Minor in Computing and Information Technology (CIT)
The objective of the CIT minor is to satisfy the needs for the intelligent and responsible application of computing and information technologies to majors in fields which would not have Computer Science or Computing Engineering as their fundamental and exclusive basic orientation, such as Accountancy where it will be first implemented. Students in this minor would benefit from the applications of modern computing and information technology practices to their major field of interest in areas such as programming for problem solving, object-oriented methodologies, networking and database client-server applications.
A total of 27 quarter hours in areas represented by seven courses in six areas (literacy, problem solving programming, object orientation, networking, client-server database, applications) with alternative sequences allows sufficient flexibility for choices at three levels in order to satisfy the different needs and mathematical sophistication of the students.
Students are expected to have a 2.5 GPA in their major at the time of admission. All courses in the minor are graded. Students are expected to maintain at least a "C" average in the minor and will not be designated as having received the minor at graduation if such average is not reached upon completion of their approved Program of Study. Any exceptions will require a petition to the Computer Science and Engineering department.
The department of Computer Science and Engineering department will administer the minor program in cooperation with the department of Accountancy. Close consultation will continue with the department of Accountancy and will be established with any other departments which may want to avail themselves of this minor.
The courses and sequences proposed are all self-contained in prerequisites and, if taken in the right order, all provide the prerequisites required.
All courses, hardware, and software resources are part of existing offerings and upgrades are driven by other courses and requirements which are already in place.
Implementation Fall 1998