Fall 2012 Topics of General Computing Interest

Course Descriptions
Fall 2012 Course List


Special Topics: Computing in the Humanities and the Arts
Course call#: 6114

Topics in the field of Humanities & Arts Computing include but are not limited to: digitization of text and image; hypertext design and delivery; working with multi-lingual texts and topics in machine translation; electronic publishing and dissemination; OCR; and designing databases of images, documents, and text. We will analyze the impact of technology on research in the Humanities and the Arts as well as delivery as seen through current technology in libraries and museums. Students will also be encouraged to learn about and evaluate current computing tools and methodologies in their specific fields of interest within the Humanities and the Arts. Computing topics will include: advanced web design; working with multi-media such as podcasting; an in-depth study of XML, XSLT and related technologies; and others.


Special Topics: FLASH Programming
Course call#: 14085
Course prerequisites(s): CSCI-UA. 2 & CSCI-UA. 4
Flash, the ubiquitous Web multi-media and programming platform, is powered by the increasingly sophisticated scripting language ActionScript. In learning essential ActionScript programming, students will explore the fundamentals of computer science while creating Internet applications, interactive animations, and computer games. As such, both a background in basic programming and in web design are essential for this course.

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