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Summer 2006




IS 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: IS 101. For more information contact mmk@advp.com.
          Grade Method: REG
[0237] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             KAHL, M
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 239)


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. Prerequisites: IS 101 and IS 125 or their equivalents or permission of the instructor. NOTE: Not intended for IS BS majors. For more information contact anooru1@umbc.edu for section 6060.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0238] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             NOORUDDIN, A
            MW.........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 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: IS 202. For more information contact sponaugle@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0240] 7060 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/18/2006             SPONAUGLE, R
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 227)


IS 303    Human Factors in Computer Systems Design                3 credits
This course 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
[0241] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             SMITH, R
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 233)


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 software system design on the development of application programs in a business environment. For more information contact fgreen@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0242] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             GREEN, F
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 227)


IS 387    Web Content Development                                 3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - This course focuses on the creation and organization of Web content that meets the information needs of end users and serves the communication purpose of the site’s sponsors or creators. Students will analyze the information architecture, navigation, audience awareness, and usability of good and bad Websites; talk with Web content developers from a variety of fields; and develop the Web content plan for a site. Prerequisite: ENGL 393 or 391 or permission of the instructor. Note: Also listed as ENGL 387. For more information see http://www.umbc.edu/~fritz/engl387 or contact fritz@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0243] 6080 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/21/2006             FRITZ, J
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 8:20pm (ITE 468)


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  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


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 student 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 202 and 303. For more information contact devries@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG THIS CLASS WILL MEET IN
          COMPUTER LAB, ENGR 104.
[7517] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             DEVRIES, E
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ENGR104)


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. For more information contact furkantari@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[7506] 7060 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/18/2006             TARI, F
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 231)


IS 420    Database Application Development                        3 credits
The course 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. For more information contact mcginnis@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[7514] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             MCGINNIS, J
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 469)


IS 425    Decision Support Systems                                3 credits
This course 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 also is discussed. Projects using DSS software are required, and case examples are discussed. Prerequisite: IS 410 and ECAD 210. IS 325 is strongly recommended. For more information contact everhart@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0245] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             EVERHART, A
            MW.........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, the course is intended to prepare students for the eventuality of having to protect their machines and data against the increasingly common threat of viruses. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the instructor. For more information contact dgorin1@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0246] 6040 Meets 05/30/2006 - 06/23/2006             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. For more information contact luther_petry@troweprice.com.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0247] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             PETRY, P
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 229)


IS 450    Data Communications and Networks                        3 credits
This is 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. For more information contact meise@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F
[0251] 7060 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/18/2006             MEISE, J
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 233)


IS 451    Network Design and Management                           3 credits
This course 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. For more information contact meise@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F
[0252] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             MEISE, J
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 227)


IS 474    Legal Aspects of Information Systems                    3 credits
This course focuses on the legal issues surrounding the use and misuse of computer-stored information and copyrights and piracy of computer software. Prerequisite: IS 202. For more information contact sponaugle@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0254] 7060 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/18/2006             SPONAUGLE, R
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 233)


IS 613C   Graphical User Interface Systems Using                  3 credits
          JAVA                                              
This course is intended to introduce IS graduate students to basic computer programming techniques using Java Swing (JDK 5). The course is designed for the IS major who needs familiarity with Java but who does not necessarily intend to be a professional computer programmer. The course assumes that you have at least some prior programming experience so that writing computer programs is not new for you. The course has technical (Java projects), academic (tests on Java), and communication (collaborating, writing and presenting) components. This is a hands-on course, however, and most of the class time will be devoted to writing Java code. For more information see http://nasa1.ifsm.umbc.edu/IFSM413_613/ or contact emurian@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0260] 6040 Meets 05/30/2006 - 06/23/2006             EMURIAN, H
            MWF........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                              1-6 credits

(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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