Spring 2009 Topics of General Computing Interest

Course Descriptions
Spring 2009 Course List

CS Topics of General Computing Interest: V22.0380 Courses

V22.0380.001 Computing in the Humanities

Course call#: 72575
Prerequisite(s): V22.0004

Topics in the field of Humanities 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 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 within the Humanities.

V22.0380.002 Introduction to Flash Programming

Course call#: 75054
Prerequisite(s): V22.0002 and V22.0004

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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