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Computer INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMs COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

Writing Intensive Course ** 

Computer INFORMATION MANAGEMENT systems 170. Computer Applications. Four important business-oriented computer tools are emphasized: graphics presentations, spreadsheets, data-bases, and word processing. The course provides a solid foundation for the specialized use of these tools in upper-level courses within the School of Business and Economics. 3 credits. 

Computer INFORMATION MANAGEMENT systems 270. COBOL Programming. An introduction to programming in a business oriented language (COBOL) with emphasis on commercial applications and elementary concepts of file processing. 3 credits. ** 

Computer INFORMATION MANAGEMENT systems 291. Business Communications. Principles, practices, techniques, and mechanics of writing effective letters, memoranda, and short and long reports are emphasized. English skills and oral presentation skills are reinforced. Prerequisite: CIMS 170. 3 credits. ** 

COMPUTER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 292.  Internship in Computer Information Management Systems.  A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of computer information management systems.  1-18 credits. 

COMPUTER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 295.  Special Topics in Computer Information Management Systems.  The topics may vary from semester to semester.  May be repeated for credit when topics change.  1-3 credits. 

COMPUTER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 311, 312.  Studies Abroad.  Primarily intended for transfer of credit earned abroad in courses in computer information management systems.  1-18 credits. 

Computer INFORMATION MANAGEMENT systems 370. Management Information  Systems.  A general over-view of information systems. Planning, designing and implementing information management systems. Emphasis is on application of the systems. Prerequisite: CIMS 170. 3 credits. ** 

Computer INFORMATION MANAGEMENT systems 371. Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design. Development of an information system from the analysis of present information flow, system specifications and equipment selection to implementation. Emphasis on analysis of existing systems and design of new systems. Prerequisite: CIMS 370. 3 credits. 

Computer INFORMATION MANAGEMENT systems 373. Database Management. Introduction to theory of data structure, implementation of database models, and applications using a conventional database system. Prerequisites: CIMS 270 and 370. 3 credits. 

COMPUTER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 390.  Directed or Independent Study.  Must be approved by the head of the department.  May be repeated as 391.  1-18 credits. 

Computer INFORMATION MANAGEMENT systems 472. Expert Systems and Decision Support Systems.  A survey of decision support systems and expert systems. Includes the use of a decision support system package and an expert system shell. Prerequisite: CIMS 370.  3 credits. 

Computer INFORMATION MANAGEMENT systems 473. Network Communications. A study of voice and data communications concepts, including network components, strategies, topologies, planning and design issues, security considerations, evaluation/performance criteria, and management control requirements. Topics cover physical components as well as theoretical issues. Course includes in-class lectures as well as hands-on lab experiences with physical media, microcomputer connectors, and network operating systems. Prerequisite: CIMS 370. 3 credits. 

Computer INFORMATION MANAGEMENT systems 477. Current Topics in Computer Information Systems. A study of current topics of interest to administrators of information systems in organizations. Topics may vary from year to year. Course may be repeated for credit when topics change. Prerequisites: CIMS 370 and permission of the instructor. 3 credits. ** 

Computer INFORMATION MANAGEMENT systems 492. Internship: Computer Information Management Systems.  An on-the-job learning experience designed to apply management information systems concepts and principles. Prerequisites: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater, 60 credits, declared business or economics major or minor, and permission of the internship instructor. 1-6 credits. 

Computer INFORMATION MANAGEMENT systems 495. Special Topics in Computer Information Management Systems.  An individually designed course that allows the student to pursue advanced topics in specific management information systems areas. Topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 1-3 credits. 

COMPUTER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 498.  Honors Research in Computer Information Management Systems.  Students conduct research in computer information management systems under the direction of a faculty member and the Senior Honors Research Committee.  May be repeated as 499.  3 credits. 

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