W80 Computer Forensics: Digital CSI. 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 custody, 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, and they will see the special techniques used in analyzing a Macintosh. This is a hands-on course. Evaluation will be based on regular lab assignments and a final project. This course may fulfill an elective in the Computer Science and Information Systems majors. Prerequisite: CS262 or permission of instructor. E. Fife. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
IDIS W61 Creative Computing. J. Nyhoff.