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  • CHEM 490: Research Problem

    Research on special problems in chemistry under the direct supervision of an instructor. Prerequisites: twenty hours of chemistry and consent of the faculty member to direct the research problem. Offered as needed. One to four semester hours.

  • CHEM 495: Seminar

    A seminar designed to promote in-depth discussion, independent research, and writing in areas not included in the regular course offerings. Topics vary from semester to semester. One to three semester hours.

  • CHEM 499A: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students craft a research proposal, prepare a literature review, and outline the methods by which they plan to conduct research. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • CHEM 499B: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students complete their research in a manner consistent with practices in their discipline and submit a written draft of their findings to their mentor. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • CHEM 499C: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students revise their research and present their findings publicly. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • CHIN 111: Elementary Mandarin Chinese

    This course is designed for students who are beginners of Chinese or have had no prior exposure to Chinese language. The course develops basic language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in modern standard Mandarin Chinese, using pinyin system and simplified characters. The purpose of this course is to provide students with basic conversational ability in Mandarin Chinese and introduce students to Chinese culture at a beginner’s level through hands-on practice of the Chinese language. CHIN 111 is taught each fall semester; CHIN 112 is taught each spring semester. Three semester hours each.

  • CHIN 112: Elementary Mandarin Chinese

    This course is designed for students who are beginners of Chinese or have had no prior exposure to Chinese language. The course develops basic language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in modern standard Mandarin Chinese, using pinyin system and simplified characters. The purpose of this course is to provide students with basic conversational ability in Mandarin Chinese and introduce students to Chinese culture at a beginner’s level through hands-on practice of the Chinese language. CHIN 111 is taught each fall semester; CHIN 112 is taught each spring semester. Three semester hours each.

  • CIS 130: Computer Applications: Microsoft Access

    A hands-on study of Microsoft Access software. Topics include creating a database, defining table relationships, maintaining and querying a database, and creating forms and reports from databases. Keyboarding skills are assumed. Offered fall and spring terms each year. One semester hour.

  • CIS 130M: Computer Applications: Microsoft Access

    A hands-on study of Microsoft Access software. Topics include creating a database, defining table relationships, maintaining and querying a database, and creating forms and reports from databases. Keyboarding skills are assumed. Offered fall, spring, and summer terms each year. One semester hour.

  • CIS 175: Computer Applications

    A hands-on study of the Microsoft Office Suite – Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access software. Topics include basic editing and formatting, tables and multipage reports, enhanced page layout and design, desktop publishing, techniques for presentation development, slide layout with media, and special effects. Topics also include formatting workbooks, calculating data with functions and formulas, analyzing and charting financial data, creating a database, defining table relationships, maintaining and querying a database, and creating forms and reports from databases. Students will need a Windows-based computer to complete the database portion of the course. Computer labs are readily available for student use. Keyboarding skills are assumed. Offered fall and spring terms each year. Three semester hour.

  • CIS 175B: Computer Applications

    A hands-on study of the Microsoft Office Suite – Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access software. Topics include basic editing and formatting, tables and multipage reports, enhanced page layout and design, desktop publishing, techniques for presentation development, slide layout with media, and special effects. Topics also include formatting workbooks, calculating data with functions and formulas, analyzing and charting financial data, creating a database, defining table relationships, maintaining and querying a database, and creating forms and reports from databases. Students will need a Windows-based computer to complete the database portion of the course. Computer labs are readily available for student use. Keyboarding skills are assumed. Offered Term One. Three semester hour.

  • CIS 175M: Computer Applications

    A hands-on study of the Microsoft Office Suite – Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access software. Topics include basic editing and formatting, tables and multipage reports, enhanced page layout and design, desktop publishing, techniques for presentation development, slide layout with media, and special effects. Topics also include formatting workbooks, calculating data with functions and formulas, analyzing and charting financial data, creating a database, defining table relationships, maintaining and querying a database, and creating forms and reports from databases. Students will need a Windows-based computer to complete the database portion of the course. Computer labs are readily available for student use. Keyboarding skills are assumed. Offered fall, spring and summer terms each year. Three semester hour.

  • CIS 201: Hardware Fundamentals

    A study of information systems hardware. The course allows hands-on or simulated experience with technical knowledge including form factors, hardware components, and peripheral devices as related to hardware specifications. The progression of legacy to cutting edge hardware concepts is studied and directed toward the A+ certification exam. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 201M: Hardware Fundamentals

    A study of information systems hardware. The course allows hands-on or simulated experience with technical knowledge including form factors, hardware components, and peripheral devices as related to hardware specifications. The progression of legacy to cutting edge hardware concepts is studied and directed toward the A+ certification exam. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 211: Programming Logic

    An introduction to all aspects of object-oriented logic and the problem-solving process. Several high level languages are used with emphasis on good programming practices. Laboratory use of a computer is an integral part of the course. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 211M: Programming Logic

    An introduction to all aspects of object-oriented logic and the problem-solving process. Several high level languages are used with emphasis on good programming practices. Laboratory use of a computer is an integral part of the course. Offered fall and summer terms. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 275B: Computer Applications

    A study of the Windows environment and current Microsoft Office Suite applications. including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software with emphasis on their utilization in a business environment. Keyboarding skills are assumed. Offered Term One. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 285M: Advanced Excel Concepts

    A study of the advanced features of Microsoft Excel, a powerful spreadsheet application that allows one to organize data in large worksheets, complete calculations, make decisions, graph data; develop templates, trend lines, and pivot table reports; perform auditing and data validation; automate actions with macros and collaborate on workbooks. Prerequisite: CIS 125 or CIS 125M or the equivalent. Offered fall term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 297: Object Oriented Programming

    A comprehensive course in application programming. Because of variations in course content, this course can be taken multiple times with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: CIS 211. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 297M: Object Oriented Programming

    A comprehensive course in application programming. Because of variations in course content, this course can be taken multiple times with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: CIS 211M. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 301: Operating Systems

    A survey of systems software and application software with an emphasis on how hardware and software interact. In conjunction with CIS 201, this course is directed toward the A+ certification exam. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 301M: Operating Systems

    A survey of systems software and application software with an emphasis on how hardware and software interact. In conjunction with CIS 201M, this course is directed toward the A+ certification exam. Offered fall term even years and summer term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 305: Database Management

    A basic overview of relational database systems and relational database design. The student acquires a working knowledge of Microsoft Access and the ISO standard SQL language. Prerequisite: CIS 130. Offered fall term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 305M: Database Management

    A basic overview of relational database systems and relational database design. The student acquires a working knowledge of Microsoft Access and the ISO standard SQL language. Prerequisite: CIS 130M. Offered fall term odd years and summer term even years. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 310: Enterprise Resource Planning

    A study of business functions and processes, marketing information systems, supply chain management information systems, process modeling and improvement, and electronic commerce. Offered spring term even years. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 310M: Enterprise Resource Planning

    A study of business functions and processes, marketing information systems, supply chain management information systems, process modeling and improvement, and electronic commerce. Offered spring term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 318: Web Theory and Design

    An introduction to the World Wide Web as both a user and a developer. This course is designed to take the user from creating web pages to designing a large Web site. Students will write code using HTML5 or higher. Other topics include Javascript and multi-media integration. Offered spring term each year. Three credit hours.

  • CIS 318M: Web Theory and Design

    An introduction to the World Wide Web as both a user and a developer. This course is designed to take the user from creating web pages to designing a large Web site. Students will write code using HTML5 or higher. Other topics include Javascript and multi-media integration. Offered spring term each year and summer term odd years. Three credit hours.

  • CIS 341: Systems Analysis and Design

    A study of systems analysis, design, and implementation methods commonly used in systems development. The course provides an overview of the system development life cycle and in-depth coverage of the analysis phase of the life cycle. Prerequisite: CIS 211 or 297. Offered fall term even years. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 341M: Systems Analysis and Design

    A study of systems analysis, design, and implementation methods commonly used in systems development. The course provides an overview of the system development life cycle and in-depth coverage of the analysis phase of the life cycle. Prerequisite: CIS 211 or 297. Offered fall term even years and summer term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 410: Server Administration

    A course preparing students to the administrator role of current Windows Server, Active Directory, server resources for clients, configuration and management of printer services, network services, data storage, and remove access for clients. Topics also include virtual servers, implementing strong security, and development of a reliable server environment. Offered fall term even years. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 410M: Server Administration

    A course preparing students to the administrator role of current Windows Server, Active Directory, server resources for clients, configuration and management of printer services, network services, data storage, and remove access for clients. Topics also include virtual servers, implementing strong security, and development of a reliable server environment. Offered fall term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 411: Server Infrastructure

    A focus on network infrastructure and administration for current Windows Server edition. Topics covered include in-depth knowledge of Windows Server, TCP/IP networking, Domain Name System, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Active Directory, Domain Services, File Services, Printers and Print Services, Network Policy, and Access Services. Offered spring term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 411M: Server Infrastructure

    A focus on network infrastructure and administration for current Windows Server edition. Topics covered include in-depth knowledge of Windows Server, TCP/IP networking, Domain Name System, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Active Directory, Domain Services, File Services, Printers and Print Services, Network Policy, and Access Services. Offered spring term even years. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 420: Networking and Communication

    An introduction to data transmission concepts and techniques. Topics included are: transmission media, analog and digital signals, data transmissions, multiplexing, network topologies, data security, Ethernet, token rings, and wide area network protocol. Prerequisite: CIS 211. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 420M: Networking and Communication

    An introduction to data transmission concepts and techniques. Topics included are: transmission media, analog and digital signals, data transmissions, multiplexing, network topologies, data security, Ethernet, token rings, and wide area network protocol. Prerequisite: CIS 211. Offered spring term each year and summer term even years. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 450: Software Engineering

    The senior capstone course in which students incorporate all aspects of previous study in computer information systems such as computer applications, programming, systems analysis, project management, and data communication to solve a real-life business problem. Open to senior computer information system and computer science majors only or by permission of the instructor. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 450M: Software Engineering

    The senior capstone course in which students incorporate all aspects of previous study in computer information systems such as computer applications, programming, systems analysis, project management, and data communication to solve a real-life business problem. Open to senior computer information system and computer science majors only or by permission of the instructor. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • CIS 491: Internship

    A practicum experience in which students work in a professional setting using computer information systems skills from their major courses. Prerequisite: consent of major professor. Offered every term. One to six semester hours.

  • CIS 491M: Internship

    A practicum experience, which involves the student in a position in business under adequate supervision for applying theories and business/IT skills to a project situation. Students may: (1) complete the internship at an organization other than the student’s place of employment or (2) complete the internship in a different area of the student’s place of employment or (3) complete a specific project, beyond the regular duties of the student for the area in which they are employed, which would enhance that area/department. Prerequisite: consent of academic adviser and internship coordinator. Offered every term. Maximum of one credit hour per semester for students employed full time. Maximum of three credit hours per semester for students employed less than full time. Maximum of six semester hours total.

  • CIS 495: Seminar

    A seminar designed to promote in-depth discussion, independent research, and writing in areas not included in the regular course offerings. Topics considered vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor or major professor. Offered spring term odd years. One to three semester hours.

  • CIS 495M: Seminar

    A seminar designed to promote in-depth discussion, independent research, and writing in areas not included in the regular course offerings. Topics considered vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor or major professor. Offered spring term odd years. One to three semester hours.

  • CIS 499A: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students craft a research proposal, prepare a literature review, and outline the methods by which they plan to conduct research. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • CIS 499B: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students complete their research in a manner consistent with practices in their discipline and submit a written draft of their findings to their mentor. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • CIS 499C: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students revise their research and present their findings publicly. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • CIS 520: Information Management

    A course focusing on the management of information technology assets within an organization. The role of the manager in assessing, implementing, and controlling information technology and the handling of information is emphasized. Offered Semester One. Three semester hours.

  • CMC 5010: The Person of the Minister

    Considering the personal integrity of the minister as paramount for effective ministry, this course encourages students to reflect on who they are as persons, to examine unresolved issues in their lives, to reflect on the shaping influences of their families of origin, and to trace their spiritual journeys. These personal reflections are considered in the context of the ethics of ministry. Three semester hours.

  • CMC 5017: Personal Identity in Pastoral Care

    This course addresses the identity of the pastor with an emphasis on the need for emotional health, maturity, and personal awareness as necessary elements of good pastoral care. Students will explore their personal histories and development within the dynamic interactions of the class, seeking to become aware of attitudes, values, and assumptions that influence their availability for ministry to others.

  • CMC 5020: The Church as a Culture of Care and Counsel

    Using ethnographic analysis and the concepts of systemic family therapy, this class prepares students to understand the relational processes and patterns of congregations and other larger systems. These perspectives are used to better comprehend the “everyday life” of a congregation in order to shape and improve its ministry of care and counsel. Three semester hours.

  • CMC 6010: Ministry to the Aging and Their Families

    A study of the needs and characteristics of the elderly and their families. Emphasis is given to practical approaches to ministering to the aging, to calling them to ministry, and to attending to the changing dynamics within their family. Cultural and social issues related to older persons are examined through the lenses of theological perspectives on aging. Three semester hours.