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CSC 298: Introduction to Research in Computer Science

Offered Every Semester (Starting Spring 2017)*

Course Units: 0.25 – 1.0

Through independent, faculty guided research experiences, students explore a research topic in the field of computer science. This course provides opportunities for theory-based investigations and/or applied computing experiences. Students may shadow a more experienced student in the research lab, and will be mentored by faculty. Students are expected to assist the lab members (advanced students or faculty). Students may engage in technical readings, as assigned, and discussion. Students maintain a weekly research log throughout the course detailing experiences, complete a summary paper detailing their investigation and results, and write a reflective essay. Students are expected to participate in research activities in the lab for 3 hours per week for .25 units, with a corresponding increase in activities for additional credit.

Prerequisite notes: Computer Science major and permission of faculty mentor

Required for major/minor: None

Option for major/minor: This course counts as free elective credit for computer science majors.