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Computer INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMs COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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Computer INFORMATION MANAGEMENT systems 170. Computer Applications. The course  utilizes several common business software applications to explore how these tools are used in typical business environments.  The course enhances the students’ knowledge of tools needed for upper-level courses in the School of Business and Economics, as well as their knowledge of computer concepts that are required in the business world. 3 credits.

Computer INFORMATION MANAGEMENT systems 272. Introduction to Business Programming. The course  emphasizes analysis of existing systems and designs of new systems using common structured and object-oriented modeling tools.  It also includes the development of information systems from the analysis of present information flow, system specifications, and modeling.  Prerequisite: CIMS 170. 3 credits.

COMPUTER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 295. Special Topics. Selected 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 overview 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 372. 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 373. Database Management. Introduction to theory of data structure, implementation of database models, and applications using a conventional database system. Prerequisites: CIMS 370 and one of CIMS 272, CIMS 372, or CMSC 204. 3 credits.

COMPUTER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 375.  Web Design and Development.  This course teaches students how to use powerful, sophisticated, commercially-available Web design tools to create interactive multimedia projects in an interdisciplinary team environment.  Students build a personal Web site, an interactive portfolio site, and a site for a “real world” client.  Other topics include introduction to ASP, CGI, Perl, VBSript, JavaScript, and Jscript.  Prerequisites:  CIMS 170 and 370, or permission of the instructor.  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 471. 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 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 give students an opportunity to apply their technical and professional skills and to observe organizations in action. Prerequisites: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater, 60 credits, declared business or economics major, a declared concentration, and permission of internship director. 1-3 credits per internship placement; limited to a maximum of 6 credits.

Computer INFORMATION MANAGEMENT systems 495. Special Topics. Selected 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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