The rationale for and details of one Computer Information Systems (CIS) department's plans for a drastic restructuring of the CIS curriculum are presented. The proposed approach is compared with current and developing model curricula for both computer science (CS) and computer information systems programs. The new curriculum's approach to information systems construction is characterized by delivering training in the use of fourth generation development tools, the assembly of software components, event-driven programming and client/server practices. The development tools, the programming environment and the client interface are all equipped with a graphical user interface (GUI).
Gotwals, John K. and Smith, Carlin R.
"Restructuring Programming Instruction in the Computer Information Systems Curriculum: One Department's Approach,"
Journal of Information Systems Education: Vol. 7
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/jise/vol7/iss2/3