Course Info

CSC 233: Codes and Ciphers

This course is an introduction to the science and history of secret writing (cryptography) and how codes and ciphers can be broken (cryptanalysis). In historical settings we will encounter the main ideas and methods devised to secure communication channels. Possible topics include: substitution ciphers, transposition ciphers, the Vigenere cipher, statistical methods in cryptanalysis, public-key cryptography, and quantum cryptography.

LSP 120 (or MAT 130 or CSC 241 or CSC 243) is a prerequisite for this class.

Winter 2022-2023

Section: 501
Class number: 28631
Meeting time: TuTh 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 510
Class number: 28855
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async (Sync-Option)
CLOSED

Winter 2021-2022

Section: 501
Class number: 28251
Meeting time: TuTh 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 28540
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async
CLOSED

Winter 2020-2021

Section: 501
Class number: 28123
Meeting time: TuTh 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: Online: Sync
CLOSED
Section: 510
Class number: 28467
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async (Sync-Option)
CLOSED

Winter 2019-2020

Section: 501
Class number: 22390
Meeting time: TuTh 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 510
Class number: 22828
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED

Winter 2018-2019

Section: 501
Class number: 25259
Meeting time: TuTh 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 26060
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote