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CIS - Computer Information Systems

CIS 099 Field Study

Prerequisite: This course is for students registering for CSIS Field Study/Travel component only. Permission of instructor is required.

Course Description: At the end of the semester, students will travel to London and other European destinations. This section is for students who will be participating in the Network Perspectives Travel course, but not taking the course for credit. The importance of network security in today's world is increasingly becoming a global concern. It is imperative to have an understanding of how the international community addresses network security to insure the reliability of our own data communications infrastructure. The online portion of this course will provide an introduction to the issues of globalization and the technology of telecommunications and networking. Topics will include techniques and policies for securing networks, and an overview of cybercrime and its prevention. Abroad, students will participate in seminars with academic and industry professionals to get the international perspective.

0 credits

CIS 100 Electronic Keyboarding

Course Description: This course is designed to help students develop keyboarding accuracy and speed and increases their keyboarding proficiency in the production of basic business and professional documents. Touch typing, correct keyboarding techniques and ergonomics will be stressed.

Course Rotation: Fall:NY;PLV

1 credits

CIS 101 Introduction to Computing

Course Description: At Pace University, and in careers beyond Pace, students will face the challenges of coping with technology and the opportunities to benefit from the productive use of technology. The Computer Information Systems 101 course will provide students with guided hands-on exercises with a variety of computer-based tools through two hours of structured computer lab. The hands-on portion of the course will give the student direct experience with an application package (MS Excel), web development (HTML), and computer programming (Alice). The concepts portion will consist of weekly readings from the text, weekly threaded discussions, lecture notes and other assignments. It will cover basic computer hardware and software topics, computer careers, and computers and society. The two hours of lecture and discussion will promote understanding of the fundamental principles of information technology so that students will be prepared for the new systems and tools of the future.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

CIS 101 Introduction to Computing

Course Description: At Pace University, and in careers beyond Pace, students will face the challenges of coping with technology and the opportunities to benefit from the productive use of technology. The Computer Information Systems 101 course will provide students with guided hands-on exercises with a variety of computer-based tools through two hours of structured computer lab. The hands-on portion of the course will give the student direct experience with an application package (MS Excel), web development (HTML), and computer programming (Alice). The concepts portion will consist of weekly readings from the text, weekly threaded discussions, lecture notes and other assignments. It will cover basic computer hardware and software topics, computer careers, and computers and society. The two hours of lecture and discussion will promote understanding of the fundamental principles of information technology so that students will be prepared for the new systems and tools of the future.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

CIS 101B Introduction to Computing - Learning Community

Course Description: This learning community will explore the relationship between technology and the written world. English 110 will focus on technology's implications on the process of reading and writing, while CIS 101 will link the learning of programming languages to English. Both classes will focus on some of the social and cultural implications of society's increasing reliance on technology for communicating.

3 credits

Corequisites

ENG 110B

CIS 101C Introduction to Computing (CAP)

Course Description:At Pace University, and in careers beyond Pace, students will face the challenges of coping with technology and the opportunities to benefit from the productive use of technology. The Computer Information Systems 101 course will provide students with guided hands-on exercises with a variety of computer-based tools through two hours of structured computer lab. During the course, students will complete projects in problem solving, programming and spreadsheets. They will also be introduced to exciting new technologies. The two hours of lecture and discussion will promote understanding of the fundamental principles of information technology so that students will be prepared for the new systems and tools of the future.

3 credits

CIS 101C Introduction to Computing (CAP)

Course Description:At Pace University, and in careers beyond Pace, students will face the challenges of coping with technology and the opportunities to benefit from the productive use of technology. The Computer Information Systems 101 course will provide students with guided hands-on exercises with a variety of computer-based tools through two hours of structured computer lab. During the course, students will complete projects in problem solving, programming and spreadsheets. They will also be introduced to exciting new technologies. The two hours of lecture and discussion will promote understanding of the fundamental principles of information technology so that students will be prepared for the new systems and tools of the future.

3 credits

CIS 101G Introduction to Computing - Learning Community

Course Description: What can we learn from the corporate scandals over the last century? A thorough understanding of information technology and the functions of business (accounting, finance, marketing and management) and their ethical issues will help avoid problems. This paired learning community will address these issues and develop students' skills in teamwork, decision-making, time management, computer-based research, analysis, and oral presentations. Students will learn computer skills that will help them succeed in a competitive business simulation.

3 credits

Corequisites

BUS 150G

CIS 101H Introduction to Computing - Learning Community

Course Description: What can we learn from the corporate scandals over the last century? A thorough understanding of information technology and the functions of business (accounting, finance, marketing and management) and their ethical issues will help avoid problems. This paired learning community will address these issues and develop students' skills in teamwork, decision-making, time management, computer-based research, analysis, and oral presentations. Students will learn computer skills that will help them succeed in a competitive business simulation.

3 credits

Corequisites

BUS 150H

CIS 101K Introduction to Computing - Learning Community

Course Description: From 2001: A Space Odyssey to The Matrix and CSI, movies and TV series show the impact of computers on daily life and explore cultural issues connected with personal identity, virtual personalities, corporate security, hackers, games, and forensics. This learning community examines the ways computers are portrayed in movies, television, and literature in order to consider the cultural consequences of their use.

3 credits

Corequisites

ENG 120K

CIS 101L Introduction to Computing - Learning Community

Course Description: This learning community will explore the relationship between technology and the written world. English 120 will focus on technology's implications on the process of reading and writing, while CIS 101 will link the learning of programming languages to English. Both classes will focus on some of the social and cultural implications of society's increasing reliance on technology for communicating.

3 credits

Corequisites

ENG 110L

CIS 101M Introduction to Computing - Learning Community

Learning Community Course Description: This course focuses on how to create and build using technology to facilitate the process. Students will learn about the principal components of a business as well as apply these principles in a simulated business game. Students will participate in the game in groups and the groups will complete against each other to see who can generate the greatest sales and profit. In the CIS component, students will learn how to use a database to obtain information, to formulate an Excel spreadsheet, to develop a company Website and to use PowerPoint to develop presentation.

1 - 3 credits

Corequisites

ENG 120M

CIS 101N Introduction to Computing - Learning Community

Learning Community Course Description: This course focuses on how to create and build using technology to facilitate the process. Students will learn about the principal components of a business as well as apply these principles in a simulated business game. Students will participate in the game in groups and the groups will complete against each other to see who can generate the greatest sales and profit. In the CIS component, students will learn how to use a database to obtain information, to formulate an Excel spreadsheet, to develop a company Website and to use PowerPoint to develop presentation.

3 credits

Corequisites

BUS 150N

CIS 101W Introduction to Computing - Learning Community

Learning Community Course Description:Material from the computing course will help students evaluate the way in which literature about technology reflects our culture and the anxieties introduced by technological change. Students will master basic computing and essay writing skills by completing a series of assignments that combine the analysis of literature and culture with hands-on computer skills. Exploration of recurring themes of technology's attractions and threats in the past will be followed by study of science fiction works on robotics and the new genres of Cyberpunk and online fiction.

3 credits

Corequisites

ENG 120W

CIS 101X Introduction to Computing - Learning Community

Learning Community Course Description: This learning community will explore the relationship between technology and the written word. English 120X will focus on technology's implications on the processes of reading and writing, while CIS 101X will link the learning of programming languages to English. Both classes will focus on some of the social and cultural implications of society's increasing reliance on technology for communicating.

3 credits

Corequisites

ENG 110X

CIS 102 Special Topics in Computer and Information Systems

Course Description: This course is a basic introduction to building mobile robots. Students will learn how to design and construct a mobile robot within time, materials and cost constraints. Using project component kits (e.g. LEGO Mindstorm) they will learn how to program the robot and determine how the robot reacts to its environment. Inputs, Outputs, Sensors, loops and simple programming constructs will be covered through the use of robotic-based projects. This course will utilize the pedagogy of community based learning to connect students to their local community and sensitize them to the issue of problem solving. Direct student participation in the workings of local elementary and middle schools will provide the community-based component and encourage leadership skills through active engagement.

Course Rotation: TBA.

1 - 6 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D

CIS 102F Topic: Visual Basic Programming

Course Description: This Class provides an introduction to computer programming logic using the Visual Basic.NET language. This course will give the student a basic understanding of problem-solving skills using a computer programming language. Practical experience with programming concepts will be gained through demonstration and hands-on lab exercise. There are several lessons in Game Programming.

This course is designed for programmers unfamiliar with ALL of the following: (1) Visual Basic, (2) object-oriented programming, and (3) event driven Windows programming. The goal of this course is to immerse you in all three of these technologies, enabling you to build complete GUI-based object-oriented Windows applications in Visual Basic .NET. You will learn application design choices, object-oriented design principles, event-driven programming, UI programming using Windows Forms and user interface controls, data binding and database access using SQL and ADO.NET, exception handling, debugging and defensive programming techniques, and effective ways of working with Visual Studio .NET.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D

CIS 102L Topic: Introduction to Dream Weaver

1 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D

CIS 102N Topic: Introduction to Project Manager

Course Description: This course focuses on the use of Microsoft Project, a scheduling software application, to successfully plan, manage and deliver projects. At the same time, the fundamental principles of the project management process will be introduced. Planning, scheduling, assigning resources, and solving problems within a project will be examined using hands-on examples.

1 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D

CIS 102P Topic: Introduction to Powerpoint

1 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D

CIS 102Q Problem Solving Using LEGO Robotics

Old Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I. Service Learning Component.
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Civic Engagement and Public Values.

Course Description: This class introduces students to basic problem solving and project management techniques which can be applied to building, programming and managing the creation of robots using the LEGO Mindstorms Robotics system. Students will spend a significant amount of time outside the classroom in activities designed to share the robotics skills they have learned with younger students to excite them about studying science and technology.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of CIS 101 ( Course : CISA 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISA 101C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISB 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISC 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISD 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISE 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISF 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISM 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISO 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISR 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIS 101A to 101Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIS 101CB . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIS 101CD . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197B . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIS 102R Tpc: "The Cmptr" in Scnce Fctn

Course Description: This course offers the opportunity to study special topics in computer and information systems. Please refer to the current schedule of classes for announcement of course topics offered.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D

CIS 102T Intergenerational Computing

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I. Service Learning Component.

Course Description: This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of the PC and digital media technologies as well as the social and sociological aspects of the aging process. Students will work in teams visiting elderly seniors in adult day care centers and senior community centers to teach them to utilize digital media devices, web browsers, and email. This will provide students with an in-depth understanding and respect of both senior citizens and intergenerational computing.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of CIS 101 ( Course : CISA 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISA 101C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISB 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISC 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISD 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISE 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISF 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISM 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISO 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISR 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIS 101A to 101Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIS 101CB . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIS 101CD . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197B . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIS 102V Visual Thinking -Visual Computing

Course Description: This is a course designed to provide an introduction to the use of computers for visual communication with a focus on the key role computer graphics plays in information representation and display. The goal of this course is to help students more effectively create, use, and understand images made with computers. Visual thinking and communication are now integral to creating and sharing knowledge in all fields, including business, science, and the humanities, with visual literacy skills growing to be as important as textual and mathematical.

4 credits

CIS 102W Web Design for Non-Profit Organizations

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I. Course Description: This is a discipline-based course that affects an exciting and new learning experience for students, in implementing and enhancing actual Web sites that benefit local non-profit agencies. The students are introduced in class to the methods of designing Web sites in a non-profit paradigm and are involved in developing, implementing and enhancing the sites in the field, in teams that include clientele of the agencies.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of CIS 101 ( Course : CISA 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISA 101C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISB 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISC 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISD 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISE 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISF 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISM 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISO 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISR 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIS 101A to 101Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIS 101CB . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIS 101CD . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197B . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIS 102X Information Technology for Strategic Community Planning

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I; Service Learning Component.

Course Description: The vital work of community organizations is quickly being transformed by technology. Digital archiving and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are rapidly increasing productivity, enhancing strategic initiatives and creating greater access to historical and current information. For this course, the Seidenberg School has partnered with a non-profit organization, to complete an actual community project, to illustrate, to students, how technology can greatly augment worthy society initiatives. This will be accomplished through a thorough understanding of how data is stored, related, filtered and retrieved to produce meaningful information. Students will be exposed to GIS, Digital Archiving and Database design, implementation and maintenance, all of which are in overwhelming demand in all sectors of the community. Students will also learn how cutting-edge technologies are used, including imaging equipment and global positioning systems.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of CIS 101 ( Course : CISA 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISA 101C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISB 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISC 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISD 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISE 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISF 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISM 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISO 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CISR 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIS 101A to 101Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIS 101CB . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIS 101CD . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197B . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIS 103 Problem Solving Using Technology

Course Description:This course is an introduction to problem solving and computer programming. This course covers basic procedural techniques such as variables, data types, selection, interaction and functions. It will also introduce students to object-oriented programming. We’ll also look at various general programming concepts, such as algorithm design and debugging. By the end of the course, students should be able to construct a moderately-sized Python program.
Course Rotation: Spring;NYC

3 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Minimum Grade of D

CIS 120 Advanced Windows Skills

Course Description:Independent study projects in special areas of information technology upon the submission of a proposal, acceptance by an instructor and permission of the department chair. This course may be taken for 1 to 4 credits. Permission from Instructor and Chairperson required.

Course Rotation:Fall;NY:PLV

2 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 110 Minimum Grade of D or TS 105 Minimum Grade of D or IS 223 Minimum Grade of D or CS 121 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 312 Minimum Grade of D or CS 122 Minimum Grade of D

CIS 121 Advanced Word Processing Skills

Course Description: This course covers in-depth the advanced features of word processing programs. Emphasis is placed on developing expertise in advanced document design and processing on the creation, editing and formatting of documents. Topics include: multiple-page reports, tables, mail merge, graphics and charts, desktop publishing, and automating tasks.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring

2 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Minimum Grade of D

CIS 122 Advanced Spreadsheet Skills

Course Description:This course covers in-depth the advanced features of spreadsheet programs. Emphasis is placed on using spreadsheets to solve problems. Topics include: good spreadsheet design, graphing, working with financial tools and analytical functions, automating spreadsheets with macros, exploring what-if alternatives with pivot tables and charts, data tables, Goal Seek, Solver and Scenarios, using database functions, and developing an Excel application.

Course Rotation: Fall;NY:PLV

2 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 110 Minimum Grade of D or TS 105 Minimum Grade of D or IS 223 Minimum Grade of D or CS 121 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 312 Minimum Grade of D or CS 122 Minimum Grade of D

CIS 122L Advanced Spreadsheet Skills - Test Prep

Prerequisite: Listed prerequisite courses. CIS 122L is open to Lubin students pursuing a BBA degree only. This course is not open to students who have completed CIS 122.
Course Description:This course covers in-depth the advanced features of spreadsheet programs. Emphasis is placed on using spreadsheets to solve problems. Topics include: good spreadsheet design, graphing, working with financial tools and analytical functions, automating spreadsheets with macros, exploring what-if alternatives with pivot tables and charts, data tables, Goal Seek, Solver and Scenarios, using database functions, and developing an Excel application. The course will prepare students for the Basic level Microsoft Office Users exam in Excel 2013. CIS 122L is open to Lubin students pursuing a BBA degree only. This course is not open to students who have completed CIS 122.

Course Rotation: PLV and Online: Fall and Spring.

2 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Minimum Grade of D and TS 105 Minimum Grade of D

CIS 123 Advanced Presentation Skills

Course Description: This course covers in-depth the advanced features of presentation software and good presentation design and techniques. Emphasis is placed on creating and making effective presentations. Topics include: preparation/planning of a presentation, rhetorical techniques, audience preparation, and the use of advanced features of slide show software, including customizing slide shows, applying special effects, inserting audio and video, and Hyperlinks.

Course Rotation: NY:PLV;Fall:Spring

2 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 110 Minimum Grade of D or TS 105 Minimum Grade of D or IS 223 Minimum Grade of D or CS 121 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 312 Minimum Grade of D or CS 122 Minimum Grade of D

CIS 126 Introduction to Apple Operating Systems

2 credits

CIS 133 Social Media

Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to social media and interactive Web 2.0 technologies in use today. Students will gain a solid understanding of the current trends in technology and the concepts associated with interactive information sharing and new Web applications. They will gain knowledge of web-based communities, social-networking, and video and file sharing sites.

Course Rotation: NY:WP;Fall:Spring

2 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 110 Minimum Grade of D or TS 105 Minimum Grade of D or IS 223 Minimum Grade of D or CS 121 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 312 Minimum Grade of D or CS 122 Minimum Grade of D

CIS 141 Database Applications Skills

Course Description: This course covers basic database management concepts. Students will learn database design and database implementation. Topics include: Database design and relational operations, querying the database, forms and reports.

Course Rotation: NY:PLV;Fall:Spring

2 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 110 Minimum Grade of D or TS 105 Minimum Grade of D or IS 223 Minimum Grade of D or CS 121 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 312 Minimum Grade of D or CS 122 Minimum Grade of D

CIS 142 Advanced Database Applications Skills

Course Description: This course covers advanced database management concepts. Students will build on their knowledge of basic database design and implementation. Topics include: Advanced database design and relational operations, advanced queries, advanced forms and reports.

Course Rotation: NY:PLV;Fall;Spring

2 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 141 Minimum Grade of D

CIS 101CB Introduction to Computing (CAP) - Learning Community

Course Description: This Learning Community examines how the new technologies and media impact beliefs and behaviors. In particular, we will consider the social and ideological functions of a variety of cultural forms, and including blogs, zines, computer and video games, satellite radio, and the visual arts.

3 credits

Corequisites

ENG 105CB, ENG 110CB

CIS 101CD Introduction to Computing (CAP) - Learning Community

Course Description: This Learning Community examines what it means to be situated in culture and consider how who we are - to ourselves and others - is shaped by the culture in which we live. As we explore the idea that identity is socially constructed, we will also explore how technology in general and computers in particular, can either reinforce the meanings that are assigned to individuals according to their class, gender, or ethnic status, or challenge them. The concept of "social computing" will be explored through the reading and writing of blogs and other areas where digital groups congregate, we will look at technology as an enabler of group based identification and how that affects the individual. We will also look at the emergence of focused search as both an empowering and a limiting factor in the availability of "balanced", accurate information.

3 credits

Corequisites

ENG 105CD, ENG 110CD

CIS 296Q Advanced Problem Solving Using LEGO Robotics

Course Description: This course explores the range and depth of problems and challenges which can be designed and solved using consumer-level robotics equipment. Students will perform a series of team-based labs which will explore advanced features of LEGO Mindstorms and their use in problem solving. They will also participate in design exercises to create new robotic challenges in or more application areas.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 102Q Min Grade B

CIS 395 Computer Information Systems Independent Study

1 - 6 credits

CIS 396B Travel to India: Technology Outsourcing

Trip Destination: India
Trip Dates: January 2006
Trip Cost: $2650. A $800 deposit is due by June 1, 2005.

3 credits

CIS 396D Applied Problem Solving: Using Technology and Human Endeavor in Community Education

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I.

Course Description: Computes can be employed to solve problems efficiently while humans have the ability to solve problems ethically. Together, people and computers can find elegant solution to difficult problems. After learning to use technology- based tools, students will go out into the community use these technology tools in scheduled enrichment sessions.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D

CIS 396H Honors Seminar: Intersections of Problem Solving

Course Description: Computers can be employed to solve problems efficiently while humans have the ability to solve problems ethically. Students taking this class will gain a foundation level understanding of the social, scientific and economic basis of key problems and the algorithmic ways that these problems can be addressed through computers.

3 credits