This focus track provides essential training in the foundations of computing, data storage and information processing. With this foundation, graduates of the program can easily adapt to and create new information technologies, new computing paradigms, and new ideas for applying computer systems.

FA 303

ADVANCED PROJECT

This required course is a problem-solving experience which represents the culmination of an SNL student's learning in a specific area. Students, guided by their academic committee, design and execute an independent project which demonstrates the integration of theory and practice, and the ability to pursue and document avenues of inquiry with excellence. * Successful completion of Research Seminar is required before registration.
Prerequisites:
LL 300 is a prerequisite for this class.

CSC 394

SOFTWARE PROJECTS

Students will be provided with experience in team design, implementation and testing of a large software project. PREREQUISTE(S): CSC 301 or CSC 383 or CSC 393 or IM 360

IT 394

SOFTWARE PROJECTS FOR COMMUNITY CLIENTS I

This is the first course in a two-quarter sequence (winter/spring) for CDM students that satisfies both the Senior Year Capstone requirement and the Junior Year Experiential Learning requirement. The second quarter will be IT 395. You will earn four quarter hours of credit for each quarter for a total of eight quarter hours of credit. You must complete both quarters to receive any credit. We work with a community service organization, chosen with help of the Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning. As a community-based service learning course, students will have the opportunity to assess urban community needs in technology, and use problem-solving methods and strategies to make a substantial difference in an inner-city community group, usually by developing an application or a web site.

IT 395

SOFTWARE PROJECTS FOR COMMUNITY CLIENTS II

This is the continuation of IT 394. IT 394 and IT 395 must be taken as a sequence in two consecutive quarters. PREREQUISITE(S): IT 394