Information and Computer Science


ICS Approved Textbook List

The following list specifies the textbooks that are to be used for the courses in the ICS Department. To ensure uniform course content and uniform assessment throughout the Park system, the department has chosen one required textbook or one set of required textbooks for each course.

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Computer Science (CS) Courses

CS 140 - Introduction to Computers

  • Three required elements (all classes all formats):
    • Using Information Technology 9e Custom Edition for Park University. Williams, Sawyer, McGraw-Hill, ISBN-10: 0077511832
    • Go with MS Office 2010 Custom edition for Park University, Gaskin Ferret, Pearson Custom Publishing/Pearson, ISBN-10: 0558783678, ISBN-13: 9780558783679
    • SimNet Online Microsoft Office 2010 Suite, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ISBN-10:  0077518616
  • Required software:
    • Office 2010 Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) need to be installed on student's computer for all the Hands-on Projects. Access software is not required as it is taught in the SimNet Office Simulation lessons.
    • Windows 7 operating system is recommended (We have not found problems with people using Vista or Windows XP, but support calls for software on personal computers should be directed to the hardware or software reseller) **
    • SimNet software purchased in the textbook list above

** Park University IT does not provide support for Vista at this time. Students must contact their computer reseller for any problems encountered with this OS on their personal computers. The Simnet Helpdesk is at 1-800-331-5094

**Macintosh users need the latest edition of MS Office and OS for the Mac. SimNet on a Mac should use Firefox and the latest Mac OS. SimNet (McGraw-Hill) does not guarantee 100% accessibility on a Mac at this time. However, many Mac users have not reported any problems using SimNet on their machines. Park University IT does not support personal Macintosh computers.

CS 144 - Beginning Programming with Multimedia Projects

  • Dann, Cooper, and Pausch, Learning to Program with Alice, Prentice Hall, 2006, ISBN 0-13-187289-3

CS 151 - Introduction to Programming

  • Dean & Dean, Introduction to Programming with Java - A Problem Solving Approach, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2014, ISBN 978–0–07–337606–6.

CS 208 - Discrete Math

  • Dossey, J., Discrete Mathematics, 5th Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2005, ISBN 0-321-30515-9.

CS 215 - Selected Topics in Computers

  • Varies by section. Please check the syllabus.

CS 219 - Programming Fundamentals

  • Dean & Dean, Introduction to Programming with Java - A Problem Solving Approach, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2014, ISBN 978–0–07–337606–6.

CS 220 - Computer Architecture

  • Stallings, Computer Organization & Architecture: Designing for Performance, 8th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2009, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-607373-4. (This book is also available as a custom e-book Stallings,Computer Organization & Architecture, Custom Edition, Prentice Hall, ISBN-13: 978-1-26-909667-6.
  • Beginning Fall 1, 2013 use the newest edition: Stallings, Computer Organization & Architecture: Designing for Performance, 9th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2012, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-293633-0.

CS 225 - Programming Concepts

  • Deitel, C++ How to Program Late Objects Version, 7th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2010, ISBN 978-0132165419.

CS 300 - Technology in a Global Society (MLL)

  • Beginning Summer, 2013 use the newest editions:
    • Kizza, Joseph Migga. Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age. 5th ed., 2013, Springer-Verlag, New York, ISBN 978-1447149897.
    • Mittleman, Daniel. Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society 13/14 19th ed., 2014. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. ISBN 978-0073528779.

CS 305 - Artificial Intelligence

  • Russell, Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2003, ISBN 0-13-790395-2.

CS 314 - User Interface Design

  • Use the following book for the interface design portion of the course: Galitz, Wilbert, The Essential Guide to User Interface Design, 3rd Edition, Wiley, 2007, ISBN 978-0-470-05342-3.
  • Use the following custom edition textbook (prepared for Park University, Summer 2009) for the Visual Basic 2008 portion of the course: Programming the User Interface for Database Connectivity Using Visual Basic 2008, Custom Printed Edition, Primis McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978-0-390-16211-3.
    This custom edition textbook includes the following chapters from these two books:
    • [Chapters 1 - 7 from] Bradley, J. and Millspaugh, A. Programming in Visual Basic 2008, 7th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2009, ISBN 978-0-07-351720-9.
    • [Chapters 1 - 5, 9, 12 from] Bradley, J. and Millspaugh, A. Advanced Programming using Visual Basic 2008, 4th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2010, ISBN 978-0-07-351722-3.

CS 321 - Web Programming I

  • Sanders, Smashing HTML5, Wiley, 2011, ISBN 978-0-470-97727-9.
  • Freeman, The Definitive Guide to HTML5, Apress, 2011, ISBN 978­1430239604.

CS 322 - Web Programming II

  • MacDonald, Beginning ASP.NET 4.0 in C# 2010, APress, 2010, ISBN 978-1430226086. (Suggested: Cover Chapters 1-10. Cover Chapters 12-16. Cover ASP.NET Ajax in Chapter 25.)
  • MacDonald, Access 2010: The Missing Manual, O'Reilly Media /Pogue Press, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4493-8237-7. (Suggested: Read Chapters 1-2 and 6-7. Skip the rest.)
  • Ellis, ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX Pocket Guide, Magma Interactive, 2008, ISBN 0970372035. (Suggested: Cover web services in Chapters 4 and 9.)
  • Optional reference book: Robbins, Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference, 3rd Edition, O'Reilly & Associates, 2006, ISBN 0596009879.

 

CS 351 - Operating Systems

  • Tanenbaum, Modern Operating Systems, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2008, ISBN 978-0-13-600663-3.
  • Optional: Sarwar, Linux: The Textbook, Addison-Wesley, 2002, ISBN 0-201-72595-9.

CS 352 - Data Structures

  • Ford, Data Structures with C++ using STL, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2002, ISBN 0-13-085850-1.
  • Optional reference: Deitel, C++ How to Program, 7th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2010, ISBN 978-0-13-611726-1.

CS 365 - Computer Networking

  • No books are required. The course curriculum is provided online.
  • Optional hard copy of online materials: Introduction to Networks Companion Guide, Cisco Networking Academy, ISBN-13: 9781587133169, Copyright 2014, Cisco Press.

CS 366 - Computer Networking Laboratory

  • No books are required. The course curriculum is provided online. 
  • Optional hard copy of online materials: Introduction to Networks Companion Guide, Cisco Networking Academy, ISBN-13: 9781587133169, Copyright 2014, Cisco Press.

CS 367 - Network and Security Administration

  • Odom, W. CCNA Intro: CCNA Self-Study Exam Certification Guide, 1st Edition, Cisco Press, 2003, ISBN 1-58720-094-5
  • Testout!, Network + Lab Sim, Course Technology, 2005, ISBN 1-418-83585-4

CS 371 - Internetworking

  • No books are required. The course curriculum is provided online. 
  • Optional hard copy of online materials: Routing and Switching Essentials Companion Guide, Cisco Networking Academy, ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-318-3, Copyright 2014, Cisco Press.

CS 372 - Advanced Networking

  • No books are required. The course curriculum is provided online via http://cisco.netacad.net. Your instructor will provide you an access privilege to the site once the class starts.
  • Optional hard copy of online materials: Scaling Networks Companion Guide, Cisco Networking Academy, ISBN-13: 978-1587133282, Copyright 2014, Cisco Press.

CS 373 - Computer Network Security

  • Ciampa, Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4th Edition, Thomson Course Technology, ISBN 978-1-111-64012-5.

CS 380 - Compilers

  • Aho, Sethi, Ullman, Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools, 2nd Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2006, ISBN 0-321-48681-1.

CS 385 - Modern Developments in Advanced Networking

  • No books are required. The course curriculum is provided online. 
  • Optional hard copy of online materials: Connecting Networks Companion Guide, Cisco Networking Academy, ISBN-13: 978-1587133329, Copyright 2014, Cisco Press.

CS 415 - Special Topics in Computers

  • Varies by section. Please check the syllabus.

CS 451 - Computer Science Internship (Parkville Daytime Campus Center Only)

  • Varies by section. Please check the syllabus.

CS 490 - Senior Project in Computers (Parkville Daytime Campus Center Only)

  • Varies by section. Please check the syllabus.

Information Systems (IS) Courses

IS 205 - Managing Information Systems

  • Laudon, Management Information Systems, 12th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2011, ISBN-10: 0-13-214285-6

IS 216 - COBOL I

  • Stern, Cobol for the 21st Century, 11th Edition, Wiley, 2005, ISBN 978-0471722618.

IS 217 - COBOL II

  • Stern, Cobol for the 21st Century, 11th Edition, Wiley, 2005, ISBN 978-0471722618.

IS 310 - Business Applications

  • Baltzan, Phillips, M: Information Systems Custom Edition for Park University, McGraw-Hill,
    ISBN-10: 0077604334, ISBN-13: 9780077604332.
  • Gaskin, Go with MS Office 2010 Volume 2, Custom Edition for Park University, Pearson,
    ISBN-10: 125640389X, ISBN-13: 9781256403890.
  • SimNet Online Microsoft Office 2010 Suite, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ISBN-10: 0077518616.

IS 315 - Computer Systems Analysis and Design I

  • Kendall, Systems Analysis and Design, Custom Edition, Prentice Hall, 2011, ISBN-10: 0558817289, ISBN-13:9780558817282.

IS 316 - Computer Systems Analysis and Design II

  • Kendall, Systems Analysis and Design, Custom Edition, Prentice Hall, 2011, ISBN-10: 0558817289, ISBN-13:9780558817282.

IS 361 - Data Management Concepts

  • Hoffer, Modern Database Management, 11th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-266225-3.

IS 362 - Applied Database Management

  • Hoffer, Modern Database Management, 11th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-266225-3.

IS 370 - Information Security

  • Whitman, Mattord, Principles of Information Security, 4th Edition, Course Technology, 2011, ISBN-10: 1111138214

IS 450 - Systems Analysis Senior Seminar

  • Schwalbe, Kathy Introduction to Project Management 2006,
    350 pages Softcover, Publish date: December 15, 2005
    ISBN 1-4188-3559-5.