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Curriculum Action Notice

From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

Nov. 19th, 2009

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, Jeffrey Bossworth , 206 Pinecrest Manor, ext. 4762.

 

[Chair’s note: the following consists of 28 various new courses, course changes, and course deletions that impact 2 BS programs, the AS program, and 3 minors. I grouped these in order of course number, which program changes summarized at the end. The program changes primarily reflect a relatively simple consolidation of a 3-course (9 credit) sequence into a 2-course (8 credit) sequence and the addition of a new 1 credit courses. Please note the last item is a proposal for a new minor in Web Design.]

1.       NEW COURSE: CIS 1000: Orientation to CIS

Purpose and Nature of Course: _Introduce CIS majors to the structure of the discipline. Address topics needed for ABET accreditation, such as ethics and professional and social responsibility in the discipline. 

Prefix: __CIS_________    Number: ___1000__________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___Orientation to CIS_______________________________________
Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces
Orientation to CIS __ __ __ __ __ __

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)
Credit(s) _1___ Undergraduate                     
Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
Required for all CIS majors. Introduces students to the structure and organization of the computing field. Also covers topics such as professional, ethical, legal, security, and social responsibilities.

2.       COURSE DELETION: CIS 1001: Computers in Society

Prefix: ___CIS___________              Number: _1101___________

Rationale for deletion: _Course not offered in previous 5 years and not in current class     

_rotation______________________________________________________________________             

Course Title: _____Computers in Society_____________________________

3.       COURSE DELETION: CIS 1004: Computer Science I

Prefix: ___CIS___________              Number: _1104___________

Rationale for deletion: _Course being replaced by 4-credit new course CIS1115

Course Title: _____Computer Science I_____________________________

4.       NEW COURSE CIS 1009: Explorations of Computer Science

Purpose and Nature of Course: _To introduce students that have little or no programming experience to foundational concepts of computer science. 

Prefix: __CIS_________    Number: ___1109__________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___Explorations of  Computer Science_______________________
Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces
___Explore Comp Sci __ __ __ __ __ __

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)
Credit(s) _3___ Undergraduate                     
Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
This course gives the student a general introduction to the foundations and principles of computer science. Elements of software development and object-oriented programming are introduced. Students will learn basic, fundamental programming constructs using a real-world programming language. Topics may include handling computer input and output, user interfaces, 2D and 3D graphics, animation, sound, games, and multimedia.

5.       NEW COURSE CIS 1115(L): Programming with Objects

Purpose and Nature of Course: _To introduce students to programming and developing solutions to problems in a high-level programming language. 

Prefix: __CIS_________    Number: ___1115_(L)_________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___Programming with Objects_______________________________________
Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces
Programming w/Obj __ __ __ __ __ __

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)
Credit(s) _4___ Undergraduate                     
Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
Introduction to computer-based problem solving and programming using a high-level language. Topics include problem solving methodologies, program design, algorithm development, and testing. Language concepts include variables, data types and expressions, assignment, control-flow statements, arrays, sorting, functions, and classes and objects.

Co-requisites: (Courses which must be taken prior to or simultaneously with) _CIS1115L_____

6.       COURSE DELETION: CIS 2204: Computer Science II

Prefix: ___CIS___________              Number: _2204___________

Rationale for deletion: _Course being absorbed into new CIS1115/CIS3315 course sequence

Course Title: _____Computer Science II_____________________________

7.       COURSE CHANGE: CIS 2206: Business Programming Concepts I

Purpose and nature of change: _Introductory Programming sequence being changed to 4-credit courses and  renumbered. Updating prerequisites with new course numbers.

Old Course Title: ____ Business Programming Concepts I____________________

New Course Title: ___ Business Programming Concepts I__________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

Bus Progrm Concept I

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

OLD Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                     

NEW Credit(s) __4___ Undergraduate                    

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _CIS3315_____

8.       COURSE CHANGE: CIS 3300: Programming Languages

Purpose and nature of change: _Introductory Programming sequence being changed to 4-credit courses and  renumbered. Updating prerequisites with new course numbers.

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

Prog Languages

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

OLD Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                     

NEW Credit(s) __4___ Undergraduate                    

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _CIS3315 and CIS3330__

9.       COURSE DELETION: CIS 3301: Data Structures

Prefix: ___CIS___________              Number: _3301___________

Rationale for deletion: _Course being replaced by 4-credit CIS3315_________________

Course Title: _____Data Structures_____________________________

10.   NEW COURSE CIS 3304: Advanced Web Design

Purpose and Nature of Course: _To introduce students to important elements of advanced web design as a follow-up to our popular introductory course. 

Prefix: __CIS_________    Number: ___3304__________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___Advanced Web Design_______________________________________
Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces
Adv Web Design __ __ __ __ __ __

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)
Credit(s) _3___ Undergraduate                     
Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
This course introduces modern techniques in advanced web design. Topics include advanced CSS and XHTML, JavaScript, AJAX, DOM, advanced graphic elements for web design, and using forms to acquire input. Other advanced topics may be discussed, including Rich Internet Applications and server-side development..
Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course)
 _CIS 3303, CIS 1115 or CIS1102 or CIS 1109____

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

            applicable boxes.

__x__ Satisfy Information Literacy Requirement

11.   COURSE CHANGE: CIS 3308: Operations Research

Purpose and nature of change: _Introductory Programming sequence being changed to 4-credit courses and  renumbered. Updating prerequisites with new course numbers.

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

OLD Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                     

NEW Credit(s) __4___ Undergraduate                    

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _CIS2203 or CIS3315; MA1125 or MA3314; MA1129 or MA3260 or MA3280; and MA1170 or MA2231 __

12.   COURSE CHANGE: CIS 3309: Management Information Systems

Purpose and nature of change: _Introductory Programming sequence being changed to 4-credit courses and  renumbered. Updating prerequisites with new course numbers.

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

OLD Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                     

NEW Credit(s) __4___ Undergraduate                    

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _CIS1115 or CIS2203_

13.   COURSE CHANGE: CIS 3311: Software Engineering

Purpose and nature of change: _Introductory Programming sequence being changed to 4-credit courses and  renumbered. Updating prerequisites with new course numbers.

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

OLD Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                     

NEW Credit(s) __4___ Undergraduate                    

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _CIS3315____

14.   NEW COURSE CIS 3315(L): Data Structures

Purpose and Nature of Course: _Continue to develop students’ skill in programming and introduce several common data structures as building blocks for larger programs. 

Prefix: __CIS_________    Number: ___3315_(L)______   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___Data Structures_______________________________________
Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces
Data Structures __ __ __ __ __ __

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)
Credit(s) _4___ Undergraduate                     
Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
Introduces fundamental data structures such as arrays, linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, and graphs. Other more advanced topics may include recursion, sorting, and hashing.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course)  _CIS1115____

Co-requisites: (Courses which must be taken prior to or simultaneously with) _CIS3315L_____

Courses to be eliminated:  (Course deletion form must be completed):
Prefix _CIS_  Number _3301_

15.   COURSE CHANGE: CIS 3325: Operating Systems

Purpose and nature of change: _Introductory Programming sequence being changed to 4-credit courses and  renumbered. Updating prerequisites with new course numbers.

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

OLD Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                     

NEW Credit(s) __4___ Undergraduate                    

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _CIS3315 and CIS3330_

16.   COURSE CHANGE: CIS 3330: Computer Organization

Purpose and nature of change: _Introductory Programming sequence being changed to 4-credit courses and  renumbered. Updating prerequisites with new course numbers.

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

OLD Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                     

NEW Credit(s) __4___ Undergraduate                    

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _CIS1115 _

17.   COURSE CHANGE: CIS 3335: Assembly Language Programming

Purpose and nature of change: _Introductory Programming sequence being changed to 4-credit courses and  renumbered. Updating prerequisites with new course numbers.

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

OLD Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                     

NEW Credit(s) __4___ Undergraduate                    

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _CIS3315 and CIS3330 _

18.   COURSE CHANGE: CIS 3340: Database Systems

Purpose and nature of change: _Introductory Programming sequence being changed to 4-credit courses and  renumbered. Updating prerequisites with new course numbers.

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

OLD Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                     

NEW Credit(s) __4___ Undergraduate                    

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _CIS2206 _

19.   COURSE CHANGE: CIS 3350: Analysis of Algorithms

Purpose and nature of change: _Introductory Programming sequence being changed to 4-credit courses and 

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

OLD Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                     

NEW Credit(s) __4___ Undergraduate                    

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _ CIS3315 _

20.   COURSE DELETION: CIS 3361: Analytical Methods of Information Science

Rationale for deletion: _Course not offered in previous 5 years and not in current class  rotation

21.   COURSE CHANGE: CIS 3390: Networking I

Purpose and nature of change: _Introductory Programming sequence being changed to 4-credit courses and  renumbered. Updating prerequisites with new course numbers.

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

OLD Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                     

NEW Credit(s) __4___ Undergraduate                    

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _ CIS3315 _

22.   NEW COURSE CIS 3397: CIS Practicum

Purpose and Nature of Course: _Allow students to complete a practicum  

Prefix: __CIS_________    Number: ___3397__________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___CIS Practicum_______________________
Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces
___CIS Practicum __ __ __ __ __ __

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)
For variable credits, list Minimum Credit __1___; Maximum Credits __5___         

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
The CIS practicum gives students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in Computer and Information Science while working with a private or public agency. This practical experience augments the skills learned in the classroom. Permission of advisor required.
Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course)
 _60 earned credits and permission of advisor____

23.   COURSE CHANGE: CIS 4309: E-Commerce Systems

Purpose and nature of change: _Introductory Programming sequence being changed to 4-credit courses and  renumbered. Updating prerequisites with new course numbers.

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

OLD Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                     

NEW Credit(s) __4___ Undergraduate                    

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _ CIS3303 or CIS3309 or CIS3340 _

24.   NEW COURSE CIS 4400: CIS Senior Seminar

Purpose and Nature of Course: _ Capstone course giving students an opportunity to explore current research and areas of interest  in computing and information systems. 

Prefix: __CIS_________    Number: ___4400__________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___CIS Senior Seminar_______________________________________
Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces
CIS Senior Seminar __ __ __ __ __ __

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)
Credit(s) _1___ Undergraduate                     
Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
Capstone course giving students an opportunity to explore current research and areas of interest  in computing and information systems. Topics will vary.

Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.)      Limited to upper-division CIS majors.

25.   NEW COURSE CIS 4410: MIS Seminar

Purpose and Nature of Course: __To meet the requirement of ABET Regulations,________

________and to intensify the knowledge in MIS area by examining state-of-the-art IT issues

Prefix: ____CIS_______    Number: __4410__________   CIP:_______________________

Course Title: ___MIS Seminar ______________________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

M I S  S E M I N A R __ __ (11 spaces)

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

Credit(s) __3__ Undergraduate                     

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

A seminar on current topics in computer-based information systems (CBIS), which examines state-of-the-art issues associated with the design, development, implementation, control and management of computer-based information systems.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _CIS3309 or Permission of Instructor _

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

            applicable boxes.

__x__ Satisfy Global Awareness Requirement

__x__ Satisfy Information Literacy Requirement

26.   COURSE CHANGE: CIS 4430: Program Translation

Purpose and nature of change: _Introductory Programming sequence being changed to 4-credit courses and  renumbered. Updating prerequisites with new course numbers.

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

OLD Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                     

NEW Credit(s) __4___ Undergraduate                    

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _ CIS3300 and CIS 3330 _

27.   COURSE CHANGE: CIS 4440: Artificial Intelligence

Purpose and nature of change: _Introductory Programming sequence being changed to 4-credit courses and  renumbered. Updating prerequisites with new course numbers.

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

OLD Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                     

NEW Credit(s) __4___ Undergraduate                    

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _ CIS3315 _

28.   COURSE DELETION: CIS 4441: Switching Theory and Logic Design

Rationale for deletion: _Course not offered in previous 5 years and not in current class rotation

29.   PROGRAM CHANGE: CIS.AS

Rationale for change: 

Restructuring of the introductory programming sequence to reduce a three semester 9-credit sequence to a two-semester 8-credit sequence, making it easier for students who transfer or change majors to complete the major. Also adds a new foundation course, covering several ABET accreditation requirements not addressed in other courses, and a new CIS senior seminar to replace the current Math Seminar requirement.

Old Degree and Program Title (attach an old ER):

A.S. Computer & Information Science, Computer Information Technology

            As defined in current catalog

New Degree and Program Title (attach a new ER):

            A.S. Computer & Information Science, Computer Information Technology

List all changes:

Require new course CIS1000, Orientation to CIS (new course request attached)

Replace option CIS1102 or CIS1103 with CIS1102 or CIS1103 or CIS1109 (new course request attached)

Replace CIS1104/2204 with new courses CIS1115/3315 (new course requests/course deletions attached)

Decrease major-related electives from 6 credits to 3 credits.

30.   PROGRAM CHANGE: CIS.BS (Computer Science concentration)

Rationale for change: 

Restructuring of the introductory programming sequence to reduce a three semester 9-credit sequence to a two-semester 8-credit sequence, making it easier for students who transfer or change majors to complete the major. Also adds a new foundation course, covering several ABET accreditation requirements not addressed in other courses, and a new CIS senior seminar to replace the current Math Seminar requirement.

Old Degree and Program Title (attach an old ER):

B.S. Computer & Information Science, Computer Science Concentration

            As defined in current catalog

New Degree and Program Title (attach a new ER):

B.S. Computer & Information Science, Computer Science Concentration

List all changes:

Replace Gen Ed Electives 4 credit lab science requirement with 5 credits other math or science

Require new course CIS1000, Orientation to CIS (new course request attached)

Replace CIS1104/2204/3301 with new equivalent courses CIS1115/3315 (new course requests/course deletions attached)

Replace MA4401 requirement with new course CIS4400, CIS Senior Seminar.

Increase major-related electives from 6 credits to 9 credits.

31.   PROGRAM CHANGE: CIS.BS (Information Systems concentration)

Rationale for change: 

Restructuring of the introductory programming sequence to reduce a three semester 9-credit sequence to a two-semester 8-credit sequence, making it easier for students who transfer or change majors to complete the major. Also adds a new foundation course, covering several ABET accreditation requirements not addressed in other courses, and a new course addressing current topics in Information Systems.

Old Degree and Program Title (attach an old ER):

B.S. Computer & Information Science, Information Systems Concentration

            As defined in current catalog

New Degree and Program Title (attach a new ER):

B.S. Computer & Information Science, Information Systems Concentration

List all changes:

Require new course CIS1000, Orientation to CIS (new course request attached)

Replace CIS1104/2204/3301 with new equivalent courses CIS1115/3315 (new course requests/course deletions attached)

Require new course CIS 4410 MIS Seminar (new course request form attached). This is an extended course of CIS4309: Management Information Systems (MIS).  To intensify the knowledge in MIS area, in-depth discussions on state-of-the-art issues associated with the design, development, implementation, control and management of computer-based information systems are required.

Require new course CIS4400, CIS Senior Seminar.

Reduce 6 credits of major-related electives to 3 credits of major-related electives, to compensate for the additional required course in (c), while keeping the overall credit requirements for the major under 60.

32.   PROGRAM CHANGE: Computer Science (minor)

Rationale for change: 

Restructuring of the introductory programming sequence to reduce a three semester 9-credit sequence to a two-semester 8-credit sequence.

Old Degree and Program Title (attach an old ER):

Computer Science Minor

            As defined in current catalog

New Degree and Program Title (attach a new ER):

Computer Science Minor

            List all changes:

Replace CIS1104/2204/3301 with new equivalent courses CIS1115/3315 (new course requests/course deletions attached) (new total 17 semester hours)

33.   PROGRAM CHANGE: General Computing (minor)

Rationale for change: 

Updating minor to reflect new course offerings.

Old Degree and Program Title (attach an old ER):

General Computing Minor

New Degree and Program Title (attach a new ER):

General Computing Minor

List all changes:

Replace CIS1102 option with CIS1102 or CIS1109 (new course request attached)

Replace CIS1104 option with new course CIS1115 (new course requests/course deletions attached) (new total 18-19 semester hours)

34.   PROGRAM CHANGE: Information Systems (minor)

Rationale for change: 

Updating minor to reflect new course offerings.

Old Degree and Program Title (attach an old ER):

Information Systems Minor

New Degree and Program Title (attach a new ER):

Information Systems Minor

List all changes:

Replace CIS1102 requirement with option of CIS1102 or CIS1109 (new course request attached)

35.   NEW PROGRAM: Web Design (minor)

Rationale for program: 
The department has observed a strong interest from both CIS and non-CIS students to obtain web design skills beyond our introductory course in Web Design.  Our current course in web design is one of our most popular courses in CIS.  We believe a minor in web design will give students in non-CIS programs a chance to add an important credential to their resume, thereby increasing their future employment opportunities.
Degree and Program Title (attach an ER, course titles, and rationale):

Web Design Minor [18 cr.]

Required Courses:

CIS 1102 or CIS 1109 or CIS 1115 [3 or 4 credits]

CIS 3303 – Introduction to Web Design [3 credits]

CIS 3304 – Advanced Web Design [3 credits]

 Any three courses from the following list:

Any CIS course numbered 2000 or above

CIS 4309 – E-Commerce

ART 2240 – Two-Dimensional Design

GRA 1101 – Introduction to Graphic Design (prereq: ART 2240)

GRA 2201 – Computer Graphics I (prereq: GRA 1101)

JN 2210 – Media Design

ART 3365 – Computer Art


The above sequence of courses ensures that the student will have a solid understanding of a wide range of web design principles. With three electives, the student can specify the direction they want to fine tune their web design skills, with appropriate flexibility offered to allow focus on either computer skills or on graphic design skills often utilized in good web designs.

Program Description for Catalog:

The Web Design minor provides the student with a strong background in the computer skills needed to develop modern, professional websites using a wide range of technologies used in industry today.  With the optional electives, the student can fine tune their skills to incorporate strengths in computer skills, or in graphic design skills.

See also the Computer Science minor, the Information Systems minor, or the General Computing minor.

Program Objectives:
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

·         Discuss the phases of web development life cycle, and understand how to design and develop a website for a customer from the initial concept to completion

·         Understand the separation of webpage content from style and presentation, and know how to organize both

·         Explain best practices in web design, including conformance to web standards and incorporating usability, organization of information in a website, and concerns over privacy

·         Readily recognize good and bad web designs

·         Understand how to use the most important tools and skills required for web design, including HTML, XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

·         Compare and contrast tools used for different aspects of web design

·         Know how to publish a web site onto a web server

·         Be familiar with client- vs. server-side development

Impact on other programs:

We expect this program to have a positive impact in the form of increased enrollments in courses offered by the CIS and Art departments. Additionally, the program only involves the creation of one additional course, which was going to be created without the introduction of the formal Web Design minor. Therefore, we expect no negative impact from this program.

Demand for Program (attach a market analysis):


A simple analysis performed on career websites (e.g., Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com) indicates that there is a strong need for people with comprehensive skills in web design that are beyond what any one course can offer. Web design encompasses a wide range of skills, tools, technologies, and buzzwords, each of which can be used to search for a list of potential employers. We restricted our search to the term “HTML”, the most common language used to represent the content of all pages on a website.

Our findings were remarkable, with over 4200 jobs listed. Clearly, the Computer / IT industry held the most jobs.  However, what is more remarkable is the wide range of industries outside of the IT field that seek individuals with web design and development skills. Some of these include, but are not limited to:

·         Advertising

·         Public relations

·         Healthcare Services

·         Biology and Biotechnology

·         Financial Services

·         Retail

·         Government and Military careers

·         Communications, including Telecommunications

Each of the above fields had over 100+ jobs available on Monster.com as of October 30,2009. 

This justifies the importance and validity of offering this program to students in all programs because it will give non-CIS majors an opportunity to incorporate skills that will make them more marketable than they would be otherwise.

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