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Undergraduate Course Descriptions for INSY

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INSY 2303. INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING (3-0) Introduction to business data processing, computer programming, management information systems, and problems involved in business information processing systems. Selected software tools are presented and managerial applications are required. Formerly BUSA 2303; credit will be granted only once.

INSY 3300. OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING (3-0) Topics include object-based and object-oriented program design and processing, language fundamentals and applications involving business problems. Prerequisite: INSY 2303.

INSY 3303. COMPUTER NETWORKS AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (3-0) Concepts of networks and distributed data processing. Topics include data communications principles, hardware and software, network architectures, distributed databases, client server computing, applications, and management issues. Formerly INSY 4304; credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: INSY 2303.

INSY 3304. DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (3-0) Comprehensive coverage of database technology and applications. Data models, query processing (SQL), relational database design, and implementation. Topics covered are hierarchical, network, relational, and object-oriented models, data dictionaries, distributed databases, evaluation and selection of database management systems (DBMS), and data administration. Formerly INSY 4302; credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: INSY 3300.

INSY 3305. INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (3-0) This is a survey of the concepts and methods of information systems analysis and design, system development life cycle (SDLC) and methodologies associated with the SDLC. Course covers feasibility analysis, requirements definition, systems design, data design, coding design, programming, and implementation. Prerequisite: INSY 3304.

INSY 3330. INTRODUCTION TO E-COMMERCE (3-0) Examines current and projected developments in electronic commerce. Topics include the information technologies upon which electronic commerce is based, such as the telecommunications infrastructure; new perspectives on space, time and money in business; electronic consumers and advertising; the effect of e-commerce on logistics and supply chain management; electronic financial markets and digital payment mechanisms; marketing through digital storefronts and virtual corporations; new frontiers of business such as electronic auctions and business to business e-commerce; the relationship between e-commerce and successful business strategy; and finally, public policy. Formerly BUSA 3330; credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: INSY 2303.

INSY 4191. STUDIES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (1-0) Advanced studies, on an individual basis, in the various fields of information systems. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

INSY 4291. STUDIES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (2-0) Advanced studies, on an individual basis, in the various fields of information systems. Prerequisite: 90 credit hours and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

INSY 4305. ADVANCED APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT (3-0) Topics include exception and error handling, multithreading, multimedia, files and database access, networks and network applications, collections, and component-based design in the electronic business framework. Prerequisite: INSY 3300.

INSY 4306. ADVANCED SYSTEMS DESIGN (3-0) This course will introduce systems design and development principles using Objects and Frameworks. Students will learn the use of class libraries, assemblies, namespaces, runtime engine, integrated development environments (IDE), data access and application deployment. The course will include systems development using objects, assemblies, threads, application domains, forms, files and databases. The emphasis will be on the design, development and deployment of enterprise applications on networked systems. Prerequisite: INSY 3300.

INSY 4308. APPLIED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT (3-0) Integration of knowledge and abilities gained in prior computer-related courses by the development of a comprehensive system project. Prerequisite: INSY 4305.

INSY 4310. ADVANCED COMPUTER NETWORKS (3-0) An applied study of the problems inherent in the maintenance and management of the heterogeneous networking environments in the modern business enterprise. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring and integrating the practical management/technical skills. The course covers the hardware required for interconnecting networking devices. Prerequisite: INSY 3303.

INSY 4312. FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SECURITY (3-0) This course provides an introduction to the field of Information Security. It covers terminology, history, management, technology and practice of Information Security. It will address topics in many of the Security Domains specified by ISC2. Prerequisite: INSY 3303.

INSY 4315. ADVANCED WEB DEVELOPMENT (3-0) Concepts and techniques for Web application development. The course will emphasize the use of Web development tools and techniques to develop web applications. Topics include web application development using technologies such as HTML/DHTML/XHTML, client-side scripting, XML/XSL and server-side scripting. Prerequisite: INSY 3300.

INSY 4325. INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3-0) Management issues related to information and information technology that confront today's diverse organizations. Topics include leadership in the information systems function and its role in supporting the information needs of the organization, information technology planning, evaluation of the information systems function, legal considerations, office automation, decision support systems, and social and technological trends. Should be taken in last semester. Prerequisite: INSY 3305.

INSY 4331. SEMINAR IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3-0) Readings and discussion of special topics in information systems. Prerequisite: 60 or 90 credit hours and consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of department.

INSY 4391. STUDIES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3-0) Advanced studies, on an individual basis, in the various fields of information systems. Prerequisite: 90 credit hours and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

INSY 4393. INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNSHIP (3-0) Practical training in information systems. Analysis of theory applied to real life situations. May be used as an advanced business elective only; graded on a pass/fail basis. No credit will be given for previous experience or activities. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of department internship advisor.

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