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B.S. in Human-Computer Interaction (68 credits)
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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2008 Liberal Arts Colleges Academic Programs and Courses Human-Computer Interaction 531 B.S. in Human-Computer Interaction (68 credits)  

B.S. in Human-Computer Interaction (68 credits)

Major Requirements: NCAS and UC-N

Required Core Courses

A total of 56 credits of core courses are required for the human-computer interaction major. The following courses are required:

21&62:198:101 Computers and Programming I (3)

21&62:198:102 Computers and Programming II (3)

21&62&28:198:335 Data Structures and Algorithm Design (3)

21&62:640:119 Basic Calculus (3)

21&62:640:237 Discrete Structures (3)

21&62:640:251 Linear Algebra (3)

21&62:830:103 Cognitive Science I (3)

21&62:830:104 Cognitive Science II (3)

21&62:830:301 Statistical Methods for the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences (4)

21&62:830:302 Experimental Methods for the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences (4)

21&62:830:335 Social Psychology (3)

21&62:830:372 Perception (3)

28:198:350 Computers and Society (3) (NJIT)

28:198:375 Applications Development for the World Wide Web (3) (NJIT)

28:198:390 Requirements Analysis and Systems Design (3) (NJIT)

28:198:431 Database System Design and Management (3) (NJIT)

28:198:447 Human-Computer Interfaces (3) (NJIT)

28:198:475 Evaluation of Computer Applications (3) (NJIT)

Specialization Tracks

The HCI major further requires 12 credits in one of the following specialization tracks. Each track emphasizes a significant aspect of HCI and allows the student further depth in these areas. The specialization track is a sequence of four (300/400-level) courses, focusing on an area and/or subject relevant to the methodologies of, the design of, or the application of computing systems. The specialization courses must form a coherent unit, should be chosen from a set of courses complementary to the courses required for this major, and must be approved by the faculty adviser. The following specialization tracks are offered:

  • Learning Systems:Human learning and the systems and technology to support learning and educational processes.
  • Human Systems:Groups and organizations and their use of information and computer applications.
  • Applications Development:Further studies of the technology for development of applications. Recommended for students aiming to work in small organizations or end user units where the designer also may be the implementer.
  • Publishing and Multimedia:Further studies of the technology involving the production of material in multimedia forms and specialized areas such as graphics and data visualization.
  • Communications, Networks, and the Web:Further studies of the technology involving the nature of applications in communication environments and the relationship of design to groups, communities, and organizations.
  • Individualized Study:Any possible area of computer application of particular interest to the student (also for students with graduate school objectives in a specific field). Must be developed with the approval of the department adviser.

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