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

  • Required custom book (ISBN-13: 9781269921619) bundling the following two books:
    • Go with Microsoft Office 2013, 3/e (Custom Edition for Park University), ISBN-10: 1269921606
    • MyITLab with Pearson eText - Access Card - for Technology in Action, ISBN-10: 0133774953
  • Required software:
    • Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Microsoft Office 2007, Office 2010, or Office 2013
    • MyITLab software (included in the required custom book package)*
    • Note: MS Access software is NOT needed

* Park University no longer uses SimNet software, but uses MyITLab instead. Macintosh users should be able to use MyITLAB with the new CS 140 course. Note that 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 (with 2 CDs), Prentice Hall, 2012, ISBN-10: 0-13-212247-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-212247-4.

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 Longman, 2006, ISBN-10: 0-321-30515-9,ISBN–13: 978-0-321-30515-2.

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, 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)

  • 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 20th ed., 2014. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. ISBN0-13: 9781259170980.
  • Required software: Office 2010; Windows 7 or Windows 8

CS 305 - Artificial Intelligence

  • Russell and Norvig, Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, Prentice Hall (3rd Edition), 2009, 978-0-13-604259-4.

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, Adam Definitive Guide to HTML5, Apress LP, 2011, ISBN–10: 1-4302-3960-3, ISBN-13: 978-1-4302-3960-4.

CS 322 - Web Programming II

  • MacDonald, Mathew. Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 in C#, 5th Edition, Apress LP, 2012, ISBN-10: 1-4302-4251-5, ISBN-13: 978-1-4302-4251-2.
  • 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.)
  • Freeman, Adam. Pro ASP.NET MVC, 5th Edition, Apress LP, 2013, ISBN-10: 1-4302-6529-9, ISBN-13: 978-1-4302-6529-0.
  • 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 - With Access, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2014, ISBN-10: 013359162X, ISBN-13: 978-0133591620.
  • 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-10 0-13-085850-1, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-085850-4.
  • 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-10 0-321-48681-1, ISBN-13:978-0-32-148681-3.

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: Managing the Digital Firm, 13th ed., Prentice Hall, ISBN-13: 9780133050691

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, 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 Custom Publishing, ISBN-13: 9781256403890.
  • Required software: Office 2010; Windows 7 or Windows 8

IS 315 - Computer Systems Analysis and Design I

  • Kendall, Systems Analysis and Design, Custom Edition, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, 2013, ISBN-10: 1269358839, ISBN-13: 9781269358835.

IS 316 - Computer Systems Analysis and Design II

  • Kendall, Systems Analysis and Design, Custom Edition, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, 2013, ISBN-10: 1269358839, ISBN-13: 9781269358835.

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, Cengage Learning, 2011, ISBN-10: 1111138214, ISBN-13: 978-1111138219.

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.