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INFORMATION SYSTEMS (ISC)

 

All prerequisites must be passed with a minimum grade of “C”.
 
ISC 190 Information Systems Special Topics
1 cr
Selected topics in information systems. Prerequisite: Permission of the ISC Coordinator.
 
ISC 245 Information Systems in Organizations
3 cr
An overview of information systems topics from an organizational and managerial perspective. Topics include current information technology and systems, such as the Internet and their organizational impacts; the emergence of global economy and digital firms; and the ethical and social impacts of information systems, such as privacy, intellectual property rights, and liability. Issues and strategies regarding information systems planning, systems development, decision-making, and using IT for competitive advantage are discussed. Throughout the course, students will investigate the strategic uses of information technology in current industry-specific situations through individual and team assignments. Prerequisite: CIS 120.
 
ISC 305 Information Systems and Technology
3 cr
The analysis, design, and implementation of information systems. Analysis of the functional areas of business and integration of computer tools to satisfy information requirements. Current developments in business computer systems, including surveys of current systems and the Internet. Computer classrooms are utilized to provide students with “hands on” experience. Prerequisite: CIS 250.
 
ISC 353 Information Systems Applications Development
3 cr
The management of the development of a small system using E-R modeling and a phase-build approach. Interactive programming applications, database concepts, and report generation will also be covered. Prerequisite: CIS 324.
 
ISC 360 Information Systems Analysis and Design (W)
3 cr
A thorough examination of the analysis and design of computer information systems from the systems analyst’s view. The course will use an established software development methodology. At each step in the software development life cycle, both the methodologies used and the documentation required will be examined. Prerequisites: Professional Component and CIS 324.
 
ISC 361 Database for Information Systems
3 cr
Analysis, design, and implementation of more complex database systems. Prerequisite: Professional Component, CIS 324.
 
ISC 362 Information Systems Object-Oriented
3 cr
Analysis and Design
This course provides an introduction to an object-oriented analysis and design (OOAD) methodology as well as the tools and techniques for supplementing this methodology. The course will also cover the use of notational metalanguages such as Unified Modeling Language (UML) and OOAD computer-assisted software engineering (CASE) tools. Prerequisites: Professional Component and ISC 360.
 
ISC 457 Data Warehousing and Decision Support
3 cr
This course examines the analysis and design issues as well as architectural infrastructures associated with enterprise data warehouses for decision support. Prerequisite Professional Component standing and CIS 324.
 
ISC 459 Information Systems Application
3 cr
Design and Implementation
Analysis and design of information systems to support multiple locations via Intranet/ Internet access. Additional and supporting topics, such as corporate privacy and security are also covered Prerequisite: Professional Component and CIS 324.
 
ISC 463 Information Systems Database
3 cr
Administration & Security
An examination of the issues and activities associated with the administrator function for databases. This course will cover installation, implementation, user management, backup, and security. Prerequisites: Professional Component and CIS 324.
 
ISC 490 Information Systems Special Topics
3 cr
Advanced selected topics in information systems. Prerequisite: Professional Component and permission of the ISC Coordinator.
 
ISC 545 Management Information Systems
3 cr
This course provides an overview of information systems from an organizational, managerial, and technical perspective. The topics covered will focus on the strategic role of information systems and information technology in business processes, change and knowledge management, group and individual decision-making, and electronic commerce. Specific topics include current hardware, infrastructure and connectivity technologies, software and systems development methodologies, Internet-based applications, management challenges and opportunities created by information systems and global connectivity such as privacy, data and systems security and control, intellectual property, ethical and social consequences of information technology, and the impact of digital integration on an organization's competitiveness, products, services, procedures, and management structures. Prerequisites: Permission of the Director of CIS Graduate Studies.
 
ISC 551 Human/Computer Interface Design
3 cr
An examination of modern interface design conventions (GUI) and their underlying event-driven functionality. Issues related to the design and maintenance of user-oriented supporting materials such as context sensitive help, online documentation, and tutorials will also be examined. Prerequisite: CIS Graduate Professional Component.
 
ISC 553 Information Systems web site Management
3 cr
Concepts of web site development and management: homepage, Intranet, and Internet. Web programming and database access. Prerequisite: CIS 501, CIS 504 or equivalent and permission of the ISC Coordinator.
 
ISC 557 Modeling and Decision Support Systems
3 cr
Multi-criteria decision making techniques, group decision making process, database query for decision support, inference engines, and expert system architectures. Prerequisite: CIS Graduate Professional Component.
 
ISC 559 Information Systems Applications
3 cr
Design and Implementation
Analysis and design of information systems infrastructures to support multiple locations, Intranet/Internet access, corporate privacy, and security. Capacity analysis and planning, installation, performance monitoring, and problem solving strategies. Prerequisite: CIS Graduate Professional Component.
 
ISC 560 Information Systems Analysis
3 cr
Information analysis and logical specifications of an application system. Iterative strategies for development of information system applications. Development life cycle as a basis for managing and controlling systems development. System administration strategies, the impact of distributed processing, open systems, dynamic linking, etc. on data integrity, data security, and system reliability. Development of requirements, needs identification, audit and control, and feasibility analysis. Prerequisite: CIS Graduate Professional Component.
 
ISC 561 Information Systems Database Management
3 cr
An introduction to database management systems. The data environment, basic technical concepts and systems resources, database concepts, including use and management of databases. Classical and current DBMS models will be presented. Laboratory project activity will involve definition, creation, and development of a database. Prerequisite: CIS Graduate Professional Component.
 
ISC 562 Information Systems Design
3 cr
Integration of high-level systems technology, systems analysis and design, organizational behavior towards development of large-scale applications/decision systems. System administration strategies, security vs. performance tradeoffs, and hardware vs. software solutions. Application design to support transaction rollback and recovery, audit trails, incremental backup. Use of state-of-the-art specification systems and applications generators. Software engineering and a rigorous approach to information systems design and specification. Prerequisites: ISC 559, ISC 560, ISC 561.
 
ISC 563 Information Systems Database Administration
3 cr
An examination of the issues and activities associated with the administrator function for organizational databases. This course will cover user access, authorization, security, and privacy for organizational databases, as well as user management, backup, and security. Prerequisite: CIS Graduate Professional Component.
 
ISC 565 Information Systems Project and
3 cr
Change Management
A study of the concepts and techniques of project management from an information systems perspective. The course provides an overview of project lifecycle activities, and a focus on managerial, behavioral, and process issues that surround the dynamic context of systems development. The issue of managing the change brought about by the introduction or modification of information systems in organizations will be discussed. Students will be instructed in the use of software tools for project management. Prerequisite: CIS Graduate Professional Component.
 
ISC 571 Information Systems Data Warehousing and
3 cr
Decision Support
This course examines the analysis and design issues as well as architectural infrastructures associated with enterprise data warehouses for decision support. Prerequisite: CIS Graduate Professional Component.
 
ISC 590 Information Systems Special Topics
3 cr
Advanced selected topics in information systems. Prerequisite: Permission of the ISC Coordinator.
 
ISC 595 Information Systems Projects
1-3 cr
Proposal Development
Development of the project proposal for the ISC master’s project. Prerequisite: CIS 518 and permission of the Director of CIS Graduate Studies.
 
ISC 598 Information Systems Project
1-3 cr

This course may be repeated for a maximum of six (6) credits. A CIS project committee will provide direction during the project. Prerequisite: ISC 595, approval of project proposal by the student’s project committee, and permission by the Director of CIS Graduate Studies.

 
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