Codes and Codebreaking

LING 3801: Codes and Codebreaking

Introduction to old and new technology associated with codes and code-breaking and the ways in which it has impacted people's lives.
Credit Hours

This course has two main aims. It introduces old and new technologies for code making and code breaking, and it shows how good and bad choices in how codes are used can affect whether they succeed or fail. Students will learn what codes are, how they work and how they are used. The topics discussed will include code breaking, digital signatures, quantum cryptography and the decipherment of ancient languages. 3 credit hours. Prerequisites: None

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