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INFORMATION SYSTEMS 157 individual scientific study. The class will meet twice a week as a group for presentation of material and discussion of reading assignments. In addition, each student will meet once a week on an individual basis with the Instructor to discuss and develop the student's research plan. The major outcome of the course will be an individual Research Proposal which will be presented to the class and to the departmental seminar. The proposal will include a literature review of the select topic and methodology for the conduct of a study. Prerequisites: Senior standing, ENV 403 3 credits, Fall ENV 497: Senior Thesis II This course is the second part of a two-part sequence for all Environmental Science majors. The research proposal prepared the prior semester is conducted. The objective of this course is to mentor the student during the scientific study and to provide support and guidance for the writing of the final Thesis. The class will meet once a week as a group for presentation of material relating to analysis and presentation of data and results. In addition, each student will meet at least once a week with the Instructor on an individual basis to discuss the progress of the student's research. The major outcome of the course is the Senior Thesis which will be presented to the class and to the departmental seminar. The Thesis will include the Literature Review and Methods sections from the Proposal, and Results and Discussion sections reporting the findings of the study. Prerequisites: ENV 496 4 credits, Spring ENV 498: Environmental Internship variable 1-3 Credits SEECS (101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, 402): Professional and Personal Enrichment Seminar Course description is listed in Computer & Information Science section of the catalog. 0 credit, Fall and Spring INFORMATION SYSTEMS (IS) The Information Systems (IS) major is designed to prepare the student for careers in the information processing and technology industries. Students develop skills in the design, modeling, and development of computer-based information systems. These include two primary areas of study: computing and business. To support the development of computing skills, the students learn to utilize and to critique technology associated with the systems, and apply them to business. To support the development of business skills, a portion of the curriculum emphasizes the role and concepts of the different functional areas of business. In addition, students develop communication and interpersonal skills in order to interact positively with their organizations. Students incorporate the facets of their professional education with the facets of the societal awareness and make ethical - professional and personal - decisions. Ultimately, the students leave with the foundations to define a high quality of life for themselves by integrating their professions with life-style decisions. Aims and Objectives: The IS major prepares its graduates to achieve significant career and professional accomplishments in four ways: as employable and accountable professionals, competent problem solvers, and selfless contributors. As employable professionals, IS graduates are well prepared for employment or graduate work in their field, and to continue working in the chosen or related fields. As accountable professionals, the graduates are accountable for their professional roles, and as such, pursue their profession in an ethical manner. This includes the responsibility for, or leadership in research/development projects or teams, aspects of major system components, or business development work. As competent problem solver’s, the graduates apply current computing technology knowledge, skills, techniques and methods to develop effective solutions for

Gannon University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

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