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Title: School of Computer and Information Sciences


1
School of Computer and Information
Sciences http//www.cis.usouthal.edu/ Freshman
and Transfer Students Summer 2006 Orientation,
Advising, Scheduling, Registration
2
AGENDA
  • Presentation and Handouts
  • Sign one of the Advising Block Removal Sheets
  • Handouts
  • Slides
  • Laptop Policy
  • Specialization Check Sheets
  • Presentation
  • The People
  • What you need to know about
  • Advising/Scheduling/Registration
  • Contacts

3
Administration
School of CIS Main Office is in FCW 20
Staff
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School of CIS Faculty
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Academics in the School of CIS
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Computer Science
What is Computer Science all about?What kind of
projects do Computer Science majors work on?
7
Information Systems
What is Information Systems all about?What kind
of projects do Information Systems majors work on?
8
Information Technology
What is Information Technology all about?What
kind of projects do Information Technology majors
work on?
9
What you should know aboutthe Laptop Ownership
Policy
  • From the Bulletin All students enrolling in any
    undergraduate or graduate courses offered by the
    School of CIS except for CIS 110, CIS 150, CIS
    210, CIS 211, CIS 227, CIS 250 and CIS 500, are
    required to own a personal laptop computer system
    that conforms to the current School minimum
    published standards. This is a one-student
    one-machine requirement.
  • Specifications (minimums are given below)
  • Processor Intel Pentium 4 or Celeron 2.4 GHz,
    Intel Pentium-M 1.3 GHz, or AMD Athlon XP 2400
  • Hard Drive 20 GB or greater
  • CD ROM 24X or greater, CD-RW recommended
  • RAM 256 MB minimum, 512 MB recommended
  • Network Ethernet 10BaseT required, Wireless
    802.11b/g required
  • Modem 56K V.90
  • Cabling Phone and Ethernet patch cables
  • Wet ports to connect to campus networks will be
    available for student use at many locations on
    campus

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Math for CIS Majors is Important!
  • Is required of all CIS majors
  • Information Systems and Information Technology
    majors
  • MA 120 Survey of Calculus or
  • MA 267, Discrete Mathematics
  • Computer Science majors must complete
  • MA 267, Discrete Mathematics
  • MA 125-126, Calculus I II
  • Is used for placement in CIS programming courses
  • CIS 115
  • Math Placement Score of 65-74
  • CIS 120
  • Math Placement Score gt75 or
  • Completion of MA 112 and CIS 115

If your score is you can enroll in
35 to 48 DS 081
49 to 57 DS 083
58 to 64 DS 084
65 to 74 MA 112
75 or more MA 120
80 or more MA 267
85 or more MA 125
MA 110 is NOT acceptable for ANY CIS Major!
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Speaking to Transfer Students about Transfer
Credits to USA
Area V. Pre-Professional, Major, Elective Courses. Area V. Pre-Professional, Major, Elective Courses.
USA - AL JR/COM COLLEGE EQUIVALENCES USA - AL JR/COM COLLEGE EQUIVALENCES
USA COURSE JR/COM COLLEGE COURSE
CIS 115 CIS 197, 211, or 212
The sequence (CIS 120 and 121) Either (CIS 251 and 252) or (CIS 255 and 256)
Because of ABET accreditation, ALL students must complete the 1 hour CIS 100, Information Technology in Society Because of ABET accreditation, ALL students must complete the 1 hour CIS 100, Information Technology in Society
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Overview of Beginning CIS Courses
No Math Prerequisites
CIS 101
CIS 100
Math Prerequisites
CIS 115
MPS65-74
CIS 120
MPS gt 75 Or (CIS 115 and MH 112)
FRESHMAN
CIS 121
ALL CIS Majors
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What you should know about beginning School of
CIS courses
  • CIS 100 Information Technology in Societyyou
    will learn more about
  • The role of Information Technology in Society
  • Your professional and ethical responsibilities in
    Society
  • Legal issues in computing
  • Required of all Students
  • CIS 101 CIS Freshman Year Experienceyou will
    learn more about
  • the University of South Alabama
  • studying and managing your time effectively
  • what assistance is available to students
  • more about the three CIS majors Computer
    Science, Information Systems, and Information
    Technology
  • Required of all Beginning Freshmen
  • After completing CIS 101 you will be expected to
    make a choice of CIS major

14
What you should know about beginning School of
CIS courses
  • CIS 115 Introduction to Computer and Information
    Sciencesyou will learn
  • how to use a computer to solve problems
  • how to how to represent your computer-based
    solutions using graphical diagrams
  • document your computer-based solutions
  • how to implement your computer-based solutions
    using a programming language
  • simple concepts of Object Oriented Programming
  • Prerequisite is a Math Placement score of at
    least 65 but not more than 75.
  • You will need a laptop for this class

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What you should know about beginning School of
CIS courses
  • CIS 120, Problem Solving and Programming Concepts
    Iyou will learn how to
  • use a compiler and its debugging tools
  • write programs involving sequence, loop, and
    decision to solve problems
  • use simple and aggregate data structures
  • make estimations of efficiency for simple
    algorithms
  • prepare simple classes for object-oriented
    applications
  • Prerequisite is a Math Placement score of at
    least 75 or (MA 112 and CIS 115).
  • You will need a laptop for this class

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What you should know about beginning School of
CIS courses
  • CIS 121, Problem Solving and Programming Concepts
    IIyou will learn how to
  • design solutions to complex problems using
    abstraction
  • design applications using new classes from
    existing classes
  • write file management applications
  • use dynamic data structures such as lists,
    stacks, queues in problem solving
  • create event-driven applications and applets
  • use testing strategies to thoroughly test
    algorithms
  • Prerequisite is CIS 121
  • You will need a laptop for this class

17
What you should know about Advising
  • Advising is about making big decisions
  • Which semester should a course be taken?
  • What are some good supporting electives for your
    special interests
  • Advising is mandatory
  • Involves consultation with a knowledgeable guide
  • Spring advising occurs during the Fall semester
  • Summer Fall advising occurs during the Spring
    Semester
  • Registration blocks are set automatically each
    semester

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What you should know about Scheduling and
Registration
  • Scheduling is about making small decisions
  • When to take a class this semester?
  • Should three classes in a row be scheduled?
  • How to schedule to optimize study time?
  • Registration is implementing decisions
  • Is done through PAWS
  • PAWS can also give you advising information
    through the Degree Audit option.

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What you should know about Student Advising
Responsibilities
  • Study the catalog for specialization requirements
  • contains descriptions of all programs and
  • all courses in all programs
  • Online at http//www.southalabama.edu/bulletin/
  • Prepare a plan for completing your degree
  • Adjusting the plan each semester as necessary
  • See http//www.cis.usouthal.edu/advising.php for
    CIS advising assistance and links.
  • Focus on PC courses
  • REQUIRED 1xx and 2xx courses in a specialization
    area
  • All PC courses must be completed with a grade of
    C or better before enrolling in junior and
    senior CIS courses
  • I didnt know it was required!
  • will NOT help you graduate

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What you should know aboutSemester Course Load
  • The numbers
  • 12 hours/semester
  • MINIMUM full-time load for Financial Aid
  • 128 semester hours
  • MINIMUM hours total for the BS degree for any CIS
    major
  • 32 hours/year
  • AVERAGE course load to complete the BS in CIS in
    4 years
  • 16 hours/semester if attending only Fall and
    Spring
  • 12 Fall 12 Spring 8 Summer if attending year
    round
  • LESS TIME NEEDED by transfer students because of
    transfer credits

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What you should know about Schedule Building
  • Decide how many credits you can handle
  • Select a balance between technical
    non-technical courses
  • Whenever possible, choose PC courses first
  • Start your mathematics courses immediately
  • Build your schedule from the least frequently
    offered to the most frequently offered
  • Consider time for travel, study, work, etc.

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MATH PLACEMENT SCORES
If you received a score of you can enroll in
35 or more DS 081
49 or more DS 083
58 or more DS 084
65 or more MA 112
75 or more MA 120 (ISC/ITE Majors)
80 or more MA 267 (CSC/ISC/ITE Majors)
85 or more MA 125 (CSC Majors)
MA 110 is NOT an acceptable math course for any CIS major MA 110 is NOT an acceptable math course for any CIS major
Students who are placed in a DS course may not enroll in CIS 115 until they are permitted to enroll in MA 112. Students who are placed in a DS course may not enroll in CIS 115 until they are permitted to enroll in MA 112.
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First year Courses Math Placement lt65Choose
(CSC/ISC/ITE) in Spring
Summer Credits Fall Credits
EH 101 English Comp I 3 EH 102 English Comp II 3
CIS 100 Info Tech in Society 1 CIS 101 CIS Freshman Seminar 2
DS08x (Depends on Score) 4 DS 08x or MA 112 Precalculus Algebra 3/4
CA 110 Public Speaking 3 HY 101, 102, 135, OR 135 3
If MA 112, Then CIS 115 Intro. to Prob Solv Prog ELSE General Ed Elective Social Science or Humanities and Fine Arts 3
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First year Courses Math Placement 65-74Choose
(CSC/ISC/ITE) in Spring
Summer Credits Fall Credits
EH 101 English Comp I 3 EH 102 English Comp II 3
CIS 100 Info Tech in Society 1 CIS 101 CIS Freshman Seminar 2
MA 112 Precalculus Algebra 3 CIS 115 Intro. to Prob Solv Prog 3
CA 110 Public Speaking 3 MA 267 Discrete Math 3
HY 101, 102, 135, OR 135 3

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First year Courses Math Placement 75-84Choose
(CSC/ISC/ITE) in Spring
Summer Credits Fall Credits
EH 101 English Comp I 3 EH 102 English Comp II 3
CIS 100 Info Tech in Society 1 CIS 101 CIS Freshman Seminar 2
CA 110 Public Speaking 3 CIS 120 Problem Solving and Programming Concepts I 4
(ISC or ITE) MA 120 Survey of Calculus 3 HY 101, 102, 135, OR 135 3
(CSC) MA 113Precalculus Trigonometry 3 General Ed Elective Social Science or Humanities and Fine Arts 3

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First year Courses Math Placement gt85Choose
(CSC/ISC/ITE) in Spring
Summer Credits Fall Credits
EH 101 English Comp I 3 EH 102 English Comp II 3
CIS 100 Info Tech in Society 1 CIS 101 CIS Freshman Seminar 2
CA 110 Public Speaking 3 CIS 120 Problem Solving and Programming Concepts I 4
(ISC or ITE) MA 120 Survey of Calculus 3/4 HY 101, 102, 135, OR 135 3
(CSC) MA 125Calculus I 3/4 General Ed Elective Social Science or Humanities and Fine Arts 3

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SEMESTER/YR SUMMER 2006 SEMESTER/YR SUMMER 2006 SEMESTER/YR SUMMER 2006 SEMESTER/YR SUMMER 2006 SEMESTER/YR SUMMER 2006 SEMESTER/YR SUMMER 2006       ADVISOR DAIGLE ADVISOR DAIGLE ADVISOR DAIGLE ADVISOR DAIGLE ADVISOR DAIGLE ADVISOR DAIGLE ADVISOR DAIGLE ADVISOR DAIGLE ADVISOR DAIGLE ADVISOR DAIGLE ADVISOR DAIGLE
Student Number Student Number Student Number Student Number Name Code Name Code Office-Use Only Office-Use Only Office-Use Only Class Class Class College College College College College College College College
 J00999999  J00999999  J00999999  J00999999  SMI  SMI        FRESHMAN  FRESHMAN  FRESHMAN SCHOOL OF CIS SCHOOL OF CIS SCHOOL OF CIS SCHOOL OF CIS SCHOOL OF CIS SCHOOL OF CIS SCHOOL OF CIS SCHOOL OF CIS
Name Name Name Name Name Name Name Name Name Name Name Name Major Major Major Major Major Major Major Major
John Smith  John Smith  John Smith  John Smith  John Smith  John Smith  John Smith  John Smith  John Smith  John Smith  John Smith  John Smith  CIS General Studies CIS General Studies CIS General Studies CIS General Studies CIS General Studies CIS General Studies CIS General Studies CIS General Studies
Course ID Office Use Only Dept Dept Course Sec Sec Lab Credit Hours Credit Hours Audit Hours Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Fri Sat Sat Sun
CIS CIS 100 101 101   1 1          
  CA CA 110 116 116   3 3    
  EH EH 101 117 117   3 3    
  MA MA Depends on Placement Score Depends on Placement Score Depends on Placement Score Depends on Placement Score Depends on Placement Score Depends on Placement Score Depends on Placement Score
 

 
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Contact Us!Main Office Phone (251) 460-6390
  • Email
  • Dean David L. Feinstein
  • dfeinstein_at_usouthal.edu
  • Computer Science Michael Doran
  • mdoran_at_usouthal.edu
  • Information Systems or Graduate Program Roy
    Daigle
  • rdaigle_at_usouthal.edu
  • Information Technology
  • William Owen
  • wowen_at_usouthal.edu
  • Web
  • School of Computer and Information Sciences
  • http//www.cis.usouthal.edu
  • University of South Alabama http//www.usouthal.ed
    u or http//www.southalabama.edu
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