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Undergraduate Management Computer Systems

2012 Fall Term

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3 Units

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE

Management Computer Systems 214

A survey course that covers the use of information technology in organizations, the processes used to create and manage information technologies, and the impact of information technology on individuals, organizations, the economy and society. Students learn how to do systems analysis, data modeling, system and database design, database queries, and construction and testing of a database application as part of a systems development life cycle.


3 Units

CONCEPTS OF PROGRAMMING

Management Computer Systems 220

This course teaches students professional software development using object-oriented program design and the Java programming language. Coverage includes correct business programming style and documentation, program debugging and testing, database and file processing, event-handling, and graphical user interfaces. Unreq: COMPSCI 220 and COMPSCI 222


3 Units

CONCEPTS OF DATA STRUCTURES

Management Computer Systems 231

This course is an introduction to data structures, using the Java programming language. It covers static and dynamic implementations of data structures including lists, stacks, queues and trees. It emphasizes object-oriented design and programming methodology, including inheritance and polymorphism, and applies these in the development of large programming projects. UNREQ: MCS 231, COMPSCI 231, COMPSCI 223


3 Units

ADVANCED DATABASE DESIGN AND ADMINISTRATION

Management Computer Systems 314

This coursecovers advanced topics in database analysis, design, access, integrity control, and implementation as well as a variety of emerging topics. The course is intended for students who already have a good understanding of database systems and relational database comcepts.


3 Units

WEB DEVELOPMENT

Management Computer Systems 325

This course will give students familiarity with client/server computing in two/three-tiered Internet environment. This includes the development of dynamic web pages to exchange data with relational database management systems using scripting technologies. Students will use an event-driven, object-oriented programming language to construct ActiveX components that connect with database servers. The course will also explore basic networking concepts.


3 Units

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 1

Management Computer Systems 331

In this course, the student learns to analyze the business organization as a system, to structure both the information and processes of a business or organization, and to complete the systems development process through the logical design phase. The course utilizes an object-oriented methodology for the systems development process. The student begins a team project that is completed in MCS 431.


3 Units

MCS COOPERATIVE PROGRAM

Management Computer Systems 391

The student is to work as an information systems professional in a business or government organization and report on the experience to the MCS faculty and fellow students.


3 Units

MOBILE DEVELOPMENT

Management Computer Systems 425

This course teaches students how to develop Web applications using Java technologies. The course focuses on design and implementation of distributed applications for the Internet and/or intranets. Topics include object-oriented distributed systems and technologies, database access, security, advanced Java programming, and technical design issues for e-Commerce systems.


1-3 Units

PROJECT

Management Computer Systems 485

This course provides students with the opportunity to participate on a student project team under the management of a faculty member and industry practitioners. The project will be sponsored by a partnering business firm and may involve a wide array of technologies, functional areas and geographically dispersed teammates. This course will only be offered when projects are available. Students will be carefully chosen through an interview process. The number of credits will be determined by the complexity of the project and the level of student involvement.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Management Computer Systems 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Department Consent Required.

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