Computer Information Systems Courses (CIS)
Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3) An introduction and
overview of the important role computer information systems play in
modern businesses and organizations. In addition, the many aspects of
computer information systems such as history, hardware, operating
systems, applications software, networks, systems integration,
programming logic, and digital thinking are discussed. This class
will take advantage of computer laboratory assignments that will give
students "hands-on" experience and thus allow them to become comfortable
with the many topics discussed.
CIS 141: Computer Skills for Non-Business Majors (3)
Introduction to Windows 7 and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills for
CIS 151: Computer Applications in Business (3) Survey of business computer applications emphasizing microcomputers and
applications software packages to business. Included are applications
with word processing, spreadsheets, file and database management
systems, and other software packages used in business.
CIS 261: Advanced Microcomputer Applications (3) A continuation of the development of microcomputer applications and
problem-solving skills. Provides a basic review of the Windows interface
and file management features; explores advanced spreadsheet and database
concepts; and provides an introduction to presentation software, the
Internet, and integration across word processing, spreadsheet, and
database applications. Cross-listed as ASBE 261. Prereq: CIS 151 or
CIS 276: Introduction to Enterprise Web Development (3) This course
provides an introduction to the socio-behavioral impact of the Internet and the
www and shows how this drives development of web site solutions for effective
business use. This is accomplished through a multifaceted approach
consisting of theory in graphics, technical writing, and information technology
solutions. Prereq: none
CIS 305: Management Information Systems (3) An introduction to management information systems. Fundamental concepts
of information are explained and integrated into organizational
structures. Basic system modeling tools and techniques are introduced.
The importance of the computer and information are emphasized. The use
of information as an organizational resource is studied. The strategic
use of information technology in an organization to gain a competitive
advantage will be emphasized throughout the course. Prereq: CIS 151,
ACCT 201 and 202*, ECON 208 and 209*, and junior standing. (Courses
marked * may be taken concurrently with CIS 305.)
CIS 325: Markup
Language Programming (3) A study of the code and tags necessary to
prepare a file for viewing in a portable and mobile environment such as
the Internet. It includes an in-depth study of a markup language such as
XML. The markup language will be used to study the framework for
creating a portable document or equivalent. Course includes hands-on
exercise. Prereq: ASBE/CIS 261.
CIS 335: Seminar in Information Systems (3)
Topics will vary. The purpose of this course is to offer students
the opportunity to build in-depth knowledge and skills in cutting-edge topic
areas of Management Information Systems not covered elsewhere in the curriculum.
Prereq: CIS 305
CIS 345: Information Systems Security and Risk Management (3) An
intermediate level course providing in depth coverage of the motivations,
architectures, and implementations of security related policies, technologies,
and practices to better protect information systems against possible threat.
Prereq: CIS 305
CIS 355 e-Business (3) In this course, students will learn to evaluate the
electronic commerce applications, technologies, and tools which are used
to conduct business on the World Wide Web, and to assess the impact of
e-business on competition and on business-to-customer relationships.
Students will analyze and discuss entry strategies, emerging Web-based
business models, Web site design strategies, payment systems, and
various other issues--Internet marketing, legal, regulatory,
technological , social and ethical--which relate to electronic business.
They will recognize the role of business-to-business (B2B) commerce,
electronic data interchange, Web base marketing, e-supply chains,
e-procurement, e-marketplace, customer relationship management, and
Web-enabling mobile business. Students will analyze and speculate
on issues raised in e-business case studies and demonstrate the
advantages and the challenges these cases raise related to integrating
e-commerce applications. Prereq: CIS 151.
CIS 361 Using
VBA (Visual Basics for Applications) (3) An introduction to Visual
Basic for Applications (VBA), which is the foundation for exploiting the
full potential of applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and
Access. Course topics may include techniques to automate
repetitive tasks, principles of design that provide criteria for
creating interfaces that effect correct results as well as stimulate
user interest, interactive objects, and structured programming
techniques. Prereq: CIS 261.
CIS 367: Data Communications (3) This course is designed to give the student a thorough understanding
of the existing use of data communication networks as well as future
developments in the area of telecommunications. The course topics will
include the basic hardware needed for a functioning network, basic
technical concepts of data communications, the various types of network
configurations, and circuits. Also needed will be network design
techniques, protocols, software, network architecture, local area
networks, network management, and security and control issues related to
networks. Prereq: CIS 305 or for accounting majors, ACCT 203 and junior
CIS 375: Systems Analysis and Design (3) This course is an in-depth study of the business information system
development life cycle, emphasizing the investigation, systems analysis,
and logical design phases. Analysis and design techniques are presented
which are used to develop computer-based systems. Analysis and design of
a variety of business information systems are covered and CASE
technology is introduced. Prereq: ACCT 201, CIS 305, junior standing.
Accounting majors may substitute ACCT 203 for CIS 305. (A programming
language is recommended.)
CIS 376: Programming for Enterprise Web Development (3)
An intermediate course
in the web development curriculum focusing on specific technical skills.
though supplementary topics on client side web page design will be covered.
Prereq: CIS 276.
CIS 377: Introduction to Database Concepts (3) Introduction to database theory. Discussion of data structures, indexed
and direct file organizations, models of data including hierarchical,
network, and relational. Discussion of data analysis, design,
implementation, and database administrator functions. Application of
database, data definition languages, data manipulation languages, and/or
data manipulation through a host language. Cross-listed as CS 377.
Prereq: a program language, e.g. VISUAL BASIC, C#, JAVA, etc.
CIS 385: Enterprise Resource Planning (3) The broad objectives
of this course are to give a foundation in core concepts related to ERP.
More specifically, the course is aimed to discuss ERP and its core components,
critique the implications of ERP for organizational functioning, evaluate the
issues related to ERP implementation, and demonstrate teamwork and decision
making skills. Prereq: none
CIS 451: Organizational Support Systems (3) The objective of this course is to provide the student with an
understanding of the concepts of decision support systems (DSS), group
decision support systems (GDSS), executive information systems (EIS),
and expert systems (ES). Emphasis will be placed on the integration of
these technologies for the support of management decision-making. The
student will study development and testing of DSS, GDSS, EIS, and ES as
well as using applications software packages. The course work also
includes analysis of real-world applications of these new technologies
through case studies of specific organizations. Prereq: CIS 305.
CIS 454: Managing Information Technology (3) An introduction to the financial, technical, and strategic information
systems planning process. Emphasis is on the relationship of the
information systems planning process to overall business goals,
policies, plans, management style, and industry conditions. The
selection of large system projects, assessment of a currently installed
system, determining approaches to staffing, software, hardware,
processing, and financing an information system are studied. Prereq: CIS
CIS 476: Advanced Enterprise Web Development (3) This course is an
advanced study of enterprise web development focused on server side programming
concepts and applications required to support the typical business environment
in the Internet age. Information needs of the typical business will be
examined, along with ways of providing this information through the use of
Internet applications. Selected web development tools will be used to
illustrate the necessary programming techniques, database connectivity, and
utilization required to provide the desired results. Lab assignments will
be used to master programming language, database systems, and problem solving
skills. Prereq: CIS 376, and CIS 377.
CIS 477: Applied Software Development Project (3) Application of computer programming and system development concepts,
principles, and practices to a comprehensive system development project.
A team approach is used to analyze, design, document, and implement
realistic systems of moderate complexity. Use of project management
methods, project scheduling and control techniques, formal
presentations, and group dynamics in the solution of informal systems
problems. Prereq: CIS 305, CIS 375, CIS 377, and an advanced programming
language. Senior standing.
CIS 487: Special Topics in CIS (3) Analysis and study of special topics in computer information systems.
Focus is on new developments in information management, hardware and
software, ethical issues, and other selected topics. Prereq: CIS 305 and
CIS 490: Individual Study in Computer Information Systems (1-3) Repeatable for up to three hours. Research and reading in the student’s
major area of interest. May be taken on an arranged basis upon approval
of the College of Business dean and the instructor.
CIS 499: Computer Information Systems Professional Practice (3) A cooperative work-study program designed to:
- provide undergraduate
business students realistic work experience to improve the depth of
understanding of the nature of American and international business;
- develop student maturity and confidence to determine in which areas of
business they should seek their professional careers; and
- create a
work situation where advanced business courses are made more meaningful
as a result of the perspective that comes from such a professional
From one to three hours may be earned in an academic term,
repeatable to a maximum of six credit hours applied as electives in a
business bachelor’s degree program. Grades assigned as Satisfactory or
Unsatisfactory only. Prereq: students must have completed or be enrolled
in 63 semester hours of credit including the following courses: CIS 151,
ACCT 201 and 202, ECON 265, ECON 208 and 209, ENG 201, and CMST 101.
Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and minimum GPA of 2.75
in all business courses. Consent of the dean, director of Professional
Practice Program, and department chairperson.