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  • MET CM 716: Digital Communication
    This course is designed to introduce students to using new media tools for creating media communication. Students build an integrated campaign and web site using software, which includes Photoshop, InDesign, iMovie, Dreamweaver and Flash. Students develop an understanding of the process of design consisting of: ideation, strategy and execution.

    Permission required for non-MET students. Contact Metropolitan College, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 124 (617- 358-5643) for more information.
  • MET CM 717: Fundamentals of Creative Development
    Examines the creative process in advertising, including concept development, copywriting, layout, and campaign strategies. Emphasis is on print advertising, but radio and television commercials are also included. Assignments include consumer and trade advertisements for both new and mature products.
  • MET CM 719: Interactive Marketing Communications
    An overview of the theories, practices, and techniques in the emerging field of interactive marketing communications (IAMC). Students gain an understanding of the strategy and tactics of IAMC and its place in the more comprehensive field of marketing communications. In addition, students review IAMC's relationship to and its effects on society, culture, and the economic system. The course will explore almost all the ways interactive marketing can be practiced via the Internet: historical introduction, dotcom era, basic principles, database marketing, etail, email, search (SEO & SEM/PPC), display advertising, social networking, gaming, mobile, et al.
  • MET CM 726: Strategic Brand Solutions
    Explores the impact of current advertising/marketing issues from business, economic, political, social, legal, and ethical perspectives. Modified case method, with lectures from experts on selected issues.
  • MET CM 736: New & Traditional Media Strategies
    Examines media planning, buying and sales as performed by advertising agencies, clients, and the media. Research sources providing data on media audiences and product usage are evaluated. Examines contemporary trends in communications media and their effects on advertisers.
  • MET CM 737: Social Networks in Strategic Communication Planning
    The purpose of MET CM737, Social Networks in Strategic Communication Planning, is to help students understand the rapid evolution in marketing and communications brought on by the shift in technology that has forever changed traditional media and launched powerful new communications platforms via social media. This course will focus on communications strategy -- where it's been, where it's going with a focus on executing strategies through social media platforms that align with overall business (brand) goals and objectives. To help gain this perspective, students will learn from various experts (guests to class) and hands-on exercises designed to give all students a solid baseline for the dominant and tertiary social media platforms. I fully believe that the best way to learn and understand social media is to jump in and engage with the different platforms. This class will encourage and insist that you engage with at least two social media platforms so you can bring this first-hand knowledge to class.
  • MET CM 744: Design and New Media
    Provides knowledge and practice for effective graphic design for all media. Develops a foundation in design principles and software skills including Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Students create projects demonstrating how graphic design is used to engage an audience and enhance comprehension of all forms of mass communication from traditional print to new media.
  • MET CS 101: Computers and Their Applications
    For students with no prior experience with computers. Organization and function of computer systems; application of computers in today's society; social impact of computers. Introduction to algorithms, various types of application packages, and the Internet. Not for computer science majors. Laboratory course.
  • MET CS 200: Introduction to Computer Information Systems
    This course is a technically-oriented introductory survey of information technology. Students learn about basic computer information, different types of business systems and basic systems analysis, design and development. Students also study basic mathematics, software development and create simple Java programs.
  • MET CS 201: Introduction to Programming
    Introduction to problem-solving methods and algorithm development. Includes procedural and data abstractions, program design, debugging, testing, and documentation. Covers data types, control structures, functions, parameter passing, library functions, and arrays. Laboratory exercises in Python. Laboratory course.
  • MET CS 231: Programming with C++
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CS 201; or instructor's consent
    Covers the elements of object-oriented programming and the C++ language. Data types, control structures, functions, library functions, classes, inheritance, and multiple inheritance. Use of constructors, destructors, function and operator overloading, reference parameters and default values, friend functions, input and output streams, templates, and exceptions. Laboratory course.
  • MET CS 232: Programming with Java
    This course covers the elements of object-oriented programming and the Java Programming Language. Primitive data types, control structures, methods, classes, arrays and strings, inheritance and polymorphism, interfaces, creating user interfaces, applets, exceptions and streams. Laboratory course. Pre-req: METCS201 or instructor's consent. For undergraduate students: This course may not be taken in conjunction with METCS520. Only one of these courses can be counted towards degree requirements.
  • MET CS 248: Discrete Mathematics
    Fundamentals of logic (the laws of logic, rules of inferences, quantifiers, proofs of theorems), Fundamental principles of counting (permutations, combinations), set theory, relations and functions, graphs, trees and sorting.
  • MET CS 300: Introduction to Software Development
    This course introduces basic concepts in discrete mathematics, computer systems and programming that are necessary for modern computing systems. It also develops analytic and logical thinking and prepares students to take graduate-level courses in software development degree. This course first reviews the basic concepts in discrete mathematics including logic, sets, functions, relations and combinatorics. Then it discusses the fundamental concepts in computer systems such as computer organization, basic OS concepts, CPU scheduling, memory management, process management and synchronization. Concurrently with the above mathematics and systems studies, programming concepts are introduced and practiced throughout the whole course using Python. Restriction: Not for CS undergraduate students
  • MET CS 341: Data Structures with C++
    Covers data structures, using the C++ language. Topics include data abstraction, encapsulation, the use of recursion, creation and manipulation of various data structures; bags, lists, queues, tables, trees, heaps and graphs, and searching and sorting algorithms. Laboratory course. Prereq: MET CS231 or instructor's consent.
  • MET CS 342: Data Structures with Java
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CS 232; consent from instructor.
    This course covers data structures using the Java Programming Language. Topics include data abstraction, encapsulation, information hiding, and the use of recursion, creation and manipulation of various data structures: lists, queues, tables, trees, heaps, and graphs, and searching and sorting algorithms. Laboratory course. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Creativity/Innovation, Critical Thinking. Prerequisite: MET CS232 or instructor's consent.
    • Quantitative Reasoning II
    • Critical Thinking
    • Creativity/Innovation
  • MET CS 382: Information Systems for Management
    Computer-based management information systems. Management's role in development and use of computer systems. Planning for a comprehensive information system; role in decision making, case studies.
  • MET CS 401: Introduction to Web Application Development
    This course focuses on building core competencies in web design and development. It begins with a complete immersion into HTML essentially XHTML and Dynamic HTML (DHTML). Students are exposed to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), as well as Dynamic CSS. The fundamentals of JavaScript language including object-oriented JavaScript is covered comprehensively. AJAX with XML and JSON are covered, as they are the primary means to transfer data from client and server. Prereq: METCS231 OR METCS232 or instructor's consent.
  • MET CS 422: Advanced Programming Concepts
    Comprehensive coverage of object-oriented programming with cooperating classes. Implementation of polymorphism with inheritance and interfaces and in Java library containers. Programming with exceptions, stream input/output and graphical AWT and Swing components. Threads, sockets, datagrams and database connectivity are also covered in this course. Laboratory course. Prerequisite: MET CS 341 or MET CS 342. Or instructor's consent. For undergraduates only. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Creativity/Innovation, Critical Thinking.
    • Quantitative Reasoning II
    • Critical Thinking
    • Creativity/Innovation
  • MET CS 425: Introduction to Business Data Communications and Networks
    Basic concepts of data communications and computer networks; hardware, software, and reference models; TCP/IP protocol suit. Overview of voice communication, LAN, network development life cycle, security, management IT Economic: Total Cost Ownership, Return on investment and IT Project Portfolio Management. Prereq: MET CS200 or instructor's consent. May not be taken in conjunction with CS 535 or CS 625. Only one of these courses can be counted towards degree requirements.