May 20, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Computer and Information Science

  
  • CSCI 5250 - Database Design

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: An undergraduate database management course, or consent of the instructor.

    Database design serves as a unifying mechanism for the seemingly diverse fields of data semantics, database management software, and physical design. Different methods for expressing designs at appropriate levels of abstraction are covered. Evaluation criteria for design assessment are introduced and design methods are evaluated according to these criteria. This course attempts to integrate theoretical and practical aspects of database design.

    When Offered: Spring, alternate years.


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  • CSCI 5260 - Artificial Intelligence

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Calculus and data structures or permission of the instructor.

    Provides a survey of Artificial Intelligence methods from the graduate perspective using a common programming language. Topics may include searching, knowledge representation, constraint propagation, natural language processing, and introductory machine learning. Research and development of an application of Artificial Intelligence to a real-world problem is an integral part of the course.


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  • CSCI 5300 - Software Design

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CSCI 5200 .

    Students should have a good working knowledge of programming-in-the-small. Experience in designing small systems is helpful. Design is a central activity of software development. This course covers several different methods and languages for expressing designs. Criteria for evaluating designs are introduced, and design methods are evaluated according to these criteria. The concepts of design verifiability and reusability are stressed.

    When Offered: Spring.


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  • CSCI 5417 - Introduction to System Administration

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: C- or better in CSCI 2150 and C- or better in CSCI 2200 and C- or better in CSCI 3400.

    A survey of concerns related to management and design of computing systems and services. Topics include the practice of system administration, overview of network operating systems, best practices for system administration, fundamentals of Unix and Windows system administration, network design, and remote network access. The course will provide hands-on experience with setting up and administering Unix and Windows network operating systems.

    Dual Listed With: CSCI 4417.


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  • CSCI 5460 - Network and Information Security

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CSCI 3400 or permission of instructor.

    A survey of concerns related to system security in a networked environment. Topics include threats to system security; common software vulnerabilities; tools for attaching system security; tools for defending system security, including cryptographic utilities; recovering from security episodes; and the ethics of incident response.

    When Offered: Fall, alternate years.


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  • CSCI 5507 - Computer Forensics

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: C- or better in CSCI 2210 or C- or better in CSCI 2910 or permission of instructor.

    Introduces fundamental concepts in forensics and security control. It provides essential knowledge and skills for digital forensic auditors. This includes examination of the range of commonly accepted digital forensic audit methods and tools. It also introduces the principles that underlie assurance of the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information assets.

    Dual Listed With: CSCI 4507.


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  • CSCI 5520 - Research Methods in Computer Science

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the computer science master’s program.

    An introduction to academic research, as conducted in the computer sciences. Topics include forces shaping computing research, types of research, quality in research, avenues for disseminating research, resources for locating published research, and expectations for theses and project reports. Students will be required to complete an application for one of the capstone sequences: i.e., one of software development projects to be offered in the next term; or a proposal for a thesis topic set by the department’s faculty.

    When Offered: Fall.


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  • CSCI 5537 - Ethical Hacking

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: C- or better in CSCI 2210 or C- or better in CSCI 2910 or permission of the instructor.

    Introduces how to scan, test, hack and secure computer systems and networks. It addresses how perimeter defenses work and how to scan and attack networks without harming them. It shows how intruders escalate privileges and how to secure a system. It also explains intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, DDoS Attacks, buffer overflows, and virus creation.

    Dual Listed With: CSCI 4537.


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  • CSCI 5550 - Directed Research 1

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CSCI 5520  and consent of advisory committee chair.

    In this course, the student, in consultation with the student’s advisory committee chair, will conduct research on the problem suitable as a topic for a master’s thesis. Successful completion of this course should prepare the student to begin writing a master’s thesis. The student is required to give an oral presentation of results obtained in this course to the graduate faculty. Course content and deliverables are defined by a written agreement signed by the student and the student’s advisory committee chair. This agreement will be kept on file by the department with the student’s graduate records.


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  • CSCI 5610 - Formal Languages and Computational Complexity

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: MATH 2710, CSCI 2210 or consent of the instructor.

    Problem-solving is a fundamental aspect of computer science. This course teaches students how to reduce a computational problem to its simplest form and analyze the problem to determine its inherent computational complexity. Topics include formal languages and automata theory, Turing machines, computational complexity, and the theory of NP-completeness.

    When Offered: Variable.


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  • CSCI 5620 - Analysis of Algorithms

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Differential and integral calculus, discrete structures, data structures.

    This course covers basic techniques for analyzing algorithmic complexity. It describes the design and analysis of selected algorithms for solving important problems that arise often in applications of computer science, including sorting, selection, graph theory problems (e.g., shortest path, graph traversals), string matching, dynamic programming problems, NP-complete problems.

    When Offered: Fall, alternate years.


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  • CSCI 5710 - Information Architecture

    (3 credits)


    Prerequisites: Admission to the computer science master’s degree program.

     

    Surveys concerns related to the elicitation, structuring, and presentation of information, with particular focus on the Internet and its uses in e-commerce. Topics include information architecture in relation to e-commerce; content elicitation; mechanisms for aiding in content organization, such as ontologies, lexicons, and sitemaps; best practices for presenting information online; means of evaluating the effectiveness of information architectures.

    When Offered: Fall, alternate years.


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  • CSCI 5727 - Operating Systems

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: C- or better in CSCI 2160, C- or better in CSCI 2210, and C- or better in CSCI 2200.

    Studies operating systems which are the primary resource managers of computer hardware. The main features provided by operating systems, including process management, storage management, processor management, and auxiliary storage management are detailed. Topics of networking and security are introduced. Case studies of representative commercial operating systems highlight the main features common to operating systems. Use of the computing laboratory is an integral part of the course. 

    Dual Listed With: CSCI 4727.


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  • CSCI 5910 - Software Development Project I

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CSCI 5520  and instructor’s permission.

    Students who are unconditionally admitted with provision(s) to the graduate program must satisfy all provisions before enrolling in this course. The software capstone course sequence (CSCI 5910, CSCI 5920 , CSCI 5930 ) provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their ability to apply the knowledge and skills gained in other courses to synthesize a solution to a significant, realistic and ultimately practical problem. Students are expected to complete all three courses consecutively (spring, fall, spring). The planning phase of the project will be conducted in this course. A planning document describing the various subtasks that will be carried out, their deadlines, configuration management, testing and evaluation procedures will be produced.

    When Offered: Spring.


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  • CSCI 5930 - Software Development Project III

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CSCI 5920  and instructor’s permission.

    This phase of the project and teaches students to be critical of their own work and to be realistic about their plans. This course’s main purpose is to determine to what degree the original plans were realized and to discover the shortcomings of the production process and the end product. It also includes an analysis of possible improvements and some attempts to revise the product accordingly. The end result of this work is a document of the character of a master’s thesis that describes an analysis of various project aspects rather than just system design. Each student shall take a final oral examination, in the spirit of a master’s thesis defense, in which the student will be expected to articulate to a faculty jury what they have learned as part of the design studio project process.

    When Offered: Spring.


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  • CSCI 5989 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Planned and supervised work experiences in business, industry, and governmental agencies. Students spend the semester working with a cooperating employer on specific assignments. Students must clear arrangements through ETSU’s Office of Career and Internship Services prior to registering for this course. Students may receive compensation for this course as employees. This course does not count for credit toward a student’s degree.


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  • CSCI 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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  • CSCI 5999 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Planned and supervised work experiences in business, industry, and governmental agencies. Students spend the semester working with a cooperating employer on specific assignments. Students must clear arrangements through ETSU’s Office of Career and Internship Services prior to registering for this course. Students may receive compensation for this course as employees. This course does not count for credit toward a student’s degree.


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Counseling

  
  
  
  
  
  
  • COUN 5207 - Girls’ and Women’s Wellness for Helping Professionals

    (3 credits)
    Explores biological, psychological, and social issues that disproportionately impact girls’ and women’s wellness; effective prevention/ interventions that are tailored to the unique needs of girls and women; and advocacy processes needed to address the institutional and social barriers that may impact girls’ and women’s access, equity, and success. This course is available to human services professionals, health care workers, counselors, social workers, teachers, gender studies majors, and other undergraduate and graduate programs.

    Dual Listed With: COUN 4207.


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  • COUN 5255 - Clinical Issues in Mental Health Counseling

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: COUN 5420 COUN 5550   COUN 5555 

    This course explores issues and practices that affect clinical mental health counselors and clients in community settings. A special focus is placed on working with common clinical disorders that are addressed in clinical mental health settings. Emphasis on various treatment approaches for clients experiencing these issues grounded in up-to-date research as well as knowledge and skills of program evaluation focused on assessing and improving service delivery will be featured in this course.


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  • COUN 5440 - Treating Trauma and Abuse in the Family

    (3 credits)
    This course examines current research and theory regarding sexual and physical abuse of children and intimate partner violence, including causes, dynamics, and consequences. Emphasis is given to treatment approaches that are caring and socially responsible in working with individuals, couples and families from diverse populations involved in abusive situations. Critical and reflective practices regarding case conceptualization will be required.


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  • COUN 5555 - Counseling Process and Skills: Individual, Couples, and Families

    (3 credits)
    This course examines the philosophic bases of counseling and the therapeutic relationship focusing on the foundational aspects necessary for working with individual, couples, groups, and families within a counseling process from initial meeting to termination. Attention is given to counselor presence, professionalism and awareness, the understanding and use of self in counseling, client relationships and working within the change process.


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  • COUN 5722 - Student Development and the College Environment

    (3 credits)
    This course is designed to familiarize students with major theories of student development and apply key theoretical concepts that address students’ cognitive, intellectual, identity, personality, ethical, moral, career and social development during the college years. Issues that reflect the diversity, complexity, and change in higher education today are also examined. Emphasis is placed on examining student needs, satisfaction and cultures; the impact of campus environments on student development; and the analysis of programs/services outcomes.


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  • COUN 5723 - Evaluation and Administration of College Counseling and Student Affairs

    (3 credits)
    This course is designed to familiarize students with major theories of student affairs assessment, evaluation, and administration in the higher education setting. Issues that reflect the diversity, complexity, and change in higher education today are examined. A focus on crisis preparedness is included. Students are provided with the opportunity to design and implement needs and outcomes assessments that reflect specific theoretical perspectives. Higher education leadership models and the opportunity to implement ideas for leadership in a higher education setting are included.


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  • COUN 5830 - Individual Mental Testing

    (4 credits)
    This course will instruct students in the administration and interpretation of the WAIS-III, WISC-III, and McCarthy Scales, and familiarize students with other individual mental tests, including the Kaufman ABC and the Stanford-Binet IV. Attention is also given to procedures for writing psychological evaluations and reporting test results to examinees. Issues related to assessment, such as the nature of intelligence and the heritability of intelligence, are examined. Students are required to administer and interpret various individual mental tests.


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  • COUN 5950 - Research and Evaluation for Counseling and Human Services

    (3 credits)
    Introduction to applied research and evaluation methods for informed consumers of psychological and service research. Emphasis is on developing skills in organizing and writing an integrative review of literature using APA style and conducting basic research and program evaluation. Both quantitative and qualitative methods are addressed in the course with an emphasis on qualitative methods in clinical settings, action research in organizations and schools, and program planning and evaluation in various counseling and human services agencies.


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  • COUN 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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  • COUN 6585 - Trauma and Recovery

    (3 credits)
    This course will address various counseling approaches to working with clients who have been exposed to traumatic events. The traumatic events may include, but not be limited to, events such as automobile accidents, surgeries, bullying behavior, natural disasters, violent crimes, terrorism, or domestic violence. Students will learn how to assess and intervene for trauma at an individual, group, and community level.

    When Offered: Cohort only.


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  • COUN 6593 - Advanced Internship and Supervision

    (3-6 credits)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the Ed.S. in School Counseling Program and COUN 5880  or equivalent.

    This advanced internship and supervision course is designed to provide a student with the opportunity to have a closely directed experience in supervising interns in the master’s program in Counseling. The class is a seminar that addresses the theory and practice of supervision as well as providing a vehicle for working with clients and presenting supervisory experiences for discussion.

    When Offered: Cohort only.


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Criminal Justice and Criminology

  
  
  
  • CJCR 5017 - Comparative Criminal Justice

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CJCR 1100 or permission of instructor or graduate status.

    Compares and contrasts the criminal justice system in the United States with the justice system in one selected country, with specific emphasis on historical elements, policing, courts, corrections, and government as it relates to crime. Additionally, the class also introduces crime as a global problem through analysis of transnational and international crime issues. This study abroad class is repeatable up to three times for credit.

    Dual Listed With: CJCR 4017.


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