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Course Descriptions : BACS — Computer Information Systems

BACS — Computer Information Systems
BACS 200 Web Design and Development for Small Business (3)
Prerequisite: Computer literacy required. Required laboratory arranged. Study web site design concepts for e-business applications. Designing, developing, publishing, and managing web sites will be emphasized. Projects focus on web presence requirements for small and mid-sized companies.
BACS 285 Application Programming Languages (3)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the computer proficiency exam or BA 101. Required laboratory arranged. Business majors only. An activity course exploring business programming applications using modern computer languages. Topics include inputting, outputting, processing logic, character processing, file processing and subroutes.
BACS 287 Graphical Interface Programming (3)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the computer proficiency exam or BA 101. Required laboratory arranged. Majors and minors only. Covers modern programming languages geared for graphical user interfaces and interactive processing. This course introduces students to end-user computing, human factors, graphical programming environments and event-driven programming.
BACS 300 Information Systems (3)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the computer proficiency exam or BA 101. Majors and minors only. Juniors or above. Topics include information systems technology, strategic uses of information, software, hardware concepts, networking and internet and e-commerce. (F,S)
BACS 350 Intermediate Web Development (3)
Prerequisites: BACS 200 with a minimum grade of “C-”. or consent of instructor. Required laboratory arranged. An activity course to develop students’ knowledge and skills in developing interactive, data driven e-commerce web sites. Students will employ cutting edge development techniques using industry standard software applications.
BACS 371 Introduction to Computer Forensics (3)
Prerequisite: BACS 300 or permission of instructor. The identification, preservation, extraction, interpretation, and presentation of computer-related evidence. Formal methodologies; basics of computer operating systems, file systems and hardware for data storage; fundamental laws and regulations.
BACS 380 Networking and Data Communications Systems (3)
Required laboratory arranged. Majors and minors only. Juniors or above. This is an activity course involving the study of data communications and networks. Topics include history, media, hardware, software, standards, networks, analysis and design, distributed processing and network management.
BACS 382 TCP/IP Network Security (3)
Prerequisite: BACS 380 or consent of instructor. First course in networking security techniques: study of hacking techniques, implementation of security plans, hands-on analysis of real-time networks using common tools such as NMAP, and defensive techniques.
BACS 387 Object Oriented System Development (3)
Prerequisite: BACS 287 with a minimum grade of “C-”. Required laboratory arranged. Majors and minors only. Juniors or above. Introduces the concepts of object-oriented design to students with a background in the procedural paradigm. Emphasis on the development of business applications.
BACS 392 Systems Platforms and Network Development (3)
Prerequisite: BACS 380 with a minimum grade of “C-” or consent of instructor. Majors/minors only. Juniors or above. An activity course providing students with the opportunity to work with and manage network servers. The course focuses on implementation of UNIX and Microsoft networking platforms, security, and management. May not be taken with BACS 380.
BACS 422 Directed Studies (1-3)
Consent of instructor required. Business majors only. Juniors or above. Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.
BACS 482 Management Support Systems (3)
Prerequisite: BACS 287. Required laboratory arranged. Majors and minors only. Juniors or above. An activity course for designing and implementing decision support, knowledge-based support and executive support systems. Covers mathematical and descriptive modeling, knowledge acquisition, knowledge representation and relevant computer based tools.
BACS 484 Distributed Enterprise Systems (3)
Prerequisites: BACS 387. Majors and minors only. Juniors or above. A focus on computer-based techniques that enable businesses to manage across distributed value chains. Students are provided design and enterprise tools for developing distributed business systems.
BACS 485 Database Management Systems (3)
Prerequisite: BACS 287 with a minimum grade of “C-”. Required laboratory arranged. Majors and minors only. Juniors or above. An activity course covering design, implementation and operation of database systems/applications. Topics include database processing, models, organizational planning, logical and physical design, implementation, data organization and data structures. (F)
BACS 486 Advanced Database Management (3)
Prerequisite: BACS 485 with a minimum grade of “C-”. Required laboratory arranged. Business majors only. Seniors or above. An activity course covering database systems/applications. Topics include advanced relational and network database processing, data dictionaries, database integrity issues, distributed databases, emerging technologies and database administration.
BACS 487 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
Prerequisite: BACS 287 with a minimum grade of “C-”, and BACS 300 with a minimum grade of “C-”. Majors and minors only. Required laboratory arranged. Open to computer information systems emphasis students only. Juniors or above. An activity course that covers systems analysis and design; emphasizes techniques, tools, skills, procedures and end products. Covers investigation, analysis/design.
BACS 488 Senior CIS Project (3)
Prerequisite: BACS 487 with a minimum grade of “C-” or consent of instructor. Required laboratory arranged. Majors and minors only. Seniors or above. This is an activity course in which students perform an actual systems analysis and design. An information system will be developed by the student and time permitting, will be implemented. (S)
BACS 490 Advanced E-Business Technology (3)
Prerequisites: BACS 287 with a minimum grade of “C-”. Business majors or minors only. Juniors or above. An activity-based course in which the student will develop e-business sites utilizing techniques, tools and technology.
BACS 492 Internship in Computer Information Systems (1-3)
Consent of faculty coordinator. Majors and minors only. Juniors or above. Obtain practical experience in one or more of the following CIS areas: programming, systems design, DBMS, quantitative research, data communications, DSS. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of three credits.
BACS 495 Special Topics in CIS (1-3)
Prerequisite: BACS 287 with a minimum grade of “C-”. Majors and minors only. Juniors or above. This seminar course explores advanced topics in computer information systems and/or quantitative methods. S/U or letter graded. Repeatable, under different subtitles.