Introduction to structure and facilities of procedure-oriented programming languages. Several languages will be presented to demonstrate capabilities. Prerequisites: CSCI 2143, CSCI 2343, and CSCI 3143. 3 hours
File processing concepts, alternative file organization including sequential, indexed, and relative. Programming solution of practical business applications using alternate file organization methods. Prerequisite: CSCI 2343. 3 hours
Principles, techniques, and procedures for analyzing, designing, and implementing systems for information management and application of business programs and database systems for implementation of representative systems. Prerequisite: CSCI 2353. 3 hours
Study of evolution of public relations as a profession and basic theories about public opinion, public relations research and writing, developing and maintaining effective relationships with various publics, types of public relations communication, ethical and legal issues, and crisis management. Emphasis on applying theory to practice. Assignments typically include creation of public relations materials for major class project, analysis of case studies, and paper on legal/ethical issues. Prerequisite: COMM 2313 or permission of instructor. 3 hours.
Study and discussion of ethics and laws that affect contemporary communication issues, especially those that support and/or limit American free speech principles. Prerequisite: Junior standing and major in communication or permission of instructor. 3 hours.