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Master of Arts in Leadership
Computer Information Systems (Minor)
Minor Requirements (15 credit hours)
CIS 340A Business Telecommunications
This course will explore the fundamental technical principles of telecommunications and computer networks and then examine the business challenges of managing communications resources.
Plus one additional CIS course from the following:
CIS 237 Elementary Web Scripting
This course instructs students in the process of writing scripts which will be used to support a Web server environment. Web scripts may take advantage of several kinds of supporting applications, so the installation and configuration of those applications is covered during the early stages of the course. Students learn to create Web forms, collect and process information obtained from them, and to retrieve and update information contained in databases. Prerequisite: A working knowledge of HTML
CIS 240 Introduction to UNIX
This course is designed to teach the fundamental concepts required for effective use of a UNIX operating system. During this course students learn to log in and out, navigate the file system, manipulate files, redirect and pipe the input and output of commands, hand file permissions, work with external devices, backup and restore of information, script in Bourne-again and C shells, and the configuring of network services. Hands-on demonstration and practical application play a prominent role in the course.
CIS 242 Introduction to Programming Using Java
This course introduces the concepts of structured programming using Java. The course covers the basics of the Java programming language syntax, to include designing, coding, documenting, and debugging programs. Additional topics covered will be elementary data structures, input/output statements, selection, iteration, methods, and one-dimensional arrays. Students will write programs using all of the before-mentioned topics.
CIS 243 Introduction to Programming Using C#
This course is designed to introduce the concepts of structured programming. How programs and programming languages work, and the purposes and practices of structured programming are discussed. Designing, coding, documenting, and debugging programs using elementary data structures, input/output statements, selection and iteration, functions, and one-dimensional arrays are covered in detail.
CIS 310 Information Systems
This course provides a foundation for the managerial considerations of acquiring and operating information systems. Students are introduced to existing and emerging information systems and their impact on competitive advantage, reengineering business processes, and decision making.
Plus 9 credit hours of additional CIS courses – 6 of which need to be upper-level.
Note: Prerequisites for some courses may mean that more than 15 hours will be required for the minor.
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