4653   Advanced Networks
A second course in computer networking covering design and implementation of networks, computer network management, and performance evaluation. Instruction includes routing protocols, switching basics, intermediate routing, subnetting, and contemporary server installation and configuration and network programming. Prerequisites: COSC 3603. (Spring, Odd years)
HUMA 1153   Introduction To Fine Arts
A survey course giving exposure to various music and art forms through their historical developments in the western world. Musical forms from classical to modern are explored. Art forms such as architecture, sculpture, and painting are traced from the Greek-Roman period to the present. Class 3.
MATH 3403   Statistics
A study of elementary concepts and techniques of statistics including representations of data, statistical measures, fundamentals of probability, distribution laws, and statistical tests. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013.
Seventh Semester - Fall 201315 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
COSC 3653   Network Security
An introduction to network security emphasizing authentication applications, electronic mail security, IP security, web security, network management security, and firewalls. Students are exposed to the tools and techniques used by malicious network attackers for reconnaissance, scanning, gaining and maintaining access and covering their tracks. Prerequisites: COSC 3603. (Fall, Odd years)
COSC 4303   Software Engineering II
Application of software project management, requirements analysis, design, implementation, and testing to the development of large software systems. Emphasizing software process improvement, requirements management, software testing techniques, quality assurance, configuration management, risk management and group projects. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 3403.
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
MATH 4403   Numerical Analysis
A study of topics from methods of finding zeros of functions, approximation of functions by polynomials, finite differences, numerical integration, solutions of systems of linear equations, numerical solutions of differential equations, and round-off error analysis. Class 3. Prerequisites: COSC 1303 and either MATH 1613 or MATH 2013. (Fall)
Eighth Semester - Spring 201415 hours
COSC 3303   Computer Architecture
A study of design alternatives in computer architecture. Topics include machine organization, memory subsystem organization, interfacing concepts, issues that arise in managing communication with the processor, and alternative computer architectures. Assembly language is studied and used to implement a variety of small programs. Class 3. Prerequisites: COSC 2203 and either EEGR 3213 or EETC 3213. (Spring)
COSC 4503   Program Translation
A study of language design and translation, including the various types of compilers, LL and LR parsing, support mechanisms for access and storage of translation data, scoping concerns, lifetime, visibility, and overloading mechanisms; all within the context of the program translation stages. Class 3. Prerequisites: COSC 3303 and COSC 3403. (Spring)
COSC 4853   Network Security Project
This is the capstone course in the concentration of information and network security. The format of the course will depend on available internships, either internal or external cooperative projects, and current research activities in this area. The intention of this course is to build on the student's competency in a real-world application of networks and security, either in the form of analysis, design, and/or implementation of a security solution. Preparation for certification as a network or information system security professional may be incorporated into each project. Prerequisites: COSC 3653 and COSC 4553.
POLS 2103   Federal, State, And Local Government
The structure and operation of American government on the national, state, and local levels stressing an understanding of legislative and administrative procedure. Special attention is given to Texas government policy and processes. Class 3. Prerequisite: Sophomore or higher standing. POLS 3203 Introduction to Political Science (Spring) may be substituted for POLS 2103.
PSYC 2013   Introduction To Psychology
Basic study of human behavior. Fundamental theories, problems, and procedures relating to human activity. Biological, social, and cultural factors in development. Class 3.
Total Hours: 126