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    MISC 311 Information Technology in Business (4)

    Prerequisites: junior standing.

    This course provides the basic concepts of the use of information technology in business, both globally and locally, to collect, organize, distribute and present information in a business environment. Students will learn how to collect information from external sources, such as libraries and the Internet, and from internal functional areas. Productivity tools such as database, spreadsheets, word processor and presentation software will then be used to consolidate, organize, synthesize and present the external and internal information to business decision makers.

    Management Information courses numbered 370 and higher have restricted enrollment. See Business Advising for more information.

    MISC 370 Multimedia Production of Business Documents (4)

    Prerequisites: MISC 311 or equivalent and BUED major, or permission of the instructor.

    Learning advanced applications of word processing, presentation and multimedia software to design formal and technical reports and presentations, correspondence, newsletters, brochures, forms, charts and graphics. Emphasis is on problem-solving ability to convert raw data into acceptable form using the computer, the Internet and additional multimedia.

    MISC 371 Business Applications Program Design (4)

    Prerequisite: MISC 311 or CSCD 110 or permission of the instructor.

    This course provides a thorough coverage of the program design and development process. The student will develop algorithmic solutions to a variety of business computer applications using a number of logic tools for programming and documentation. A high level programming language is used to illustrate the logic and structure of common business applications.

    MISC 372 Data Communications and Networking Fundamentals (4)

    Prerequisite: MISC 311 or CSCD 110 or permission of the instructor.

    This course is a general introduction to current technology for local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN) and the Internet.

    MISC 373 Business Database Application (4)

    Prerequisite: MISC 311 or CSCD 110 or permission of the instructor.

    This course provides an in-depth study of theory and applications of databases. Emphasis is on the design of flexible databases to meet business information requirements. Topics include database concepts, data modeling, data dictionary, database models, database design, data integrity and managerial considerations.

    MISC 374 Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Applications (4)

    Prerequisite: MISC 311 or CSCD 211 or permission of the instructor.

    Problem solving and data modeling of business applications utilizing spreadsheet software. Graphics, file management and proper spreadsheet organization topics are covered as well as use of macros for development of user-friendly applications.

    MISC 375 Expert Systems Applications in Business (4)

    Prerequisite: MISC 311 or CSCD 211 or permission of the instructor.

    Introduction to expert systems design and implementation. Topics covered include the study of existing successful applications, the techniques of knowledge representation and a review of knowledge engineering methodologies and languages. Students build a model expert system using a microcomputer-based expert system software package.

    MISC 399 Directed Study (1-5)

    Prerequisite: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

    MISC 481 Systems Analysis and Design (4)

    Prerequisites: MISC 371 (or CSCD 350) and MISC 373 (or CSCD 425) or permission of the instructor.

    This course involves the analysis and design of business systems. It includes the structure and life cycle of systems. The methodology of systems studies and the use of computer aided software engineering (CASE) tools are emphasized. Systems studies are undertaken utilizing cases and actual business systems projects.

    MISC 482 Systems Project (4)

    Prerequisite: MISC 481 or permission of the instructor.

    This course emphasizes solving an information systems problem using project management and information systems methodologies. Students will develop a computer information system through the use of CASE tools. Interactive and prototyping approaches to system development are investigated and employed. In addition, students will acquire additional knowledge in planning, managing and presenting a systems project.

    MISC 485 Advanced Database Applications Development (4)

    Prerequisite: MISC 373 or permission of the instructor.

    This course is a continuation of business applications of databases. The course stresses application development through fourth generation programming techniques. The course is designed to take advantage of advanced capabilities in current database management systems. Emphasis is on the design and implementation of business database applications. Topics include data modeling, database design, database implementation, report design, form design, application design, security, backup and recovery and multi-user databases.

    MISC 487 E-Commerce and E-Commerce System Design (4)

    Prerequisite: MISC 311 and MISC 371 or permission of the instructor.

    This course explores how the landscape of e-commerce is changing and evolving. The course covers important topics of e-commerce, such as: selling and marketing online; businesses trading and collaborating with other businesses; internal business process supports; legal, ethical and tax issues; Web security and e-commerce infrastructure; and provides students with the technological skills of developing e-commerce applications.

    MISC 488 Health Information Technology (4)

    Prerequisite: MISC 311 or permission of the instructor.

    This course acquaints students with current and emergent issues in the area of health and medical information technology from a regional, national and international perspective. The classroom format combines lecture and case-based work with hands-on work using a variety of current electronic medical record (EMR) and ancillary systems.

    MISC 495 Internships (1-15)

    Prerequisite: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

    MISC 498 Seminar (1-5)

    MISC 499 Directed Study (1-5)

    Prerequisite: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

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    Department of Accounting and Information Systems
    668 N. Riverpoint Blvd Suite A
    Spokane, WA 99202

    email: ais@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.828.1220
    fax: 509.828.1275

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