|COURSE NUMBER||COURSE TITLE|
|Computational Science is an emerging field of study focusing on collaborative research conversing a wide variety of science disciplines. This is a one-semester course to provide students with an overview of applications of computational skills to solve scientific research problems. The computational skills in review include: Programming Languages, Algorithms, Database Implementation, Internet technologies, Data Visualization, Statistics, Modeling and simulation, and Operations Research. The course will be team-taught by a group of scientists from Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Engineering departments and Center for Material Research, SciViz Laboratory and The B.E.S.T. Laboratory, and other applied science laboratories to cover a wide-range of expertise.|
|Graduate standing in Computer Science ||See Instructor |
|This course is a required course for the Master of Science degree emphasis in computational science.|
|COURSE GOALS AND INTENDED OUTCOMES|
To introduce students to computational techniques suitable for solutions to real world problems. These areas include physical sciences, engineering, finance and economics. Students will be exposed to various algorithms and will implement solutions either by coding in a language of their choice, or with the aid of a software package.
- Introduction to basic statistics and confidence intervals
- Introduction to modeling and discrete event simulation
- Introduction to stochastic search algorithms
- Graphing and data visualization
- Linear and non-linear optimization
- Database techniques for scientific data
|One (1) major project ||20% |
The instructor reserves the right to revise the grading criteria as appropriate and will make reasonable
attempts to notify students
|ACADEMIC INTEGRITY STANDARDS|
| Expectations concerning Student conduct are as follows:
• Students are encouraged to actively participate in class.
• Students are expected to abide by the ACM Code of Ethics.
• Students should place phones on pager or silent mode upon entering class.
Students are expected to check their NSU-email accounts
regularly for correspondence
from the university. Consult the
NSU Student Handbook (pdf)
on NSU's policy regarding student conduct such as attendance, illness, off-campus trips, and grade appeals, etc.
by going to http://www.nsu.edu/studentaffairs/handbook.html
UNIVERSITY WRITING ASSESSMENT
All students who matriculate at Norfolk State University beginning Fall Semester 2001 and thereafter, will be required to take entry and exit examinations to assess their writing competency. Both examinations will be administered by the English Department during enrollment in English 101 and 102 respectively. The entry examination is untimed, multiple-choice, and computerized. The exit examination is a two-hour, essay format, and the topic will be relevant to the student discipline. Therefore, students enrolled in Computer Science courses will be required to complete writing assignments in addition to other requirements to assist them in their preparation for the exit examination. All students are required to take the exit examination prior to completing 90 semester hours.
|The Computer Science Department adheres to the University Policy on class attendance.
|AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) STATEMENT|
In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With
Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, if you have a disability or think you have a disability,
we ask that you please contact the Supporting Students through Disability Services (SSDS) office.|
|LOCATION:|| Student Services Center - Room 110D|
|CONTACT PERSON:|| Marian Shepherd - Coordinator SSDS|
|TELEPHONE:|| (757) 823-2014|
|UNIVERSITY ASSESSMENT STATEMENT|
As part of NSU's commitment to provide the environment and resources needed for success, students may be required to
participate in a number of university-wide assessment activities. The activities may include tests, surveys,
focus groups and interviews, and portfolio reviews. The primary purpose of the assessment activities is to
determine the extent to which the university's programs and services maintain a high level of quality and meet
the needs of students. Students will not be identified in the analysis of results. Unless indicated otherwise,
by the instructor, results from University assessment activities will not be computed in student grades. |
UNIVERSITY WIDE & COURSE-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS|
Information Technology Literacy
- Learning foundation skills (hardware, software, and operating systems).
- Solving problems utilizing application software from a narrative description.
- Knowing the appropriate software application to apply to a specific task.
CLASS ATTENDANCE POLICY
A student is expected to attend all classes. The student assumes all responsibility
for work missed due
to an absence. Make-up work may be permitted at the discretion of the instructor.
Refer to the
NSU Student Handbook
(http://www.nsu.edu/studentaffairs/pdf/NSUStudentHandbook.pdf) for further details.
- Demonstrating proficiency in utilizing software applications.
NSU E-MAIL ACCOUNTS
In an effort to keep students informed about Norfolk State
University updates and account information, students
must check their official NSU student email account frequently.
You may access your official NSU email account at
http://www.nsu.edu/webmail/. Follow instructions on the NSU-webmail login page.
The instructor reserves the right to revise the syllabi as appropriate and
will make reasonable attempts to notify students.