Information Systems & Technologies courses require a significant amount of computer work and telecommunications. It is strongly recommended that all majors acquire a personal computer with a modem and develop good keyboarding skills.
The explosive growth of information technologies in general, and the Internet in particular, has irreversibly changed the way we work and play. This course prepares students to be knowledgeable citizens of cyberspace. It reviews our social institutions and how they are being impacted by information technology as well as the ways in which technology has been shaped by our social institutions. The course also provides hands-on experience with a variety of Internet tools.
Software Skills for Business is a one-credit course where all students in business and economics demonstrate current competence in desktop software commonly used in the business environment. The course involves a series of self-paced lessons on the web that cover computer competencies students will use in their business functional and cross-functional core courses. It is followed by a hands-on exam that tests these competencies. With a couple of exceptions, students may do the online review lessons and take the exam at their own pace during the semester (students should review the syllabus to note the exceptions). The exam is a prerequisite for IS&T 2100, 2110, 2410 and 3110. Completion of IS&T 2000 and either TBE 1504, or LibSci 2201 or LibSci 2202 meets the WSU computer and information literacy requirement. Prerequisite: TBE TE1700 or equivalent.
Introduces the student to the fundamental concepts of information technology and the role played by computer technology in business strategy. This course provides students with foundation material concerning software development, hardware, operating systems, career paths, project planning, and systems. Co-requisite: IS&T 2000.
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of software construction including integrated development environments, problem-solving logic, data representation, object concepts, and program flow control. While mastering the fundamentals of the event-driven, object-oriented programming language, students design, program and debug several business application projects. Prerequisite: IS&T 2000 and Math QL1050.
This course provides students with thorough grounding in computer hardware and operating system software, peripheral devices and contemporary information system architecture, including its structure, theory, and applications. Prerequisite: IS&T 2000.
Open to all associate degree-seeking students who have been selected to serve an internship in the information technology field or who have identified a special IS&T project with their current employer, subject to approval by the IS&T department. Credit is determined by hours/week of work.
This course provides students hands-on experience with information technology tools useful for academic and professional activities. It will prepare students to use information technologies effectively to improve productivity and promote competitive position in the marketplace. Prerequisite: IS&T 2000.
This course provides a comprehensive coverage of business database systems. Students will learn how to design, implement and manage databases. They will learn both GUI interface and how to use the Structured Query Language (SQL). They will also gain experience in using an enterprise level, multi-user database. Prerequisites: IS&T Foundations, Acctng 2010, Econ SS2010.
This course provides students with knowledge of technologies needed in planning, implementing and supporting web-hosted applications and on-line commerce. Topics include web and commerce server design and deployment, search engines n-tier web architecture and supporting software, client-side/server-side programming with data-bound controls and session management, e-business application languages, markup languages, on-line payment mechanisms, systems reliability and security, scalability analysis, and solutions sourcing. Prerequisites: IS&T Foundations, Acctng 2010, Econ SS2010.
This course provides coverage of local area networks (LAN) technology and operations with emphasis on design and configuration issues. Design topics cover various aspects of internetworking devices, bridges and gates, backbones, gateways and wide area network (WAN) connectivity. Configuration topics include installing a network operating system, hardening a server, creating user accounts, managing the network, connecting devices and monitoring the network. Prerequisites: IS&T Foundations and Business Foundations.
In this intensive hands-on course, the student will acquire the skills and techniques needed to configure, troubleshoot and support reliable TCP/IP internetworks. The student will learn the essentials of building an internetwork, including routing, configuring the Domain Name Server (DNS), setting up and managing a web server, configuring a firewall and IDS, and standards-based e-mail. Students will also participate in configuring clients, redesigning networks and troubleshooting routing. Prerequisites: IS&T Core. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: IS&T 4600.
How information technology is used as a key competitive weapon by multinational and transnational businesses. Topics include global perspectives on coordination and control, cultural dimensions, and geo-political considerations of global information technology applications. Prerequisites: Business Foundations.
This course builds on the software development skills learned in Software Development I. Topics include class hierarchies, inheritance and interfaces, object aggregation, data structure and collections, file management, threading, network programming, and the design of multi-tiered, distributed computing applications involving relational databases. Prerequisites: IS&T Core.
This course provides the knowledge and skills to design and implement computer-based systems to solve business problems. Topics include feasibility studies, requirement analysis, system design and development, implementation and testing. Students will learn the use of appropriate methodologies and tools, including object-oriented modeling and the use of computer-aided software engineering (CASE). Prerequisite: IS&T 3720.
This course give students knowledge regarding the best practices in designing or developing electronic presentations, meetings, and collaborations. This course also familiarizes students with technologies fostering effective communication in virtual situations. Prerequisites: Business Foundations and Mgmt 3200, Managerial Communications, or TBE 3250, Business Communications.
In a computer-literate age, sophisticated criminals use computers in their illegal and destructive activities. This course discusses cyber crime and teaches students how to: recognize the patterns of an impending attack; detect attacks; set up a secure environment; and use tools to investigate cyber crime. Prerequisites: CJ 3130 and IS&T Core. Co-requisite: IS&T 3620.
This course covers the basic principles and concepts in information security and information assurance. It examines the technical, operational, and organizational issues of securing information systems. Topics include operating system issues, viruses, security awareness at the executive, technical and user levels, physical security, personnel security issues, policies, procedures, and the need for an enterprise security organization. Case studies and exercises in the computer lab will be used to provide examples of the need for organizations to develop security procedures and policies. Prerequisites: IS&T 3620 and IS&T 4600.
This course covers the creation and integration of enterprise applications using object-oriented programming and distributed object technology. Topics include design issues for enterprise system development, application architectures, and integrating legacy data and applications with new enterprise systems. Students will use state-of-the-art practices to develop and implement systems. Prerequisite: IS&T 3720.
New information technologies can give early adopters significant competitive advantage when used with careful planning, or they can mean disaster if hastily implemented. This course covers how to conduct an environmental scan toward evaluating and implementing new information technologies. Prerequisites: IS&T Foundations, Business Foundations and Departmental approval.
This is a capstone course for the IS&T major. It provides hands-on and problem-solving experience in all areas of information technology including systems analysis, design, systems implementation, network design, software development, and database design. Students will participate as a member of a team to complete a proposal or a project for a significant computer-based system. This course focuses on working with actual business problems as represented in a major case study. Prerequisites: IS&T Concentration courses and Departmental approval.
This course is open only to senior IS&T majors. Students will be required to complete an individual project, program, system, or research paper which will enhance their skills and marketability. Prerequisite: Senior standing and acceptance of the student's proposal by the faculty.
Open to all students who have completed the Business Foundations classes and who have been selected to serve an internship in the information technology field or who have identified a special IS&T project with their current employer, subject to approval by the IS&T department. Credit is determined by hours/week of work.
Information technology professionals must remain current with new technologies to remain competitive in their careers. This course offers professional development in new systems and software as they enter the mainstream of information technology practice. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Covers the information and communications technology infrastructure required to support a robust e-business activity. Issues such as reliability, scalability, security, and responsiveness as well as n-tier architectures are reviewed. Prerequisite: MPAcc, MBA, or IS&T Certificate program standing.
This course covers the role of database technology in information systems. Through hands-on and conceptual knowledge, students will learn how databases are used to construct and operate information systems designed to support decision making. Various aspects of database systems including both correct methods and problems encountered during the design, implementation and operation of database systems will be covered. Students will gain hands-on familiarity with a relational database system. Prerequisite: Admittance to MPAcc or MBA program and IS&T 3110 or equivalent.
This course covers the role of networking technology in information systems. Through hands-on and conceptual knowledge, students will learn how data communications and networks are used to facilitate decentralized and distributed systems in support of decision making. Various aspects of networking including standards, media, network design and applications will be covered. Students will gain hands-on familiarity with a local area network and the Internet. Prerequisite: Admittance to MPAcc or MBA program and IS&T 3110 or equivalent.
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