Undergraduate Bulletin

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

950-220 CONCEPTS OF PROGRAMMING - 3 cr

This course teaches students professional program development techniques using the C++ language, correct business programming style and proper program design, debugging and testing techniques, and the use of objects. It also introduces students to relational modeling, design and terminology concepts as well as structured design techniques.
Prereq: 765-171 and 765-162 or 250-211 or concurrent registration in 765-162 or 250-211 and a g.p.a. of 2.50.

950-231 CONCEPTS OF DATA STRUCTURES - 3 cr

Introduction to data structures, using the C++ programming language and object-oriented programming methodology. Covers static and dynamic implementation of data structures, including lists, stacks, queues and trees, in an object-oriented setting, and the use of these structures in a large programming project.
Prereq: 950-220 and an overall g.p.a. of 2.50.

950-232 CONCEPTS OF COBOL WITH FILE STRUCTURES - 3 cr

The COBOL language is taught and then used to study file organizations at both the logical and physical level in order to provide a firm foundation for the future study of database and information systems. Sequential, indexed, and relative files are discussed. Hashing and the implementation of complex file structures is discussed. Both batch and interactive file processing are discussed. Other topics covered include maintenance programming and an introduction to VAX command language.
Prereq: 950-231 or con reg in 950-231, and an overall g.p.a. of 2.50.

950-320 CONCEPTS OF DATABASE APPLICATIONS - 3 cr

An in depth study of database concepts including the writing of typical business applications against a network and a relational database using both higher level and fourth generational languages. Also an introduction to data design and the management of data as a corporate resource.
Prereq: 950-231, 950-232, junior standing and an overall g.p.a. of 2.50.

950-331 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 1 - 3 cr

The student learns to analyze the business organization as a system, structure both the information and processes of a business or organization, and complete the systems design process through the logical design phase. The student begins a team project that is completed in 950-431.
Prereq: 950-320 or concurrent registration in 950-320 and an overall g.p.a. of 2.50.

950-341 HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SELECTION - 3 cr

This course examines the various types of system and networking hardware and software available and salient factors in their selection.
Prereq: 950-320 or concurrent registration in 950-320 and an overall g.p.a. of 2.50.

950-391 MCS COOPERATIVE PROGRAM - 3 cr

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.
Prereq: Consent of MCS Cooperative Program Coordinator and an overall g.p.a. of 2.50.

950-431 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 2 - 3 cr

A study of the principles and activities associated with the physical design and implementation of computer based information systems. Includes modular decomposition of the logical procedure, system tests, documentation, system security, conversion and implementation. The student completes the team project started in 950-331.
Prereq: 950-320, 950-331, 950-451 or concurrent registration in 950-451 and an overall g.p.a. of 2.50.

950-451 TOPICS IN COMPUTER APPLICATIONS - 3 cr

This course covers a wide range of computer applications, such as the interfacing of software packages, communication programs, macro and script languages, operating system command languages, statistical packages, computer graphics, expert systems, and other emerging technologies of importance to the field of information systems.
Prereq: 950-320 or concurrent registration in 950-320, a course in statistics such as 230-245 or 760-231 or 760-342 and an overall g.p.a. of 2.50.

950-496 SPECIAL STUDIES - 1-3 cr

Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

950-498 INDEPENDENT STUDIES - 1-3 cr

Repeatable. Prereq: Approval of the MCS Coordinator and the faculty member supervising the course. Completion of at least four MCS core courses and an overall g.p.a. of 2.50.


UW-Whitewater Undergraduate Bulletin - 1995-1997
Office of the Registrar
Formatted by Web Development Team - UWW
Last Update - kt 2/8/96