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Computer Information Systems Minor

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Swenson College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2014
  • Required credits in this minor: 29
Computer information systems professionals work with information technology and must have sound technical knowledge of computers, software, and communications. Students who major in computer science may not minor in computer information systems.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Core Courses (21 cr)
CS 1511 - Computer Science I [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
CS 1521 - Computer Science II (5.0 cr)
CS 2511 - Software Analysis and Design (4.0 cr)
CS 3011 - Information Technology Hardware and Software (4.0 cr)
FMIS 2201 - Information Technology in Business (3.0 cr)
Electives (8 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling at most 8 credit(s) from the following:
· CS 3121 - Interactive Multimedia Technology (4.0 cr)
· CS 3211 - Database System Concepts (4.0 cr)
· CS 3221 - Operating Systems Practicum (4.0 cr)
· CS 4411 - Data Communications and Network Technology (4.0 cr)
· CS 4531 - Software Engineering (4.0 cr)
 
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CS 1511 - Computer Science I (LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01383 - CS 1211/1511/1581
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the discipline of computer science. Emphasis on problem analysis, design, and development using event-driven programming in a graphical user interface environment. Programming concepts include control structures, arrays, recursion, pointers, classes and introduction to the object-oriented approach. prereq: 3 1/2 yrs high school math or instructor consent
CS 1521 - Computer Science II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Continuation of introduction to computer science. Methods for procedural and data abstraction. Focus on classical data structures, procedural and data abstraction, and the abstract data type. Introduction to software engineering technique. Algorithm analysis, principles of object-oriented programming issues in ethical use of computers. Requires implementation of significant programming projects. prereq: 1511 or 1581, a grade of C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses
CS 2511 - Software Analysis and Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Techniques for analyzing, designing, and creating medium-scale software through object-oriented design and implementation. Analysis and use of data structures. Introduction to design patterns. Emphasis on polymorphism and abstraction to increase software modularity, reusability, and flexibility. prereq: 1521 or instructor consent, a grade of C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses
CS 3011 - Information Technology Hardware and Software
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and application of telecommunication and computer systems hardware and software focusing on coding of data and programs, system hardware organization, and operating systems. prereq: FMIS 3201 or FMIS 2201 or LSBE 1101, 1521 or instructor consent, a grade of C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses
FMIS 2201 - Information Technology in Business
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01392 - FMIS 2201/1201/3201/CS 1011
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to information technology (IT) concepts: computer hardware and software; use of personal productivity tools (spreadsheet, database, and presentation software); system development processes; Web technologies; applications of IT in business processes. prereq: LSBE student or Computer Information Systems majors or minors, minimum 15 credits or college consent
CS 3121 - Interactive Multimedia Technology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamentals of multimedia computing and interactive technologies; digitizing and manipulating images, audio, and video materials; perception, cognition, and communication issues; software engineering, design, and analysis; web-related languages (e.g., JavaScript, HTML, CSS); media formats and compression; copyright and ethics. Includes practical labs and authoring a large-scale project. prereq: FMIS 3201 or FMIS 2201 or LSBE 1101, 2511 or instructor consent, a grade of C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses
CS 3211 - Database System Concepts
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Design and use of database management systems. Emphasis on the relational data model, SQL, integrity constraints, relational database design, file structures, indexing, query processing, and optimization. Oracle-based laboratory work. prereq: FMIS 3201 or FMIS 2201 or SBE 1101, 2511 or instructor consent, a grade of C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses
CS 3221 - Operating Systems Practicum
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Hands-on introduction to operating systems and tools. Systems administration experience with operating systems such as Linux, Unix, or Windows. Concepts of processor management and scheduling, memory management, file systems. prereq: 2511, 3011 or instructor consent, CIS majors only, minimum 60 credits, a grade of C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses
CS 4411 - Data Communications and Network Technology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
In-depth experience with telecommunications fundamentals, including voice-video-data transmission in LAN and Internet. Network protocol analysis and implementation. Network layered architecture and abstractions. Installation, configuration, systems integration, and management of the technologies. prereq: 2511, 3011 or instructor consent, CIS majors only, minimum 60 credits, a grade of C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses
CS 4531 - Software Engineering
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Recognition of conditions for production of high quality software. Use of current software development technology. Organization and management of software development projects. Includes a significant team project. prereq: 2511 or instructor consent, a grade of C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses