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1999-2000 Catalog

Course Descriptions

Degrees and Programs Index

Accounting and Information Systems

Admittance to 300 and 400 level School of Management courses will be granted only to students with upper division standing. Others will be admitted only with the written permission of the appropriate department head. Students enrolling in School of Management courses are expected to have completed the necessary prerequisites for each course. A $25 per semester student computing facility user fee will be assessed for any student taking one or more School of Management courses (ACCT, AIS, BA and ECON except ECON 100X). This fee is in addition to any lab/material fees.

AIS 101 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Effective Personal Computer Use (3+0)
Using and understanding advanced computing software applications. Course develops conceptual and practical knowledge of advanced presentation/communications software, database programs and operating systems.

AIS 224 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Advanced MS Excel (1+0)
Advanced features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program. Includes spreadsheet design and layout, customized graphics, customized reports using database features, optimization/statistical techniques, and programming with the Excel macro language. (Prerequisite: AIS 101 or permission of instructor. Student is assumed to have basic proficiency with Microsoft Excel.)

AIS 225 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Windows Networking and Administration (1+0)
Network engineering skills required to implement and support the Microsoft Windows OS. Includes installation, configuration, peer-to-peer networking, interoperability with Novell Netware, tuning and troubleshooting. (Prerequisite: Experience using the Microsoft Windows OS; AIS 101 or permission of instructor. Next offered: Fall 1999.)

AIS 310 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Introduction to Information Systems (3+0)
The role information technology plays in organizations including its impact on information systems, management and business strategy. A conceptual model of system design is introduced and basic business internal controls are surveyed. (Prerequisite: Upper division standing.)

AIS 312W (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Information Systems Technology (3+0)
Introduction to the hardware and systems software underlying information systems; provides background to understand computer marketing literature and to select among technology alternatives. (Prerequisite: Upper division standing)

AIS 410 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Systems Analysis and Program Design (3+0)
The system development life cycle for database-oriented information systems in both mainframe and microcomputer environments. Includes programming in one or more fourth generation languages and a term project. (Prerequisites: AIS 310, AIS 312, upper division standing.)

AIS 414 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Database Design for Management Information (3+0)
Combines advanced systems analysis using modern techniques of data modelling with study of management and administrative problems in coordination and management of organization data resources; focusing on needs of medium-sized and large organizations. (Prerequisites: AIS 410 or CS 401, upper division standing.)

AIS 473 (3 Credits) Fall
Applied System Design (3+0)
Application of systems analysis and computer skills to build accounting oriented transaction-processing systems. (Prerequisite: AIS 310 and ACCT 342 or 352, upper division standing.)

AIS 673 (3 Credits) Spring
Planning, Administration and Control Information Systems (3+0)
Overview of what a manager needs to know to administer an information systems department, including extensive discussions of current trends in management of IS and the IS industry. Materials fee: $10.00.