System Administration, Number Theory are Topics for Spring Posted on October 28th, 2006 by

The MCS Department will be offering two special topics courses this spring:

  1. Computer System Administration, MCS-294, will be accessible to a wide range of students (not just computer science majors) and will provide a grounding in foundational principles along with practical skills. This course will be taught by two experienced systems administrators, Dan Oachs and Ethan Sommer.
  2. Number Theory, MCS-344, will show how this once-“pure” area of mathematics forms the heart of modern cryptography. This course can be used toward the mathematics major but will be of interest to others as well; in particular, the prerequisites have been designed so that computer science students can take the course. This course will be taught by Barbara Kaiser.

Students can use WebAdvisor’s “Search for Classes” to find MCS-294 or MCS-344 and click on the name in order to get the full description. I would also be happy to field emails from anyone seaking further information.


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