Computer Information Science is available as a major on
the B.S. degree and as a minor on the B.A. and B.S. degrees.
Requirements for the B.S. degree with a major in Computer
Information Science: 40 semester hours of Computer Information Science and
Computer Science to include COSC 10403, 20203, 20533, 30603, 40943, 40993; CISC
20703, 30103, 30153, and 13 hours of approved COSC or CISC electives. No more
than 4 hours of CISC 20970 may be counted toward these requirements.
Additional requirements include:
MATH 10283 or 10524
SPCO 10123 or 20103
A minor is required. Minor in Computer Science is
not allowed for the Computer Information Science degree. A minimum of 124 semester
hours is required for this degree.
Requirements for a minor in Computer Information Science:
18 hours of COSC and CISC courses including: COSC 10403, COSC 20203, COSC 20533,
CISC 20703, and an additional 6 hours selected from 30000 and 40000 courses.
The following is a complete list of courses offered by this department. Go
to Class Search on Registrar's Page to see which courses are being taught this
Courses of Instruction
20104 PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT WITH VISUAL BASIC. Prerequisites:
Two years of high school algebra or Math 10023. Introduction to the design
and development of computer programs using the Visual Basic programming language.
Includes an introduction to graphical user interfaces, object-oriented programming
concepts, programming language constructs, algorithm design, programming techniques
and program development.
20153 ISSUES IN ELECTRONIC COMMERCE.Prerequisites:
COSC 10403. Examines the unique aspects of conducting business over computer
networks. Legal and ethical requirements associated with electronic commerce,
as well as risks to the public, are given special consideration. Case studies
of firms involved in electronic commerce are used to illustrate various concepts.
20503 MULTIMEDIA AUTHORING.Prerequisites: COSC
20203. A general introduction to the history, theory, and technologies that
relate to electronic communication. Topics will include the fundamental multimedia
elements of text, graphics, sound, video, and animation. Students will participate
in team projects designed to create materials for publication on the Internet
20703 INTRODUCTORY APPLIED STRUCTURES.Prerequisites:
CoSc 20203. Elements of discrete math and data structures necessary to lay
the groundwork for advanced courses. Topics include propositional and predicate
logic, set operations, mathematical induction, recursive definition, lists,
trees, graphs, stacks, queues, sorting, and searching methods.
20970 TOPICS IN COMPUTER INFORMATION SCIENCE.Prerequisite:
COSC 20203. Topics of current interest. May be repeated for credit when
the topic changes. (1-3 sem. hrs.)
30103 SYSTEM AND NETWORK ADMINISTRATION.Prerequisites:
COSC 20203. Overview of operating system services and objectives. Installation
and maintenance of Unix, Windows, and Macintosh operating systems. Issues in
heterogeneous and homogeneous network maintenance and resource sharing. Introduction
30153 INTERFACE DESIGN AND SCRIPTING FUNDAMENTALS.Prerequisites: COSC 20203. Fundamental principles of interface design.
Using scripts to assemble existing programs into new applications. Topics include
GUI and web site design, and cgi-bin applications utilizing platform independent
30703 INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT.Prerequisites:
CISC 20503 and CISC 30153. This course provides students with a foundation
in the history, theory, organization, technologies and instructional procedures
used in distance education/training. Various delivery systems that pertain to
distance learning will be investigated as will future trends in training/instructional
40453 COMPUTING INTERNSHIP.Prerequisites: Junior
standing, 2.5 GPA in major, and approval of department chair. Practical
experience in computer and information science. Must include a minimum of 260
work hours in approved practical experience situation. Includes 7-8 hours of
class meetings. This course may only be taken pass/no credit. Open to CS and
CIS majors only.
40773 ADMINISTERING COMPUTING RESOURCES.Prerequisites:
CISC 30103. Tasks of the computer center manager are studied in the context
of the role of administrative decision maker. Management processes, models for
tradeoff decisions, behavior concepts, leadership, team dynamics, and infrastructures
are covered. Both centralized and distributed models with multiple platforms
and networked delivery are considered.
40913 ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPUTER INFORMATION SCIENCE.Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Advanced topics of current
interest. Students will study current literature. May be repeated for credit
when the topic changes.