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Summer 2005




IS 247V   Selected Topics in High Level Prorgamming               3 credits
          Languages & Tools Visual Studio                   
This course will introduce a high-level programming language and development tool with an in-depth study of the Microsoft Visual Basic programming language and Visual Studio.NET development environment. Students will create powerful, full-featured graphical user interface applications which use the key features of Microsoft Windows, including multiple-document interfaces (MDI), the Graphics Device Interface (GDI+), user control objects, and data access. Prerequisites: One semester of programming. For more information contact djennings@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0240] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             JENNINGS, D
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 458)


IS 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 IS B.S. majors. Prerequisite: IS 101 and 125, or their equivalents or permission of the instructor. For more information see (6060): blackboard.umbc.edu/ or contact anooru1@umbc.edu; (7060): ywang8@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0241] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             NOORUDDIN, A
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 468)
[0242] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             WANG, Y
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 468)


IS 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. The course objectives include developing an under-standing 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: IS 202. For more information contact amrishvyas@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0243] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             VYAS, A
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 233)


IS 303    Human Factors in Computer Systems Design                3 credits
Provides a survey of human factors and human-computer interaction relevant to the design 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 human factors theories, human information processing concepts, interaction design approaches and usability evaluation methods. Application areas and current research are also reviewed. Prerequisite: IS 202. For more information contact robert.b.smith@ssa.gov.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0244] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             SMITH, R
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 237)


IS 304    Ethical Issues in Information Systems                   3 credits
A survey course that reviews the ethical impact of information systems and related technology throughout the world. The course 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: IS 202 and any 300-level IS course. Note: Credit will not be given for both IS 304 and PHIL 252. For more information contact rwilso4@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0245] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             WILSON, R
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 239)
[0246] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             WILSON, R
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 231)


IS 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: IS 202, one semester of programming, and either MATH 150 or calculus placement. For more information contact fgreen@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0247] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             GREEN, F
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 241)


IS 399    Cooperative Education in Information                  1-3 credits
          Systems Management                                
This course provides the opportunity for IS 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 students meeting the requirements of the Office of Professional Practice and an acceptable performance evaluation from the employer. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cooperative Education Program. For more information see http://userpages.umbc.edu/~redding/IS399/IS399.htm or contact redding@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: P-F
[0248] 0101 Meets 05/31/2005 - 08/19/2005             REDDING, T
            Time and room to be arranged


IS 403    User Interface Design                                   3 credits
A second-semester human-computer interaction course in which the student will have the opportunity to apply the user interface theories, guidelines and principles presented in the introductory course. The goal of the course is for the students to follow the complete systems development life cycle in analyzing, designing, developing, implementing and evaluating an interactive user interface. Course activities include producing project milestone deliverables, developing a design report, coding an interactive interface and conducting a formal interface evaluation. Prerequisite: IS 303. For more information see http://userpages.umbc.edu/~jgood/teaching/ or contact jgood@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0249] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             GOODALL, J
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 458)


IS 410    Introduction to Database Design                         3 credits
The student is introduced 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: Completion of the IS B.S. gateway and permission of the department. For more information contact medha1@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0250] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             UMARJI, M
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 233)


IS 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: IS 410 and permission of the department. For more information contact (6060): gangopad@umbc.edu; (7060): bandaru@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0251] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             GANGOPADHYAY,
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 458)
[0252] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             BANDARU, P
            MTu........6:30pm- 9:40pm (ITE 458)


IS 425    Decision Support Systems                                3 credits
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 also is discussed. Projects using DSS software are required, and case examples are discussed. Prerequisite: IS 410, ECAD 210 and permission of the department. IS 325 is strongly recommended. For more information contact everhart@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F
[0253] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             EVERHART, A
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 468)


IS 432    Computer Viruses                                        3 credits
Through a review of the current literature, a survey of state-of-the-art software tools and an examination of actual microcomputer-based viruses and other malware, the course is intended to prepare students for the eventuality of having to protect their machines and data against the increasingly common threat of malicious code. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the instructor. For more information contact dgorin1@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0254] 6040 Meets 05/31/2005 - 06/24/2005             GLAZER, D
            MWF........9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 467)


IS 436    Structured Systems Analysis and Design                  3 credits
A capstone course involving advanced study and application of structured analysis and design methods throughout the system life cycle. Emphasis is given to the common approaches for gathering requirements, modeling, analyzing and designing information systems. Managing the complexity of system development projects also is addressed. These skills are applied via a semester-long, team-based, field research project. Prerequisite: IS 410 and permission of the department.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0255] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             PETRY, P
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV013)


IS 438    Project Management Information Technology               3 credits
          Project Management                                
A course covering the manner in which a system project is planned, scheduled and controlled during a project's life. The use of project management techniques such as PERT (Project Evaluation and Review Technique) and Gantt charts will be examined in depth, as will be other techniques of planning, scheduling and controlling projects. Prerequisite: IS 202. For more information contact Trichburg@hcfa.gov.
          Grade Method: REG
[0256] 6080 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/22/2005             RICHBURG, T
            Sa.........9:00am- 1:30pm (ITE 229)


IS 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: Completion of the IS B.S. gateway. Prerequisite: Permission of the department. For more information contact john.meise@ssa.gov.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F
[0257] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             MEISE, J
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 231)


IS 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: IS 450 and permission of the department. For more information contact john.meise@ssa.gov.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F
[0258] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             MEISE, J
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 231)
[0259] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             MEISE, J
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 227)


IS 454    Survey of Telecommunications                            3 credits
This course 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: IS 450 and permission of the department. For more information contact john.meise@ssa.gov.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F
[0260] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             MEISE, J
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 241)


IS 613C   Graphical User Interface Systems Using                  3 credits
          JAVA                                              
This course has technical, academic, and communication components. The course is designed to provide IS students with the opportunity to explore many features of internet applications using Java. For the technical component, the course has the objective of introducing the IS student to graphical user interface (GUI) design and implementation using Java Swing and the JApplet class. The construction and use of the following GUI containers and components, at least, will be investigated: Applet, JApplet, JPanel, Label, JLabel, JButton, JFrame, JTextField, JTextArea, JList, CheckBox, Choice, Image, Canvas, and JScrollPane. Event handling, multi- threaded programs, image processing, and client-server interactions will be investigated. The course is specifically designed to support IS majors. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. For more information see http://nasa1.ifsm.umbc.edu/IFSM413_613/ or contact emurian@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0261] 6040 Meets 05/31/2005 - 06/24/2005             EMURIAN, H
            TuThF......9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 469)


IS 700    Independent Study In Information Systems              1-6 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


IS 799    Master's Thesis Research MASTER'S THESIS              1-6 credits
          RESEARCH                                          

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


IS 801    Independent Study for Doctoral Students               1-6 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


IS 8800   Doctoral Special Study                                   1 credit

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


IS 899    Doctoral Dissertation Research                        1-6 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


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