Computer Science majors should be able to:
CSCI 101: Information literacy is introduced to CS majors through a research paper focusing on historic people and events within the field of computer science. Students submit a research paper that follows a standard scientific format and requires the use of the library databases. The topics of plagiarism and appropriate use of citations are covered in this class.
All CSCI classes: Computer Science students, regardless of their concentration regularly use community owned knowledge bases (Stackoverflow, GeeksforGeeks, MSDN, etc.) to assist with the development of their course specific programming projects. Using these sites requires students to quickly and efficiently determine the validity of the information being provided (incorrect, obsolete, irrelevant). These skills are reinforced throughout the courses taught in the computer science department.
CSCI 101: Student’s papers will follow a standard research format for their assigned topic. The paper will include citations and a bibliography containing both primary and secondary sources. The students will use the library database to conduct their research.
CSCI 461 and CSCI 462: All computer science majors will develop their own senior project that relies on project specific content from community owned knowledge bases. At the end of this two semester sequence, all student projects are reviewed and evaluated by department faculty.