Courses

CIS 2320. Intro-Computers & Software.

Intro to Computers and Computer Application Software (3-0) This literacy course introduces the student to the essentials of computer hardware and software. The personal computer operating system and applications such as spread- sheet, database, internet browsers, and email are discussed. Emphasis will be placed on spreadsheet and database to solve typical business problems. The student will learn data sharing between applications.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

CIS 3301. Intro to Business Applic Prog.

Introduction to Business Application Programming (3-0) This course introduces the student to programming in the most widely used computer language: Cobol. Emphasis will be on good programming practices, following top-down, modular, structured program design development, testing, implementation and documentation of business problems. Web design, using Cobol as the implementation programming language, will also be introduced.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

CIS 3325. Adv Microcomp Bus Applications.

Advanced Microcomputer Business Applications (3-0) The advanced use of popular application software including Excel, Access, and VBA in solving a variety of business problems. The course is designed to provide the students with advanced set of skills on the software and in decision making through the efficient management of information and problem solving. VBA is covered in a way of automating and improving the functionality within the Microsoft Office suite. A term project involves development of application in the student's area of interest that links the power of database, spreadsheet and other such packages.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

CIS 3340. Org Impact-Information Tech.

Organizational Impact of Information Technology (3-0) This course integrates both computer concepts and information systems concepts, and provides a strong managerial emphasis. Impact of information technology as well as organizational, global, strategic, and end-user computing issues will be covered.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

CIS 3345. Management Information Systems.

Management Information Systems (3-0) This course integrates both computer concepts and information systems concepts, and provides a strong managerial emphasis focusing on the impact of technologies in different environments. The course provides the fundamentals of management of information systems including organizational, global and strategic issues.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ACCT,BAMA,BSAD,CIS,ECON,FIN,GENB,IS,MGMT,MKT,OSCM

Prerequisite(s): (ACCT 2301 w/C or better AND ACCT 2302 w/C or better ) AND (ECON 2303 w/C or better AND ECON 2304 w/C or better ) AND (MATH 2301 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1411 ) AND (QMB 2301 w/C or better)

CIS 3350. Bus Systems Analysis & Design.

Business System Analysis and Design (3-0) A study of the systems analyst in a business environment. Coverage of the tools, techniques, and procedures used to conduct an analysis of a business system including prototyping, case, and 4GL. The course will emphasize the design phase of systems analysis projects.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

CIS 3355. Data Structures/Business Prog..

Data Structures and Business Programming (3-0) Logical programming concepts such as data types, loops, functions, arrays, and pointers are examined. Physical data structures such as linked lists, queues, stacks, and trees are investigated. Management of files on secondary storage devices is studied.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ACCT,BAMA,BSAD,CIS,ECON,FIN,GENB,IS,MGMT,MKT,OSCM

Prerequisite(s): (CIS 3301 w/D or better ) OR (CIS 2335 w/D or better)

CIS 3380. Programming with Visual Basic.

Programming with Visual Basic (3-0) This introductory course in the Visual Basic programming language and environment provides an understanding of fundamental programming concepts required to develop end-user business applications in object-oriented, event driven environments. Integration and interaction of Visual Basic with other application tools will be explored.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (CIS 3355 w/D or better)

CIS 3385. Advanced Business Applic Prog.

Advanced Business Application Programming (3-0) All advanced features of COBOL programming language are examined including analysis of sequential, indexed and relative file processing systems. Also covered are sort and merge techniques, table processing and utilities. Emphasis is placed on writing modular programs introducing Object-Oriented Cobol and focusing on the use og object-oriented design strategies in a Cobol environment. Also included will be a Web-based approach to an interactive update assignment.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

CIS 4305. Adv Bus Systems Development.

Advanced Business Systems Development (3-0) The application of concepts acquired in systems analysis and design. Students will analyze the needs of an organization and design an information system for that organization. Particular emphasis will be placed on the need for auditing and control of that system. Coverage will include dealing with problems of installation and security.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

CIS 4320. Object Oriented Prog Environmt.

Object Oriented Programming Environment (3-0) Object-oriented concepts will be used to solve real world business problems. Strong emphasis will be placed on hands-on structured programming. Concepts such as pointers, strings, files, and structures will be briefly reviewed. The course will focus on the concept of classes, function and operator overloading, inheritance, and virtual functions. Data structures will be discussed.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

CIS 4326. Hospitality Technology & Appl.

Hospitality Technology & Applications (3-0) Systems and technology to manage information in the hospitality/tourism industry are examined. Topics include data management, implementation, the impact of information systems on hospitality organizations, and use of the internet as a marketing and management tool.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (CIS 3345 w/C or better)

CIS 4330. Expert Sys & Decision Sup Sys.

Expert Systems and Decision Support Systems (3-0) A study of artificial Intelligence, expert systems, and the decision support systems concepts and technologies applied to cover development, implementation, and management of expert systems and decision support systems for business organizations. Tools such as languages, shells, and hardware for utilizing artificial intelligence in designing expert systems and decision support systems are covered.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

CIS 4365. Database Management.

Database Management (3-0) The course introduces students to issues related to database and database management systems (DBMS). Students gain technical backgrounds in planning, analysis, logical design, physical design, implementation, and maintenance of a database. Students are provided hands-on training in data base design, development, and implementation using a relational DBMS software. Emphasis is placed on the problems and issues of managing in a data base environment.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

CIS 4368. Advanced Database Management.

Advanced Database Management (3-0) This course is an extension of the first Database Management course with a focus on development of advanced, multi-user and distributed database applications using Report Builder or another SQL front-end package. The course emphasizes hands-on project work. Students will learn PL/SQL triggers and procedure builders, how to develop integrated database applications, and how to create Web applications.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (CIS 3355 w/D or better ) AND (CIS 4365 w/D or better)

CIS 4370. Business Data Communications.

Business Data Communications (3-0) An introduction to network components, transmissions links, link control, protocols, network typologies, error detection and correction methods, network management and security, local area networks, electronic commerce, virtual private networks, use of the Internet in business.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

CIS 4375. Intro to Electronic Commerce.

Introduction to Electronic Commerce (3-0) The course will combine Electronic Commerce (e-commerce) business and technical state-of-the art topics and introduce students to these issues in order to facilitate their participation and involvement in the e-commerce area. The course will cover, among others, Web-based tools for e-commerce, e-commerce software, and infrastructure. Students will gain hands-on experience in designing e-commerce Web sites using appropriate software.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

CIS 4385. Intro to Info Security Sys.

Information systems must be protected from hackers and crackers trying to break into the systems and immobilize e-businesses and other sites using, for example, denial of service attacks. Electronic business transactions and other forms of online communications necessitated the need for security, integrity, and privacy of our data and communication resources. Increasingly, both internal and external computer and network threats motivate the need for implementing cost-effective security apparatuses to protect our information and information systems assets. The course introduces students to the theory and practice of security, aspects of information systems security such as access control, hacks and attacks, systems and program intrusion detection, cryptography, networks and distributed systems security, worms and viruses, and internal secure applications. Students explore key security threats, solutions and legal issues, and implement network security tools in hands-on lab exercises. Upon completion, the student will have a better understanding of computer and network security issues.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

CIS 4396. Internship in CIS.

Internship In Computer Information Systems (0-0-3) To be arranged with the prior approval of the instructor and the department chairman.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ACCT,BAMA,BSAD,CIS,ECON,FIN,GENB,IS,MGMT,MKT,OSCM

CIS 4398. Independent Study (CIS).

Independent Study in Computer Information Systems (0-0-3) The student studies a topic as a semester-long project. The project may be independent library research or a work-related task. The student must have the topic approved by the department chair and have a schedule to report progress with the instructor before work commences.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ACCT,BAMA,BSAD,CIS,ECON,FIN,IS,MGMT,MKT

Prerequisite(s): (CIS 3340 w/D or better)

CIS 4399. Current Topics.

Current Topics in Computer Information Systems (3-0) The topics to be announced. This course may be repeated for credit as topics are changed. .

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours