In-depth exploration of a designated “topic of the year,” providing a mechanism for study of important topics of current interest in the rapidly changing discipline of computer science. Includes research, simulation, and/or analysis of various approaches related to the topic(s) under study. Major emphasis on demonstration of maturity in use of various computer science tools in investigations. Such tools include programming, software development, research skills, communications skills, data structures, and algorithm analysis. Prereqs: Grades of C or better in at least one 300-level COSC course and MATH 240. Offered: Fall.
When teaching this course, I have covered topics related to computer security including the following: web security, mobile security, general security concepts.