Jan 25, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 
  
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    CMPS 341 - Database Systems

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: CMPS 340  required, CMPS 240  recommended)

    An introduction to database management systems with an emphasis on relational database design and applications.  It uses an appropriate database package such as ORACLE or PostgreSQL.

  
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    CMPS 344 - Programming Languages

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: CMPS 240 )

    A study of programming languages from both the theoretical and practical perspectives.  A survey of major and developing paradigms and languages is undertaken which includes use of specific languages to broaden the student’s experience.  Implementation is studied through an introduction to language translation along with a study of run-time models and interfaces with virtual machines.

  
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    CMPS 350 - Computer Architecture

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: CMPS 250 )

    A study of the logical structure of computer-system organization including a survey of logic and design with an emphasis on functional components.  Topics include instruction sets, hard-wired and microprogrammed control-unit designs, memory systems (caches and virtual memory), I/O systems (interrupts, DMA, and channels).  Overview and examples of alternative and advanced computer architectures (pipeline, array processors, multiprocessors).

  
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    CMPS 352 - Operating Systems

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: CMPS 240 , CMPS 250 )

    An introduction to the principles of operating systems.  Topics include operating system structure, process management, scheduling and dispatching, process synchronization and interprocess communication, memory management, virtual memory, device management, I/O, and file systems.

  
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    CMPS 354 - Data Communications and Networks

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: CMPS 352 )

    A study of data communication and networking concepts, including distributed-system architectures, electronic interfaces, data-transmission, data link protocols, terminal networks, computer communication, public-data networks, and local-area networks.

  
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    CMPS 355 - Mobile Application Development

    3 cr.
    (Prerequisite: CMPS 352 )

    This course deals with the development of software for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.  Topics include, but are not limited to, graphical user interface design, event-driven software model, resource management, interfacing with sensors, concurrency, database access, and networking.
  
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    CMPS 356 - Web Programming

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: CMPS 240 , HTML experience to the level where the students are capable of developing their own Web page)

    This course covers all aspects of programming on the World Wide Web.  This includes the presentation of HTML, Java, JavaScript and CGI.  Topics include advanced HTML (maps, forms, etc.) client-server programming basics as they relate to the Web, Java machine concepts, Java/JavaScript similarities and differences, server-side programming, GIF animations, Web programming resources and environments.

  
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    CMPS 358 - Real-Time Systems

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: CMPS 352 )

    A study of issues related to systems that interface with the physical world and must meet the timing constraints imposed on them.  Topics include: real-time hardware architecture, real-time operating systems, invoking and managing threads and processes, interprocess communications and synchronization, manipulating process priority, concurrent programming, exception handling, software safety, reliability, and fault tolerance.

  
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    CMPS 360 - Analysis of Algorithms

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: CMPS 240 )

    A survey of methods for designing and analyzing algorithms. Classic algorithms from graph theory, combinatorics and text processing are examined, as are traditional design strategies such as divide-and-conquer, backtracking and dynamic programming.  Other topics include NP-completeness and parallel algorithms.

  
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    CMPS 362 - Numerical Analysis

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: CMPS 134 , MATH 222 )

    A survey of numerical methods for solving equations, integration, differentiation, interpolation, differential equations, and linear algebra, and the analysis of error.

  
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    CMPS 364 - Theory of Computation

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: CMPS 260 )

    The development of a theoretical notion of computability and its relationship to Turing computability and recursive functions; the study of the relationships between automata, formal languages and grammars.

  
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    CMPS 370 - Computer Graphics

    3 cr.


     (Prerequisite: CMPS 240  and CMPS 250 )

    An introduction to the hardware, software and techniques used to generate graphical representations by computer.  Two and three dimensional concepts, algorithms and architectures are studied. An essential aspect of the course involves the development of programs utilizing appropriate APIs (currently OpenGL is emphasized) as a means of developing expertise.  Advanced topics may be pursued as appropriate.

  
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    CMPS 372 - Artificial Intelligence

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: CMPS 240 )

    Problem solving using expert systems, heuristic programming techniques, tree speed-up techniques, and learning mechanisms.

  
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    CMPS 374 - (W) Fundamentals of Software Engineering

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: CMPS 240 )

    An introduction to the concepts of Software Engineering.  Stress is placed upon formal models for the design and development of high-quality software.  Topics include: project planning, requirements analysis, system design, program design, program implemenation, program testing, system testing, system delivery, and maintenance.  A group project will be included.

  
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    CMPS 376 - Rapid Prototyping

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: CMPS 136  or CMPS 144 )

    Some common applications using a database with a visual interface (perhaps Web based) can be successfully treated using Rapid Prototyping (a.k.a. Rapid Application Development).   This course will cover the synergy of combining a visual language and a relational database employing rigorous design techniques.

  
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    CMPS 384 - Special Topics

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: as published) 

    Some recent courses have covered Rapid Prototyping, Real-Time Systems, and Parallel Computing.  A syllabus including prerequisites is published prior to the registration period for the course.

  
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    CMPS 393 - Computer Research

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: departmental permission) 

    A research project carried out by a student under the direction of a faculty member in the department.  The results will be prepared in a form suitable for publication.  Reader fee.

  
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    CMPS 440 - Compiler Design

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: CMPS 344 )

    Study of techniques and problems involved in constructing compilers.  Lexical analysis, syntax analysis, semantic analysis, symbol-table management, code generation, code optimization.

  
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    CMPS 481 - Computer Internship

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: departmental permission) 

    An extensive job experience in computing which carries academic credit.  Prior approval is required; information is available on the department Web site.

  
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    CMPS 490 - (W) Computer Projects

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: senior standing, departmental permission) 

    In this course, students prepare and present individual computer projects to be evaluated by the instructor and their fellow students.

  
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    CNS 101 - (CF) Beginning Chinese

    3 cr.


     

    A learner-based, performance-based and task-based approach to Chinese, this course focuses on the development of the students’ ability to comprehend and communicate in the Chinese language.  It provides training in the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Introduces aspects of Chinese culture.   Includes activities inside and/or outside the classroom that involve Language Learning Center (language lab) resources.

  
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    CNS 102 - (CF) Beginning Chinese

    3 cr.
    (Prerequisite: CNS 101  is normally the prerequisite to CNS102)

    A learner-based, performance-based and task-based approach to Chinese, this course focuses on the development of the students’ ability to comprehend and communicate in the Chinese language. It provides training in the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Introduces aspects of Chinese culture.  Includes activities inside and/or outside the classroom that involve Language Learning Center (language lab) resources.
  
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    CNS 211 - (CF) Intermediate Chinese

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: CNS 101 -CNS 102  or equivalent, as determined by instructor)

    Emphasizes development of the full range of language skills – reading, listening comprehension, the use of grammatical structures, and oral and written communication.  Class will be conducted almost entirely in Chinese.  Includes activities inside and/or outside the classroom that involve Language Learning Center (language lab) resources.

  
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    CNS 212 - (CF) Intermediate Chinese

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: CNS 101 -CNS 102  or equivalent, as determined by instructor; CNS 211  or its equivalent is normally the prerequisite to 212)

    Emphasizes development of the full range of language skills – reading, listening comprehension, the use of grammatical structures, and oral and written communication.  Class will be conducted almost entirely in Chinese.  Includes activities inside and/or outside the classroom that involve Language Learning Center (language lab) resources.

  
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    CNS 311 - (CF,D) Advanced Chinese

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: CNS 211 -CNS 212  or equivalent, as determined by instructor)

    An integrated, learner-focused course that develops reading, writing, listening and speaking along with cultural competency.  Conducted only in Chinese.  Includes activities inside and/or outside the classroom that involve Language Learning Center (language lab) resources.

  
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    CNS 312 - (CF,D) Advanced Chinese

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: CNS 211 -CNS 212  or equivalent and consent of instructor; CNS 311  or its equivalent is normally the prerequisite to 312)

    An integrated, learner-focused course that develops reading, writing, listening and speaking along with cultural competency.  Conducted only in Chinese.  Includes activities inside and/or outside the classroom that involve Language Learning Center (language lab) resources. 

  
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    COMM 100 - Public Speaking

    3 cr.
    This is a performance class which emphasizes the theory, composition, delivery, and criticism of speeches.  Successful completion of COMM 100 or INTD 117  with a grade of C or better fulfills the public speaking requirement in the University’s General Education curriculum. (INTD 117  also fulfills the basic writing requirement.)
  
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    COMM 101 - Communication and Society

    3 cr.
    This course has been designed to help students understand the communication discipline.  It provides an overview of communication theory/effects and explores the fields of journalism, radio, television, public relations and advertising, including the history and practice of these professions and their impact on contemporary society.
  
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    COMM 110 - Interpersonal Communication

    3 cr.
    An investigation and analysis of the process and nature of human communication and its intrapersonal and interpersonal attributes.
  
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    COMM 115 - (W) Writing for Communication

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: WRTG 107  or fulfillment of Writing Skills requirement)

    An introduction to the major forms of writing for communication professions: corporate, print, radio/television production, public relations and advertising.  Students will focus on the development and improvement of writing, research and critical thinking skills.  Students must take and pass a grammar exam as part of the course.

  
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    COMM 130 - History of Electronic Media

    3 cr.
    The content of the course will address many humanities-based topics as they are related to mass media.  Such topics include media history, media technologies and their effects on cultural practices, economic structures of mass communication, media programming, and the role of media in society.
  
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    COMM 210 - (W) Logical and Rhetorical Analysis

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in COMM 115 )

    A study of the principles of logic and persuasion, analysis of fallacies, and critical examination of the principles of structure in written and oral communication.  Practice in briefs and abstracts with an emphasis on precision and clarity.

  
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    COMM 211 - Argumentation and Debate

    3 cr.
    This course concentrates on the techniques of argumentation, persuasion, debate, and forensics.  Focuses heavily on research, case construction and formal analysis.
  
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    COMM 214 - Small Group Communication

    3 cr.
    An examination of research, techniques, and principles of small-group communication.  Topics include problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, leadership theories, interaction strategies and participant roles.
  
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    COMM 215 - Introduction to Communication Theory

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in COMM 115 )

    Introduces the rich body of theory and research in human communication.  Students will examine theories from the traditional contexts of the field: interpersonal, small group, public, organizational, mass media, intercultural and gender.  An emphasis is on applying the various theories to students’ communicative lives.

  
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    COMM 221 - Radio Production

    3 cr.
    An examination of the dynamic industry roles of the radio producer/director.  Areas to be studied include production theory and techniques that apply to station and program promotions, advertising, news, and music formats.
  
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    COMM 222 - Television Production

    3 cr.
    Designed to provide both theoretical background and practical application of television production in and outside the studio.  Various format types, production techniques and artistic styles are studied.  Opportunity for producing and directing television programs.
  
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    COMM 223 - Radio Journalism

    3 cr.


     (Prerequisite: COMM 221  or COMM 224  or COMM 328 )

    With a focus on gathering and preparing news for broadcast (concentrating especially on interviewing techniques), this class will investigate various news formats and styles.  At the mid-semester point, the class will begin operating as a news team.

  
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    COMM 224 - (W) News Writing

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: COMM 115 )

    Evaluating news, reporting and writing stories.  Newsroom organization.  Style and usage. Interviewing.  Feature writing.

  
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    COMM 225 - Advertising

    3 cr.
    This course explores advertising as an institution in society, utilizing research, media planning, and creative strategies.  Students will participate in the formulation of an advertising campaign.
  
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    COMM 226 - Strategic Writing for Public Relations

    3 cr.
    Writing and editing of public relations and marketing communication materials such as press releases, speeches, direct mail, brochures, newsletter and Web sites.  Writing and editing for electronic media and video news.  Emphasis on integrated communications.
  
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    COMM 227 - Contemporary Public Relations

    3 cr.
    Principles of the professional practice of modern public relations.  Concepts of planning and executing effective communication strategies including message design and distribution for any organization.
  
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    COMM 228 - (D) Intercultural Communication

    3 cr.
    Designed to provide a framework for understanding diversity in communication patterns among cultures and co-cultures.  Topics include high- and low-context patterns, verbal and non-verbal communication across cultures and co-cultures, persuasion, dialects, organization of verbal codes and the structure of conversations.
  
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    COMM 229 - (D) Gender and Communication

    3 cr.
    This course focuses on interactive relationships between gender and communication in contemporary American society by examining the multiple ways communication in families, schools, media and society in general creates and perpetuates gender roles.  The course considers not only what is in terms of gender roles, but also what might be and how students, as change agents, may act to improve their individual and collective lives.
  
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    COMM 240 - (Q) Communications Research Methods

    3 cr.
    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to communication research methodologies/applications, including measurement, sampling, focus groups, interviews, survey and experiment, in addition to data collection and analysis.  Students will gain an understanding of basic statistical procedures and research methods in the various fields of mass communication through lectures and hands-on assignments.
  
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    COMM 310 - Mass Communication Law

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: junior or senior standing) 

    Analysis and examination of statutory laws, congressional legislation and federal rules and regulations governing the mass media in the United States.  Focus on the First Amendment, libel and slander, privacy, copyright, free press/fair trial, obscenity, advertising, antitrust and monopoly, taxation and licensing.

  
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    COMM 311 - Political Communication

    3 cr.
    The study of rhetorical strategies used by the modern politician.  Examination of the evolution of American political rhetoric, focusing upon language, message development, audience analysis, and the influence of modern mass media in shaping political discourse.
  
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    COMM 312 - Organizational Communication

    3 cr.
    The study of communication behaviors, patterns, and strategies in organizations.  Topics include power and politics, organizational cultures, conflict management, decision-making, diversity, and leadership.  Historical and contemporary theories of organizing are examined and critiqued from a communication perspective.
  
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    COMM 313 - Nonverbal Communication

    3 cr.
    A study of the nonverbal aspects of human interaction.  Topics include impression management, social influence, form and function in design, proxemics, kinesics, and the symbolic environment.
  
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    COMM 314 - Legal Communication

    3 cr.
    An examination of specific skills needed to promote effective and meaningful communication by the legal professional and the interface with clients, juries, judges and the non-legal public.
  
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    COMM 315 - The Art of the Pitch

    3 cr.
    This course teaches students the theory and application of persuasive communication.  Students will learn the art of crafting persuasive messages using various techniques and technologies associated with verbal, non-verbal and visual communication.  Students will engage in a series of increasingly sophisticated presentations reflecting industry methodology and standards.
  
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    COMM 316 - Communication Ethics

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in COMM 115 )

    This course will consider the need for and applications of proper standards by those in today’s media. It will also focus on the media’s responsibility to be aware of the public they serve.  Different faculty may approach this course from various ethical/humanistic perspectives.

  
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    COMM 317 - Digital Audio and Video Production

    3 cr.
    This course will provide an introduction to producing audio and video content for new technologies such as the Web and digital publication formats.  Students will use digital recording and editing equipment to produce projects suitable for new technologies.
  
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    COMM 318 - Multi-Media Presentations

    3 cr.
    (Prerequisite: COMM 317 )

    The principles and practices of speaker delivery style when using multimedia to present a message.  Message construction and audience analysis will also be emphasized.
  
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    COMM 319 - Sports Writing

    3 cr.
    An overview of sport journalism including the history of sports journalism, how to conduct sports interviews, sports reporting techniques and how to write game stories, features and columns.
  
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    COMM 320 - News Reporting

    3 cr.
    This course is designed to introduce students to reporting for electronic and print media.  Students learn how to obtain and analyze documents used in criminal/civil investigations, as well as how to develop and maintain contacts in news investigations.
  
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    COMM 322 - Advanced Television Production

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: COMM 222 )

    Building upon the foundation acquired in COMM 222, students pursue specialized projects in producing and directing programs for broadcast, cable and new technologies.

  
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    COMM 323 - Television Journalism

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: COMM 224  or COMM 328 )

    Broadcast- journalism skills are refined through classroom and outside assignments.  Production techniques, including tape editing, are explored.  Television news formats are produced.

  
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    COMM 324 - (W) Advanced Newswriting

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: COMM 224 )

    Intensive training and practice in techniques of reporting and writing news stories and in covering public affairs. Familiarity with journalistic basics and style required.

  
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    COMM 325 - Advertising Copywriting

    3 cr.
    Students develop two separate creative campaign strategies for hypothetical clients of their own choosing.  For these large-budget accounts, students must create copy with a consistent campaign theme.
  
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    COMM 326 - Political Advertising

    3 cr.
    Critical examination of rhetorical strategies used in 20th- century political campaigning.  Case studies and student projects focus on the special uses of broadcast and print media in political advertising.
  
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    COMM 327 - Cases in Strategic Public Relations

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: COMM 227 )

    Case studies focus on the problems and challenges faced by a variety of organizations.  Practical application of creative problem-solving, theory and research in actual organizations.

  
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    COMM 328 - News Editing

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: COMM 224 )

    Preparing copy for publication.  Correcting, improving and trimming stories. Headline writing, layout, graphics.  Wire services, printing process.

  
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    COMM 329 - Graphics

    3 cr.
    Visual aspects of print media.  Typography, printing presses, handling photos and other art layout and design, introduction to desktop publishing.
  
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    COMM 330 - Advertising Decision Making

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: COMM 225 )

    This course will cover the managerial and decision-making processes of advertising and related marketing communications functions.  Students will learn the various problems and opportunities faced by advertising decision makers, and the alternative solutions available to handle these situations.

  
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    COMM 331 - Mass Media Management

    3 cr.
    The multi-faceted roles of managers in the various communication industries are examined.  Special attention is given to technical, conceptual and humanistic concerns.  Specific areas of study include management of self and personal relations, unions and contracts, community relations, audience analysis and measurement.
  
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    COMM 334 - Broadcast Programming

    3 cr.
    Study of programming strategies, practices, and operations of commercial radio and television stations.  Topics include audience research, program acquisitions, scheduling, formats, syndication, promotion and network-affiliate relationships.
  
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    COMM 380 - Advertising Practicum

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: COMM 225  or COMM 325 )

    Students function as a full-service advertising agency that provides clients with a complete array of services ranging from campaign creation to implementation and evaluation.

  
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    COMM 411 - Persuasion and Propaganda

    3 cr.
    An in-depth examination of the theoretical foundations and practical applications of those factors which influence the persuasibility of target audiences.  Topics include attitudes, beliefs, values, behaviors, appeals and reference groups.
  
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    COMM 415 - Senior Seminar

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: senior standing, A grade of C or higher in COMM 115 )

    This capstone course will synthesize course work to prepare students for entry into the profession of communication.  Emphasis will be placed on the application of Jesuit ideals to the identification and approaches that concerns today’s communication industry.

  
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    COMM 422 - Educational Television

    3 cr.
    Instructional uses of the television medium by public television stations, schools, closed-circuit and cable systems.  Types of educational programs are evaluated.  Students work on preparing projects that may reflect their own pedagogical interests.
  
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    COMM 425 - Cable Television

    3 cr.
    A study of cable television and its development and current place in the telecommunications industry.  Topics include programming strategies, formats, multiple-system operators, independents, syndication, sales, satellite services, pay-per-view, audience ratings, management and the franchising process.  Students develop their own research proposals for establishing new cable channels, networks and services.
  
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    COMM 426 - International Broadcasting

    3 cr.
    Comparative analysis of national and international media systems throughout the world.  Emphasis on their origin, development and operation.
  
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    COMM 428 - Public Relations Campaigns and Competitions

    1.5 – 6 cr.
    This advanced course gives students the opportunity to develop communication projects for various audiences both on and off campus.  These projects will then be entered into competitions.
  
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    COMM 433 - Television Criticism

    3 cr.
    This course will use students’ critical skills to comment on television programming through reviews and critical analyses of individual shows.  By studying the techniques used to produce television programs, students will develop the skills needed to analyze the content and structure of programs.  Another factor to be discussed is the changing environment of program delivery through new technology and what impact this may have on content.
  
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    COMM 460 - Advertising Competition

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: COMM 225  and COMM 330 )

    Students function as part of an advertising agency and create an advertising campaign for presentation to the client and the judges at the National Student Advertising Competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation.  This is a two semester course, which serves as a capstone for the Advertising track.

  
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    COMM 480 - Television Practicum

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: COMM 222 , COMM 322 )

    Communication seniors undertake significant projects resulting in a broadcast-quality projects suitable for airing by commercial or non-commercial television stations, radio stations or cable systems.

  
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    COMM 481 - Internship

    3-6 cr.


    (Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, appropriate course work, faculty approval) 

    Highly recommended for every major, this on-the-job experience is guided by practitioners in the communication field and supervised individually by a faculty member in consultation with the student’s advisor and the department chair. (Internship credits can only be used in the free elective area.)

  
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    COMM 482 - Directed Independent Study

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: senior standing) 

    In consultation with the student’s advisor and department chair, Communication Seniors undertake a significant area of study resulting in a major research paper. Students select a Communication professor whom they wish to direct the study.  Provided to augment an area of the student’s interest not substantially covered in available departmental courses.

  
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    COMM 484 - Special Topics

    3 cr.
    In-depth departmental seminars on selected communication topics meeting the needs and interests of students. Topics vary from semester to semester.
  
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    COMM 499 - Senior Thesis

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: COMM 215  and COMM 316 )

    An optional research-based written project in which Communication seniors (in consultation with their advisor and department chair) select an issue or problem for scholarly study, undertake significant and meaningful research, and produce a major paper of publishable quality.  Students select a Communication professor whom they wish to direct their thesis.   Strongly recommended for students planning for graduate school.

  
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    DEPT 385H-389H - Honors Tutorial

    3 cr.
    An exploration of a topic on an individually directed basis.
  
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    DEPT 487H-489H - Honors Project

    3 cr.
    An independent project of academic or professional nature culminating in an oral defense before a board of three faculty members.
  
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    E/CE 240 - Introduction to Computer Engineering

    3 cr.
    (Formerly EE 240)Introduction to combinational and sequential digital-logic circuits.   Analysis and design techniques including Boolean algebra and Karnaugh mapping.  Use of the computer to simulate digital circuits. Three hours lecture.
  
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    E/CE 340 - Digital Systems

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: E/CE 240 )

    Analysis and design of advanced digital circuits, implementation of combinational and sequential digital logic, interdependence of hardware and software on computer design, memory and I/O concepts.  Three hours lecture.

     

  
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    EC 251 - Introduction to Electronic Business

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: C/IL 104 )

    This course explores how the Internet has revolutionized the buying and selling of goods and services in the market-place.  Topics include: Internet business models, electronic commerce infrastructure, designing online storefronts, payment acceptance and security issues, and the legal and ethical challenges of electronic commerce.  Students will also gain hands-on experience in creating a web site using an HTML authoring tool.

  
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    EC 361 - Electronic Business Communication Networks

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: EC 251  or equivalent)

    The course is designed to provide students with networking and telecommunications fundamentals necessary to develop enterprise networks to conduct business on the Internet. Topics include: network fundamentals and technologies, wireless networks and the Internet, network security, management, and trends.  Discussion is focused on business applications within and among organizations.  Hands-on experience and case studies will be used to illustrate concepts.

  
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    EC 362 - Database Management Systems for Electronic Business

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: EC 251  or equivalent)

    This course deals with the use of database management systems to support electronic business.  Topics include: data modeling; database design and normalization; structured query language (SQL); database application development; integration of web server and database server; distributed data-bases; data warehousing; and data mining.  (Credit cannot be earned for EC 362 and ACC 374 )

  
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    EC 372 - Accounting for Electronic Business

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: ACC 252  or ACC 254 , junior standing)

    Introduces students to the role accounting is playing in today’s business environment and how technology has impacted the techniques of accounting and reporting.  Computerized models of accounting are used to explore the software tools available for decisions and reporting. Internet business and traditional business transactions will be evaluated.  Students will see the effects of control features built into software systems.

  
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    EC 461 - Internet Applications Development

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: EC 362  or permission of instructor)

    An introduction to existing and evolving Internet technologies needed for web site development and management.  Client and server-side scripts will be utilized to explore their role in interacting with customers, customizing web pages, processing forms, maintaining state, and connecting to data-bases.  Course delivery will be primarily conducted through hands-on assignments and projects.

  
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    EC 462 - Projects in Electronic Business

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: EC 461  or permission of instructor)

    In this course, students will integrate their knowledge and skill in business and technology to acquire the big picture of electronic business.  The purpose of this course is to synthesize knowledge acquired in different courses to develop a secure working electronic commerce site.  Students will work in a team-oriented environment under the guidance of the instructor.

  
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    EC 470 - Supply Chain Management

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: OIM 352  or permission of instructor)

    Many companies view Supply Chain Management as the core of their business strategy.  Students will learn how principles of Supply Chain Management integrate into the management of the enterprise and the business processes.  Students will examine the use of information technologies in Supply Chain Management. computer software will be used to gain hands-on experience.  (Credit cannot be earned for EC 470 and OIM 366 .)

  
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    EC 471 - Information Systems Security

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: OIM 471  or permission of instructor)

    The course provides students with a basic understanding of the technical, managerial, legal and ethical issues of information security.  Topics include cryptographic systems, IP concepts and behavior, Internet and systems threat assessment, secure transactions and payments, antivirus tools, password management and cracking, and system auditing. Students will largely utilize Microsoft Windows platforms, but other operating systems will be discussed.  (Credits cannot be earned for EC 471 and ACC 476 )

  
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    EC 472 - Electronic Business and Entrepreneurship

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of instructor) 

    The course examines the issues related to the starting of new technology-based businesses.  It focuses on entrepreneurial traits, idea generation, entry strategies, marketing plans and development of business plans.  Venture capital and other forms of financing will also be covered.  In addition there will be a discussion on legal and intellectual properties issues.  (Credit cannot be earned in EC 472 and OIM 472 .)

  
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    EC 473 - Business Applications of Communication Networks

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: OIM 471  or permission of instructor)

    Use of computer and telecommunication net-works to achieve organizational goals.  Topics include data communications; planning and design of communication networks; data integrity, independence and security; client-server computing; global communication; the Internet; applications of telecommunication networks and current issues and future trends.  (Credit cannot be earned for EC 473, and  ACC 479  or OIM 473 .)

  
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    ECO 101 - (S) Current Economic Issues

    3 cr.
    Intended to provide a foundation in economics for non-business students.  This course provides analysis of contemporary economic issues relevant to the U.S. economy and the world.   Issues such as economic policy, the federal government, budget, recession, inflation, health care, air and water pollution, and regulation of business are studied.   Not a substitute for ECO 153 -ECO 154  or other upper-level economics courses.
  
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    ECO 102 - Fundamentals of Economic Analysis


    Please contact the department chair for course schedules and detailed descriptions. This course is offered infrequently.
  
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    ECO 103 - (S) The Economics of Environmental Issues

    3 cr.
    This course provides students with a framework for viewing environmental issues as economic issues.  Alternative methods for addressing environmental problems are examined, including “command and control” regulatory policies and “market-based” policies.  The evolution of public policies toward the environment is discussed.  Not open to Economics majors.
  
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    ECO 153 - (S) Principles of Microeconomics

    3 cr.
    This course centers on the salient characteristics of the modern free-enterprise economy.  Topics include the operations of the price system as it regulates production, distribution, and consumption, and as it is in turn modified and influenced by private groups and government.
  
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    ECO 154 - (S) Principles of Macroeconomics

    3 cr.
    This course analyzes the determinants of aggregate economic activity.  The main areas studied are the monetary and banking system, the com- position and fluctuations of national income, inflation, and monetary and fiscal policy.
 

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