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Undergraduate Minors

Computer Science Minor

The minor consists of 18 credits:

Foundation Courses: (6)
CSCI 161-Foundations of Computer Science I (3)
CSCI 162-Foundations of Computer Science II (3)
Intermediate Courses (choose two): (6)
CSCI 231-Data Structures and Algorithms (3)
CSCI 241-Computer Organization and Design I (3)
CSCI 251-Introduction to Computer Security (3)
CSCI 290-Theory of Computation (3)
CSCI 303/304/306-C, VB, C++ Module (3)
Advanced Courses (choose two): (6)
       CSCI courses numbered 310 or higher  
Total: (18)

Note: A grade point average of 2.00 is required of courses taken in residence for the minor.

*CSCI 140C is strongly recommended for minors to take to fulfill the college core.

Instructional Technology Minor

The minor in Instructional Technology provides students with leadership skills and proficiency in the understanding of technological concepts and in applying the tools and techniques used in the delivery of technological interactive information. The students understand how, when, and why to use instructional technology tools and techniques to support teaching and learning as well as grow in the sophistication of their use of instructional technology over a series of courses. This is accomplished through a three-facet progression on sophistication including presenting instructional technology, using instructional technology to communicate knowledge, and using instructional technology to construct new knowledge.

The minor consists of 18 credits:

MSTI 131—Introduction to Instructional Technology (3)
CSCI 140C—Computer Ethics (3)
MSTI 231—Educational Computing (3)
MSTI 260*—Adaptive Technology in Learning (3)
MSTI 331—Classroom Computing (3)
MSTI 431—Hypermedia Learning Systems (3)
Total: (18)

*Alternate opportunities: MSTI 490 (Internship), MSTI 496 (Independent Study)

Contact B. Napoli if you would like further information about this program.

Information Technology Minor

Information Technology is a term often used to denote the computer and communications industries and the application of computing and communications technologies in business, industry, government, and entertainment. The minor in Information Technology provides the general student with the opportunity to acquire an understanding of the impact and applications of computing and communication technologies. Students study networks as communication systems, concepts of data and how information is derived from the data, and fundamental web technologies.

The applications software in the minor are tools that are widely available and important in the workplace. Organizations rely heavily on the use of these tools and on the people who use this software competently and professionally. Regardless of a student’s major, knowledge about these applications is important.

Students who complete this minor satisfactorily should be able to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies, including programming, computer networking and hardware, databases, and web technologies and issues.

The minor consists of 18 credits:
CSCI 150-P4 Introduction to High Technology (3)
CSCI 260-Introduction to Databases and Applications (3)
CSCI 300-Networking (3)
APIT 400 Elective
                Any 400 level APIT course or APIT 400 - Special Topics
Choose one elective grouping:* (6)
      CSCI 130-Cyber Law
       CSCI 251-Introduction to Computer Security

      CSCI 152-P4 Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic
       CSCI 161-P4 Foundations of Computer Science I

      CSCI 220-P4 Media Technologies
       APIT/COMM 369-Web Design

Total: (18)

Note: A grade point average of 2.00 is required of courses taken in residence in the minor.

*Students may not mix courses in these elective groupings.

Mathematics Minor

A minor in Mathematics consists of 20-24 credits:

MATH 120C-Calculus I (4)
MATH 122C-Calculus II (4)
Four courses chosen from:  
      MATH at or beyond the 200 level (at least  
      two of the MATH courses must be at or beyond the 300 level) (12-16)
Total: (20-24)

Note: A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.

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