Information Systems (IS) Undergraduate Course Descriptions
IS 242. Business Statistics
Business problem solving: Data collection, summarizing and describing data, estimation and hypotheses testing, analysis of variance, regression analysis, time series, quality control, decision analysis. Statistical software. Tutorial. Prereq.: MATH 196 or equivalent. 4 Cr. F, S, SUM.
IS 250. Application Program Development I
Requirement analysis, program design, design and coding standards. Translating design to programming language, testing and documentation. Prereq.: Computer Competency. 3 Cr. F, S.
IS 251. Application Program Development II
Intermediate business computer programming. Interactive program design and development environments. Prereq.: 250. 3 Cr. F, S.
IS 255. Computer Interfaces with Business Applications
Business computer applications, interfaces with common operating systems and computer networks. Prereq.: one programming course or permission of department. 3 Cr. F, S.
IS 301. Information Technology in the Entrepreneurial Organization
Application of information technology to the entrepreneurial organization. Includes needs assessment, managing technology and impact analysis. Cannot be used as IS major elective. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
IS 327. Management of Information Systems
Conceptual foundations of MIS, roles of computer-based IS in business including strategic and competitive uses, global and ethical issues in MIS. Taught in Ingolstadt, Germany. Prereq.: computer application competency. 3 Cr. F, S.
IS 340. Management Information Systems
Conceptual foundations of MIS, roles of computer-based information systems in organizations, global and ethical issues in MIS, and business application software. Prereq.: Computer Competency. 3 Cr. F, S, SUM.
IS 344. Field Experience
Participation in a paid part-time position with a cooperating business, governmental, or civic organization. May be enrolled in no more than 10 additional credits. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Student must enroll in at least one on-campus class after the field experience. Permission of department. 3 Cr. F, S, SUM.
IS 350. Systems Analysis and Design I
Strategies and techniques for structured analysis and design in the development of information systems. Prereq.: 340. 3 Cr. F, S.
IS 351. Systems Analysis and Design II
System development using structured tools/techniques for describing process flows, data flows, and data structures. Prereq.: 250, 350. 3 Cr. F, S.
IS 352. Unix Operating Systems and Principles
Analysis and management of commands, processes and network links. Applications management. Decision-support mechanisms and log analysis. Script writing for customizing application streams. Prereq.: 250. 3 Cr. F, S.
IS 353. Client Server Architecture
Analysis and management of the communication path between client and server processes. Review of physical connectivity, data link, internet and transport protocols. Port addressing structure as related to client/server processes. Lower layer security and performance issues in client server design. Prereq.: 250. 3 Cr. F, S.
IS 359. Practicum in IS
Supervised application program development. Can be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits. A maximum of 3 credits can be used in the major. Prereq.: Permission of department. 1-3 Cr. F, S, SUM.
IS 444. Internship in Business
Participation in a full-time paid position with a cooperating business, governmental, or civic organization whose program has been approved in advance by the IS Department. Credits are provided upon completion of all requirements. A maximum of 3 credits can be used in the major. Prereq.: Permission of department. 3-12 Cr. F, S, SUM.
Information Systems (IS) Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students
IS 443/543. Data Modeling With Database Implementation
Data modeling concepts using entity relationship and semantic object techniques, normalization, relational database implementation and concurrent database processing. Prereq.: 350 and a programming course, or department permission. 3 Cr. F, S.
IS 445/545. Application Program Development III
Topics in business application program development. Programming languages, development techniques, and development environments. Prereq.: 251. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
IS 446/546. Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
Concepts of information technology affecting the industrial environment, cost reduction, product differentiation, competitive scopes, and new products/services development. Prereq.: 340 or permission of department. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
IS 450/550. Information Technology Strategy and Management
Emerging challenges, effects of information technology on competition, interorganizational systems and strategic alliances, organization and control of information, IT architecture and IT development issues. Prereq.: 350 or department permission. 3 Cr. S.
IS 451/551. Telecommunications and Networks
Technology and management of telecommunications and networks, the Internet, and world wide web. Prereq.: 350 or department permission. 3 Cr. F, S.
IS 453/553. Client/Server Systems
Object oriented methods, development of C/S systems on the Intranet and Internet, messages, security and encryption, public key cryptography, digital signatures. . Prereq.: 443, 451. 3 Cr. F, S.
IS 454/554. Decision Support Systems
Information systems for management decision making. Decision making processes, model base development, and knowledge management. Design, implementation and evaluation of decision support systems. Prereq.: 242, 350 or department permission. 3 Cr. S.
IS 459/559. Topics in Information Systems
Recent developments in concepts, theory, practices in the analysis, design, and implementation of management information systems. May be repeated with different topics to a maximum of 9 credits. Prereq.: 350 or permission of department. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
IS 460/560. Project Management
Strategies, processes, and integration techniques in the management of software development projects. Planning, staffing, scheduling, controlling, and quality assurance. Prereq.: 350 or department permission. 3 Cr. F.
IS 461/561. Electronic Commerce Systems
Information technology aspects of electronic commerce, web page design, markup languages, internet technology, security and firewalls, electronic payment systems, and software agents. Prereq.: 350 or department permission. 3 Cr. S.
IS 471/571. Policy Development and Security Issues in Information Systems
Development of security policy in line with legal requirements. Risk management, security planning, contingency/disaster planning, auditing, TEMPEST compliance and on-going evaluation through the system life cyle. Prereq.: 352, 353, CNA 397, or CSCI 310. 3 Cr. F.
IS 472/572. Security Management and IT Risk Assessment
Management of the security function. Risk assessment of the probability of data being compromised, design phase, and disaster recovery plan. Auditing and quantitative and qualitative analysis. Prereq.: 471 or instructor permission. 3 Cr. S.
IS 473/573. Operational Software Safeguards.
(Same as CNA 473/573) Implementation of network security policy. Evaluation of hacker tools. Preventative measures. Monitoring attacks and analyzing logs. Prereq.: 472. 3 Cr. F.
IS 481/581. Introduction to Computer Forensics
Investigating computer crime and techniques to uncover, protect, and analyze digital evidence using software and hardware tools and techniques to perform rudimentary investigations as well as consider ethical implications of the investigation. Prereq.: IS 340 or permision of instructor. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
IS 483/583. Client/Server Security
Security problems related to client/server computing. Benchmarking client/server application in relation to virus protection, firewall configurations, authentication/encryption. Secure client/server design strategies. Prereq.: 353 or CNA 426. 3 Cr. F.
IS 498/598. Business Consulting
Teams of students work as consultants to area businesses and non-profit organizations to diagnose and solve actual business problems. Written and oral report required. Prereq.: 242, ACCT 292, FIRE 371, MGMT 301, MKTG 320. Permission of department. 3 Cr. F, S.