Apr 24, 2024  
2014-2015 Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Catalog FINAL VERSION - Closed for Revisions

Computing and New Media Technologies


Tim Krause, Chair
Room B-246, Science Building
Phone: 715-346-4409
Email: cnmt@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/cnmt

This department is in the College of Letters and Science  .


Faculty: R Dollinger, D Gibbs, W. He, T Krause, P Seeling, K Stern, S Suehring.

Abbreviations:
CIS = Computer Information Systems
CNMT = Computing and New Media Technologies
WDMD = Web and Digital Media Development

Definitions: Computer Information Systems (CIS) involves the design and maintenance of information systems that enable organizations to gather, process, store, and use information for planning, control, and operations. Emphasis is placed on the analysis, configuration, and programming, security, and database aspects of the design and implementation of a computerized business information system. The program and courses in computer information systems are administered by the Department of Computing and New Media Technologies.

The web and digital media development major uses web and digital computer technology to create, communicate and collaborate with an emphasis on applying these techniques to the world of business and commerce.

After you complete this major you will be able to develop multimedia digital presentations, CDs and websites. You will be comfortable with the design issues, aesthetic components, computer technology and media tools used in the creative process. You will also have an understanding of the creative, social and technological issues that shape our world and provide the context in which you will be employed following graduation.

Admission/Academic Standards for Computer Information Systems Major

  1. If you declare CIS as your major, you are a “premajor” until you apply and are accepted into the major. Applications are processed in September and February each year. You should apply no later than the second semester of your sophomore year. Exceptions may be granted.
  2. Before you can apply for admission to the Computer Information Systems major, you must complete CIS 110  (or WDMD 110  and WDMD 111 ), CIS 120 , CIS 210  and MATH 209 . You must have a GPA in these courses of at least 2.5, including transfer credits, and regardless of any declaration of academic bankruptcy.
  3. We rank applicants by overall GPA and accept, at most, the top 40 each semester. The actual number admitted is based on available teaching resources.
  4. You may apply for admission to the Computer Information Systems major twice.
  5. You may repeat a course in the major only if you follow the policy on repeating courses . If you repeat a course, only the most recent grade counts for the GPA.
  6. Computer Information Systems and Math courses taken pass/fail do not count for the major.
  7. You may petition the department chair to accept coursework done at other institutions, but no more than one-half the Computer Information Systems credits applied to your major may be earned outside UW-Stevens Point. The department chair may allow exceptions.
  8. To maintain admitted status, you must maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 in all courses taken at UW-Stevens Point that count for the Computer Information Systems major.
  9. If you do not maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 in all courses taken at UW-Stevens Point that count for the Computer Information Systems major, you will be placed on Computer Information Systems probation and will have one semester to restore your GPA. If you fail to do so, you will be dropped from the major and the only Computer Information Systems courses for which you will be allowed to register are those required to complete the Computer Information Systems minor.
  10. If you are not admitted to the Computer Information Systems major, the only Computer Information Systems courses for which you will be allowed to register are those required to complete the Computer Information Systems minor.
  11. Admission to Computer Information Systems classes may be limited in any semester and may be determined in part by your Computer Information Systems GPA.

Academic Standards for Computer Information Systems Minor

  1. To minor in Computer Information Systems, declare your intention no later than the first semester of your sophomore year.
  2. Have no more than one grade below C- in any Computer Information Systems course. If you repeat a course, the most recent grade counts. Computer Information Systems courses taken pass/fail do not count toward the minor.
  3. Have a minimum 2.25 GPA in all Computer Information Systems courses, regardless of any declaration of academic bankruptcy.
  4. You may petition the department for exceptions.

Academic Standards and Admission Procedures for Web and Digital Media Development Major

  1. The WDMD major is open to all university students.
  2. To declare a major in WDMD, complete the appropriate form available in the Department of Computing and New Media Technologies office.

Test-Out and Credit-by-Exam Policy for Computer Information Systems

You may receive credit-by-exam if you have taken the APCS (Advanced Placement Computer Science) exam. If you have a score of 3 or higher, you will receive credit for CIS 110 . If you have not taken the APCS exam but have significant programming experience, you may be placed into CIS 120  at the discretion of the department chair. If you receive a grade of B or higher in CIS 120 , you will then receive retroactive credit in CIS 110 .

Computer Information Systems Latent Courses: Not offered recently. See full course description in indicated (xx-xx) catalog.

115 Introduction to Information Systems, 3 cr, (07-09)
116 Introduction to Information Management, 1 cr, (07-09)
195/395 Seminar in Computing, 1-3 cr, (07-09)
205 Computer Prog/Applications for Paper Sci, 4 cr, (03-05)
332 Client/Server Computing, 3 cr, (07-09)
371/571 Microcomputer Operation for Teachers, 1 cr, (03-05)
374/574 Internet Applications for Teachers, 1-3 cr, (11-13)
375/575 Introduction to Programming for Teachers, 1-3 cr, (11-13)
380/580 Adv Programming/Software for Teachers, 1-3 cr, (99-01)
390/590 Special Topics, 103 cr, (01-03)

Computer Science Education Latent Course: Not offered recently. See full course description in indicated (xx-xx) catalog.

398 Student Teaching in Computer Science, 4-16 cr, (05-07)

Web and Digital Media Development Latent Courses: Not offered recently. See full course description in indicated (xx-xx) catalog.

101 Intro to Web and Digital Media Development, 3cr, (07-09)
338 Web Server Administration, 3 cr, (07-09)

Programs

    MajorMinorGraduate

    Courses

      Computer Information SystemsComputing and New Media TechnologiesData ScienceWeb and Digital Media Development