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Summer 2004




IFSM 201  Introduction to Computer Based Systems                  3 credits
An overview of computer information systems. This survey course introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, systems and human resources and explores their integration and application in business and other segments of society. The fundamentals of computer problem-solving and programming in a higher-level programming language are discussed and demonstrated. For more information see blackboard.umbc.edu or contact sdjenni1@gl.umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0157] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             JENNINGS, D
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 469)


IFSM 202  Systems Analysis Methods                                3 credits
Overview of the system development life cycle. Emphasis on current system documentation through the use of both classical and structured tools/techniques for describing process flows, data flows, data structures, file designs, input and output designs, and program specifications. Discussion of the information gathering and reporting activities and of the transition from analysis to design. Prerequisite: IFSM 201. For more information see blackboard.umbc.edu or contact sdjenni1@gl.umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0158] 7060 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             JENNINGS, D
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV011)


IFSM 247V Selected Topics in High Level Programming               3 credits
          Languages & Tools Visual Basic                    
An in-depth study of the MS Visual Basic programming language. Students will create powerful, full-featured graphical user interface applications which use the key features of Microsoft Windows, including multiple-document interface (MDI), and object linking and embedding. Prerequisite: At least one semester of programming language. For more information see blackboard.umbc.edu or contact djennings@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0160] 7060 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             JENNINGS, D
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 458)


IFSM 295  Introduction to Applications Programming                3 credits
Introduces the development of business-oriented application programs, using case studies to stress the principles of good program design. Application software includes, but may not be limited to, Microsoft Office. Note: Not intended for IFSM BS majors. Prerequisite: IFSM 201 and IFSM 125 or their equivalents or permission of the instructor. For more information see blackboard.umbc.edu or contact (7060): ywang8@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0162] 7061 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             WANG, Y
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 458)


IFSM 300  Management Information Systems                          3 credits
An overview of management information systems (MIS), including the development of transaction processing systems and their relationship to management reporting systems. Objectives include developing an understanding of the purpose, functions, components and applications of transaction processing systems and management reporting systems in private and public organizations, and describing and evaluating policies for information resource management. Prerequisite: IFSM 202. For more information contact mijim1@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/AUD
[0163] 7060 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             MATHEWS, M
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV014)


IFSM 303  Human Factors in Computer Systems Design                3 credits
Provides a survey of human-computer interaction and of all facets of human factors relevant to the design, development and use of information systems. It describes the contributions of information systems, computer science, psychology, sociology and engineering to human-computer interaction. Emphasis is placed on a total system approach, systems analysis, human-factor theories, and the importance of research in the design and development of interfaces. Prerequisite: IFSM 202. For more information contact robert.b.smith@ssa.gov.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0165] 7060 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             SMITH, R
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 233)


IFSM 304  Ethical Issues in Information Systems (AH)              3 credits
A survey course that reviews the ethical impact of information systems and related technology throughout the world. Examines the policy issues that relate to the use of information systems, such as persona, privacy, rights of access, security, transborder data flow and confidentiality. Prerequisite: IFSM 202 and any 300-level IFSM course. Note: Credit will not be given for both IFSM 304/CMSC 304 and PHIL 252. Also listed as CMSC 304. For more information contact rwilso4@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0166] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             WILSON, R
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV013)


IFSM 310  Software and Hardware Concepts                          3 credits
A survey of technical topics related to computer systems with emphasis on the relationships between hardware architecture, system software and applications software. The architecture of processors and storage systems are explored, and the implications for systems software design are covered, along with the impact of hardware and system software design on the development of application programs in a business environment. Prerequisites: IFSM 202, CMSC 104, and either MATH 150 or calculus placement. For more information contact fgreen@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0167] 7060 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             GREEN, F
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV015)


IFSM 399  Cooperative Education in Information                  1-3 credits
          Systems                                           
This course provides the opportunity for IFSM majors to earn academic credit while employed in a professional position under the Cooperative Education Program. The course is repeatable to a maximum of six credits for a second co-op assignment. Course grading is P/F only, based on the student meeting the requirements of The Shriver Center and an acceptable performance evaluation from the employer. Note: This course cannot be used to fulfill the major requirement for an upper-level IFSM elective. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cooperative Education Program and permission of the department. For more information see http://userpages.umbc.edu/~redding/IS399/IS399.htm or contact redding@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: P-F
[0168] 0101 Meets 06/01/2004 - 08/20/2004             REDDING, T
            Time and room to be arranged


IFSM 410  Introduction to Database Design                         3 credits
Introduces the student to the process of database development, including data modeling, database design and database implementation. Students learn basic interactive SQL for both data definition and queries. Students practice design skills by developing a small database project. Prerequisites: Students must have completed gateway courses CMSC 201 and MATH 151 with a grade of "C" as well as an average 3.0 GPA in IFSM 202, IFSM 300 and IFSM 310 and permission of the department. For more information contact medha1@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[7509] 7060 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             UMARJI, M
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 229)


IFSM 420  Database Application Development                        3 credits
Offers hands-on experience for developing client/server database applications using a major database management system. Students learn how to create and manipulate database objects including tables, views and sequences; develop program units using SQL; and implement client applications such as forms and reports. The course provides students with first-hand experience developing prototype client/server applications. Prerequisite: IFSM 410 and permission of the department. For more information contact (6060): gangopad@umbc.edu; (7060): bandaru@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F
[0169] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             GANGOPADHYAY,
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 458)
[0170] 7060 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             BANDARU, P
            MTu........6:30pm- 9:40pm (ITE 469)


IFSM 425  Decision Support Systems                                3 credits
Provides an overview of theoretical and organizational aspects of decision support systems (DSS), including descriptive and prescriptive decision-making concepts, individual and group decision support systems, and executive information systems. Management of DSS within the end-user environment is also discussed. Projects using DSS software are required and case examples are discussed. Prerequisites: IFSM 410 and permission of the department. For more information contact everhart@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0171] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             EVERHART, A
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 469)


IFSM 436  Structured Systems Analysis and Design                  3 credits
Advanced study of techniques for systems analysis and design, as well as other lifecycle activities (e.g. project planning, feasibility analysis, and other milestones) leading up to the implementation of an information system. The course involves the application of the structured approach to a semester-long group project. Prerequisite: IFSM 410 and permission of the department. For more information contact Luther.Petry@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0172] 6080 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/23/2004             PETRY, P
            MW.........6:00pm- 8:20pm (ACIV013)


IFSM 438  Project Management                                      3 credits
Course covers the manner in which a system project is planned, scheduled and controlled during the projectís life. The use of project management techniques such as PERT (Project Evaluation and Review Technique) and Gantt charts are examined in depth, as will be other techniques of planning, scheduling and controlling projects. Prerequisite: IFSM 202. For more information contact mcginnis@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0173] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             MCGINNIS, J
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV015)


IFSM 440  Office Automation                                       3 credits
Office information and decision support systems are examined as emerging and critical elements in business data and information systems. Emphasis is given to information processing considerations at the systems level, including analysis and management of support activities such as data and records management, electronic filing and retrieving systems, word processing, micro and reprographics and (tele)communications. Includes discussion of person/machine interfaces and appraisals of current and future technological trends and their impacts on data processing and office equipment. Prerequisite: IFSM 202 and IFSM 350 and permission of the department. For more information contact mmk@advp.com.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0174] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             KAHL, M
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV151)


IFSM 450  Data Communications and Networks                        3 credits
An introductory survey course in data communications and networking. It surveys basic theory and technology of computer networking. A single networking protocol stack also is covered in depth. Prerequisites: Students must have completed gateway courses CMSC 201 and MATH 151 with a grade of "C" as well as an average 3.0 GPA in IFSM 202, IFSM 300 and IFSM 310 and permission of the department. For more information contact john.meise@ssa.gov.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0175] 7060 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             MEISE, J
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 231)


IFSM 451  Network Design and Management                           3 credits
Covers implementation and administration of enterprise networking and distributed applications. It includes readings and case studies on middleware, network architecture for distributed applications and selected technologies to support enterprise systems. Prerequisite: IFSM 450 and permission of the department. For more information contact john.meise@ssa.gov.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0176] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             MEISE, J
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV014)
[0177] 7060 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             MEISE, J
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 231)


IFSM 454  Survey of Telecommunications                            3 credits
Examines the design and management issues in communications beyond the local area, including wide-area networks, high-speed data transfer, integrated voice and data communications, distributed processing and internetworking. Prerequisite: IFSM 450 and permission of the department. For more information contact john.meise@ssa.gov.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0178] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             MEISE, J
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV150)


IFSM 613C Graphical User Interface Systems Using                  3 credits
          JAVA                                              
This course introduces students to graphical user interface systems using the most current version of Java. Students learn to implement a series of web-based interfaces while building an interactive nformation system accessible via the Web. The general features of object oriented programming, to include object construction and manipulation, are presented. Event handling, multi-threaded programs, image transmission, and data processing via the Internet will be presented. Students will read articles from the current research literature that offer guidelines in interface design. Familiarity with UNIX file and directory manipulation is recommended. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor is required. For more information see http://nasa1.ifsm.umbc.edu/IFSM413_613/ or contact emurian@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0179] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             EMURIAN, H
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 458)


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