The CIS program at UIW consists of courses in computer hardware, operating systems, application software, computer programming, database system management, networking, telecommunications, information systems security, Internet applications development, accounting, economics, information systems management and opportunities for internships in the community.
CIS 1301 Computer Information Systems-Introduction to hardware, operating systems, applications, networks, and users. Overview of the development and uses of computer information systems and their global impact. Exposure to programming, databases, computer security, website development, telecommunications, and Web trends. Hands-on experience with file management, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and Internet application software. Investigation of how computer information systems are used on campus and how to use them effectively for library research. Substitutes for the COMP 1301 Core requirement. Fee. (Fall)
CIS 2325 Personal Productivity Applications-Learn to use spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and database management system software (Microsoft Access) effectively. Concepts, methods, and practice in the effective use of end-user productivity software and integration of desktop products. CIS 2330 (Programming Languages I) is a follow-on course. Fee. (Fall, Spring, Summer).
CIS 2328 Hardware & Systems Software- Assemble a microcomputer from its hardware components and learn about how hardware operates and interacts. Learn how to select hardware for a small business or home system. Course CIS 2335 is a follow-on course. Fee. (Fall)
CIS 2330 Programming Languages I-Learn programming design and development emphasizing structured programming techniques. Typical language is Visual C++. Learn to plan and create simple, useful program codes behind graphical user interfaces (windows) for use as standalone programs or applications macros. Learning programming reveals the type of coding behind all software and teaches logic and attention to detail. CIS 3330 and CIS 4330 are follow-on courses. Fee. (Fall, Spring)
CIS 2335 Network + -Learn networking essentials, including media and topologies, protocols and standards, implementation, and support. Learn about how computers, communications software, and networking components such as hubs, switches, and routers work to allow computers and other resources such as printers to communicate on a peer-to-peer/workgroup local area network (LAN). Construct and test a working classroom-sized LAN. CIS 3340 and CIS 3367 are follow-on courses. Fee. Prerequisite: CIS 2328. (Spring)
CIS 2340 Windows Operating Systems-Learn about the role of Microsoft operating systems in supporting the computer user and applications in working with hardware, including input/output devices, memory and file system management, graphical user interfaces, system performance, and security. Develop skills to install, configure, and administer Windows operating systems on stand-alone and client computers. CIS 2350 and CIS 3340 are follow-on courses. Fee. (Fall)
CIS 2350 Linux Operating Systems-Learn about the Linux operating system, including processes, memory and file system management, multi-user concepts, use of system editors, basic commands and shell scripts. Develop skills necessary to install, configure and administer various Linux operating systems on stand-alone and client computers, with an emphasis on working in the command line environment. CIS 3340 and CIS 4370 are follow-on courses. Fee. Prerequisite: CIS 2340 recommended. (Fall, Spring)
CIS 3310 Database Systems Management-Learn the concepts of database management systems with a special emphasis on relational database system concepts, architecture and the use of structured query language (SQL) to process information. Develop practical database systems for applications. CIS 4368 is a follow-on course. Fee. (Fall, Spring)
CIS 3319 Internship in CIS-Practical experience in CIS through a monitored work experience on or off campus. 140 hours of work with a supervisor in a job requiring use of computer information systems. Prerequisites: 12 hours of CIS courses, and approval of the CIS coordinator. May be taken twice or up to 6 credit hours. (Fall, Spring, Summer)
CIS 3330 Programming Languages II-Continuation of CIS 2330, with an emphasis on object-oriented programming methodologies and advanced language features: Vehicle language is Visual C++. CIS 4330 is a follow-on course. Fee. Prerequisite: CIS 2330. (Spring)
CIS 3340 Client-Server Networking-Overview of the concept of client-server networking and hands-on experience with installing different network operating systems, creating and administering domains, troubleshooting, and expanding domains. Introduction to computer network security. CIS 4340 and CIS 4370 are follow-on courses. Fee. Prerequisite: CIS 2340 or CIS 2350. (Fall)
CIS 3360 Computer Science-Overview of computer information systems in context with other fields of computer study. Introduction to subjects in computer science not covered in depth in CIS, including computer architecture, discrete structures, intelligent systems, and human-computer interface. CIS upper level elective. Fee.
CIS 3362 Systems Analysis & Design-Learn to conduct analysis of how computer information systems can assist to in performing activities to fulfill the mission of an organization, including preliminary investigation, feasibility assessment, systems analysis, and specification of requirements. Learn about how systems are designed, developed, tested, implemented, and maintained. CIS 4310 is a follow-on course. Fee. (Fall, Spring)
CIS 3367 Networks & Telecommunication-Learn about all sizes and types of communications networks ranging from personal area to world-sized networks. Learn telecommunications terminology and concepts, voice and data networks, including technology, hardware, and software. CIS 3380 and CIS 4380 are follow-on courses. Fee. Prerequisites: CIS 2328, CIS 2335, or MIS 2321 are recommended. (Fall, Spring)
CIS 3368 Website Design & Development-Overview of the characteristics and issues associated with professional Web page and website design for a variety of audiences. Hands-on experience with website design and development of Web pages and sites using xHTML and CSS. CIS 4368 is a follow-on course. Fee. Prerequisites: CIS 2330 (Fall, Spring)
CIS 3380 Emerging Web Technologies-Overview of Web technologies that enable content creation from users that enhance communication, creativity, collaboration and the functionality of the Web, popularly called Web 2.0 technologies. Methods, options, purposes, and hands-on experience associated with blogs, wikis, social networking, RSS, messaging, and sites to share creative products. Fee. (Fall).
CIS 4190 Seminar in Computer Information Systems-A collection of constantly changing presentations and discussions about the most recent changes, technologies, developments, practices, and issues in the field of computer information systems, including discussions about current technology and its impact on individual lives and the greater community, both local and global. May be taken up to three times for credit.
CIS 4310 Management of Technology-Learn about tactical level management of information system resources. Topics include facility management, planning and budgeting, help desk management and customer service. Fee. Prerequisites: 6 hours of upper division CIS courses or permission of the instructor. (Fall)
CIS 4340 Computer Systems Security-Overview of the concepts and practices in the field of computer systems security, including business drivers, physical and software security, assessment, fraud, cyber terrorism, information warfare, social engineering and other topics. Fee. Prerequisite: CIS 2340 or CIS 2350. (Spring)
CIS 4370 Network Security-Hands-on experience with hardware, operating system, network, and software security practices. Prerequisite: CIS 4340. Fee
CIS 4380 Virtual Environments-Overview of isolated and networked technologies designed to immerse users in a quasi-three-dimensional environment, including virtual reality, simulators, and MUVES created for a variety of audiences and purposes. Examination of their impact and possible future uses. Hands-on experience with several of these technologies. Fee. Prerequisite: Junior or above (Spring)
CIS 4399 Special Topics in Computer Information Systems- Concepts, issues, and hands-on experience (as applicable) with new computer information systems technologies and applications. Fee. Offered as technologies and applications emerge.
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