Course Description

This seminar introduces upper level computer science majors to the principles of computer science research. Emphasis is on reading and presenting current research literature, formulating research problems, conducting a literature search using both library and internet resources, and writing up the results of scientific inquiry. Additionally, social, ethical and legal issues in computing will be explored. Readings on a topical theme are selected by the instructor and vary from year to year, depending on the evolution of the frontiers of the science.

Prerequisite: At least 18 hours of Computer Science and Math 270