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Undergraduate Course Descriptions: Computer Information Systemsnext

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CIS 115/116 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

This course provides “hands-on” computer literacy by developing specific skills in the types of standard application software used in most organizations. The instruction includes the introduction of a graphical user interface (GUI), computer word processing, spreadsheets, and database management along with graphics, telecommunications and other pertinent topics such as computer ethics. Although Computer Information Systems majors can benefit from this course, it is especially recommended for students in other majors. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: none. Offered fall and spring semesters.

CIS 175 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN EDUCATION

This course provides "hands-on" computer literacy by developing specific skills in the types of standard application software used in early childhood and childhood education (birth-sixth grade) and adolescent education. The instruction stresses management/administrative software that a teacher uses in education. Students will be engaged in both application and developmental aspects of a wide range of classroom hands-on tools. These tools will prepare students to become productive educators and allow them to assist their future students with learning. Three credit hours. Prerequisite: Education majors only. Offered fall and spring semesters.

CIS 245 INTERMEDIATE MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS

This course is a continuation of the introduction course on computer applications. The course emphasizes the integration of popular microcomputer software using advanced concepts. Students will learn advanced features of (1) word processing such as tables, mail merge, macros, and desk-top publishing features; (2) spreadsheet program to develop charts, macros and use the database feature of spreadsheets; and (3) database program to create reports and forms using macros and modules. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: CIS 115; or Windows skills and computer file management. Offered spring semester.