Cybersecurity Course Descriptions
CRJ101 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH METHODS (1 CREDIT)
Basic research/writing principles that should be applied to criminal justice as a field of study.
CRJ103 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 CREDITS)
History, theory, and structure of the criminal justice system emphasizing substantive and procedural criminal law; police, prosecution, defense, courts, institutional and community corrections; juvenile justice subsystem.
CRJ107 COMPUTER HARDWARE AND PERIPHERALS (3 CREDITS)
Computer hardware and peripherals and other digital media used in commission of cyber-crimes. Hands-on examination of devices, including building, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair.
CRJ314 MODERN TECHNIQUES IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (3 CREDITS)
Theory and practice of modern investigation methods for public and private sector agencies. Techniques and procedures for evidence collection, preservation, and presentation. Reviews investigation resources, including crime laboratory and databases. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 103 or equivalent.
CRJ328 SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (3 CREDITS)
Principles of administration of physical, human, and asset security. Risk assessment, training, emergency management, disaster recovery, and the global aspects of security administration.
CRJ333 INFORMATION SECURITY (3 CREDITS)
Protection of proprietary information in both the corporate and government sectors. Topics include: information as a resource, legal issues, policy formulation, administrative and technical remedies, and case studies.
CRJ335 CYBER CRIME LAW AND INVESTIGATIONS (3 CREDITS)
Cyber crimes, including computer crimes, Internet fraud, e-commerce, and threats to the national infrastructure. Policies, legal issues, and investigative techniques and strategies, and implications for investigation and enforcement on a global scale.
CRJ345 CRIMINAL EVIDENCE (3 CREDITS)
Rules of evidence and trial procedures applicable to criminal cases at the state and federal levels. Student mock trial experience as witness and attorney.
CRJ355 CYBER CRIME INVESTIGATIONS AND FORENSICS I (3 CREDITS)
Intrusion detection methodologies, tools and approaches to incident response. Computer forensic principles, including operating system concepts, registry structures, file system concepts, boot process, and file operations. Introduction to forensic tools.
CRJ356 CYBER CRIME INVESTIGATION AND FORENSICS II (3 CREDITS)
Digital information retrieval methods. Exercises for search, recovery, imaging, analysis, and preservation of evidence on disk drives and other storage media. Advanced topics such as disk geometry and analysis of UNIX systems.
CRJ362 INFORMATION SYSTEM THREATS, ATTACKS AND DEFENSES (3 CREDITS)
Methods and motives of cyber-security incident perpetrators, and the countermeasures employed to organizations and agencies to prevent and detect those incidences. Ethical obligations of security professionals.
CRJ438 SYSTEM VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS (3 CREDITS)
Threats to information systems and process for performance of audits, assessments, penetration tests, and architecture reviews. Use of tools for such studies and practical experience in conducting assessments and preparing reports.
CRJ455 CYBER CRIME INVESTIGATION AND FORENSICS III (3 CREDITS)
Theory and techniques for tracking attackers across the Internet. Practical exercises from case studies of Internet based crimes.
CRJ461 SENIOR SEMINAR IN CYBERSECURITY (3 CREDITS)
Selected topics of current interest. Emphasizes critical analysis of current research literature and development of action projects by seminar members. Integrates previous learning as a capstone experience. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
CRJ470 INTERNSHIP (6-15 CREDITS)
Participation on staff of criminal justice agency under co-supervision of faculty and agency personnel. Field experience, periodic conferences and seminars, written and reading assignments designed to combine theory and professional practice. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
CSC101 COMPUTER SCIENCE (3 CREDITS)
Overview of computer science. Introduction to algorithms, elementary data structures, program design, and programming utilizing a block structured programming language. Lecture and laboratory.
CSC201 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (4 CREDITS)
First course in abstract mathematical structures with emphasis on material needed for applications to computer science. Introduction to different number systems, data types, computer arithmetic, Boolean algebra, direct and indirect proofs, and mathematical induction. Lecture and Recitation.
CSC303 COMPUTER ORGANIZATION AND PROGRAMMING (4 CREDITS)
Digital logic, micro-programming, machine and assembly language programming. Boolean logic and its relationship to actual circuits such as adders, multiplexers, dimultiplexers, shifters, and flip-flops. Hypothetical computer is used to illustrate microprograms/interpreters. Lecture and Laboratory. Prerequisites: Computer Science 101 and 201.
CSC316 OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING (4 CREDITS)
Introduction to the object-oriented paradigm of programming. Objects, classes, and inheritance. Prerequisite: Computer Science 101.
CSC323 INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS (3 CREDITS)
Topic include network types and communication models, hardware components, applications, protocols, standards, internetworking and routing concepts, OSI Model, TCP/IP, LAN and WAN networking technologies. Prerequisites: Computer Science 101, 102, and 303. May be taken concurrently with Computer Science 303.
CSC432 COMPUTER AND NETWORK SECURITY (4 CREDITS)
Fundamentals of securing computers and networks. Includes security objectives, threats, vulnerabilities, types of attacks, authentication methods, access control methods, encryption, intrusion detection, VPNs, firewalls and security as it relates to the WWW. Prerequisites: Criminal Justice 333 and Computer Science 323.
GOV341 JURISPRUDENCE OF THE CRIMINAL LAW (3 CREDITS)
Criminal law as process for dispute settlement and maintenance of order by the state. Emphasis on legal reasoning, legal process, and necessity to maintain historical continuity and doctrinal consistency.
MAT112 STATISTICS (3 CREDITS)
For non-mathematics majors. Probability theory topics, binomial distribution, normal distribution, descriptive statistics, frequency distribution, measures of central tendency, hypothesis testing. Confidence intervals, correlation, and prediction. Prerequisite: MAT 100, or satisfactory performance in Mathematics Placement Test administered by mathematics department, or permission of instructor. Students may not also take for credit Psychology 211, Economics 241 or Sociology 211
MAT201 CALCULUS I (3 CREDITS)
Review of analytic geometry and trigonometric functions. Limits, derivatives, maxima and minima, related rates, graphs, differentials, mean value theorem. Prerequisite: Mathematics 151 or satisfactory performance in Mathematics Placement Test administered by mathematics department, or permission of instructor.
PHI108 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS (3 CREDITS)
This course examines ethical dilemmas encountered by professionals at work. Journalism, health care, law, education, computer science/information technology and public relations all provide examples.
SOC274 CRIMINOLOGY (3 CREDITS)
Crime as a form of deviant behavior, its relation to social values and social structure, types of criminal behavior, theories of treatment and control, correctional methods, and the administration of justice.
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