Informatics

The Department of Informatics focuses on the use and movement of information.  Technology enables this effort, but legal, social, economic, and ethical constraints are imperative components of study for people who will become “information leaders.” The department offers degrees and certifications in Management and Information Systems, Media Studies, Computer Networking and Telecommunications, and Web Development. Beyond the degree concentrations, students may additionally earn a 15-hour certificate in their chosen area of expertise. Media Studies options include specific emphases in New Media, Electronic News, Electronic Sports, Production, or Performance. Please consult an advisor or the website for details. The Department of Informatics offers courses and programs not only on-campus, but also through distance learning as on-line courses.

Department of Informatics

Department of Informatics Faculty Listing

Academic Programs

Audio Production Certificate Business Information Systems Certificate Computer Networking Minor E-commerce Web Development Certificate Full Stack Web Development Certificate Information Networking and Telecommunications - BA Information Networking and Telecommunications - BS in INT Information Networking for Criminal Justice Certificate Internetworking Certificate Management Information Systems - BBA Management Information Systems Graduate Certificate Management Information Systems Minor Media Production Minor Mobile Application Development Certificate Web Development Minor

Courses

This course is an introduction to computing with an emphasis on improving productivity and communications through the effective use of available technology. Students will acquire computing skills to increase personal productivity in problem-solving, critical thinking and information management through the use of available software packages designed for office applications and telecommunications.

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This is a variable content course designed to provide academic credit for lower division students participating in specialized workshops designed to explore one or more curricular areas of Information Networking and Telecommunications. Course subtitles reflect specific topics. Sample uses include: INT 122 Intro Workshop/Movie Making, INT 122 Intro Workshop/Web Team, INT 122 Intro Workshop/Exploring Information Sciences. This course may be taken multiple times with differing subtitles.

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This course presents an overview of the operations and history of the radio and television industry and its evolution to new media. It surveys contemporary media communication, strategy, industry issues, and policy issues. It also provides an introduction to the impact of the convergence of technologies in the electronic media.

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Beginning course in recognizing, gathering, and writing news. Outside reporting required.

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This course provides the concepts and skills for planning, development, and deployment of webbased hypermedia systems. It covers the use of text, graphics, audio, and video in web environments and the conversion of existing systems to web environments. A major web-based project is required. This is a required course for INT majors.

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Students in this course will study the application of theories relevant to data communications for global internetworking and apply those concepts to a variety of assignments, including hands-on networking labs and projects. In the course of study topics that include the fundamentals of internetworking, the role of protocols and layered communications within data networks. Students will also learn about physical and logical network addressing, the devices and services that support data commuinications, as well as the fundamental concepts associated with routing and switching. This course is part of the 12-hour certificate in Internetworking offered by the department of Informatics and is a prerequisite to Internetworking II.

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This course will continue to explore the fundamental internetworking concepts associated with routing and switching. Students will study key characteristics associated with Local Area Networks and the role the switches and routers play. Students will have the opportunity to learn about advanced switching concepts as well as apply them through hands-on laboratory projects. Students will also explore some static and dynamic routing, traffic filtering through access control lists, as well as advanced network service such as DHCP, DNS, and Network Address Translation . This is the second of two courses that are aligned with the objectives of Cisco's CCENT certificate exam. This course is part of a 12-hour certificate in Internetworking offered by the Department of Informatics and is the prerequisite for INF 393 Internetworking III.

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This course introduces the student to the field of Information Networking and Telecommunications by examining both the technologies that are important in assembling and distributing information and the skills that are necessary to succeed in this field, such as critical thinking, peer and selfassessment, reflective thinking, collaborative work, time management, and professionalism. Completion of the course will allow the student to move on to more advanced courses in the major.

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This course introduces students to the Microsoft Certification process. Studients in the course will explore many different aspects of the Windows Operating System from an administrative view. Topics include: advanced installation procedures, user contiguration and management, systems management, file management, device installation and troubleshooting, advanced security features, networking, application management, and optimization/maintenance. Upon completion of the course students may elect to complete a Microsoft certification exam.

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Operating-system software and design, including device management, resource allocation, task scheduling and control, communications interfaces, user management, security, and current developments in the field. Extensive work in command and script languages for job control (e.g., DOS, VSE, VM, Windows).

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The study of: information systems usage and management; information-based support systems and information systems requirements; management of information systems; and advanced considerations in the evaluation and selection of information systems.

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This course continues the Microsoft certification preparation process. Students in the course will explore the Microsoft Windows Server Operating System from an administrative view. Topics covered include: advanced installation procedures, drive configuration and maintenance, server-level object management (Active Directory), resource control, server administration, server environment settings, server security, and disaster recovery techniques. Upon completion of the course students may elect to complete several possible exams for certification.

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This is an introductory course for Android OS application development. Students will learn application standards along with how to create, edit, maintain, and publish applications using an Android development environment.

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This course is intended to explain how the fundamental business processes interact with ERP in the functional areas of Sales and Distribution, Materials Management, Production Planning, Financial Accounting, Controlling, and Human Capital Management. Real business scenarios and applied techniques to organizational decisionmaking are emphasized.

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This course provides a broad coverage of key business and technology elements for creating and maintaining an electronic commerce site. Current issues in electronic commerce infrastructure, security options, management techniques, marketing strategies, and payment systems are presented and discussed. The course will provide case studies to demonstrate successful implementation of electronic storefronts.

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Course is designed to provide academic credit for a number of different areas in the information networking and telecommunications department. The student will study one particular topic in depth.

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This course provides conceptual and applied knowledge in techniques to visualize, process, and use data to support and enhance decision-making in business. Students gain practical experience in using BI tools and technologies, and apply design principles for creating intelligent solutions to realistic business problems.

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Information Systems today not only provide information to users, but also facilitate virtual interaction, content management, and storage solutions. Through the use of audio, video, workflow control, and version management, collaboration systems can be the key to the success of an organization. By implementing these technologies, this course focuses on networking, virtual meetings, information sharing, and knowledge management.

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This course focuses on the content creation of electronic news, public affairs programming, and sports. It serves as a laboratory class for applications of theories and skills developed in other INT courses.

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Presents fundamentals of announcing, including microphone techniques, voice use, pronunciation, and interpretation of copy.

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The student is introduced to the techniques of video production including practical application of instruction.

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The study of audio production and the integration of technology-based techniques for the purpose of designing, implementing and producing effective and attractive audio presentations. Course material is targeted toward information networking and communication majors or those disciplines which utilize electronic media as communication tools.

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Presentation of television production and operations experience involving students in studio and remote productions through the operation of the access channels of Hays Cable television and the internet. (May be taken two semesters.)

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Students will learn the basic principles of sports broadcasting including play-by-play preparation, sports anchoring, and interviewing. Students should also gain an overview of the daily responsibilities of a sports director as well as industry expectations.

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This is an introductory course for programming with Python. This class introduces the basic concepts and practices of computer programming for beginners. Python is a popular and versatile programming language. Python syntax and structure is designed to be easy to learn and understand. Learning Python prepares students for various technology-related tracks including, but not limited to, Web and Mobile Development, Management Information Systems, and Networking. This class provides opportunity to learn and practice programming skills in a creative hands-on environment.

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This course will first review concepts covered in CCNA semesters one and two in preparation to take the CCENT certification exam. The course will then continue to expand on internetworking topics, specifically presenting a comprehensive overview of advanced routing and switching concepts associated with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP for both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Additional concepts covered include implementing DHCP and DNS operations. In this course students continue to expand their understanding of internetworking through both theoretical discussion of and handson experience with networking concepts.

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In this course students will continue to build their skills and knowledge of internetworking. Introduced in this course are network technologies along with network services found in complex networks. Students will continue to expand their understanding of internetworking through both theoretical discussion of and hands-on experience with networking concepts. Specific topics covered include: WAN technologies, network architecture, the hierarchial network design model, virtual private networks (VPNs), broadband internet connections, as well as network monitoring operations and tools. This is the second of two courses that align with the objectives of Cisco's Interconnecting Devices Part 2 (ICND2) certification examination. Collectively, the four Internetworking courses cover the objectives for Cisco's CCNA Route and Switch certification.

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This course studies information gathering and how quantitative and qualitative research methods are used in the electronic media, computer networking, and telecommunications industries.

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A sociological and cultural approach to the forces which have shaped and continue to shape information networking and telecommunications.

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This course is devoted to studying the role of leadership in information networking. The prime focus is on how to facilitate meaningful communication, develop organizational missions, and establish realistic goals and objectives using contemporary leadership theories and practices appropriate to information networking.

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Special study by the student in a field of particular concentration.

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Special problems encountered by the student in a field of concentration.

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Course is designed to provide practical experience in teaching and administration of information networking and telecommunications.

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The internship is designed to supplement classroom instruction by providing the student with the opportunity to participate in a professional environment. It is considered a final stage of undergraduate coursework in information networking and telecommunications. The practical experience obtained, combined with the theoretical and application training in traditional coursework, promotes the development of a well-rounded and professionaly prepared individual.

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This is an advanced course that studies information network theory through case study, application, and on-site observation. Emphasis is placed on studying actual information networking problems encountered in organizations and communities. Field work and compilation of the student's portfolio is required as part of the course.

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Analysis and design of large integrated data bases. Design alternatives. Logical and physical representation of data. Storage and retrieval mechanisms and languages. Survey of existing systems. Roles of the database manager and analyst.

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Analysis and design of large integrated data bases. Design alternatives. Logical and physical representation of data. Storage and retrieval mechanisms and languages. Survey of existing systems. Roles of the database manager and analyst.

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This course addresses the rapidly emerging area of computer security and forensics. Topics covered will include security concepts, cryptography, public key infrastructure, standards and protocols, impact of physical and network security, infrastructure security, wireless and instant messaging, instruction detection, risk, change, and privilege management and computer forensics dealing with security and law. Course includes the learning requirements for certifications in the ComTIA Security Plus, the (ISC) 2 SSCP, and NSTISSC 4011 Examinations.

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This course addresses the rapidly emerging area of computer security and forensics. Topics covered will include security concepts, cryptography, public key infrastructure, standards and protocols, impact of physical and network security, infrastructure security, wireless and instant messaging, instruction detection, risk, change, and privilege management and computer forensics dealing with security and law. Course includes the learning requirements for certifications in the ComTIA Security Plus, the (ISC) 2 SSCP, and NSTISSC 4011 Examinations.

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This course addresses the regulation of computers networks, the telecommunications industries, and media distributors. Included is a consideration of the following: how regulation affects these industries and how developments in these industries affect public policy and society; how public policy is designated; and the moral and ethical obligations of these industries.

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This course addresses the regulation of computers networks, the telecommunications industries, and media distributors. Included is a consideration of the following: how regulation affects these industries and how developments in these industries affect public policy and society; how public policy is designated; and the moral and ethical obligations of these industries.

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Intensive study and application of copy editing, headline writing, page layout, and general editing principles.

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Intensive study and application of copy editing, headline writing, page layout, and general editing principles.

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Study in skills and practices in writing feature articles for newspapers and magazines.

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Study in skills and practices in writing feature articles for newspapers and magazines.

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Develop creativity in writing continuity for radio, television, and the Web with emphasis on commercial and promotional writing.

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Develop creativity in writing continuity for radio, television, and the Web with emphasis on commercial and promotional writing.

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This course provides theoretical and applied study of digital journalism. It includes experience in gathering and writing news for broadcast on campus radio station, campus television, and streaming internet distribution.

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This course provides theoretical and applied study of digital journalism. It includes experience in gathering and writing news for broadcast on campus radio station, campus television, and streaming internet distribution.

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Study of the legal and ethical issues facing today's journalist, advertising specialist and/or public relations practitioner. Topics of study include: the First Amendment, libel, invasion of privacy, freedom of information laws, shield laws, fair trial/free press issues, obscenity, issues involving high school and college publications, copyright, and advertising law.

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Study of the legal and ethical issues facing today's journalist, advertising specialist and/or public relations practitioner. Topics of study include: the First Amendment, libel, invasion of privacy, freedom of information laws, shield laws, fair trial/free press issues, obscenity, issues involving high school and college publications, copyright, and advertising law.

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Presents the problems, theories, legal responsibilities, and economics of electronic media management and sales.

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Presents the problems, theories, legal responsibilities, and economics of electronic media management and sales.

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Emphasis is placed on the development and production of video presentations to perfect various video production techniques.

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Emphasis is placed on the development and production of video presentations to perfect various video production techniques.

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This is a course focusing on advanced visual techniques in video post production. Students will develop mastery of graphic design for video and film and advanced operation of digital post production equipment. Students will understand the theory behind and have the opportunity to develop skills in post production techniques for the television, post production, and film industries.

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This is a course focusing on advanced visual techniques in video post production. Students will develop mastery of graphic design for video and film and advanced operation of digital post production equipment. Students will understand the theory behind and have the opportunity to develop skills in post production techniques for the television, post production, and film industries.

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This course introduces digital non-linear editing and includes both the history and theory of the subject and the practicalities of running a modern computer-based editing system. An intense course offering students a working knowledge of the subject, a digitally edited project for their resume reel or portfolio, and abilities that are an invaluable part of their skill set.

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This course introduces digital non-linear editing and includes both the history and theory of the subject and the practicalities of running a modern computer-based editing system. An intense course offering students a working knowledge of the subject, a digitally edited project for their resume reel or portfolio, and abilities that are an invaluable part of their skill set.

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Advanced study and application of electronic production techniques in the field and studio. Emphasis placed on shooting, lighting, directing, and editing of electronic news and on-location productions.

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Advanced study and application of electronic production techniques in the field and studio. Emphasis placed on shooting, lighting, directing, and editing of electronic news and on-location productions.

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Elements of artificial intelligence systems design, development, and implementation, including expert systems, adaptive systems, natural-language processing, and pattern recognition as applied in information systems.

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Elements of artificial intelligence systems design, development, and implementation, including expert systems, adaptive systems, natural-language processing, and pattern recognition as applied in information systems.

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Interactive systems design presents ideas, theories and concepts in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). More specifically, the contructs of HCI are analyzed in order to develop simpler and more efficiently designed multi/ hypermedia artifacts. This course is not, however, centered around the computer as a focus of development. The faculty and students will look at the computer as a tool but with special emphasis on the human senses and how these are affected by the computer. By understanding the human role in HCI, more proficient learning and presentation strategies can be instilled in the student. The basic focus is centered on the human being in a technology-influenced environment.

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Interactive systems design presents ideas, theories and concepts in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). More specifically, the contructs of HCI are analyzed in order to develop simpler and more efficiently designed multi/ hypermedia artifacts. This course is not, however, centered around the computer as a focus of development. The faculty and students will look at the computer as a tool but with special emphasis on the human senses and how these are affected by the computer. By understanding the human role in HCI, more proficient learning and presentation strategies can be instilled in the student. The basic focus is centered on the human being in a technology-influenced environment.

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This course introduces concepts and practices of web development with client-side scripting languages. Students will learn the basic syntax, structure, and methods of JavaScript and how they apply to the HTML Docuement Object Model (DOM). This class is designed for students to learn and practice their programming skills in a creative and hands-on manner. At the end of this course, students will be able to develop interactive, front-end web applications.

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This course introduces concepts and practices of web development with client-side scripting languages. Students will learn the basic syntax, structure, and methods of JavaScript and how they apply to the HTML Docuement Object Model (DOM). This class is designed for students to learn and practice their programming skills in a creative and hands-on manner. At the end of this course, students will be able to develop interactive, front-end web applications.

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This course teaches students to analyze complex business scenarios, design and create data models and create databases using SQL. Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler and Application Express (APEX) are utilized to provide practical, hand-on engaging activities. Leveraging project-based learning techniques, students will create and work with projects which challenge them to design, implement, and demonstrate a database solution for a business or organization.

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This course teaches students to analyze complex business scenarios, design and create data models and create databases using SQL. Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler and Application Express (APEX) are utilized to provide practical, hand-on engaging activities. Leveraging project-based learning techniques, students will create and work with projects which challenge them to design, implement, and demonstrate a database solution for a business or organization.

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This course focuses on the design and implementation of dynamic web applications and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) using server-side programming languages and databases included in the LAMPP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) stack. At the end of the course, students will be able to analyze the requirements, define the specifications, and develop complete Content Management Systems for a variety of sectors and purposes.

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This course focuses on the design and implementation of dynamic web applications and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) using server-side programming languages and databases included in the LAMPP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) stack. At the end of the course, students will be able to analyze the requirements, define the specifications, and develop complete Content Management Systems for a variety of sectors and purposes.

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This course introduces concepts and practices of mobile web development that is platform independent. While building progressive web applications, students will learn to create offline-first experiences, audit an app's performance, debug asynchronous functions, and more. The skills to build and optimize progressive web applications is an important and highly demanded skill for mobile web developers. This class is designed for students to learn and practice their programming skills.

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This course introduces concepts and practices of mobile web development that is platform independent. While building progressive web applications, students will learn to create offline-first experiences, audit an app's performance, debug asynchronous functions, and more. The skills to build and optimize progressive web applications is an important and highly demanded skill for mobile web developers. This class is designed for students to learn and practice their programming skills.

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This is the advanced course for front-end web development utilizing Javascript and associated code libraries. Students will complete complex coding expercises, solve algorithms, apply problem decomposition to break large project assignements into several smaller tasks, and develop personal creative projects. This class is designed for students to learn and practice their programming skills in a creative and hands-on manner.

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This is the advanced course for front-end web development utilizing Javascript and associated code libraries. Students will complete complex coding expercises, solve algorithms, apply problem decomposition to break large project assignements into several smaller tasks, and develop personal creative projects. This class is designed for students to learn and practice their programming skills in a creative and hands-on manner.

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The MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and Node.js package, known as the "MEAN stack", offers a robust alternative to the traditional LAMP stack based on Apache, MySQL, and PHP. This course details advanced concepts and recent frameworks for server-side programming included in the MEAN stack, as well as several best practices for improving the design, security, integration, and scalability of web applications. At the end of the course, as a full-stack web developer, you will be able to define and implement strategic decisions for the success of versatile web platforms.

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The MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and Node.js package, known as the "MEAN stack", offers a robust alternative to the traditional LAMP stack based on Apache, MySQL, and PHP. This course details advanced concepts and recent frameworks for server-side programming included in the MEAN stack, as well as several best practices for improving the design, security, integration, and scalability of web applications. At the end of the course, as a full-stack web developer, you will be able to define and implement strategic decisions for the success of versatile web platforms.

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This course introduces an efficient approach to the development of native applications in the rapidly changing scenario of mobile devices. The course covers different programming environments, rapid prototyping tools, and building blocks for designing user interfaces, acquiring and processing data from device sensors (e.g., motion, localization), and interacting with web services. At the end of the course, you will be able to realize and publish native applications for specific operating systems (e.g, Android and iOS) and for cross-platform deployment scenarios.

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This course introduces an efficient approach to the development of native applications in the rapidly changing scenario of mobile devices. The course covers different programming environments, rapid prototyping tools, and building blocks for designing user interfaces, acquiring and processing data from device sensors (e.g., motion, localization), and interacting with web services. At the end of the course, you will be able to realize and publish native applications for specific operating systems (e.g, Android and iOS) and for cross-platform deployment scenarios.

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This course is an in-depth examination of key legal issues central to the internet. This course examines internet operational issues such as copyright and fair use of images, text, video, and audio, domain name registration, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, and ISP liability. It examines regulation of the internet and key criminal and civil rights issues such as email access, pornography, and hacking. It also examines important e-commerce concepts such as digital signatures, on-line contracts, and shrink-wrap contracts.

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This course is an in-depth examination of key legal issues central to the internet. This course examines internet operational issues such as copyright and fair use of images, text, video, and audio, domain name registration, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, and ISP liability. It examines regulation of the internet and key criminal and civil rights issues such as email access, pornography, and hacking. It also examines important e-commerce concepts such as digital signatures, on-line contracts, and shrink-wrap contracts.

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Students will study the organization and operations of the Federal Communications Commission and other telecommunications regulators around the world. Students will also investigate the United States Communications Act of 1934 as amended by various acts, such as the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Telecommunications regulatory models in various countries will be studied and compared. Privatization and liberalization trends will also be studied.

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Students will study the organization and operations of the Federal Communications Commission and other telecommunications regulators around the world. Students will also investigate the United States Communications Act of 1934 as amended by various acts, such as the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Telecommunications regulatory models in various countries will be studied and compared. Privatization and liberalization trends will also be studied.

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Students will study the public switched telephone network, the PSTN. Historical development of the network with introductions to telephone regulation, telephone network protocols and architecture, network design issues, traffic and queuing theory, multiplexing of voice, digital encoding of voice, XDSL systems on voice networks and expected future developments in the telephony field.

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Students will study the public switched telephone network, the PSTN. Historical development of the network with introductions to telephone regulation, telephone network protocols and architecture, network design issues, traffic and queuing theory, multiplexing of voice, digital encoding of voice, XDSL systems on voice networks and expected future developments in the telephony field.

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Students will study wireless radio communications from the basics of radio wave propagation to the complexities of cellular system design. Both stationary and mobile communications are investigated. Wireless data communications protocols for local area networking, point-to-point satellite communications, and first through third generation cellular and air interface standards are also studied.

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Students will study wireless radio communications from the basics of radio wave propagation to the complexities of cellular system design. Both stationary and mobile communications are investigated. Wireless data communications protocols for local area networking, point-to-point satellite communications, and first through third generation cellular and air interface standards are also studied.

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Designed to give concentrated training in an area of information networking and telecommunications.

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Designed to give concentrated training in an area of information networking and telecommunications.

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This course is designed to give students an introduction to the Linux operating system in networking including Linux's utilities, filesystem, shell, KDE and GNOME.

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This course is designed to give students an introduction to the Linux operating system in networking including Linux's utilities, filesystem, shell, KDE and GNOME.

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This course is designed to give students an introduction to the advanced topics of Linux operating system in networking including shell, programming tools, and system administration.

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This course is designed to give students an introduction to the advanced topics of Linux operating system in networking including shell, programming tools, and system administration.

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The student will conduct directed, independent work in Computer Information Systems topics not treated in depth in courses regularly offered by the department. The course will not substitute for any departmental theory course. Permission of Department Chair is required before enrollment. See advisor for details.

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The student will conduct directed, independent work in Computer Information Systems topics not treated in depth in courses regularly offered by the department. The course will not substitute for any departmental theory course. Permission of Department Chair is required before enrollment. See advisor for details.

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The student will serve as a tutorial aide, research, etc. Permission of the Department Chair is required before enrollment. See advisor for details.

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The student will serve as a tutorial aide, research, etc. Permission of the Department Chair is required before enrollment. See advisor for details.

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Seminar courses are designed to provide in-depth study of specific subject matters in information networking and telecommunications. Seminar courses will vary according to the needs of graduate students. Courses will include substantial interaction between students and students and faculty.

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Seminar courses are designed to provide in-depth study of specific subject matters in information networking and telecommunications. Seminar courses will vary according to the needs of graduate students. Courses will include substantial interaction between students and students and faculty.

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Students in this course will study the concepts and theories relevant to data communications for global internetworking. In the course students will study topics that include the OSI model for internetworking, physical transmisison media, electronic and electromagnetic signaling, analog and digitial signaling, line coding, link layer protocols and local addressing, network layer protocols and global addressing, routing and queuing theory, LAN and WAN protocols, and internet transmission protocols. This course is part of the 12-hour Certificate in Internetworking offered by the Department of INT, and it is a prerequisite to Network Architecture and Data Communications II. These two courses represent the theoretical side of the certificate program. This is a required course for department majors in the Computer Networking emphasis. The course is also part of the Justice Studies Information Networking Certificate.

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Students in this course will study the concepts and theories relevant to data communications for global internetworking. In the course students will study topics that include the OSI model for internetworking, physical transmisison media, electronic and electromagnetic signaling, analog and digitial signaling, line coding, link layer protocols and local addressing, network layer protocols and global addressing, routing and queuing theory, LAN and WAN protocols, and internet transmission protocols. This course is part of the 12-hour Certificate in Internetworking offered by the Department of INT, and it is a prerequisite to Network Architecture and Data Communications II. These two courses represent the theoretical side of the certificate program. This is a required course for department majors in the Computer Networking emphasis. The course is also part of the Justice Studies Information Networking Certificate.

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Students in this course will study internetworking services that reside in the upper layers of the OSI model, and advanced concepts not included in Network Architecture and Data Communicaitons I. Topics may include but not limited to: internetwork design, internetwork security, synchronous optical network (SONET), internet control message protocol (ICMP), simple network management protocol (SNMP), point to point protocol, advanced routing protocols, and other internetworking services.

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Students in this course will study internetworking services that reside in the upper layers of the OSI model, and advanced concepts not included in Network Architecture and Data Communicaitons I. Topics may include but not limited to: internetwork design, internetwork security, synchronous optical network (SONET), internet control message protocol (ICMP), simple network management protocol (SNMP), point to point protocol, advanced routing protocols, and other internetworking services.

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This course is intended as an introduction of the many facets of Information Security. It approaches information security from a holistic perspective and emphasizes that security encompasses more than just hardware and software. The course provides an introduction to the technological tools used to protect information including software, hardware, and network tools. It also addresses protocols, processes, human systems, security management practices, and other non-technological elements. This course introduces the upper division/graduate sequence in Information Assurance.

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This course is intended as an introduction of the many facets of Information Security. It approaches information security from a holistic perspective and emphasizes that security encompasses more than just hardware and software. The course provides an introduction to the technological tools used to protect information including software, hardware, and network tools. It also addresses protocols, processes, human systems, security management practices, and other non-technological elements. This course introduces the upper division/graduate sequence in Information Assurance.

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This is a course focusing on security concepts as they relate to internetworks, including: security policy design and management, security technologies and solutions, firewalls, hands-on implementation using firewalls, AuthenticationAuthorization-Accounting (AAA), and secure VPNS.

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This is a course focusing on security concepts as they relate to internetworks, including: security policy design and management, security technologies and solutions, firewalls, hands-on implementation using firewalls, AuthenticationAuthorization-Accounting (AAA), and secure VPNS.

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This course focuses on network security concepts as they relate to the edge protection of internetwork. Material covered will include: protocol-based security technologies, hardwarebased firewall security appliances and their use with Authentication-Authorization-Accounting (AAA), and intrusion detection. Additionally, hardware-based security appliance Virtual Private Network configuration and implementation as well as firewall redundancy, maintenance and management will be covered.

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This course focuses on network security concepts as they relate to the edge protection of internetwork. Material covered will include: protocol-based security technologies, hardwarebased firewall security appliances and their use with Authentication-Authorization-Accounting (AAA), and intrusion detection. Additionally, hardware-based security appliance Virtual Private Network configuration and implementation as well as firewall redundancy, maintenance and management will be covered.

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Students will study the theory and application of advanced routing protocols for internetworking. This course explores the operation of border gateway protocol (BGP), enhanced interior gateway routing protocol (EIGRP) and open shortest path first (OSPF). Network scalability issues and solutions, security and management issues related to advanced routing topics will also be studied. This is one of the four course series that prepares a student for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification.

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Students will study the theory and application of advanced routing protocols for internetworking. This course explores the operation of border gateway protocol (BGP), enhanced interior gateway routing protocol (EIGRP) and open shortest path first (OSPF). Network scalability issues and solutions, security and management issues related to advanced routing topics will also be studied. This is one of the four course series that prepares a student for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification.

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Students will develop their knowledge and skills necessary to secure and expand the reach of an enterprise network to teleworkers and remote sites with focus on securing remote access networks and virtual private networks. Topics will include the hierarchical network model for remote access networks, teleworker configuration and secure access, frame mode MPLS, site-to-site IPSEC VPNs, Automated VPN service considerations, strategies used to mitigate network attacks relating to remote access networks, device hardening and firewall features supporting remote access networks. This is one of the four courses that prepares a student for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification.

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Students will develop their knowledge and skills necessary to secure and expand the reach of an enterprise network to teleworkers and remote sites with focus on securing remote access networks and virtual private networks. Topics will include the hierarchical network model for remote access networks, teleworker configuration and secure access, frame mode MPLS, site-to-site IPSEC VPNs, Automated VPN service considerations, strategies used to mitigate network attacks relating to remote access networks, device hardening and firewall features supporting remote access networks. This is one of the four courses that prepares a student for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification.

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Students will expand their knowledge and will master skills in the design, operation and management of large scalable and reliable local area networks based on multilayer switching. This course includes the study and application of multilayer switching, hierarchical LAN switching design, fast ethernet and gigabit ethernet standards, study and configuration of LAN switch operating systems, and advanced VLAN operations. The course also explores ether channel, hot standby routing protocol, multicasting protocols, and security in the LAN. This is one course of the four-course series that prepares a student for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification.

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Students will expand their knowledge and will master skills in the design, operation and management of large scalable and reliable local area networks based on multilayer switching. This course includes the study and application of multilayer switching, hierarchical LAN switching design, fast ethernet and gigabit ethernet standards, study and configuration of LAN switch operating systems, and advanced VLAN operations. The course also explores ether channel, hot standby routing protocol, multicasting protocols, and security in the LAN. This is one course of the four-course series that prepares a student for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification.

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Students will develop knowledge and skills in optimizing and providing effective quality of service (QoS) techniques for converged networks. Topics include QoS methods, supporting VoIP networks with QoS, the DiffServ QoS model, automated QoS considerations, QoS on wireless systems and controller based wireless management approaches. This course is the culminating course in the four course advanced internetworking series. It is also the culminating course in preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Professional Certification.

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Students will develop knowledge and skills in optimizing and providing effective quality of service (QoS) techniques for converged networks. Topics include QoS methods, supporting VoIP networks with QoS, the DiffServ QoS model, automated QoS considerations, QoS on wireless systems and controller based wireless management approaches. This course is the culminating course in the four course advanced internetworking series. It is also the culminating course in preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Professional Certification.

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This course introduces the disciplinary areas in informatics: cyber security, information assurance management, networking, web design, management information systems, enterprise management, and media studies. This course requires enrolled students to read assigned articles and be prepared to write paper reviews to each article during each week. Paper reviews assignments are assigned to help students reflect on the assigned readings as well as provide students an opportunity to improve upon written communication skills. This course also requires students to participate and encourages them to give a speech in workshops to help students learn the latest research information in informatics.

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The internship is designed to supplement classroom instruction by providing the student with the opportunity to participate in a professional environment. It is considered the final stage of coursework in information networking and telecommunications and may serve as the culminating experience for INT/MLS graduate students.

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This course provides an opportunity for special study by the student in the student's field of particular concentration or interest. Readings are arranged with and supervised by a supervising faculty member.

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This course is designed to provide applied and theoretical knowledge in information networking technology application, instruction, or administration. Courses subtitles reflect specific topics. Sample uses of this course would be: INT 776 Professional Topics in INT/Web and Video Use of Macromedia Flash or INT 776 Professional Topics in INT/Configuration of Optical Networks.

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This course is designed to give students an introduction to management of information security. It covers 6 Ps: Planning, Policy, Programs, Protection, People and Project management. This course examines the skills to identify and prioritize information assets and threats to information assets. The course will also examine the techniques to define an information security strategy and architecture, and to plan for and respond to intruders in an information system. Course work will include the study of legal and public relations implications of security and privacy issues. Additional discussion will be given to a disaster recovery plan for recovery of information assets after an incident.

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This course provides an in-depth study of the technology solutions required to sustain Risk Management and Disaster Recovery operations in an enterprise networking infrastucture environment. This course will examine risk assessment methodologies to identify risks and the processes involved in choosing to avoid, transfer, mitigate or accept those risks. The course will also examine the techniques and technologies to maximize the likelihood of continued business operations of IT systems in the case of a disruption or a major disaster. Course work will include the study of Risk and Business Impact Assessment (BIA), disaster response and recovery strategies, and business continuity planning and recovery plan development. Additional discussions will be given to the surveying of appropriate and current technologies and techniques.

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This course introduces graduate students to a range of research tools. It is an immersion course designed to support students in developing graduate research projects.

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This is a culminating course for students seeking a graduate degree from the Department of Informatics. It is applicable for all master programs within the Department of Informatics. This course consists of a structured seminar aimed at allowing students to reflect upon experiences gained during the Cyber Security, Information Assurance Management, Computer Networking and Telecommunications, Web Development, or other concentrations area in Informatics, and synthesize that knowledge and experience in the form of a Capstone project. Students are required to complete a significant project and research paper writter at the master's degree level. The student will work very closely with his/her advisor/professor on the project. This project has a tight schedule and must be approved by the reviewing committee for the student to successfully pass this course.

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This class will address business in the contemporary environment. The focus will be on the modern global business enterprise and its place in society. Emphasis will be placed on values, ethics, culture, politics, law, and regulation using current events as a framework for study and discussion. This course requires students to participate in a guided FHSU COBL international study experience at their own expense.

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Distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, sampling methods, hypothesis testing, interval estimation, correlation, and regression. Emphasis is placed on effective use of computer technology for analysis, interpretation, and presentation of various types of data.

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An introductory course designed to introduce students to the complexities of business software development. Solving logical, business-related problems and applying programming techniques are the main objectives of the course.

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A survey of the fundamentals of programming language structures, program implementation, and memory allocation.

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Course will provide in-depth study of a particular topic in the study of computer information systems. Course title and topic of student will be displayed in the class schedule.

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This course is a study of various business information systems initiatives and how information technology supports those initiatives. The premise for this approach is that business information systems initiatives should drive information technology. Social, legal, and ethical awareness in the study of information technology will be emphasized. Issues such as privacy, ownership, crime, responsibility, and risk are covered while concomitantly reinforcing information systems technical concepts.

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This course includes an introduction to the basic concepts of a process and identification of the various process types and As-Is models. The course covers the process of analyzing the As-Is model using Six Sigma concepts to identifying process improvement areas toward creating To-Be models. Process modeling best practices and hands-on exercises which apply quality control and improvement are included. At the end of the course, students will be able to identify processes, analyze and suggest process improvements to run an organization effectively.

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This course introduces students to a complex programming environment and object creation/modification. Students will learn how to apply information solutions in commom business scenarios using a standardized, high-demand programmming environment.

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Data types and their relation to sequence structures, including lists, arrays, trees, records, abstract and opaque types. Introduction to character and symbolic data.

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An algorithms approach to the analysis and solution of business problems. Emphasis will be placed on developing and applying problemsolving skills with object-oriented programming techniques.

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This course provides a detailed analysis of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques that a project leader and systems analyst would use to analyze, design and document an information system. The course will also emphasize the importance of various skills, which the systems analyst should posses including: communication, problem solving and project management.

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This course provides a detailed analysis of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques that a project leader and systems analyst would use to analyze, design and document an information system. The course will also emphasize the importance of various skills, which the systems analyst should posses including: communication, problem solving and project management.

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Development of a significant computer application in a realistic setting using modern tools and methods.

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Development of a significant computer application in a realistic setting using modern tools and methods.

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Information-based support systems and information system requirements: the information center function and dissemination of information processing methods.

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Information-based support systems and information system requirements: the information center function and dissemination of information processing methods.

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This course provides an introduction to Business Intelligence, including the processes, methodologies, infrastructure, and current practices used to transform business data into useful information and support business decision-making. Business Intelligence requires foundation knowledge in data storage and retrieval, thus this course will review logical data models for both database management systems and data warehouses. Students will learn to extract and manipulate data from these systems and asses security-related Issues. Data mining, visualization, and statistical analysis along with reporting options such as management dashboards and balanced scorecards will be covered. Technologies utilized in the course include SAP Business Warehouse, SAP Business Objects, Crystal Reports, and RapidMiner.

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This course provides an introduction to Business Intelligence, including the processes, methodologies, infrastructure, and current practices used to transform business data into useful information and support business decision-making. Business Intelligence requires foundation knowledge in data storage and retrieval, thus this course will review logical data models for both database management systems and data warehouses. Students will learn to extract and manipulate data from these systems and asses security-related Issues. Data mining, visualization, and statistical analysis along with reporting options such as management dashboards and balanced scorecards will be covered. Technologies utilized in the course include SAP Business Warehouse, SAP Business Objects, Crystal Reports, and RapidMiner.

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Information systems and interfaces for high-level users in advanced organizations (including design, selection, and implementation of systems) and control and managerial issues related to decisionsupport and expert systems.

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Information systems and interfaces for high-level users in advanced organizations (including design, selection, and implementation of systems) and control and managerial issues related to decisionsupport and expert systems.

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Purpose of the course is to provide an opportunity for in-depth reading and study of the field of computer information systems. This course will not substitute for any departmental theory course. Permission of Department Chair is required before enrollment. See advisor for details.

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Purpose of the course is to provide an opportunity for in-depth reading and study of the field of computer information systems. This course will not substitute for any departmental theory course. Permission of Department Chair is required before enrollment. See advisor for details.

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The student will work directed problems related to computer information systems. This course will not substitute for any departmental theory course. Permission of Department Chair is required before enrollment. See advisor for details.

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The student will work directed problems related to computer information systems. This course will not substitute for any departmental theory course. Permission of Department Chair is required before enrollment. See advisor for details.

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The purpose of the seminar is to bring together a small group of students for intensive study and discussion of Computer Information Systems topics the course will not substitute for any departmental theory course.

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The purpose of the seminar is to bring together a small group of students for intensive study and discussion of Computer Information Systems topics the course will not substitute for any departmental theory course.

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The student will perform meaningful, professionally related work. A job in the student's major must be obtained in advance and be approved by the advisor and the Department Chair prior to enrollment. See advisor for details.

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The student will perform meaningful, professionally related work. A job in the student's major must be obtained in advance and be approved by the advisor and the Department Chair prior to enrollment. See advisor for details.

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Last updated: 07/28/2020