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CIT 110 Introduction to Information Technology

Course Description: This course will provide foundational knowledge for the modern knowledge worker. Innovation within a wide range of disciplines has been sparked by the diffusion of information technology into a variety of settings. Scientific, engineering, and organizational careers depend upon the heavy use of information technology. This course will provide an introduction to systems and development concepts and information technology (IT). It explains the fundamental role of information within organizations and how IT enables improvement in communication, quality, efficiency, effectiveness, and overall competitive advantage of the firm or non-profit organization. For the modern firm, information is of primary significance in stating and attaining organizational goals. Information systems will be introduced as a means to process and communicate information. The dynamic nature of organizations and the necessity for growth and re-design of the organization as well as its information systems will be presented and used as the motivator for understanding information systems development methodologies.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall

3 credits

CIT 110 Introduction to Information Technology

Course Description: This course will provide foundational knowledge for the modern knowledge worker. Innovation within a wide range of disciplines has been sparked by the diffusion of information technology into a variety of settings. Scientific, engineering, and organizational careers depend upon the heavy use of information technology. This course will provide an introduction to systems and development concepts and information technology (IT). It explains the fundamental role of information within organizations and how IT enables improvement in communication, quality, efficiency, effectiveness, and overall competitive advantage of the firm or non-profit organization. For the modern firm, information is of primary significance in stating and attaining organizational goals. Information systems will be introduced as a means to process and communicate information. The dynamic nature of organizations and the necessity for growth and re-design of the organization as well as its information systems will be presented and used as the motivator for understanding information systems development methodologies.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall

3 credits

CIT 211 Introduction to Computer Systems

Course Description: This course introduces the basic components of a computer, how they are organized, and how they work together under the control of an operating system. Course activities include hands-on hardware labs, online research of hardware topics, and discussion of hardware design. This course will introduce the student to basic microcomputer hardware components and will familiarize the student with methods of troubleshooting strategies and maintaining computers. Students will examine theoretical concepts underlying hardware functions, preventative maintenance techniques, safety precautions, system procurement, and upgrades. There will also be some discussion of networking and software as it pertains to hardware functionality.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite: CIT 211 ( Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIT 101 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIT 211 Introduction to Computer Systems

Course Description: This course introduces the basic components of a computer, how they are organized, and how they work together under the control of an operating system. Course activities include hands-on hardware labs, online research of hardware topics, and discussion of hardware design. This course will introduce the student to basic microcomputer hardware components and will familiarize the student with methods of troubleshooting strategies and maintaining computers. Students will examine theoretical concepts underlying hardware functions, preventative maintenance techniques, safety precautions, system procurement, and upgrades. There will also be some discussion of networking and software as it pertains to hardware functionality.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite: CIT 211 ( Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIT 101 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIT 221 Global Networking Technology

Course Description: This course explores fundamentals of business telecommunications including, transmission media, synchronous and asynchronous communication, and packet transmission concepts. Data communications protocols are introduced and local area and wide area network technology is explored. The role of telecommunications in organizations and the global impact of networking are emphasized in case studies throughout the course. Hardware topics and hands-on labs will provide a foundation for network certification.

Course Rotation: NY:PLV;Fall

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for CIT 221 ( Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIT 110 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIT 221 Global Networking Technology

Course Description: This course explores fundamentals of business telecommunications including, transmission media, synchronous and asynchronous communication, and packet transmission concepts. Data communications protocols are introduced and local area and wide area network technology is explored. The role of telecommunications in organizations and the global impact of networking are emphasized in case studies throughout the course. Hardware topics and hands-on labs will provide a foundation for network certification.

Course Rotation: NY:PLV;Fall

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for CIT 221 ( Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIT 110 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIT 231 Web Authoring and Digital Media

Course Description: This course is designed to provide an introduction to the internet, Web Page design and authoring, Web site management, and multimedia for the Web. Topics include XHTML, CSS, HTML editors, Web graphics, multimedia, basic Web page design concepts, Web 2.0 design, standards-based Web design, and accessibility issues. Students will prepare Web pages incorporating text, digitized images, animations, JavaScript, and sound, using a graphics program, and HTML editor, and XHTML.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for CIT 231 ( Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIT 110 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIT 231 Web Authoring and Digital Media

Course Description: This course is designed to provide an introduction to the internet, Web Page design and authoring, Web site management, and multimedia for the Web. Topics include XHTML, CSS, HTML editors, Web graphics, multimedia, basic Web page design concepts, Web 2.0 design, standards-based Web design, and accessibility issues. Students will prepare Web pages incorporating text, digitized images, animations, JavaScript, and sound, using a graphics program, and HTML editor, and XHTML.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for CIT 231 ( Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIT 110 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIT 241 Database Management

Course Description: This course deals with the logical and physical organization of databases within and across organizations. Areas to be included are database management, Database management systems, security and integrity controls, ethics and privacy concerns, data description languages, conceptual data modeling and database implementation methods.

Course Rotation: NY, PL, and WP: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for CIT 241 ( Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIT 110 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIT 241 Database Management

Course Description: This course deals with the logical and physical organization of databases within and across organizations. Areas to be included are database management, Database management systems, security and integrity controls, ethics and privacy concerns, data description languages, conceptual data modeling and database implementation methods.

Course Rotation: NY, PL, and WP: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for CIT 241 ( Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIT 110 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIT 251 Computer Security Overview

Prerequisite: CIS 101 or CIT 110 or permission of department Chairperson.

Course Description: This course gives a broad overview of Information Assurance. The course has two parts: Lecture/discussion related to information security basics and a laboratory component in which students learn technology related security. Course materials include topics such as types of attacks, hacker techniques, legal and privacy issues, security policy, information security best practices and so on. Students also learn security technologies related to three areas: operating systems, Networks and Web, and e-commerce. The course has a strong laboratory component in which students experiment with various practical computer security tools.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite: CIT 211 ( Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIT 101 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIT 251 Computer Security Overview

Prerequisite: CIS 101 or CIT 110 or permission of department Chairperson.

Course Description: This course gives a broad overview of Information Assurance. The course has two parts: Lecture/discussion related to information security basics and a laboratory component in which students learn technology related security. Course materials include topics such as types of attacks, hacker techniques, legal and privacy issues, security policy, information security best practices and so on. Students also learn security technologies related to three areas: operating systems, Networks and Web, and e-commerce. The course has a strong laboratory component in which students experiment with various practical computer security tools.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite: CIT 211 ( Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIT 101 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIT 312 Introduction to Programming I

Course Description: Techniques for developing solutions to business and systems problems using the Java programming language. Fundamental data types; flow of control statements; functions; arrays; pointers; strings; bitwise operators; structures and unions; elementary data structures; file I/O; interfacing with the operating system.

Course Rotation: NY:PLV;Fall

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for CIT 312 ( Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIT 110 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIT 312 Introduction to Programming I

Course Description: Techniques for developing solutions to business and systems problems using the Java programming language. Fundamental data types; flow of control statements; functions; arrays; pointers; strings; bitwise operators; structures and unions; elementary data structures; file I/O; interfacing with the operating system.

Course Rotation: NY:PLV;Fall

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for CIT 312 ( Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIT 110 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIT 314 Introduction to Programming II

Prerequisite: CIT 312 or CS 121 or IS 223 or permission of department Chairperson.

Course Description: Techniques for developing solutions to business and systems problems using object-oriented techniques and the JAVA programming language. JDK and compilers; Java applet and application basics; JAVA APIs and Java language basics (Data types/declarations, I/O streams, numbers, strings and arrays); object and class basics; class inheritance and abstract data types; constructor, and garbage collection; object overloading/overriding; polymorphism; file I/O; creating GUI using JFC/AWT Swing and event handling; exception handling and thread; Security and JAR are all areas included in this course.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIT 312 Minimum Grade of C or CS 121 Minimum Grade of C or IS 223 Minimum Grade of C or IS 142 Minimum Grade of C

CIT 322 Distributed Computing

Course Description: This course provides students with an understanding of the alternatives and related issues regarding the distribution of Information Technology resources. Topics to be covered include centralized versus distributed systems from both a technical and organizational perspective, the role of the communications network, distributed database systems and operating systems, distributed transaction processing, two and three tier client/server systems, distributed systems management, standards and protocols, web services and the Internet as a distributed system, and systems security. Students will complete a substantial group course project.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIT 221 Minimum Grade of D and CIT 241 Minimum Grade of D

CIT 332 Multimedia and User Interface Design

Course Description: Students will be exposed to the various elements that comprise multimedia and human computer interaction, in terms of concepts as well as design. Theoretical underpinnings of multimedia and human computer interaction will be explored and these will be directly applied to the design of web-based and stand-alone applications using various multimedia tools.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIT 231 Minimum Grade of D

CIT 335 Creating with the Interactive Web

Course Description: This course educates students in using new and emerging interactive media tools, exemplified by the interactive Web. In 1964 Marshal McLuhan introduced the concept "the medium is the message" in his book Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. This phrase initiated an inquiry into the nature of the interactions of content and media lasting over forty year. In this course students gain experience with how the new web media interacts with content. Theoretically, the course explores human computer interaction, multimedia content management and cognition. Students use interactive technology to create content using blogs, wikis, images, photos, videos, podcasts.

Course Rotation: Spring;NY:PLV

3 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 110 Minimum Grade of D or TS 105 Minimum Grade of D or IS 223 Minimum Grade of D or CS 121 Minimum Grade of D or CS 122 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 312 Minimum Grade of D

CIT 336 Web Scripting

This course provides students with an introduction to scripting languages for use on the World Wide Web and includes a client-side scripting language and a server-side scripting language. Students will use JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL to develop interactive Web sites.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIT 231 Minimum Grade of D

CIT 340 Data Analysis and Visualization

Course Description: In their work, most professionals encounter large collections of data. However, data by itself is meaningless. Therefore, professionals need to analyze data and/or interpret such analyses. This course uses advanced spreadsheet techniques and specialized data analysis packages (such as SAS or SPSS) to analyze and interpret large data sets. Data visualization techniques, which also further the analysis and understanding of data, will also be discussed.

Course Rotation: NY, PL, WP, Online: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Minimum Grade of D and ( MAT 117 Minimum Grade of D or MAT 234 Minimum Grade of D)

CIT 341 Foundation of Enterprise Information Systems

Course Description: This course offers business students hands on instruction in the use and application of Enterprise Information Systems. Business students with direct experience using Enterprise Information Systems have more employment and career opportunities. All class sessions meet in the Accounting Department’s computer lab. Hands on exercises will be used throughout to reinforce critical course concepts. These include a Web based simulation of Enterprise software designed for SAP, a leading global provider of Enterprise Information Systems.

Course Rotation: Fall;NY:PLV

3 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 110 Minimum Grade of D or TS 105 Minimum Grade of D or IS 223 Minimum Grade of D or CS 121 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 312 Minimum Grade of D or CS 122 Minimum Grade of D or ( ACC 203 Minimum Grade of D and ACC 204 Minimum Grade of D)

CIT 342 Systems Analysis and Design

Course Description: Understanding the processes and techniques used to design and implement Information Systems is fundamental to managing and evolving technical resources within an organization. (MSIS 2006). This course examines the fundamental concepts of Systems Analysis and Design and will concentrate on the technical aspects of information systems and the managerial, regulatory and social issues associated with identifying and analyzing requirements for subsequent development of information-based systems. It will provide students with the essentials of contemporary software engineering issues including: object-oriented systems analysis and design, database design considerations, input and output prototyping, user interface design and usability evaluation, software development methodologies and agile methods, and current trends in systems development. This course includes the planning, analysis, designing, and implementation and evaluation stages of an end-user information systems development. The ability to define and solve business end-user related problems including ergonomic issues is emphasized in this prototype. A "systems" mode of thinking covering end-user issues is emphasized throughout the course.

Course Rotation: NY, PL, and WP: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for CIT 342 ( Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIT 110 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIT 342 Systems Analysis and Design

Course Description: Understanding the processes and techniques used to design and implement Information Systems is fundamental to managing and evolving technical resources within an organization. (MSIS 2006). This course examines the fundamental concepts of Systems Analysis and Design and will concentrate on the technical aspects of information systems and the managerial, regulatory and social issues associated with identifying and analyzing requirements for subsequent development of information-based systems. It will provide students with the essentials of contemporary software engineering issues including: object-oriented systems analysis and design, database design considerations, input and output prototyping, user interface design and usability evaluation, software development methodologies and agile methods, and current trends in systems development. This course includes the planning, analysis, designing, and implementation and evaluation stages of an end-user information systems development. The ability to define and solve business end-user related problems including ergonomic issues is emphasized in this prototype. A �systems� mode of thinking covering end-user issues is emphasized throughout the course.

Course Rotation: NY, PL, and WP: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for CIT 342 ( Course : CIS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : CIT 110 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CIT 344 Project Management

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Course Description: This course combines project management methods and structured systems development techniques and applies them to the complex world of information systems development. The central project management functions of planning, organizing and controlling are presented in the context of the systems development process. Topics include project planning, estimating, and testing, implementation, and documentation, management of change, and utilization of services consultants, software houses, turn-key systems and proprietary software packages.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

CIT 346 Database Programming

Course Description: An introduction to database programming. Concepts and techniques of database queries and updates using SQL or another database language will be stressed. The concepts of triggers and stored procedures will be discussed and illustrated. Students will write application programs in a relational database environment.

Course Rotation: NY, PL, WP, Online: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIT 241 Minimum Grade of D and ( CIT 312 Minimum Grade of D or CS 121 Minimum Grade of D)

CIT 348 Data Mining

Course Description: Advances in database technology along with the phenomenal growth of the Internet have led to unprecedented masses of data available for analysis. Data mining and knowledge discovery are methods and techniques used to analyze these data in order to determine patterns and their relationships. Because of its massive size, it is difficult for analysts to sift through the data even though it may contain useful information.

Course Rotation: NY, PL, WP: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIT 241 Minimum Grade of D and ( CIT 312 Minimum Grade of D or CS 121 Minimum Grade of D)

CIT 351 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the analysis and design of geographic information systems. These are systems for which the data and solutions are location based. GIS systems are used in a variety of disciplines and applications including geosciences, environmental science, government, land management, non-profits and business. Students will learn how to create comprehensive GIS systems in a range of application areas.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Minimum Grade of D

CIT 352 Network and Internet Security

Course Description: This course provides a practical approach to network security applications and standards. The focus is to provide an in-depth understanding of the current network security principles, features, protocols, and implementations. The course includes a detailed discussion on design and maintaining a computer network from the security point of view. The emphasis is on applications that are widely used on the Internet and for corporate network, and on standards, especially Internet standards that have been widely deployed.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CIT 251 Minimum Grade of D or IT 300 Minimum Grade of D

CIT 354 Computer Forensics

Course Description: This course provides a thorough introduction to computer networks and data communications. Topics include major applications of networking, protocols, the OSI reference model, physical links and interfaces, modems and modem standards, interface standards, multiplexing and communication links, LANs, WANs, routers and Internetworking, application support protocols, overview of TCP/IP, Internet layer functions, address resolution, DNS, IP addressing system, subnets, IP routers, TCP and UDP and Internet services.

Course Rotation: NY, PL, WP, Online: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CIT 251 Minimum Grade of D

CIT 356 Operating Systems Concepts

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Course Description: An operating system is responsible for the optimal allocation and utilization of the resources of a computer system. This course introduces the techniques used and problems encountered in developing operating systems for batch, on-line and multiprogramming and multiprocessing environments.

Course Rotation: NY, PL, WP, Online: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

CIT 361 Forensic Investigation, Acquisition, and Analysis of Digital Evidence

Course Description: With much of our personal information now being recorded digitally, the field of computer forensics has grown exponentially. This course will provide students with a strong foundation in the principles of computer forensics. Students will learn how the field has evolved over time and why digital investigations have become more pervasive. A keen understanding of file systems, including operations systems and registries, is vital to understanding the evidence that a suspect leaves behind, and therefore provides the core of this course. The ultimate objective is to use digital evidence to prove control, ownership and intent to successfully prosecute a case. Students will gain practical experience with professional digital imaging tools, like Helix, X-Ways and FTK, which are used to extract, filter and analyze digital evidence. The course will include forensic imaging techniques for both Windows Personal Computers and Apple Macintosh machines.

Course Rotation: Fall: Spring; NY:PLV

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 110 Minimum Grade of D or TS 105 Minimum Grade of D or IS 223 Minimum Grade of D or CS 121 Minimum Grade of D or CS 122 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 312 Minimum Grade of D

CIT 363 Computer Forensics, Cyber Law and Evidence Admissibility

Course Description: Every computer forensics examiner must understand the interactions of people with hardware and software. Additionally, knowledge of the law is imperative to the successful conviction of a criminal. This course will detail the legal aspects of computer forensics investigations and evidence admissibility. Students will gain understanding of the legal documentation required for gaining access to a suspect’s information, like letters of preservations and warrants; also included will be evidence custody and chain of custody forms. Finally, students will experience the intricacies of investigative report writing. A series of case studies will be incorporated into the course to explore reasons why some computer forensics investigations have been highly successful and in the pitfalls that caused others to fail.

Course Rotation: Fall:Spring;NY:PLV

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 110 Minimum Grade of D or TS 105 Minimum Grade of D or IS 223 Minimum Grade of D or CS 121 Minimum Grade of D or CS 122 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 312 Minimum Grade of D

CIT 365 Mobile Device Forensics

Course Description: Computer forensics investigators no longer simply rely on traditional computers as sources of evidence. Incriminating evidence can be found on cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, cameras and even game systems. This course will introduce students to mobile forensic file systems. Students will learn methods of evidence extraction from the mobile devices and how these devices should be handled and analyzed. Lab sessions will allow students with hands-on analysis of phones, flash memory and SIM cards. Students will also learn about recovering deleted SMS text messages, call logs. An introduction to CDMA and GSM networks will also be provided. This practical experience will be supplemented with exposure to the use of digital images and video investigations. This course will teach students how to find photo metadata, identify whether images have been edited, reconstruct damaged image files and subsequently use these files as admissible evidence.

Course Rotation: Fall:Spring;NY:PLV

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 110 Minimum Grade of D or TS 105 Minimum Grade of D or IS 223 Minimum Grade of D or CS 121 Minimum Grade of D or CS 122 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 312 Minimum Grade of D

CIT 396A Topic: Creating with Web 2.0

This is a writing-enhanced course.

Course Description: The objective of this course is to educate students in using the new and emerging interactive media tools, exemplified by Web 2.0. In 1967 Marshal McLuhan published The medium is the message, setting off a 50 year inquiry into the nature of the interactions among content and media Students will gain experience with how the new media interacts with content by composing, creating and delivering new content. Students will use tools such as blogs, RSS, wikis, photo and image sharing, mapping tools, screencasts, audio and video podcasts, polls and mashups.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D

CIT 396B Topic: Advanced Information Technology for Accounting Applications

Course Description: Advanced IT skills aid the advancement of professionals in any business environment. This course will expand students’ IT skills by giving them hands on experience with computer based business workflow analysis and audit tools. The goal of this course is to give students a mastery of professional accounting applications such as SAP, ACL, and IDEA. Course exercises will provide an organizational context so that students will be exposed to the role of data management in support of broader business goals and objectives.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D and ACC 203 Min Grade D and ACC 204 Min Grade D

CIT 396C The Hudson River Experience: Multiple Perspectives on Environmental Responsibility

Course Description: Many environmental issues facing the nation and planet can be studies in unique fashion through focusing on the Hudson River Experiences. Through a combination of classroom, field, and experiential learning, this course will use the Hudson River Valley and region as its connecting theme and central subject. The semester will be comprised of four (4) modules taught by diverse faculty and will include business, policy, humanities, and technology. Students will gain a deep understanding of the environment in which Pace University is located and the pivotal role this region has played in local and global affairs, particularly in relation to the environment.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D

CIT 397B Topic: Entrepreneurial Health Informatics

Prerequisite: Listed prerequisite or equivalents or instructor permission.

Course Description: Entrepreneurial Health Informatics is an interdisciplinary course that provides an overview of computer based clinical record systems as well as decision support systems for medical application. The course will mainly focus on experiential entrepreneurship through innovation, evolution, and imitation as well as algorithmic solutions for health decision support; data acquisition, processing, and analysis; and delivery systems and services. The main topics covered health information technology systems’ standards and terminologies, risks and uncertainty, data and workflow modeling, data mining, data visualization, and medical decision making. Teamwork and entrepreneurship will be infused throughout the course in the form of creative critical thinking and problem-solving and calculated risk-taking in the design and development of the algorithms supported by a quality business plan for a health related information technology company. Entrepreneurs will be recruited for the roles of team mentors, project selection and scaling, and guest speakers.

Coure Rotation: NY: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIT 397K Min Grade D

CIT 397E Topic: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Course Description: Geographic Information Systems are characterized by spatial objects that have locations (e.g. addresses, landmarks, geopolitical boundaries, rivers, roads, etc.) and data associated with them (e.g. quantities, statistics, etc.). Emerging applications and research involves solving problems which asks IS related questions about geospatial information and applied in many situations including customer analysis, market analysis, site selection, etc. In this class students will learn how to use ArcGIS to analyze and develop GIS solutions.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D

CIT 397F Topic: Financial Computing and Entrepreneurship

Course Description: This interdisciplinary course integrates computing (computer science, information systems, and information technology), finance, and applied entrepreneurship to provide the student analytical, quantitative, application, and entrepreneurial skills needed for sound and strategic financial decision making and information technology based product creation. The course will emphasize creative problem solving of and development innovative algorithms for financial problems relating to such topics as financial analysis and time value of money, derivative products, portfolio management, hedging strategies, arbitrage, risks, Black-Scholes model, interest rate models, and fixed income analysis. Within a collaborative team environment, the student will develop innovative algorithmic solutions for financial problems as well as analyze, evaluate model financial time series with neural networks; the algorithms will be implemented in a high-level computer language (e.g. Java, C/C++, or Matlab) into prototypes for potentially marketable financial software products. An entrepreneurial perspective will permeate the course in the form of creative thinking and calculated risk-taking in the design and the development of the algorithms and prototypes, and the development of a high-quality business plan for an information technology company to market the likely software products. There will be a reliance on entrepreneurs for team mentors, project selection and scaling, and guest speakers.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIT 348 Min Grade D and CS 397N Min Grade D

CIT 397G Tpc: Modeling of Financial Processes and Systems through Service-Oriented Architecture Methodology

Course Description: This course introduces students to models of financial processes through service-oriented architecture (SOA) methods and cloud computing. The focus of the course is on a program management methodology for projects enabling for efficiency and flexibility in process through Web services and SOA. The course concludes with students presenting models of financial processes and systems that contribute a competitive edge to financial firms through innovative technologies of leading SOA technology firms that market to Wall Street and other financial districts.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIT 348 Min Grade D and CS 397N Min Grade D

CIT 397K Topic: Technology Entrepreneurship

Course Description: This is an interdisciplinary course designed to provide students with an entrepreneurial mindset in information and computational technologies and algorithms as well as to equip students with the tools appropriate to identifying real business opportunities worthy of pursuit. Technology industries and applications will be emphasized along with computing opportunities. The main concepts covered are creativity and innovation; market analysis; customer-driven identification and development; technology-based business creation, financing, and management; competitive business plans; and niche marketing. Two key components will be a project to develop a business plan for an information technology venture around a specific product, system, or service wherein entrepreneurs will serve as mentors to students and teams, and a business plan competition where other industry experts and entrepreneurs will serve as judges. The course will be supplemented with up to three guests lectures as well as the review and analysis of technology entrepreneur case studies.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D or CIT 110 Min Grade D or TS 105 Min GradeD or IS 223 Min Grade D or CS 121 Min Grade D or CIT 312 Min Grade D or CS 122 Min Grade D or CIT 241 Min Grade D

CIT 397O Topics: International Technology Services in the Knowledge Economy

Course Description: The course attempts to tie four important aspects together: Knowledge Economy; International Management of Services; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and 24-Hour Knowledge Factory. The objective of the course is to look at several innovative and entrepreneurial aspects of the emerging Knowledge Economy, with special emphasis on how teams of individuals can work together in a seamless manner across national boundaries to render professional services of diverse types and varying sophistication. Graduate-level requirements include an additional 10-15 mid-term paper.

4 credits

CIT 397T Topic: From Telemedicine to Telehealth: Opportunities for IT and Collaboration

Course Description:As the use of telemedicine has grown, it is now time to explore broader opportunities for IT and collaboration best practices to impact the broader healthcare and life sciences ecosystem, towards a broader notion of telehealth. This seminar-style course will include lectures from industry guest speakers and cover new business opportunities, supporting technologies which are required to meet those opportunities, and the changes in organizational and regulatory frameworks which will support implementation of these technologies. Sample aspects of the life sciences ecosystem which will be covered include clinical trials of new prescription drugs, global communication of drug efficacy and quality through regulatory systems, and remote management of the medical device manufacturing process. In each of these areas, we will discuss the prospect of telehealth to include more remote participants in the process and have a better impact in patient lives. The course will also include a final project a developing a product plan for technology to address a key telehealth challenge.
Course Rotation:Spring; NY;PLV

3 credits

CIT 471 Information Technology Internship

Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of department chairperson required to register.

Course Description: This internship is designed to provide the senior level student with a pre-professional experience in information technology at an approved worksite. Students will meet periodicity to discuss problems and issues and complete weekly assignments and projects.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

CIT 481 Capstone in Information Technology

Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Course Description: This capstone course focuses on contemporary issues in information technology. The case study/project approach is used to analyze and discuss problem situations related to information technology.

Course Rotation: NY, PL, WP, Online: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

CIT 490 Independent Study in Information Technology

Course Description: Independent study projects in special areas of information technology upon the submission of a proposal, acceptance by an instructor and permission of the department chair. This course may be taken for 1 to 4 credits. Permission from Instructor and Chairperson required.

Course Rotation: Fall:Spring;NY:PLV

1 - 4 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 110 Minimum Grade of D or TS 105 Minimum Grade of D or IS 223 Minimum Grade of D or CS 121 Minimum Grade of D or CIT 312 Minimum Grade of D or CS 122 Minimum Grade of D