W60 3D Computer Modeling and Animations. In this course students study 3D computer modeling and animation techniques using a modeling and animation program called Lightwave 3D. Techniques studied include 3D modeling, lighting, surfacing, rendering, compositing, keyframe animation, and basic concepts in character animation. Student work includes several modeling labs and a few small projects including the creation of an animated character. Students also work in groups to produce a term project—a short animated video. Techniques of 3D modeling and animation are learned through lecture and tutorials. Discussion will also include ethical and other Christian issues in graphics and animation. Prerequiste: CS 104 or CS108 or permission of the instructor. This class requires good familiarity with computing and light programming. H. Plantinga. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
W80 Computer Forensics. Computer forensics and digital investigation is a blend of art and science used to discover evidence of how a computer has been used. Computer forensics is used to investigate everything from computers infected with malware to computers used to facilitate a criminal activity. Students will learn proper forensic procedures to maintain the chain of evidence, how to create digital images, and how to examine both live and static computers. They will be introduced to a variety of tools ranging from freely-available open-source tools to professional tools. They will analyze both Windows and Linux computers. This is a hands-on course. Evaluation will be based on regular lab assignments and a final project. This course may fulfill an elective requirement in the Computer Science major. Prerequisite: Junior standing and at least one of CS 232, CS 332, or IS 333. E. Fife. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.