Agenda Item FA 16-20

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction (Undergraduate) - (School of Computing):

New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (1 package)

04/07/16: Passed

04/19/16: Approved

Log Number: 201508-113

School of Computing – Undergraduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program
Bachelor of Science – Computing & Information Sciences Major
Concentrations: Computer Science; Information Science; Information Technology
Information Sys/Business Minor


Summary of the Changes:
The following changes will affect the Computing tracks including: Computer Science, Information Science, Information Technology and the Information Systems. The School of Computing is requesting to change the credit hours of CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Hardware Organization from 4 credit hours to 3 and add a new lab course: CDA 3101L Introduction to Computer Hardware Organization Lab for 1 credit. CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Hardware Organization has seen an increased number of students every semester. This 4 credit hour course is taught with class lectures and hands-on hardware lab assignments. The existing hardware lab does not have enough space to provide all the registered students with the hands-on experience at same time within the current course structure. Based on the instructors’ recommendations, the Curriculum Committee agreed that the 4 credit hour course can be divided into 3 credit hour lecture and 1 credit hour as a lab. The 1 credit hour lab will have several sections offered for the same course with the same instructor. The student will be required to register for one of the lab sections.
CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Hardware Organization has been required for Computer Science and Information Technology tracks. Now both CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Hardware Organization and CDA 3101L Introduction to Computer Hardware Organization Lab will be required for the Computer Science and Information Technology tracks. For the other two Computing tracks, Information Science and Information Systems, CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Hardware Organization and now CDA 3101L Introduction to Computer Hardware Organization Lab will continue to be a major elective option. Overall total credit hours required for the programs will not change.

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Change an existing course

Introduction Computer Hardware

CDA

Junior (3xxx)

101

Requesting to change the credit hours of CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Hardware Organization from 4 credit hours to 3 and adding the new lab course: CDA 3101L Introduction to Computer Hardware Organization Lab for 1 credit. CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Hardware Organization has seen an increased number of students every semester. This 4 credit hour course is taught with class lectures and hands-on hardware lab assignments. The existing hardware lab does not have enough space to provide all the registered students with the hands-on experience at same time within the current course structure. Based on the instructors’ recommendations, the Curriculum Committee agreed that the 4 credit hour course could be divided into 3 credit hours as lectures and 1 credit hour as labs. The 1 credit hour lab could have several lab sections offered for the same course with the same instructor. The student would have an opportunity to register in one of the lab sections with the instructor.

 

Add a new course

Introduction to Computer Hardware Organization Lab (1 cr)

CDA

Junior (3xxx)

101 L

Prerequisites:   
"COP2551: Introduction to OO Programming"
OR "COP2010: Intro to Visual Proc Prog"
OR "COP2220: Computer Science I"
AND "COT3100: Computational Structures"
Co-requisites:   
"CDA3101: Introduction Computer Hardware"

Course Description:

CDA3101L: Introduction to Computer Hardware Organization Lab (1 credit)
Prerequisite: COP 2551, COP 2010 or COP 2220, COT 3100
Co-requisite: CDA 3101
Description: This is the laboratory course that accompanies CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Hardware Organization. Includes three hours of laboratory.
Availability: This course is normally available Summer, Fall and Spring terms.
Course Fees: $30