Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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LAS205 Digital cultures

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course covers 3 cr load from the following 1 cr modules:

205A: Future Ready

This module will cover basic types of data and processing methods that will help students in solving problems in an increasingly complex word. Topics include variables, conditional execution, strings, lists, dictionaries, text processing, visualization, and mathematical analysis. 

205B: Fundamentals of Deep Learning

This module introduces the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence using neural networks and deep learning.  Students will be introduced to neural networks, training neural networks from scratch, learning tools, and transfer learning.  The course uses Tensorflow, Keras, and Pandas.

205C: Social Cybersecurity

This module introduces risk, threats, and vulnerabilities in technology with a special focus on their impact in a social context.  Topics include computer crimes, social engineering, identity theft, cyber terrorism, and criminal hacking.  The module also discusses how groups are manipulated and opinions shaped.