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Computer Information Systems Minor

Division of Natural Sciences

May not be taken with a major in information systems management.

An introduction to computing intended as a general education course for all students. Presents an overview of computing including history operational principles terminology components hardware and software trends commercial benefits social impact legal and ethical aspects consumer issues and typical software applications. Hands-on laboratory component introduces word processing spreadsheets and databases. Does not count towards the computer science major or minor.

Unit(s): 3

Offers a general approach to the use of Information Systems in management education and government. Topics include computer terminology data communications system design computer ethics human-to-computer interfaces and computer based decision support systems. Credit may not be received for both BUS 330 and CIS 250. Prerequisites CIS 103 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

This course presents concepts and applications of telecommunications technologies networks and distributed information systems. Topics include various standards protocols architectures requirements communication techniques and management issues. Prerequisites CIS 250 or BUS 330 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

This course presents concepts and applications of database management systems. Topics include physical and logical data organization various database models query languages design concerns integrity and security and management issues. MS Access will be used for assignments. Prerequisites CIS 250 or BUS 330 or permission of the instructor

Unit(s): 3

This course presents an introduction to the latest trends in software engineering including program specification and requirements. Topics include problem solving techniques and software development. Particular emphasis is placed upon the design of large information systems projects. Prerequisites CIS 250 or BUS 330 or permission of instructor and one of the following courses CSCI 105 or CSCI 200

Unit(s): 3

This course is an introduction to computer programming using Java a contemporary object-oriented language. Topics covered include the Java programming language ad fundamental concepts for algorithm and software design. These include problem-solving methods procedural and data abstraction top-down modular design and proper programming style. Students gain experience using these skills to design code debug and document computer programs. The course contains 3 credit hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab per week.

Unit(s): 4

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Dr. Verne Leininger, Department Chair
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vleining@bridgewater.edu