CSCI U139. Visual BASIC Programming I (3) Visual user interface design, event-driven programming using controls, variables, constants, calculations, decision structures, loop control structures, arrays, creating menus. Prerequisites: CSCI U138 or MGMT U290 or consent of instructor. Not for Computer Science major credit.
CSCI U315. Networking Technology (3) Basic concepts of computer networks, data telecommunication and distributed applications, including network topology, hardware, software, protocol, security, and the implications of network technologies on the deployment and implementation of networked systems. Not for CS or CIS major credit. Prerequisites: CSCI U300 or INFO U303 or consent of instructor.
CSCI U325. Fundamentals of Relational Database Management Systems (3) Basic architecture, structures, and query languages. Topics include design and implementation of RDBMS, relational data models, conceptual modeling, data independence, specification of data requirements, normalization, recovery and security. Not for CS or CIS major credit. Prerequisites: CSCI U300 or INFO U305 or consent of instructor.
ENGL U245. Business Writing (3) Developing communication skills for the successful professional. Students reflect and apply principles of appropriate content, style and format for memos, letters, reports, resumes, interviews and presentations.
INFO U201. Concepts of Information Management and Systems(3) Theoretical foundations of organization of information; cognitive structures and processing of data, information, knowledge, and understanding information uses and users. The integrated and interdisciplinary nature of information science and computer science is introduced and developed through case studies and examples from concentration disciplines: business, education, communication, and healthcare settings. Prerequisite: INFO U101 or CSCI U138 or CSCI U150.
INFO U211. Microcomputer Organization (3) Introduction to the major features of operating system software, the primary functions of CPU's, bus architectures, secondary storage devices, peripheral devices, hardware and software configuration. The goal is the assembly and disassembly of microcomputer systems and installation of operating systems, network operating systems, and applications software. Prerequisite: INFO U101 or CSCI U138 or CSCI U150.
INFO U303. Organizational Informatics and IT Platforms (3) Needs, uses and consequences of information in organizational contexts, information technology platforms, architectures and infrastructures, functional areas and processes, information-based products and services, the use of and redefining role of information technology, sociotechnical structures, and the rise and transformation of information-based industries. Prerequisite: INFO U201 or consent of instructor.
INFO U305. Social Informatics (3) Key social research and perspectives on the use of information and communication technologies, information ethics, relevant legal frameworks, popular and controversial uses of technology, digital divides, and multicultural issues of information management. Prerequisites: INFO U303 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
INFO U307. Systematic Innovation (3) Methodologies, tools, skills, and knowledgebase supporting a repeatable, structured, and disciplined approach to innovative problem solving, brainstorming, and alternative thinking including, but not limited to: useful/harmful feature analysis, problem formulator diagraming, selection and application of innovation operators, and the innovation situation questionnaire. Prerequisites: 24 credit hours or consent of instructor.
INFO U345. Technical Presentation and Communication (3) The art of effective creation of formal oral and written communications in a professional environment using modern technology to assist in writing and presentation. Covered topics include using word processing software to ease the research process, evaluation of information sources, the proper use of visual aids such as PowerPoint, the creation of video presentations, effective speech writing, power-speaking methods and techniques, and methods of persuasive writing in the professional work. Prerequisites: INFO U101 or CSCI U138 or CSCI U150.
INFO U347. Web page Construction (3) Design of user-layer Web pages using HTML, Java script, Flash, and Dreamweaver, featuring graphic preparation, layout and effective presentation of information. Prerequisites: INFO U305 or INFO U303 or consent of instructor.
INFO U415. E-Commerce and the Internet (3) Coordination and cultural challenges, value creation opportunities, and information management issues associated with various forms of electronic commerce including electronic data interchange, the World Wide Web, and the Internet in today's global economy. Prerequisite: CSCI U315 or consent of instructor.
INFO U421. Data Warehousing and Decision Support Systems Technology (3) Data warehousing, online analytical processing, and decision support systems. Topics include design and architectural issues, cost effectiveness, management concerns, data integrity, deployment, and maintenance issues. Prerequisite: CSCI U325 or consent of instructor.
INFO U441. IT Project Management (3) Breakdown, estimation, leadership of a diverse team, and the use of tools to ensure the completion of deliverables within budget and on schedule. Students taking the health informatics minor focus on applications in healthcare settings. Prerequisites: INFO U415 and senior standing or consent of instructor.
INFO U450. Executive IT Management (3) Issues and challenges facing IT executives including IT alignment and governance, consensus, executive leadership, oversight, return-on-investment analysis, project management, and risk management. Students taking the health informatics minor focus on applications in healthcare settings. Prerequisite: Senior standing and INFO U345, or consent of instructor.
INFO U499. Senior Seminar in Information Management and Systems (3) Integration of knowledge in information management and systems. Students will study and evaluate current innovations in technology and current applications of these systems. Case studies involving information systems technology will be used. Students will research and present new trends in technology. Students will experience an intensive and practice exercise in scholarship production. Class discussion will foster effective and creative implementation of research strategies, writing abilities, documentation procedures, portfolio development, and presentational skills. Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
*Technical Electives (6) Cognate or Minor (18) Electives to meet Requirements (2-8)*