Metropolitan State University

ICS 490 : Special Topics in Information and Computer Sciences

A. Course Description
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course is an in-depth study of some aspect of computer science or computer information systems that is not part of a regular course. Special topics courses of current interest are offered on an occasional basis. Students may repeat ICS 490 under different topics for additional credit. Some topics may have prerequisites. See the Class Schedule for additional information. ** Note: this is a variable credit course with credit range of 1 - 4.
B. Course Effective Dates: 12/17/2006 - Present 01/09/2006 - 12/16/2006
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Gain a good perspective of the field.
  2. Get deeper knowledge of a subset of topics in the field.
  3. Apply major concepts in the topic to solve appropriate problems.
  4. Familiar with any associated software products and theoretical principles.
  5. Familiar with the most relevant peripheral topics.
  6. Know recent developments in the field.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Note: Students are responsible to both be aware of and abide by prerequisites for ICS courses for which they enroll, and will be administratively dropped from a course if they have not met prerequisites. This course may be taken multiple times for credit.