COMP 488: Topics in Computer Science

Credit Hours



Vary by section: most commonly COMP 271: Data Structures


This course is used to introduce emerging topics in computer science that do not yet have a regular course number. Content of the course varies. Recent topics have included

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Biology
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Enterprise Software Development
  • Introduction to Digital Humanities Design and Programming
  • Machine Learning
  • Metagenomics
  • Rapid Application Development Metholodgy (.NET)
  • Robotics Software Development
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Administration


Understand an emerging area of Computer Science.


Topic Semester/Year Instructor URL
Data Warehousing and Data Mining Spring 2017 Dr. Channah Naiman
Database Administration Fall 2017 Sorin Ciobanu
Data Visualization Fall 2017 Dr. Channah Naiman
Dev Ops Fall 2017 Maria Saenz
Robotics Software Development Spring 2013 Dr. William Honig
Physical Design and Fabrication Spring 2016 Jonathan Durston
Introduction to Computer Forensics Spring 2016 Thomas Yarish
Metagenomics Fall 2015 Dr. Putonti
Introduction to Digital Humanites Design and Programming Spring 2015 Nicholas Hayward
Software Quality and Testing Fall 2014 Conrad Weisert
Organizational Change & Development Spring 2017 Guy Bevente