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    Metropolitan State University of Denver
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions


This section of the Catalog includes course descriptions, listed alphabetically by discipline. The descriptions provide information on course numbers, titles, the level of instruction, credit, course sequence, content, and prerequisites as shown in the following example:

CHE 2100 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry
Credits: 5
Prerequisite: CHE 1100
Description: A study of the elements of organic and biological chemistry. This course satisfies requirements for nursing programs and other fields requiring a survey of organic and biological chemistry.

The first two to four letters, called the course subject code, represent the area of study or discipline, e.g., CHE represents chemistry. The course number follows the course subject code, e.g., 2100. The first digit in a four-digit course number designates the level of instruction. Only courses numbered 1000 or above will be included in credits toward a degree. Courses with numbers up to and including 1999 are primarily for freshmen, 2000 through 2999 primarily for sophomores, 3000 through 3999 primarily for juniors, and 4000 through 4999 primarily for seniors. In general, students should not take courses above the level of their class (based upon semester hours earned), but they may do so at one level above if they have the specified prerequisites. In special cases, students may be permitted to take courses more than one level above that designated for their class if they obtain the permission of their advisor and of the faculty member teaching the course and if they meet the prerequisite requirements. Course descriptions provide a summary of the content of the course. If a prerequisite must be met before a student can register for a course, this information is listed above the course description. Attributes, such as Multicultural, General Studies, or Guaranteed Transfer, are listed after the course description. A list of courses being offered in a given semester, instructors, class meeting times, and locations is described in the Class Schedule located on the Office of the Registrar’s website, msudenver.edu/registrar/classschedules.

Types of Courses

  • Regular courses appear in this section of the University Catalog and are offered on a regular basis.
  • Independent study courses provide students the opportunity to pursue in-depth study of a topic of special interest. Independent study courses are specified as 498_ and include an alpha character in the course number. Independent study courses are published in the Class Schedule.
  • Special topics or omnibus courses are temporary courses that are not listed in the Catalog. They may be used to pilot-test a course, present a special topic, or provide a unique, experiential-learning opportunity. Omnibus courses use a specified range of course numbers: 190_, 290_, 390_, 490_ and include an alpha character in the course number. Omnibus courses are published in the Class Schedule.
  • Variable topics courses allow courses of varying titles under an overall theme or “umbrella” course. Variable topic courses include an alpha character in the course number and are published in the Class Schedule.
 

Communication Studies

   •  CAS 3980 - Internship in Communication Studies
   •  CAS 4030 - Advocacy and Social Justice
   •  CAS 4080 - Rhetorical Criticism
   •  CAS 4100 - Techniques of Persuasion
   •  CAS 4120 - Freedom of Speech
   •  CAS 4160 - Advanced Organizational Communication
   •  CAS 4200 - Gender in Popular Culture
   •  CAS 4300 - Acting Like a Teacher
   •  CAS 4301 - Communication Ethics
   •  CAS 4310 - Trends in Communication Studies: Variable Topics
   •  CAS 4410 - The Denver Media Roadshow
   •  CAS 4420 - On-Air Broadcasting
   •  CAS 4430 - Electronic Media Management
   •  CAS 4440 - Advanced Television Production
   •  CAS 4445 - Television Performance: News Anchoring and Weathercasting
   •  CAS 4450 - Writing for Broadcast Journalism
   •  CAS 4460 - Sports Discourse in Media and Culture
   •  CAS 4470 - TV Criticism: Production and Content
   •  CAS 4480 - Advanced Radio Production
   •  CAS 4700 - Communication and the Trainer
   •  CAS 4750 - Communication Strategies for Effecting Change
   •  CAS 4755 - Consulting and Organizational Development
   •  CAS 4760 - Communication and the Elderly
   •  CAS 4790 - Communication Theory Building and Research Methodology

Computer Engineering

   •  CPE 1040 - Introduction to Engineering
   •  CPE 1140 - DC Circuit Fundamentals
   •  CPE 1150 - AC Circuit Fundamentals
   •  CPE 2145 - Solid State Electronics
   •  CPE 2165 - Solid State Electronics Laboratory
   •  CPE 2310 - Digital Systems I
   •  CPE 2350 - C Programming for Engineer
   •  CPE 3330 - Digital Systems II
   •  CPE 3400 - Signals and Systems
   •  CPE 3500 - Semiconductor Device Fundamentals
   •  CPE 3620 - A&D Communications
   •  CPE 3715 - Control Systems Analysis
   •  CPE 4020 - Digital Circuits III - Hardware Description Language
   •  CPE 4320 - Digital Filter Design
   •  CPE 4330 - Data Communication
   •  CPE 4370 - Embedded System Design I
   •  CPE 4390 - Embedded System Design II
   •  CPE 4600 - VLSI Circuits and Systems
   •  CPE 4620 - Advanced Communication Systems
   •  CPE 4700 - Senior Design I
   •  CPE 4710 - Digital Control System Design
   •  CPE 4800 - Senior Design II

Computer Information Systems

   •  CIS 1005 - Surviving and Thriving in the E-World
   •  CIS 1010 - Introduction to Computers
   •  CIS 1080 - The World Wide Web, the Internet, and Beyond
   •  CIS 2010 - Foundations of Information Systems
   •  CIS 2110 - Structured Problem Solving in Information Systems
   •  CIS 2300 - Business Statistics
   •  CIS 3030 - Business Web Page Development
   •  CIS 3050 - Fundamentals of Systems Analysis and Design
   •  CIS 3060 - Database Management Systems
   •  CIS 3145 - Business Application Development
   •  CIS 3220 - Analysis of Hardware, Software, and User Interfaces for Microcomputer Platforms
   •  CIS 3230 - Telecommunication Systems and Networking
   •  CIS 3270 - Advanced Computer Applications for Business
   •  CIS 3280 - LAN and WAN Systems for Business
   •  CIS 3290 - Operating Systems for End Users
   •  CIS 3300 - Business Analytics I (Descriptive and Predictive)
   •  CIS 3310 - Business Forecasting Methods
   •  CIS 3320 - Business Analytics II (Prescriptive)
   •  CIS 3340 - Advanced Business Statistics
   •  CIS 3350 - Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
   •  CIS 3460 - Data Warehousing and Mining
   •  CIS 3490 - Managing Business Information with Enterprise Systems
   •  CIS 3500 - Information Systems Security
   •  CIS 3980 - Internship in Computer Information Systems
   •  CIS 4030 - Web Site Administration
   •  CIS 4050 - Systems Analysis and Design
   •  CIS 4060 - Advanced Database Management Systems
   •  CIS 4160 - Advanced Programming Seminar
   •  CIS 4260 - Database Administration
   •  CIS 4280 - Network Installation and Administration
   •  CIS 4281 - Network Installation and Administration with UNIX/Linux
   •  CIS 4370 - Data Science and Big Data Analytics
   •  CIS 4410 - Management Information Systems
   •  CIS 4500 - Information Systems Security Tools and Techniques
   •  CIS 4550 - Information Systems Security Management and Information Assurance
   •  CIS 4920 - Health Care Information Systems Internship

Computer Science

   •  CS 1030 - Living in a Computing World
   •  CS 1050 - Computer Science 1
   •  CS 1400 - Computer Organization 1
   •  CS 2050 - Computer Science 2
   •  CS 2400 - Computer Organization 2
   •  CS 3013 - Software Development for Mobile Devices
   •  CS 3140 - Human-Computer Interaction
   •  CS 3210 - Principles of Programming Languages
   •  CS 3240 - Introduction to the Theory of Computation
   •  CS 3250 - Software Development Methods and Tools
   •  CS 3280 - Object-Oriented Software Development
   •  CS 3400 - Computer Architecture
   •  CS 3410 - Embedded Systems
   •  CS 3510 - Computer Graphics
   •  CS 3600 - Operating Systems
   •  CS 3700 - Computer Networks
   •  CS 3750 - Computer and Network Security
   •  CS 3810 - Principles of Database Systems
 

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