Fall 2014 Topics of General Computing Interest

Course Descriptions
Fall 2014 Course List


Topics of General Interest: Interactive Computing
Course call#: 9012
prereq: CSCI-UA.0002
In this course students will learn how to develop multimedia applications for both the desktop and the web. The course focuses on general programming techniques with an emphasis on the production of interactive graphical environments. In addition, a number of advanced topics will be covered including image processing, video games, simulations, basic computer vision, augmented reality and creating simple mashups using popular web services such as Flickr and Twitter.


Topics of General Interest: Computing in the Humanities
Course call#: 17610
prereq: CSCI-UA.0004
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.

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