Westcott Courses & Omega Math

Westcott LogoBrandman University is proud to offer credit for courses operated by Wescott Courses and Omega Math (a subsidiary of Westcott Courses). Since 1996, Westcott Courses and Omega Math have been offering remedial and transferable online courses in math, IT, general education, and digital marketing to educate students with the skills and perspectives needed for understanding and participating in a complex world. Brandman University in partnership with Westcott Courses and Omega Math offer both academic and professional development courses.

 

 

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Academic Courses:

CSCU 225 Fundamentals of Computer Science I
Presents the basic principles of algorithmic problem solving and programming using methods of procedural abstraction, stepwise and top-down design. Introduction to object oriented programs, graphical user interfaces and the software development process. Topics include data types, I/0 functions, syntax, basic control statements and structures. Includes techniques for problem analysis and software design, implementation, testing and documentation.
Prerequisite: College Algebra or Precalculus with a grade of C or better
Credits: 4 undergraduate semester credits
CSCU 226 Fundamentals of Computer Science II
Continues the basic principles of algorithmic problem solving and programming using procedural and object-based methods as well as object oriented programming languages. An introduction to classes, inheritance, interfaces, abstract data types, data structures (stacks, lists, queues), file I/0, and exceptions, and analysis of algorithms (including searching, sorting and recursion). Continued practice with basic software design, implementation, testing, and documentation.
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Computer Science I or College Algebra/Precalculus with a grade of C or better and basic knowledge of at least one other computer language
Credits: 4 undergraduate semester credits
CSCU 235 Introduction to JavaScript and Web Application Programming
This course introduces students to JavaScript as it relates to applications of web development. Topics includes JavaScript syntax, data types, variables, operators, expressions, functions, arrays and objects. Students will learn how to create JavaScript programs within HTML documents, and how to use JavaScript programs to build quality professional dynamic web sites.
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Computer Science I and II with a grade of C or better
Credits: 2 undergraduate semester credits
CSCU 236 Advanced JavaScript
This course continues to focus on JavaScript's core language and techniques which enable students to build quality professional dynamic web sites. Advanced topics include jQuery, Ajax, 00, Document Object Model, DHTML components, JavaScript events and event handling.
Prerequisite: Introduction to JavaScript and Web Application Programming with a grade of C or better
Credits: 2 undergraduate semester credits
CSCU 240 Discrete Structures
This course is designed for students in math or computer science. Logic is emphasized, and topics include: proof and theory including inductive proofs, propositional and predicate logic, set theory, algorithms including recursion, trees, relations and functions, counting & probability. Elements of the theory of directed and undirected graphs, and the application of these topics to various areas of math and computer science. Additionally, an introduction to complexity of algorithms and recurrence relations are included in the curriculum.
Prerequisite: To be successful in this course, students must have one semester of College Algebra or Precalculus with a grade of C or better
Credits: 3 undergraduate semester credits
CSCU 245 C Language
Presentation of C programming for beginning programmers. Covers basic programming concepts including variables, assignments, expressions, if-statements, loops, functions, arrays, strings, and simple structures. Includes techniques for solving algorithmic and computational problems requiring an understanding of algebraic concepts.
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: College Algebra or Precalculus with a grade of C or better
Credits: 3 undergraduate semester credits
CSCU 260 Systems Programming
C programming language from a system programming perspective. Student will develop a more sophisticated appreciation of the relationships among high-level languages, and standard library and operating system functions. Topics include data types in the context of system functions, 1/0 functions, memory management, file systems, editors, control flow, unix commands, shell commands and shell scripting.
Prerequisite: Students are expected to be proficient in a modern high-level programming language and be familiar with computer architecture
Credits: 4 undergraduate semester credits
CSCU 280 Algorithms Design
Presentation of analysis of intermediate and advanced algorithms from a variety of application areas. Advanced level of algorithmic complexity using Big O, Big Omega and Big theta notation are discussed. Problem classes P, NP, NP-Complete and NP-Hard problems are introduced. Other topics include cryptology, pattern matching, file compression, dynamic and linear programming, searching algorithms and proving algorithms are correct using standard methods.
Prerequisite: Data Structures, Calculus II, and Introduction to Statistics with a grade of C or better
Credits: 4 undergraduate semester credits

Professional Development Courses:

BIOU 8000 Introductory Biology
An introduction to the major concepts of biology with emphasis on their relevance to current problems in the world.  The course stresses the scientific process, genetics, heredity, cellular structure, cellular chemistry, evolution, reproduction, ecology, behavior, and diversity of plants and animals.
Prerequisite: Freshman Composition
Credits: 3 PDU
ENGU 8000 College Reading and Composition
Provides a basic course in college reading and writing.  Emphasis is on sentence structure, paragraph and essay structure, grammar, and critical thinking skills.  The goal of this course is to prepare students for the transferable level English Composition.
Prerequisite: None
Credits: 4 PDU
MATU 8000 Trigonometry
The study of the relationships between the angles and sides of triangles, relationships between central angles and coordinate points on a circle, right triangles, circular functions, degree/radian measures of angles, trigonometric functions, solutions of right and oblique triangles equations, vectors, complex numbers, and polar coordinates.  This course is designed to prepare students’ for further study in mathematics required in the sciences and other technical fields.
Prerequisite: To be successful in this course, students must have one semester of College Algebra or Precalculus with a grade of C or better.
Credits: 4 PDU
MATU 8001 Precalculus
This course is primarily designed to emphasize topics which are fundamental to the study of calculus.  The student will analyze functions in depth including transformations, inverses and compositions; paying particular attention to quadratic, polynomial, rational, and exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs.  Other topics include right triangle trigonometry, trigonometric identities and equations, vectors, complex numbers, laws of sines and cosines, the binomial theorem, arithmetic and geometric sequences and series, systems, partial fractions, matrices and determinants, conic sections and probability.  The student will solve applications and modeling problems related to the above topics.  Upon completion, students should be able to solve practical problems and use appropriate models for analysis.
Prerequisite: To be successful in this course, students must have one semester of Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or better
Credits: 4 PDU
MATU 8002 Business Calculus
A study of Calculus with emphasis placed on the application of these concepts to business and management-related problems.  The course explores mathematical concepts, methods and applications from life issues, science, business, finance and environmental issues.  Derivatives and integrals of functions including polynomials, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions are covered.
Prerequisite: College Algebra and Trigonometry or Precalculus course with Trigonometry with a grade of C or better.
Credits: 4 PDU
MATU 8003 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
Presents a study of analytic geometry, limits, continuity, the calculus of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions as well as applications of the derivative and integral.  Each topic is taught geometrically, numerically, and algebraically.  The course explores mathematical concepts, methods and applications from life issues, science, business, finance, and environmental issues.
Prerequisite: College Algebra and Trigonometry or a Precalculus course with Trigonometry with a grade of C or better.
Credits: 4 PDU
MATU 8004 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
Presents a continuing study of integration techniques, applications to physics and engineering, improper integrals, transcendental functions, first order differential equations, series and sequences, parametric equations and polar coordinates.  Each topic is taught geometrically, numerically, and algebraically.
Prerequisite: Calculus I with a grade of C or better
Credits: 4 PDU
MATU 8005 Calculus III
Presents a study of differentiation and integration of functions of several variables, parametric curves and surfaces, and the calculus of vector fields.  Topics are inclusive of, but not limited to, multivariable vector functions, partial derivatives, directional derivatives, surfaces and hyper surfaces, parametric equations, multiple integrals using several different coordinate systems, line integrals, Green’s Theorem, the Divergence Theorem and Stokes Theorem.
Prerequisite: Calculus II with a grade of C or better
Credits: 4 PDU
BUSU 0029 Introduction to Digital Strategies for Marketing
All current innovation in marketing is through digital channels.  This overview course explores the power of applying digital concepts across the marketing function in any business, and provides a full picture of the common types and uses of digital media and the latest methods for collecting, creating, and disseminating persuasive messages.
Credits: 1 PDU
BUSU 0030 Architecting a Social Media Marketing Strategy
Social media is here to stay.  To remain competitive, marketers must know how to identify the best social media strategies and integrate them into their overall marketing plans.  This course explores the use of Wordpress, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Google AdWords & Adsense, personal branding, viral marketing, measurement tools for social media marketing campaigns, and career opportunities.
Credits: 1 PDU
BUSU 0031 Email Marketing for Optimal Results
Email marketing is a proven, cost-effective way to generate sales, increase customer spending, acquire new customers, and drive traffic.  Explore the power of email marketing from strategic, creative, segmentation, and measurement perspectives.  Create cohesive campaigns in line with overall objectives, digital executions, and traditional marketing materials.  Develop copywriting and design techniques, including landing pages, subject lines, and content for higher open rates and clickthroughs.  Discover how to integrate social media, mobile marketing, user-generated content, and video into your email marketing mix.
Credits: 1 PDU
BUSU 0032 Web Analytics, Search Engine Marketing and Site Optimization
Today’s digital marketers are faced with increasing expectations to measure results and demonstrate return on investment (ROI).  Having the web metric background to define analytical objectives, utilize tools to collect data, and having the knowledge to properly interpret results are key skills that can benefit any modern marketer.  This course not only covers these foundational topics, but also exposes learners to important complementary topics such as social media optimization, search engine marketing (SEM), and search engine optimization (SEO), with a final assignment geared to assist in understanding how all of these concepts interrelate to each other.
Credits: 1 PDU
BUSU 0033 Strategic Mobile Marketing
With more mobile devices than people worldwide and a proliferation of Web-enabled mobile platforms like smartphones and tablet computers, a global revolution is ignited in anywhere, anytime, always-on media.  Explore the pros and cons of the iPhone, Android, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and other mobile devices, platforms, and apps and learn the best practices for marketing to consumers.  Course topics include mobile markets, tools and channels, mobile applications, optimization, mobile advertising, location-based services, social media, M-commerce, analytics and multichannel integration.
Credits: 1 PDU
BUSU 0034 Developing Online Videos for Digital Marketing
With YouTube and today’s user-friendly video devices, anyone can create a Web-ready video.  But is this an effective means to communicate your company’s marketing message and does it reinforce your brand’s image?  Beginning with concept development and a well-thought-out script, learn how to make compelling visual marketing messages in the form of Web-based videos, vlogs, and videocasts.  Gain an understanding of production, explore reasons to develop a video, and learn hot o measure its ROI.  Topics include using video as a marketing tool, incorporating testimonials, communicating with graphics, and producing a quality product.
Credits: 1 PDU
BUSU 0035 Digital Marketing Capstone
Apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the previous Digital Marketing Certificate courses to develop a creative, innovative and complete digital campaign for a selected organization in this capstone course. Devise a comprehensive digital media marketing strategy, plan, budget, and schedule.
Credits: 1 PDU