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Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Course Catalog 
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COMSC 145 - Intro to Computer Forensics

3 credits

This course takes a detailed, hands-on approach to the investigation of criminal incidents in which computers or computer technology play an important or interesting role. At the completion of this course, students will be familiar with the core computer science theory and practical skills necessary to perform rudimentary computer forensic investigations. The course widens their computer knowledge by using specialized software and hardware equipment, helps them to understand the role of technology in investigating computer-based crimes, and prepares students to deal with investigative bodies at a fundamental level.

Prerequisites: Students must demonstrate readiness for Analytical Reading and college-level mathematics by attaining appropriate scores on the Placement Exam, or by attaining passing grades in the appropriate developmental courses, or by completion of previous college-level mathematics or English courses. Some previous computer use (for email, Internet or word-processing) is necessary.