Using Technology for Personal Effectiveness and Collaboration. This course introduces principles for designing a technology environment to enable personal effectiveness and collaboration. Techniques for specifying requirements, identifying alternatives, and making decisions will be demonstrated by evaluating currently available technologies.
Introduction to Computer based Information Systems. Prerequisite: none. CSP: 1. This course provides an introduction to computer and information systems concepts, including hardware, software, databases, data communications, and business applications. The student is introduced to methods of determining user requirements and developing application systems using databases and fourth generation languages.
Managing Information Technology Projects. Prerequisites: None. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. This course examines the defining characteristics of IT projects, especially involving the development of software intensive systems, and introduces the student to a variety of project management techniques that can be applied in an IT project context. This course provides an introduction to the disciplined approaches to IT project management. While IT projects are similar in some ways to other types of projects, they pose unique challenges for the managers and organizations that undertake them. This course will give students an understanding of the most common processes, tools, techniques, and theories that are necessary to manage IT projects. Managing IT projects that follow both plan driven traditional development methods as well as agile methods will be covered.
End User Applications Programming. Prerequisite: CIS 2010. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours. CSP: 1, 4, 7. This course provides an introduction to the assisting of end users of computer systems in developing their own special purpose applications. The emphasis in the course is on acquiring programming skills in one fourth-generation language and one interactive third-generation language. These skills are required in order to develop the technical capability to assist end users. Topics covered include end user computing versus traditional systems development; Rapid Application Development; Prototyping.
Intermediate Visual Programming. Prerequisite: CIS 3210. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. This course builds upon the skills and knowledge developed in CIS 3210. Emphasis is placed upon development in a visual environment. Major topics include object oriented concepts, database linkages, graphics, and developing applications for the Internet. User interface design, code optimization and help file creation are covered. Students use state of the art development tools and design methods to implement applications that run on a standalone PC, a network, and the Internet.
Introduction to Programming. Prerequisite: CIS 2010. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours. CSP: 1, 4, 7. This course provides an introduction to programming using a contemporary object-oriented language. Emphasis is placed upon the development of correct, efficient programs that are easy to maintain. Topics include problem analysis, program design, documentation, testing and debugging. Basic features of the programming language are covered. The specific language will be noted in the course listing for each semester.
Internet Programming with Java. Prerequisite: CIS 3260. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. This course builds upon the student's foundation of programming principles through the introduction of application programming. Major areas covered include operating system dependent versus operating system independent, Internet, phone, or web service applications. Focus is on object-oriented programming as it relates to embedded or service-based applications, as well as on best coding practices. Students implement applets and develop a working prototype of Internet programs. The specific language will be noted in the course listing for each semester.
Systems Analysis. Prerequisite: CIS 2010 or permission of instructor. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours. CSP: 1, 4, 7. This course provides an introduction to the analysis and logical design of computer based information systems. Emphasis is placed upon the development of requirements specifications that serve the business needs of the organization and provide the necessary base for subsequent systems development. Both data oriented and process oriented approaches are covered.
Systems Design. Prerequisite: CIS 3300 and CIS 3270 or CIS 3215, Bcom 3950. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours. semester hours. CSP: 1. This course builds upon the skills and knowledge developed in CIS 3300. Emphasis is placed upon the design and development of information systems, including the software and databases that are needed to support the business needs of the organization. Object oriented design and the transition to object oriented programming are covered. These methods are discussed in the context of managing a systems development project, including issues such as project estimation and project management techniques, software quality assurance, and configuration management.
Telecommunications for Business. Prerequisite: CIS 2010. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours. CSP: 1, 4, 7. This course introduces the subject of computer networks and the use of computer networks in business applications. Topics covered include client server networks, network hardware and software, distributed computing, key issues in network management, and the fundamentals of data communications.
Database Management Systems. Prerequisites: CIS 2010 and MGS 3100. Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours. CSP: 1, 4, 7. This course provides an introduction to the management of database systems. Major emphasis is placed on understanding the various database management functions and providing database support for the organization. Topics include types of data models and database management systems, data definition and manipulation, administration of database systems, and the management of databases, including database security, error recovery, concurrency control, and distributed database systems.
Introduction to Computer Forensics. Prerequisites: CIS 2010. CSP: 1, 6, 7. This course introduces students to the collection, preservation, presentation and preparation of computer based evidence for the purposes of criminal law enforcement or civil litigation. These activities define the central roles of computer forensic practitioners involved in investigating computer crime scenes and torts involving computers. Students will be prepared to assist in the formulation and implementation of organizational computer forensics preparedness policies, to determine the necessity for forensic procedures, extend governance processes to allow for proper future forensic investigations, and to be contributing members of computer forensics investigation teams.
Defining and Innovating Business Processes. Prerequisite: None. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours. CSP: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. CIS 4120 examines how an organization's business processes and the services they provide can be improved, innovated and enabled by information technology. The course begins by defining business services, their associated processes and metrics, and then proceeds to how processes are discovered and modeled for purposes of improvement, innovation and IT-enablement using a standardized modeling approach (BPMN). Additional topics include business rules and object models. The course finishes with an examination of problems related to organizational implementation. As part of the course, students work on a real-world, process-related project to identify and model a business process, assess improvement and innovation potential, and to propose improvements to these processes.
Advances in Networking. Prerequisite: CIS 3320. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. This course builds upon the skills and knowledge developed in CIS 3320. Emphasis is placed on the high speed computer and telecommunications networks. The course includes both wire line and wireless technologies for designing, implementing, managing, and using broadband networks. Major topics include communications media, switching, and networking requirements of broadband networks, design of broadband networks, regulatory and management issues, and application of broadband networks.
Directed Readings in Information Systems. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Management of Information Services. Prerequisite: None. CSP. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours. This course addresses the many management issues unique to the information services function within organizations. Coverage includes information systems planning, managing the information system infrastructure, justifying the information technology investments, the costing of services and networks, evaluating information system performance, alternative information system delivery modes, managing distributed and end user computing project and operations management, systems security, and the management of information system professionals..
Introduction to Information Security and Privacy. Prerequisites: CIS 2010 or instructor consent. CSP: 1, 6, 7. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours. This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills for security of information and information systems within organizations. It focuses on concepts and methods associated with security across several systems platforms, including internal and Internet facing networks. The course overviews critical infrastructure concepts as well as techniques for assessing risk associated with accidental and intentional breaches of security. It introduces the associated issues of ethical uses of information and privacy considerations.
Software Development Environments. Prerequisite: varies depending on topic. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours. CSP: 1, 7. This course provides an opportunity for the student to gain experience with one of several widely used software development platforms. A "software development platform" typically includes a programming language, a database system, and an operating system. The specific platform covered will vary from semester to semester as will the associated course prerequisites.
Field Study in Computer Information Systems. Prerequisite: Senior class standing. CSP: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours. This course is designed to provide the senior level student an opportunity to assist with the planning and implementation of computing technologies in an approved on campus site. Students may perform information systems trainer/ consultant and/or end user support duties. Students will meet periodically with a mentoring instructor to discuss problems and issues relevant to the area of implementing computer information systems. Compensation may or may not be granted for the internship/practicum. This course is one of two alternatives and the second designated Critical Thinking through Writing (CTW) course for students pursuing a BBA degree in CIS.
System Development Projects-CTW. Prerequisite: Math 1070, Mgs 3100, Fi 3300, Mgs 3400, Mk 3010; all required CIS 3000-level courses. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. CTW: This course satisfies critical thinking through writing requirements. This course provides the student with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the core courses to larger and more complex problems and to gain experience in working as part of a team. This course is available only to BBA CIS majors at Georgia State University. It may require students to meet with clients during normal business hours. This course is the designated Critical Thinking through Writing (CTW) course for students pursuing a BBA degree in Computer Information Systems.