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IS 112 Computer Organization and Programming

Prerequisite: CIS 101.

Course Description: A discussion of the basic components of a computer, how they are organized, and how they work together under the control of an operating system. The course provides hands-on experience by including an introduction to assembly language.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D

IS 223 Fundamentals of Programming

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

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D

IS 241 Systems Analysis and Design

Course Description: Concepts of Systems Analysis and Design are discussed. The systems development life cycle, the role of the systems analyst, an organization as an information system, systems selection, definition of systems requirements, feasibility and cost/benefit analysis, system design, project management and system architecture are topics included.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring. PLV: Fall and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D

IS 323 Object-Oriented Programming

Prerequisite: IS 223 or permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: Continued development of discipline in program design, style, debugging and testing using Java; introduction to basic concepts of computer science including algorithmic analysis, basic aspects of string processing, recursion, search, sort, and simple data structures implemented via classes.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

IS 223 Min Grade C or CS 121 Min Grade C

IS 351 Global Data Telecommunications

Course Description: Fundamentals of data communications, including hardware, basic components of communications, configurations, networks and applications, protocols and software are discussed. The global, economic, social and ethical implications of the data communications are discussed and analyzed throughout the course.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring. PLV: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D

IS 357 Network Programming

Course Description: This course introduces the concepts and tolls used by information systems developers creating applications for the Internet. Topics include HTML, client-side programming with JavaScript. In this hands-on lab course, students will analyze, design and implement an Internet application.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

IS 223 Minimum Grade of D

IS 371 Introduction to Multimedia and Human Computer Interaction

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 interaction will be explored and these will be direcly applied to the design of web-based and stand-alone applications using various multimedia tools.

Course Rotation: NY - Spring

4 credits

IS 382 Managing Information Technology Outsourcing

Course Description: This course explores the important area of Information Technology Outsourcing. Outsourcing is more than the headline grabbing news about jobs lost abroad; it is about corporate strategy to reduce costs by performing common business processes. We will focus on IT outsourcing and examine the strategies, benefits and pitfalls of offshore outsourcing. This course will investigate how the culture and politics of the receiving countries play a role in the success of the outsourcing business model. Additional topics will cover the effect outsourcing has on the US economy, job market, and politics.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Summer.

3 credits

IS 383 International Perspectives on Network Security

Course Description: The importance of network security in today's world is increasingly becoming a global concern. It is imperative to have an understanding of how the international community addresses network security to insure the reliability of our own data communications infrastructure. The online portion of this course will provide an introduction to the issues of globalization and the technology of telecommunications and networking. Topics will include techniques and policies for securing networks, and an overview of cybercrime and its prevention. Abroad, students will participate in seminars with academic and industry professional to get the international perspective.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Minimum Grade of D

IS 396H Topic: Introduction to Multimedia

4 credits

Prerequisites

IS 241 Min Grade C

IS 397B Topic: Project Management

Course Description: This course introduces students to the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage projects across a range of business and technical disciplines. The course begins by describing the similarities and differences between a project manager and general manager. Topics include project selection, project planning, negotiation, budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation, project control, project auditing, project termination, project management life cycles, phases, stakeholders, and process groups. Students become familiar with project management software (MS Project) and use this software as they complete assignments and a course project. The course reviews the core project management knowledge areas including integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, contracts/contractors and procurement. Students work in teams that apply key skills and knowledge areas presented in the course.

4 credits

Prerequisites

IS 241 Min Grade C and (IS 351 Min Grade C or IS 481 Min Grade C) and (IS 351 Min Grade C or IS 241 Min Grade C) and IS 481 Min Grade C

IS 397C Information Systems Security

Course Description: This course introduces security concepts and related technologies used in business to secure the information and resources critical to business. Topics may include: Security policies, human resource procedures, business continuity plans, Web and e-mail security, network security, information assurance.

4 credits

Prerequisites

IS 241 Min Grade C

IS 397D Topic: Network Programming

Prerequisite: IS 351 and IS 481 or permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: This course introduces the concepts and tools used by information systems developers creating applications for the Internet. Topics include HTML, client-side programming with JavaScript. In this hands-on lab course, students will analyze, design and implement an Internet application.

4 credits

Prerequisites

IS 351 and IS 481

IS 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

IS 397F Topic: Technology for E-commerce

4 credits

Prerequisites

IS 241 Min Grade C and IS 481 Min Grade C

IS 397G Topic: Pervasive Computing: Human Computer Interac

4 - 4 credits

Prerequisites

IS 241 Min Grade C

IS 397J 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

IS 397K Topic: Privacy Design for Web 2.0

Course Description: Global participation in Web 2.0 communities has outstripped the ability of the design community to provide robust privacy management tools. This course will explore the design requirements for a new privacy architecture for Web 2.0. Course topics include social, legal, and philosophical definitions of privacy, privacy enhancing technologies, and design considerations for socio-technical systems. Course activities include extensive readings, two research papers, and a final privacy design project.

4 credits

Prerequisites

IS 323 Min Grade C or CS 122 Min Grade C

IS 397L Topic: Cyber Law: Legal Issues in Information Technology

Course Description: This course will introduce the student to the legal environment of business with primary focus on legal issues affecting information systems. Among the topics to be covered are: an introduction to the American legal system; jurisdiction; constitutional law; the law of crimes such as pertaining to destruction of data and unlawful appropriation; computer torts including defamation and invasion of privacy; securities, antitrust and taxation issues and intellectual property issues relating to computer and Internet technology.

4 credits

IS 397M Topic: International Perspectives on Network Security

Permission of the instructor is required. Students who have taken introductory course in Security may participate in the travel part of the course and will have to register for a zero credit field study course (CIS 099). This course can be used as an IS free elective.

Course Description: The importance of network security in today's world is increasingly becoming a global concern. It is imperative to have an understanding of how the international community addresses network security to insure the reliability of our own data communications infrastructure. The online portion of this course will provide an introduction to the issues of globalization and the technology of telecommunications and networking. Topics will include techniques and policies for securing networks, and an overview of cybercrime and its prevention. Abroad, students will participate in seminars with academic and industry professionals to get the international perspective.

4 credits

IS 397N Topic: Strategic Information Systems and IT Strategy

Course Description: This course will cover the strategic use of information technology that is critical for supporting business strategies and enhancing organizational performance. Topics include: IT and strategy, strategic alignment of IT, organizational transformation, strategic potential of IT, business value of IT, e-business, extended enterprise and IT strategy.

4 credits

Prerequisites

(IS 241 Min Grade C and IS 351 Min Grade C) or (IS 481 Min Grade C and IS 351 Min Grade C) or (IS 241 Min Grade C and IS 481 Min Grade C)

IS 397P Topic: Artificial Intelligence

NOTE: Students registering for IS 397P cannot enroll in IS 431.

Course Description: This course surveys the types of artificial intelligence that exist. Algorithmic vs. heuristic programming; search trees, search algorithms, information retrieval, robotics and expert systems are areas to be explored. State of the art and future trends of these and other forms of artificial intelligence will be explored. A significant aspect of the course is a comprehensive introduction to intelligent decision support.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101

IS 397Q Topic: Managing Technology Outsourcing

Course Description: This course studies the phenomenon of information technology offshore outsourcing. The course examines the strategies, benefits and pitfall of offshore outsourcing, how the culture and polotics of the receiving countries play a role in the success of the outsourcing business model and the effect of outsourcing on US economy, job market, and politics. During January, 2009, students will travel to India to visit Indian companies doing US outsourcing as well as US companies in India. The trip includes sightseeing (e.g. Taj Mahal) and the exploration of Indian culture.

4 credits

IS 397U Topic: Visualizing Information Systems: an 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.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade C

IS 414 Operating Systems Concepts

Prerequisite: IS 112 and IS 241 or permission of chair.

Course Description: An operating system is responsible for the optimal allocation, utilization and user interface of a computer system. This course introduces the techniques used and problems encountered in operating systems for modern computing environments.

Course Rotation: NYC: TBA. PLV: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

IS 112 Minimum Grade of C

IS 416 Distributed Computer Systems

Prerequisite: IS 351 and junior standing or permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: The 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 prospective, 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.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

IS 351 Min Grade C and IS 481 Min Grade D

Corequisites

IS 481

IS 431 Applied Artificial Intelligence

Prerequisite: IS 351 and IS 481 or permission of chair.

Course Description: Survey of the types of artificial intelligence that exist. Algorithmic vs. heuristic programming; search trees, search algorithms, information retrieval, robotics and expert systems are areas to be explored. State of the art and future trends of these and other forms of artificial intelligence will be explored.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 381 Min Grade C

IS 441 Systems Implementation

Prerequisite: IS 351 and IS 481 or permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: Design and implementation of large systems; development life cycle, project management guidelines, and factors influencing successful implementation positively and negatively are discussed. Costs associated with the people, and hardware and software components of a project will be combined with other aspects of contract writing, project planning, and project control. Course includes the social and ethical issues involved in the implementation of systems.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

IS 451 Business Telecommunications and Networking

Prerequisite: IS 351 or permission of chair.

Course Description: Computer communications and networks and their role in telecommunications. Detailed presentation of network management and network design fundamentals are important areas that will be included in the course. Digital, voice, and video signals and transmission will be discussed.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

IS 351 Min Grade C

IS 481 Database Management and Organization

Prerequisite:IS 241 or permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: This course deals with the logical and physical organization of databases. Topics include logical and physical database design, database management systems, data administration, object oriented database management systems, data warehousing, system architecture and design.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D

IS 483 Database Programming Techniques

Prerequisite: IS 481 or permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: An introduction to database programming. Concepts and techniques of database queries and updates using SQL 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: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

IS 481 Min Grade C

IS 490 Independent Study in Information Systems

Prerequisite:Prerequisite: Junior standing and minimum CQPA of 3.50.

Course Description: With the approval of the appropriate faculty member, the department chair, and the academic dean, students may select a topic for guided research that is not included in the regular course offerings. The student meets regularly with the faculty member to review progress. A research project or paper must also be submitted.

Course Rotation: TBA.

1 - 4 credits

IS 495 Information Systems Internship

Prerequisite: Additional paperwork and department chair approval required prior to registration.

Course Description: Practical experience in programming and system analysis provided through internship assignments with major corporations or government agencies is required. Internship assignments require a minimum of 15 hours of work per week, for which students may be compensated. A research study or paper is required to integrate the work assignment with studies in the major.

1 - 4 credits

IS 499 Information Systems Seminar

Prerequisite: Senior standing in a computer-related major and/or permission of chair.

Course Description:This seminar draws upon the knowledge acquired by the student in previous IS courses and focuses it on issues of current professional interest.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

IS 510 Computer and Information Systems

Course Description: This course provides an intensive introduction to the fundamental concepts of computers and information systems for students with minimal computing background. Topics include: introduction to computers and their uses; elements of an information system; the systems development process: analysis, design, implementation, maintenance; computer hardware, microcomputers, mainframes, data communication concepts; computer software problem solving, solution development, programming languages, application software, systems software; management of data files, database management concepts; PC applications spreadsheets, data management, graphics; program development; and structured design and programming. Emphasis is on reading and understanding computer-based solutions rather than coding proficiency. Students will be required to interact with and create computer-based applications and problem solutions both in the classroom and in homework assignments.

3 credits

IS 520 Information Systems Concepts

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of information systems and information technology for students with minimal background in the field. Topics include: organizational issues; overview of information systems components: software, hardware, people, data; telecommunications applications; contemporary approaches to information systems development including CASE tool support for process modeling, data modeling and prototyping; ethical and societal issues of information systems. The course will employ extensive use of case studies.

3 credits

IS 600 Graduate Independent Study in Information Systems

Course Description: Independent study projects in special areas of Information Systems can be pursued by advanced students who upon the submission of a detailed proposal, obtain permission of the instructor. No more than 6 credits of Independent Study may be taken.

1 - 9 credits

IS 612 Object Oriented Concepts and Development

Course Description: This course covers methods for developing solutions to business and system problems using object-oriented techniques. The course covers the three fundamental elements of object-oriented programming: inheritance, encapsulation, and polymorphism. Students will learn how to use classes and objects, abstract data types, and interfaces to develop object oriented solutions. Students will also use Java library classes and methods to manage I/O streams, handle events, and create graphical user interfaces. Students will be introduced to the use of data structures in programs and the use of UML (Unified Modeling Language).

3 credits

IS 613 Database Management Systems

Course Description: This course focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of file and database management systems. Topics include data models hierarchical, network, relational; data structures, storage structures, storage devices and their relation to data access; importance of data as an organizational resource; data management, sharing availability, security, integrity and consistency; data independence and conceptual data models. Examples of database applications and software packages are selected.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for IS 613 ( Course : IS 520 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : IS 617 . Minimum Grade of C. )

IS 676 Foundations of Social and Mobile Technologies

Course Description: This course will explore the technical foundations of social and mobile technologies, and consider their impact on digital marketing, as well as other business contexts. The potential for social and mobile technology to serve as a new profit center for firms will be explored. Student assignments will involve the hands on use and application of social and mobile technologies. Students will also learn how to create a simple mobile application for the iPhone, Android, or other relevant platforms. The final group project will consist of a social/mobile application to support a business or organizational objective.

3 credits

IS 612 Object Oriented Concepts and Development

Course Description: This course covers methods for developing solutions to business and system problems using object-oriented techniques. The course covers the three fundamental elements of object-oriented programming: inheritance, encapsulation, and polymorphism. Students will learn how to use classes and objects, abstract data types, and interfaces to develop object oriented solutions. Students will also use Java library classes and methods to manage I/O streams, handle events, and create graphical user interfaces. Students will be introduced to the use of data structures in programs and the use of UML (Unified Modeling Language).

3 credits

IS 613 Database Management Systems

Course Description: This course focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of file and database management systems. Topics include data models hierarchical, network, relational; data structures, storage structures, storage devices and their relation to data access; importance of data as an organizational resource; data management, sharing availability, security, integrity and consistency; data independence and conceptual data models. Examples of database applications and software packages are selected.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for IS 613 ( Course : IS 520 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : IS 617 . Minimum Grade of C. )

IS 614 Applied Artificial Intelligence

Course Description: Survey of the types of artificial intelligence that exist. Algorithmic versus heuristic programming; search trees, search algorithms, information retrieval, robotics and expert systems. State-of-the-art and future trends of these and other forms of artificial intelligence will be explored.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 617 Minimum Grade of C

IS 617 Information Systems Principles

Course Description: This course examines managerial information requirements for operation, control, organization and planning, and the ways in which information systems are used to achieve these organizational objectives. Topics include general systems concepts and the systems approach to organization; role of computer technology in information systems design; economics of information; importance of data as a major organizational resource; information resource management; overview of information systems components: software, hardware, people, data flows and functional subsystems and their relation to the whole system. Examples are selected from such major subsystems as corporate planning, marketing, manufacturing, accounting, finance and personnel.

3 credits

IS 620 Information Systems and Organizational Strategy

Course Description: This course brings to life the latest business research on critical business challenges in which information systems plays a part. Insight on innovation, IS management and new market entries are introduced through case studies. IS in Organizational Strategy takes the perspective of the IS manager at the product line, business unit, and corporate levels. The course not only examines each of these levels in some detail, but also addresses the interaction between the different levels of IS management- for example, the fit between product strategy and business unit strategy in the context of information systems, and the link between business and corporate level strategy from a technological viewpoint.

3 credits

IS 621 Structured Systems Analysis

Course Description: The underlying concept is the building of a logical model of a system using structured techniques that enable users, analysts and designers to get a clear and common picture of the system. Topics include: system life cycles, systems development process, data flow diagrams, building and using the data dictionary, analyzing response and immediate access requirements, process specification, structured English and decision trees, management advantages of structured development.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 520 Min Grade C or IS 617 Min Grade C

IS 622 Structured Systems Design

Course Description: Structured design is concerned with the architecture of programs and systems, that is, they way in which a system should be broken in modules, which modules, relationships between modules, information passed between modules and the packaging of these modules into executable programs leading to minimum cost systems. Topics include module coupling and cohesion, transform centered systems, transaction centered systems, span of control / scope of effect, packaging and optimization considerations of design, structure and program quality, software reliability, management advantages of structured design methodology.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 621 Min Grade C

IS 623 Information Systems Design and Development

Not open to students who have taken IS 621.

Course Description: Organizations depend on computer information systems and technology. This course first instructs students in current methods of analyzing business situations and systems to model complete and coherent definitions of systems requirements. Next, learning focuses on methods for developing logical and physical designs of these systems. Finally, these designs form the bases of systems development and implementation. The course emphasizes software engineering best practices in creating and implementing robust, reliable, and appropriate systems regardless of technology, size, scope, type, and geographic distribution.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for IS 623 ( Course : IS 617 . Minimum Grade of C. )

IS 626 Cases in Information and Communication Technology Innovation

Course Description: Innovation and technological change have been interlinked and are globally acknowledged as primary drives affecting the growth of national economies, social developments, corporate competitiveness, and the individual. Because innovation is an elusive notion to conceptualize and measure in a consistent, systematic way, a framework is needed to examine its interaction with information and communication technologies. This course takes a case study approach to analyze the interaction between innovation and ICT in order to establish a framework that provides students with a basis to examine the linkage between information and communication technologies (ICT) & innovation in their own industries. Using this framework, students will be better prepared to work effectively in industries for which technology-based innovation has become a reality and future certainty.

Course Rotation: NY:Spring

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 617 Minimum Grade of C

IS 631 Operating Systems Principles

Course Description: Introduction to the structure of multiprogrammed and time-shared computer operating systems. Topics include memory management techniques, program relocation, paging, virtual memory, segmented address space, reentrant program organization, process and job scheduling, and device management.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 617 Minimum Grade of C

IS 632 Business Telecommunications

Course Description: The study of all forms of electronic communication in organizations today. Course topics include data communications hardware and media, protocols and standards, local area and wide area networking, network management, telecommunications software and application design.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for IS 632 ( Course : IS 520 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : IS 617 . Minimum Grade of C. )

IS 633 Computer Organization

Course Description: Introduction to computer organization, comparison of maxi-mini and microcomputers. Topics include: components of a computer system and their functional characteristics, instruction sets, addressing techniques, input-output processing, interrupts, hardware-software tradeoffs, and machine and assembly language programming considerations.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 520 Minimum Grade of C or IS 617 Minimum Grade of C

IS 635 Distributed Information Systems

Course Description: Presentation of distributed information systems with an emphasis on client/server computer hardware, software and applications. Topics include graphical user interfaces, client/server system tools, client/server systems development methodology, managing, staffing and funding client/server systems, and future technological trends.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 520 Minimum Grade of C or IS 617 Minimum Grade of C and IS 613 Minimum Grade of C

IS 637 Information Systems Project and Change Management

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

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 617 Minimum Grade of C

IS 639 Information Systems Planning and Policy

Course Description: This course focuses on the relationship of the information systems plans and strategies to those of the organization. Topics include: IS perspectives, planning and control, application development and maintenance, systems management and control, IS strategy, computer center administration, social and legal considerations, telecommunications directions, and the information center.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for IS 639 ( Course : IS 617 . Minimum Grade of C. )

IS 641 Information Security and Controls

Course Description: Overview of security and privacy issues associated with information systems, security management goals, prevention, recovery, avoidance, security policy, data integrity, operational controls, risk management, and risk avoidance. Identification and authorization techniques, passwords, authorization matrix, access controls, encryption, key systems, Data Encryption Standards (DES), key management, public keys, statistical databases and computer crime.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for IS 641 ( Course : IS 617 . Minimum Grade of C. )

IS 642 Information Security Planning and Policy: NIST Standards

Course Description: The United States government requires all federal systems to have a customized security plan. In addition, the National Training Standard for Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals requires programs that meet his standard to produce students capable of developing a security plan; this course provides an introduction to security planning as recommended by NIST guidelines on developing security plans. The student is required to conduct a case study where a security plan is developed for a fictitious or real small size organization. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the security requirements on existing computing environment and describe the controls in place or planned for meeting those requirements. The security plan presents all managerial, operational, and technical controls and organization will need in the next three years. The purpose, scope, and content of a security plan are covered in the first week of lecture. Several outlines for a security plan are shown from the following sources: OMB Circular A-130 (2), NIST Special Publication 800-18 (1), and Director of Central Intelligence (DCID) 6/3.

Course Rotation: Fall:Spring;NY

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 641 Minimum Grade of C

IS 647 Legal Issues in Information Systems

Course Description: This course will introduce the student to the legal environment of business with primary focus on legal issues affecting information systems. Among the topics to be covered are: an introduction to the American legal system; jurisdiction; constitutional law; the law of crimes such as pertaining to destruction of data and unlawful appropriation; computer torts including defamation and invasion of privacy; securities, antitrust and taxation issues and intellectual property issues relating to computer and Internet technology.

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

3 credits

IS 648 Cyber and Professional Ethics

Course Description: The pervasiveness of computers, technology, and the Web have made it imperative that we be aware of and understand the ethical and legal implications of these forces on our personal and professional lives. Through readings, discussions and case studies, this course examines the ethical and legal issues involved in computing by investigating such questions as free speech, privacy, and intellectual property on the Internet, cyber-crimes, employer/employee issues, and professional codes of ethics.

Course Rotation: Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 617 Minimum Grade of C

IS 650 Telecommunications Management

Course Description: Principles of managerial accounting, financial analysis and project management are introduced and applied to the planning, implementation and operation of telecommunications systems.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 632 Minimum Grade of C

IS 652 Telecommunications Policy and Environment

Course Description: The principles of organizational policy are introduced along with a review of the history and trends of the regulatory environment, technology and structure of the telecommunications industry. These are applied to the formulation of strategy in the planning of major telecommunications systems.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for IS 652 ( Course : CS 633 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : IS 632 . Minimum Grade of C. )

IS 654 Cases in Telecommunication Systems

Course Descriptions: A capstone course in which knowledge of the technologies of telecommunications, software tools for analysis and design of networks and management principles are brought together. This integration is accomplished through the use of student analysis and presentations concerning a number of detailed cases in planning and implementation of telecommunications systems to meet the operational and strategic goals of the organization.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 632 Minimum Grade of C

IS 658 Web Services

Prerequisite: IS 632 or permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: Web Services are emerging as a new paradigm for distributed computing over the web. After introducing the basics of XML, this course presents the concepts of Web Services with some of the most popular development platforms. The course will also look at the commercial trend of Web Services deployment. Topics include XML, SOAP, and WSDL. Student will develop XML based projects using the Web Services.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 632 Min Grade C

IS 660 Special Topics in Information Systems

Prerequisite: IS 520 or IS 617 and permission of Instructor.

Course Description: This course expands the business dimensions of Analytical, Collaborative and Operational Customer Relationship Management (CRM) with in-depth exposure to marketing, sales and service software. Technologies of PeopleSoft Inc. are demonstrated throughout the course. A student may register for this course more than once with permission of the Chair.

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3 credits

IS 660A Comparative e-Government Systems

Course Description:This course provides an overview on the growing development of e-government and comparatively explores the approaches used by regional and federal governments both domestically and internationally. The various essentials of e-government will be presented and discussed in light of prevailing practice and the tools foe assessing e-governance performance are also explored. Selective aspects such as integrating operations between the public and private sectors as well as outsourcing the e-government function will be highlighted.

3 credits

IS 660C Topic: Database Design and Development for Web Application

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Programming.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 613 Min Grade C

IS 660D Topic: Information and Communications Technology Innovation

Course Description: Innovation and technological change have long been interlinked and are globally acknowledged as primary drivers affecting the growth of national economies, social development, corporate competitiveness, and the individual. Because innovation is an elusive notion to conceptualize and measure in a consistent, systematic way, a framework is needed to examine its interaction with information and communication technologies. This course takes a case study approach to analyze the interaction between innovation and ICT in order to establish a framework that provides students with a basis to examine the linkage between information and communication technologies (ICT) and innovation in their own industries. Using this framework, students will be better prepared to work effectively in industries for which technology-based innovation has become a reality and future certainty.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 620 Min Grade C or IS 639 Min Grade C

IS 660F Topic: EnterpriseArchitecture

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 520 Min Grade C

IS 660H Topic: Customer Relations Management

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 520 Min Grade C

IS 660J Data Warehousing and the Organization

Course Description: This course covers one of the most debated current issues facing IT in the corporate environment aligning with the business units for maximizing profitability. The course covers the changing organizational role of IT departments and the new dynamics between the business managers, the CIO and the CFO. The various financial methodologies for understanding the management of IT investments, such as Return on Investment (ROI) and Total Cost of Ownership (TOC) will also be discussed.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 622 Min Grade C

IS 660K Topic: Managerial Issues in Information Systems

Prerequisite: 6 courses at the 600-level. Course description is available in the Dean's office.

3 credits

IS 660L Topic: Legal Issues in Information Technology

Course Description: This course will introduce the student to the legal environment of business with primary focus on legal issues affecting information systems. Among the topics to be covered are: an introduction to the American legal system; jurisdiction; constitutional law; the law of crimes such as pertaining to destruction of data and unlawful appropriation; computer torts including defamation and invasion of privacy; securities, antitrust and taxation issues and intellectual property issues relating to computer and Internet technology.

3 credits

IS 660M Topic: Introduction to Multimedia Technology

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 520 Min Grade C

IS 660N Topic: Managing Innovation and Technology in the Global Marketplace

Course Description: This course introduces students to innovation and technology in the international global marketplace. Firms in America continue to network with firms in foreign countries. The focus of the course is on the management of risk factors in innovation and technology in the global marketplace: competency, culture, economy, education, geography, government, law, security, technology, and volatility. Half of innovation projects in foreign countries are considered destined to fall short of benefits, such as cost savings, unless fimrs comprehend the full spectrum of issues in information technology. The course concludes with the importance of balanced country portfolios and of future global process networks in international strategies.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 617 Minimum Grade of C

IS 660O Topic: Technologies and Tools of Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Prerequisite: IS 520 or IS 617 or permission of Instructor.
Course Description: This course expands the business dimensions of Analytical, Collaborative and Operational Customer Relationship Management (CRM) with in-depth exposure to marketing, sales and service software. Technologies of PeopleSoft Inc. are demonstrated throughout the course. A student may register for this course more than once with permission of the Chair.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 520 Min Grade C or IS 617 Min Grade C

IS 660P Topic: Advanced Concepts in Project and Program Management

Course Description: This course introduces graduate students to project management of global service-oriented information systems. The focus of the course is on a program management methodology that consists of frameworks for managing global projects, critical business, procedural and technical factors for enabling the projects, and responsibilities and roles of internal corporate, business, governance and technical staff and external multinational provider staff. The methodology complements established project management methodologies with flexible non-agile and agile techniques tailored to the requirements of international service-oriented systems. The methodology consists of project portfolio management, key performance factors, and scorecard techniques. The course concludes with best practices of global program management of information systems and technologies of leading edge firms in industry.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 637 Min Grade C

IS 660S Topic: Interface Design for Web Applications

Course Description: This course introduces students to the theories of Human-Computer Interaction and Usability and presents methodologies for analyzing and designing user-centered interactive interfaces. Through readings, case studies, and hands-on analysis, students will experience the iterative interface design process and complete a prototype interactive interface design.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 621 Min Grade C

IS 660T Travel Course to India: Topic: Managing Technology Outsourcing

Course Description: This course studies the phenomenon of information technology offshore outsourcing. The course examines the strategies, benefits and pitfall of offshore outsourcing, how the culture and politics of the receiving countries play a role in the success of the outsourcing business model and the effect of outsourcing on US economy, job market, and politics. During January, 2009, students will travel to India students to visit Indian companies doing US outsourcing as well as US companies in India. The trip incudes sightseeing (e.g. Taj Mahal) and the exploration of Indian culture.

3 credits

IS 660U Topic: Visualizing Information Systems: an 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.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 520 Min Grade C

IS 660W Travel to the United Kingdom

Course Description: The importance of network security in today's world is increasingly becoming a global concern. It is imperative to have an understanding of how the international community addresses network security to insure the reliability of our own data communications infrastructure. The online portion of this course will provide an introduction to the issues of globalization and the technology of telecommunications and networking. Topics will include techniques and policies for securing networks, and an overview of cyber crime and its prevention. Abroad, in addition to corporate seminars, students will visit Bletchley Park, Greenwich Observatory, and the Mundaneum Museuem (Mons, Belgium). There is ample time for sight-seeing and exploring different aspects of European culture.

3 credits

IS 660X Topic: Cyber and Professional Ethics

Course Description: The pervasiveness of computers, technology, and the Web have made it imperative that we be aware of and understand the ethical and legal implications of these forces on our personal and professional lives. Through readings, discussions and case studies, this course examines the ethical and legal issues involved in computing by investigating such questions as free speech, privacy, and intellectual property on the Internet, cyber-crimes, employer/employee issues, and professional codes of ethics.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 520 Min Grade C or IS 617 Min Grade C

IS 660Y Topic: Java Programming

Prerequisite: Course prerequisite or some programming knowledge. Course description is available in the Deans office.

Course Description: This is a special topics course in Java programming. The course will cover the following topics: What is Java? Object oriented programming, getting started with Java - IDE, data types, arithmetic operators, branching, loops, arrays, classes, and objects, more on methods, inheritance.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 510 Min Grade C

IS 661 Business Applications in C/C++

Prerequisite: Knowledge of a programming language.

Course Description: An introduction to the C/C++ programming languages and their application to business. Programming topics include: fundamental data types, flow of control statements, functions, the preprocessor, arrays, pointers, strings, structures and unions, dynamic memory allocation and files. Typical applications discussed include an automated cash register simulation, payroll calculations, scheduling manufacturing production, table sorting, string manipulation, data compression, a menu processor, stacks and queues, sequential and random file processing.

3 credits

IS 662 Issues in Information Systems

Course Description: Rapid innovation in technology provides new opportunities and challenges in our world of constant organizational, social economic, environmental change. Information Systems and people are essential for the resource management and monitoring needed by every public and private organization. Information systems and technologies have positive and negative impacts on the environment, health, equality, education and sustainable global development. Each term this course focuses on a set of these information technologies and systems and how these relate tone or more of the critical issues facing IS professionals today.

Course Rotation: NY: TBA. Westchester: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 617 Minimum Grade of C

IS 664 Database Programming

Course Description: This course is an introduction to database programming. Concepts and techniques of data definition and data manipulation using SQL will be stressed. Students will design and implement a database in a relational database environment. Topics covered include creating database structure, populating the database, maintaining data, retrieving data, administering the database and optimizing queries.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 613 Minimum Grade of C

IS 665 Data Warehousing, Data Mining and Visualization

Course Description: This course provides a foundation for teaching the basic concepts of data mining, data warehousing, Online Analytical Processing and Visualization. This course will focus on distinctly "real world" orientation that emphasizes application and implementation over design and development in most topic areas. The primary course targets are graduate information systems (IS) or operations and decision technologies electives.

3 credits

Prerequisites

MBA 628 Minimum Grade of B

IS 667 Database Design and Development of Web Applications

Course Description: This course applies theoretical and applied aspects of database design to web-based applications. This course will review the basics of database technology, cover different development platforms, and develop projects that connect client-side interfaces to server-side databases.

Course Rotation: NYC:PLV;Spring

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for IS 667 ( Course : IS 613 . Minimum Grade of C. )

IS 668 Visualizing Information Systems: 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: NY and PL: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

IS 671 Strategies for e-Commerce Technologies

Course Description: Strategies for e-Commerce Technologies introduces students to e-Commerce technologies in a business context. Technologies and studies include business-to-consumer (B2C), customer-to-business (C2B) and business-to-business (B2B) marketplaces, and also business-to-employee (B2E), as these designs effect e-Commerce in large, small, and medium sized enterprises. The course concludes with successful performance metrics and strategies that are furnishing an edge to business innovative in their management of e-Commerce technologies.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 617 Minimum Grade of C

IS 673 Managerial Issues in Information Systems

Prerequisite: 6 courses at the 600-level.

Updated Course Description: This course will cover various business-oriented topics related to information systems (IS) that are important to IS managers and that are not covered elsewhere in the curriculum. Topics include: information technology, organizational impacts of IT on organizations and markets, strategic use of IT, inter-organizational information systems (IOS), value-adding partnerships, electronic commerce, and knowledge management systems.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for IS 673 ( Course : IS 617 . Minimum Grade of C. )

IS 675 Customer Relationship Management: Process and Technologies

Course Description: This course introduces students to the technologies that enable customer relationship management processes in 21st century leading edge firms. Technologies include operational sales, customer service and marketing analytic systems, collaborative knowledge management, Web and wireless tools, and analytical data warehousing and intelligent mining personalization and privacy systems. Course concludes with surveys of best-of-class customer relationship management technology firms and technologies.

Course Rotation: NYC: Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 617 Minimum Grade of C

IS 676 Foundations of Social and Mobile Technologies

Course Description: This course will explore the technical foundations of social and mobile technologies, and consider their impact on digital marketing, as well as other business contexts. The potential for social and mobile technology to serve as a new profit center for firms will be explored. Student assignments will involve the hands on use and application of social and mobile technologies. Students will also learn how to create a simple mobile application for the iPhone, Android, or other relevant platforms. The final group project will consist of a social/mobile application to support a business or organizational objective.

3 credits

IS 690A Mobile Computing Technology

Course Description: This course will introduce students to the different technologies employed to develop and manage mobile applications. Students will build a working development environment with existing tools (e.g. Eclipse, Java, XML, and the Google Android Software Development Kit). Working in teams, students will create their own applications. Students will report on the component technologies: XML, Open GL ES (2 & 3D graphics), SQLite (database), sensor support (GPS and accelerometer), Multimedia (voice, sound, and video support). Students will explore: different commercial offerings, management issues in providing mobile services, mobile security, the uses of the Mobile Web and its global social effects (including gaming, and app entrepreneurship).

3 credits

IS 690B Health Information Technology for Older Adults

Course Description:This course provides students in the accelerated nursing program with experience in adapting technology to enhance the care of our aging population. The focus of the service-learning experience is on using technology to meet the needs of the community, thus bridging the "grey digital divide". Assessment of cognitive, affective and psychomotor function will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. The use of technology to foster healthy aging, disease prevention, illness management, safety independence, and developmental issues are discussed. The student will work with a multidisciplinary team to design evidence-based developmentally and culturally competent gerontechnological nursing interventions. Critical thinking will be emphasized as student teams use information technology in non-profit agencies. Assignments will focus on technological developments in the management of geriatric syndromes, medication issues, transitions between care environments, and palliative/end-of-life care.

Course Rotation: NY;PLV:Fall

3 credits

IS 690F 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.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 665 Min Grade C and IS 690K Min Grade C

IS 690G 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.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 665 Min Grade C and IS 690K Min Grade C

IS 690K 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 tool 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 analysis; customer-driven identification and development; technology-based business creation, and management; competitive business plans; and niche marketing. Two key components of this course 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 guest lecturers as well as the review and analysis of technology entrepreneur case studies.

Course Rotation: Fall;NY:PLV

4 credits

Prerequisites

IS 665 Min Grade C

IS 690T 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

IS 690X Topics: Entrepreneurial Health Informatics

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.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 690K Min Grade C

IS 690Y 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.

3 credits

IS 692 Research Project Seminar

Prerequisite: 24 credits of 600 level Information Systems courses. This course replaces IS 695Q.

Course Description: This course confronts the student with major contemporary debates and key issues of information systems and information technology, and provides a framework within which to develop a research project effort. This seminar discusses current methods used in information systems research, including quantitative, qualitative and conceptual approaches. The student will learn how to define a research issue, how to select an appropriate research method, and how to design a research plan. Each student will select a project area, and search the literature (formal and informal) for relevant material. These materials will be shared with the seminar class, and interactive peer discussion and critiques will assist each student in the development of a project report. Each student will prepare a research paper with a literature review, appropriate bibliography, definition of a research question, a research design and an analysis of expected results. Students will be evaluated and graded based upon class presentations, interim project work and the delivery of a final written project report and oral presentation to the seminar.

3 credits

IS 694 Managing Information Technology Outsourcing

Course Description: This course explores the important area of Information Technology Outsourcing. Outsourcing is more than the headline grabbing news about jobs lost abroad; it is about corporate strategy to reduce costs by performing common business processes. In the proposed travel course, we will focus on IT outsourcing, particularly on India and examine the strategies, benefits and pitfalls of offshore outsourcing.

This course will investigate how the culture and politics of the receiving countries play a role in the success of the outsourcing business model. Additional topics will cover the effect outsourcing has on the US economy, job market, and politics. The semester comes to an end with a 2-week visit to India. During travel to India, we plan to visit American companies with a presence in India, Indian companies performing outsourced work, and universities which train the workforce.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Summer.

3 credits

IS 699 Field Study

A paid or unpaid field study experience in a working environment intended to provide the student with a practical extension and enhancement of knowledge gained in class. A research study or project done under the direction of a faculty advisor is required. No more than 3 credits of Field Study may be taken.

1 - 4 credits