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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


November 9, 2006

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Teri Doerksen, G04C Belknap Hall, ext. 4588.

Curricular Action Notice: Math & CIS

New Course Request: CIS 4309 E-Commerce Systems
Purpose and Nature of Course: To meet the requirement of ABET Regulations, and to introduce an emerging technology and its application
Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
This course provides tools, skills, and an understanding of technology, business concepts and issues that surround the emergence of electronic commerce. The student develops an understanding of the current practices and opportunities in electronic publishing, electronic shopping, electronic distribution, and electronic collaboration. The student also explores several of the problem areas in electronic commerce.

Course Change Request: CIS 3309 Management Information Systems (was CIS 4401)
Purpose and nature of change: To provide introductory MIS course to more students by changing course prerequisite and number.
Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
This is an introduction course to the computer-based information systems (CBIS) with emphasis on information processing systems as a tool for management of organizations. This course requires that students learn to use software and hardware to facilitate managerial decision-making, planning, and control.

Program Change Request: B.S. Computer & Information Science, Information Systems Concentration
Old Degree and Program Title (attach an old ER):
B.S. Computer & Information Science, Information Systems Concentration
(Pages 117 – 118 of Mansfield University 2005–2006 Undergraduate Catalog)
New Degree and Program Title (attach a new ER):
B.S. Computer & Information Science, Information Systems Concentration

List all changes:

  1. Require CIS 4309 E-Commerce Systems (new course request form attached)
    This is a course on Electronic Commerce. Electronic commerce is one of the important emerging information technologies and new popular business area. Program requirement should be updated frequently to meet the demand of current industry.
  2. Reduce Nine credits of major-related electives to Six credits of major-related electives. Because an additional course (from item a) is added to the current IS requirements, the current elective requirement should be reduced to provide a room for the new course.
  3. Renumber CIS 4401 Management Information Systems to CIS 3309 Management Information Systems (course change request form attached)
    Management Information Systems (MIS) was offered at 4000 level as a capstone course in the Information System (IS) concentration requirement. However, MIS should be covered at a lower level to introduce basic managerial concepts to students taking the IS concentration in the Computer Science department. Also, MIS should cover introductory IT technologies for non-major students because MIS will be one of core courses in the Business Administration program requirement.
  4. Replace ACC 1111 with ACC 1111 or ECO 1101 or ECO 1102
    This replacement allows students to take more variable business foundation courses in addition to accounting area. Now, it gives an opportunity to students to pursue a Business Administration Minor in addition to the current Accounting Minor.
  5. Replace ACC 3300 or ACC 4400-level Accounting course with Upper level Accounting course or BUS 3330
    See item d.


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