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The ISYS concentration is designed to prepare students to plan, design, engineer, and implement networks and information systems in a modern computer environment. Students learn how to manage information technologies and exploit their full potential. The concentration prepares students for a career in a variety of organizations ranging from the end users to the creators of information technology.
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Writing Intensive Courses WR (must earn C- or better to fulfill requirement)
Speaking Intensive Courses SP
The course utilizes several common business software applications to explore how these tools are used in typical business environments. The course enhances the students' knowledge of tools needed for upper-level courses in the College of Business and Economics, as well as their knowledge of computer concepts that are required in the business world. 3 credits.
The course emphasizes analysis of existing systems and designs of new systems using common structured and object-oriented modeling tools. It also includes the development of information systems from the analysis of present information flow, system specifications, and modeling. Prerequisite: ISYS 170. 3 credits.
The topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-3 credits.
Primarily intended for transfer of credit earned abroad in courses in information systems & security. 1-18 credits.
A general over-view of information systems. Planning, designing and implementing information management systems. Emphasis is on application of the systems. Prerequisite: ISYS 170. 3 credits.
An introduction to programming in a business oriented language (COBOL) with emphasis on commercial applications and elementary concepts of file processing. 3 credits.
Introduction to theory of data structure, implementation of database models, and applications using a conventional database system. Prerequisites: ISYS 370 and one of ISYS 272, ISYS 372, or CMSC 160. 3 credits.
This class focuses on cyber security as well as corresponding cyber law, policy, and methods and tools for gaining forensic information from computer systems and networks. It includes case studies of cyber crimes as well as information on the capabilities and limitations of forensics techniques used in the analysis of cyber crime. Prerequisite: CMSC 121 or ISYS 170, or permission of the instructor. 3 credits.
This is a fundamental required course as part of an interdisciplinary curriculum that is very much in demand in today's society. This course covers cyber forensics as part of one of the three academic areas in the interdisciplinary curriculum. The three areas covered are cyber security, cyber forensics, and cyber policy and law. This class covers methods and tools for gaining forensic information from computer systems and networks. It includes case studies of cyber crimes as well as the application and management of cyber forensics. The course introduces students to forensics tools using hands-on experience and the Internet. Prerequisite: ISYS 376 or permission of instructor. 3 credits.
Must be approved by the head of the department. May be repeated as ISYS 391. 1-18 credits.
Development of an information system from the analysis of present information flow, system specifications and equipment selection to implementation. Emphasis on analysis of existing systems and design of new systems. Prerequisite: ISYS 370 and ISYS 373. 3 credits. SP
A study of voice and data communications concepts, including network components, strategies, topologies, planning and design issues, security considerations, evaluation/performance criteria, and management control requirements. Topics cover physical components as well as theoretical issues. Course includes in-class lectures as well as hands-on lab experiences with physical media, microcomputer connectors, and network operating systems. Prerequisite: ISYS 370. 3 credits.
An in-depth study of programming techniques used in Web page design. Topics can include HTML and derivative languages, server-side programming, client-side programming, Web server architecture, and Web security. Use of these programming techniques to create contemporary applications will be covered. These applications can include, but are not limited to, shopping carts, guest books, login validation, database access and manipulation, form processing, auctions, and chat rooms. Other applications and techniques may be covered that reflect current trends in Web design and use. Prerequisites: Successful completion of a programming course prior to enrollment in this course is required as well as ISYS 373 or CMSC 362 or permission of instructor. 3 credits.
This class covers cyber law and policy and its application to techniques for identifying and tracking cyber attacks, as well as yo methods and tools for gaining forensic information from computer systems. It includes case studies of cyber crimes with a focus on the relationship between cyber forensics, cyber security and cyber law and policy today. The course will emphasize the application of law, ethics, conceptual models and hands-on experiences of using forensic tools with personal computers, servers, Internet activity and Web browser usage. Prerequisites: CMSC 355, ISYS 376, ISYS 377, CRIM 305, and one of the following: both CMSC 360 and 455; or ISYS 473; or SOCL 305. 3 credits.
An on-the-job learning experience designed to apply management information systems concepts and principles. Prerequisites: Cumulative and major GPA of 2.33 or greater, 60 credits or more, declared business or economics major, a declared concentration ISYS 370, MANG 391, and permission of the internship instructor. 2-3 credits per internship placement; limited to a maximum of 6 credits. Fulfills General Education Goal 14
An individually designed course that allows the student to pursue advanced topics in specific management information systems areas. Topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 1-3 credits.
Students conduct research in computer information management systems under the direction of a faculty member and the Senior Honors Research Committee. May be repeated as ISYS 499. 3 credits.