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The following course descriptions are from a Class Search in the Kent State University 2013 - 2014 Catalog.  Click on a course name for additional information.

CS 13001 - COMPUTER SCIENCE I-PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Computer science concepts including algorithm development and problem solving strategies focused on procedural abstraction. High-level programming concepts including data types, expressions, program structures, functions, parameter passing, scope, extent, arrays, introduction to recursion and an introduction to object oriented-concepts. Course is three hours lecture and one hour lab. Prerequisite: C (2.000) or better in MATH 11009 or 11010. 4.000 Credit hours

CS 23001 - COMPUTER SCIENCE II-DATA STRUCTURES AND ABSTRACTION
Computer science concepts and problem solving focusing on data structure and abstraction. Object-oriented concepts and programming including encapsulation, information hiding, object design, generics, polymorphism and an introduction to inheritance. Dynamic memory structures including dynamic arrays, pointers, linked-lists and the use of recursion for problem solving. Abstract data types including stacks, queues, lists, trees and graphs. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C (2.000) in CS 13001. Corequisite: CS 23022. 4.000 Credit hours

CS 23022 - DISCRETE STRUCTURES FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE
Discrete structures for computer scientists with a focus on: mathematical reasoning, combinatorial analysis, discrete structures, algorithmic thinking, applications and modeling. Specific topics include logic, sets, functions, relations, algorithms, proof techniques, counting, graphs, trees, Boolean algebra, grammars and languages. Prerequisite: and minimum grade of C (2.000) in MATH 11009 or 11010. 3.000 Credit hours

CS 33007 - INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE SYSTEM DESIGN
An introduction to the basic theoretical aspects of database systems, file organization, search methodologies, language design and performance evaluation techniques, initial modeling concepts and their use in hierarchical, network, relational and object-oriented database designs. Prerequisite: minimum grade of C (2.000) in CS 23001. 3.000 Credit hours

CS 33901 - SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
An introduction to software engineering concepts: life cycle models; modeling languages; requirements analysis; specification; design; testing; validation; project management and maintenance. Prerequisite: C (2.000) or better in CS 23001. 3.000 Credit hours

ITEC 47413 - DIGITAL VIDEO IN EDUCATION
(Cross-listed with ITEC 57413 and ITEC 77413) Students learn how to produce their own video programs, beginning with the planning and scripting process, developing camerawork and audio recording skills, and editing the final production. They also learn how to obtain footage in the field and work with other participants. In addition, the use of video for instruction is explored, with an emphasis upon how it can be effectively integrated into curricula and used to enhance lessons in dynamic ways. Prerequisite: None. 3.000 Credit hours

ITEC 47427 - TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING
Overview of technology used in education. Focuses on implementing and facilitating learner- centered curriculum with computer technology. Students develop web-based instructional materials. Prerequisite: none.  3.000 Credit hours
MIS 24053 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
(Equivalent to COMT 11000) Develop competency in the operation of contemporary software and hardware applications. To develop an appreciation for the contribution of computers, software and the Internet to society. Prerequisite: None. 3.000 Credit hours

MIS 24065 - WEB PROGRAMMING
Principles of visual design as applied to Web site interface development. The course exposes students to the basics of programming and relational database and how to develop a Web-based database driven interactive information system. Prerequisite: MIS 24053. 3.000 Credit hours

MIS 24163 - PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
(Equivalent to BMRT 11009) Introductory course in management and organizational design. The leading contributions in the area are reviewed and practical implications are developed. The course covers the principles that most management professors have come to expect in an introductory course: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. In addition, the students need to be aware of critical issues managers must be aware of to succeed: diversity, globalization, ethics, technology, among them. The course serves as an introduction to many upper level business courses. Prerequisite: minimum sophomore standing. 3.000 Credit hours

MIS 34054 - USING INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR SOLVING BUSINESS PROBLEMS
Examine key concepts about information systems that are relevant for business managers. The focus will be on promoting an understanding of the use of IS in solving business problems. There will also be hands-on assignments. Prerequisites:Cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 24053 or COMT 11000. Course not open to computer information systems (CIS) majors. 3.000 Credit hours

MIS 34068 - SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
This is an introductory course in Systems Analysis and Design. Students will be presented with the concepts, techniques, and methodologies that are required for the successful development of information systems. Application of methods and concepts to real-world problems will be emphasized. Prerequisites: minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 24053 or COMT 11000 with a minimum grade of C (2.000); and minimum C (2.000) grade in MIS 24065, ENG 21011, COMM 15000 and MATH 11010. 3.000 Credit hours

MIS 34161 - MANAGERIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Introduce the main components of health care information technology, with emphasis on the components that distinguish the health care delivery system from other business enterprises. Pepares students as clinical managers and consultants who must rely upon or manage information technology to accomplish their objectives. Prerequisite: none. 3.000 Credit hours

MIS 44043 - DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Development of skills and knowledge associated with the utilization, design, implementation, and administration of database management systems in organizations. Emphasis is on enterprise-level database systems. Prerequisites: minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA; and 24053 with a minimum C (2.000) grade; and MIS 24065. 3.000 Credit hours

MIS 44045 - INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Management of information systems resources in organizations of all types and sizes; IT best practices; the effective and efficient use of IS in support of the organization’s mission and to achieve competitive advantage in today’s global economy; the impact of IT on enterprises, users, customers, society, and the environment. Prerequisites: senior standing; and minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 24053 with a minimum C (2.000) grade; and MIS 24065. 3.000 Credit hours

MIS 44062 - SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Students learn the basic analytical tools needed to coordinate business operations across the value chain. Course involves hands-on coverage of supply chain management with emphasis on supplier partnering and development, customer relations management, strategic sourcing and pricing, e-business, measuring supply chain performance, mass customization, planning supply and demand coordination in the supply chain. Prerequisite: minimum 2.500 GPA and junior standing. 3.000 Credit hours

PSYC 11762 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
Introduction to the scientific approach to understanding human behavior and mental processes such as emotions, perceptions and cognitions. Topics may include personality, social and environmental factors, biological aspects of behavior and the experience of emotion and psychological disorders. Prerequisite: none.  3.000 Credit hours. Course Attributes: Diversity Course-Domestic, Kent Core-Social Sciences, LER-Social Sciences, TAG - Social/Behavior Sciences, Trnfr Module-Social Sciences

PSYC 30445 - COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Covers the mental processes that underline human thought and behavior, such as attention, memory, comprehension, reasoning, problem-solving and language. Considers established and current theoretical models, research methods and experimental results. Prerequisite: PSYC 11762. 3.000 Credit hours

TECH 26301 - NETWORKING HARDWARE I
A hands-on, applied engineering-focused course emphasizing the operation, maintenance, and performance aspects of personal computer networking hardware. Topics include networking hardware operation, characteristics, configuration, and troubleshooting fundamentals. Course also includes network standards, protocols, configuration, topologies, and administrative fundamentals as related to networking hardware systems. Note: This course is part of the Networking Hardware course sequence required for students enrolled in the Computer Engineering Technology concentration. Prerequisite: TECH 16010 or 21021 or DSCI 16010. 3.000 Credit hours 

TECH 36302 - NETWORKING HARDWARE II
Continuation of TECH 26301. In-depth coverage of personal computer-based enterprise networking systems hardware with a focus on network hardware and software configuration, fault analysis, diagnostics, and troubleshooting. Topics include router and switch operation, programming, configuration, and troubleshooting, along with overall enterprise network maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair. Course also includes WAN and VLAN fundamentals, intermediate TCP_IP, and network administration and maintenance as related to fielding and maintaining networking hardware components and systems. Prerequisite: TECH 26301. 3.000 Credit hours

TECH 46312 - WIRELESS NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
Topics covered include the Public Switch Telephone Network infrastructure, electronic switching systems, transmission systems and emerging wireless networks. Note: This course is part of the Networking Hardware course sequence required for students enrolled in the Computer Engineering Technology concentration. Prerequisites: TECH 36302 3.000 Credit hours

TECH 46330 - VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
The course content includes programming in a high-level object-oriented, event- driven visual programming language, Visual Basic 2010 Express, conditional statements, iterative statements, arrays, object oriented programming, classes, objects, methods, inheritance, exception handling, graphical user interfaces with Windows Forms. Prerequisite: TECH 10001 or TECH 16010. 3.000 Credit hours

TECH 46350 - NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
Course covers the technical aspects of centrally managed and distributed Wide Area Networks, with an emphasis on the techniques used to maintain and improve the performance of telecommunications and data networks. Students will use software packages to monitor the real-time performance of a network and to diagnose various networking hardware and software problems. Topics include the five stacks of network management (fault management, configuration management, performance management, security management, and accounting management). Examples of current specific network management products are reviewed. Prerequisite: TECH 36302. 3.000 Credit hours 

TECH 46411 - REQUIREMENTS ENGINEERING AND ANALYSIS
Describes requirements engineering concepts for practical systems. Topics include identifying stakeholders and how to work with them effectively, requirements elicitation techniques, requirements engineering in the Problem Domain, developing Use-Case scenarios, reference models, systems requirements specifications, validating and prototyping requirements and case study presentations by Industry SMEs. Some knowledge of a programming language or good analytical background is assumed. Prerequisite may be waived for students with industry experience in software development or consent from the instructor. Prerequisites: minimum C (2.000) grade in TECH 16010 or DSCI 15310 or CS 13001. 3.000 Credit hours

VCD 14001 - VISUAL DESIGN LITERACY
Examines the topics visual communication design theory, two-dimensional graphic design, environmental graphic design, typography, illustration, photographic illustration, and interactive media. Introduction to how and why professionals in the field of visual communication design create meaning and context through their work. Students explore the language of visual communication, how it is influenced by form, content and context. Prerequisite: none. 3.000 Credit hours 

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