2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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CIS 100 Computer Concepts in Modern Society 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter

Students will develop an understanding of basic computer concepts. Computer technology, hardware and software, Windows operating systems, security and technology in organizations will be covered. Contemporary issues regarding cyber security, social networking, privacy, and ethics will be addressed.

CIS 110 Principles of Computer Information Systems 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer

Basic computer literacy applicable to students’ education and careers. Topics include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and other applications.

Notes:

CIS 110 is the equivalent of IS 100, IS 102 and IS 104.

CIS 155 Software Development I 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: CIS 100 (may be taken concurrently).
Study and practice of a visually-based programming language and application generator. Course involves screen creation, logic development for event-driven screen operations, object-orientation and database fundamentals. Students will query and update databases through the programming interface.
CIS 226 Introduction to Networks and Security 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
This is a general introduction to the next generation of operating system technology and information security. The course covers descriptions and workings of network hardware and software components, the operation and management of a computer network, the need for information security, performing a risk assessment, and elements of a security program including the security plan and security tools. The topics of computer and network forensic investigations on network operating systems will be covered.
CIS 250 Systems Analysis and Design 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall

Provides students with a basic understanding of the systems development process, including systems requirements, design and implementation. Concepts, tools and methodologies used by the professional analyst are presented. Issues and decisions associated with managing a systems development project are explored.

CIS 291 Internship in Computer Information Systems 1-8 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Completion of the College of Business prerequisite courses and 48 semester hours and approval of internship coordinator.
Appropriate professional work experience at a computer installation. Students are required to document their work experience and fulfill requirements stipulated upon approval of the internship.
CIS 295 Special Topics in Computer Information Systems 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information

Designed for freshmen and sophomores and as a service course. Topics dependent on the special interests of students and staff.

Notes:

May be repeated if topic differs. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

CIS 336 Network Operating Systems 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information.
  • Prerequisites: CIS 226.
Students learn the specific functions and features of installing and maintaining new generation networks and tools. Topics include planning, configuration, managing resources, connectivity, running applications, monitoring, optimization and troubleshooting.
CIS 351 User Interface Design 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information
  • Prerequisites: CIS 250.
Human computer interaction and user interface design principles for online application and software developers. Topics include current theories on usability for the viewer, accessibility and coding standards, Web site optimization, e-business and developer tools.
CIS 355 Web Applications Programming 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information
  • Prerequisites: CIS 250 or instructor’s permission.
Students program client/server applications for the Web, focusing on database integration using SQL. Topics cover languages such as JavaScript, server scripting on the .NET platform, and using them to process Web forms, store and retrieve data from databases and produce Web output. Emphasis is on business-oriented applications for the Web.
CIS 410 CIS Analytics for Decision Support 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: DATA 109 and CIS 222.

The course works on framing and understanding decision-making needs and processes to define, evaluate, and identify appropriate strategic, operational, or execution-level decisions. Students will be identifying, collecting, and managing large-scale data needed for decision support and employing decision-support software in areas such as optimization and predictive modeling.

Notes:

Formerly CIS 322.

CIS 415 Systems Development Project 2 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information.
  • Prerequisites: CIS 250 and senior standing or instructor’s permission.

A capstone course with an emphasis on the development of a computer application by student project teams assigned to local organizations or university departments. Project teams learn project management skills through job assignments and weekly status meetings with the instructor. Class time is arranged by project. Students spend six to eight hours per week on the project.

CIS 422 Data Mining 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: DATA 109.

In a rapidly changing, complex environment and in the emergence of big data management challenges, successful enterprises make mission-critical choices using advanced decision-support systems. This course will cover the application of analytical methods to massive organizational data sets to evaluate options, give insight into likely outcomes, and make recommendations for the “best” decisions to pursue.

CIS 440 Management Information Systems 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Business and junior standing or instructor’s permission.
Provides College of Business majors with the necessary background to keep abreast of current developments in the use of computer information systems in supporting management functions. Discusses creating competitive firms, managing global corporations, and providing useful products and services to customers from an information systems standpoint.
CIS 464 Database Management Systems 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: CIS 250 and junior standing or instructor’s permission.

Survey of the applied database systems topics. Emphasis is on relational databases—logical design, physical design and SQL. Hierarchical, network, object-oriented and object-relational models are also considered. Supporting topics include entity-relationship model, database administration, data dictionaries/catalogs, backup/recovery, concurrency control, database security, distributed database, client/server database, data warehousing and data mining.

CIS 491 Internship in Computer Information Systems 1-8 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor's permission.

Appropriate professional work experience at a computer installation. Students are required to document their work experience and fulfill requirements stipulated upon approval of the internship.

Notes:

May be repeated if topic differs.

CIS 496 Special Topics in Computer Information Systems 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor's permission.

Designed for juniors and seniors as a service course. Topics dependent on the special interests of students and staff.

Notes:

May be repeated if topic differs.