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Summer 2007


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



IS 101    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 it 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 contact everhart@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0162] 6040 Meets 05/29/2007 - 06/22/2007             EVERHART, A
            MWF........9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 458)


IS 295    Introduction to Applications Programming                3 credits
This course 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 blackboard.umbc.edu/ or contact anooru1@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
[0163] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             NOORUDDIN, A
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 458)


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: One IS or computer course.
          Grade Method: REG
[0164] 6040 Meets 05/29/2007 - 06/22/2007             KAHL, M
            TuWTh......6:00pm- 9:10pm (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 or IS 300. For more information contact robert.b.smith@ssa.gov.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0165] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             SMITH, 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: One semester of programming and calculus placement. For more information contact fgreen@csee.umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0166] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             GREEN, F
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 241)


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 Web sites; talk with Web content developers from a variety of fields; and develop the Web content plan for a site. Note: Also listed as ENGL 387. Prerequisite: ENGL 393 or 391. For more information see http://www.umbc.edu/~fritz/engl387.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0167] 6050 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             FRITZ, J
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 468)


IS 400    Individual Study in Information Systems               1-3 credits

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


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 is also 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 dasmith@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0168] 6040 Meets 05/29/2007 - 06/22/2007             SMITH, D
            TuThF......9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 468)


IS 430    Information Systems and Security                        3 credits
A survey course relating to the establishment and maintenance of a practical information security program. The security implications of databases, telecommunications systems and software are examined, as are techniques to assess risks and to discover abuses of systems. Prerequisite: IS 300 and 310. For more information contact jmartens@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0169] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             MARTENS, J
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 233)


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
[0170] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             PETRY, P
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 239)


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 john.meise@ssa.gov.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/AUD
[0171] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             MEISE, J
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 229)


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 john.meise@ssa.gov.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/AUD
[0172] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             MEISE, J
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (LH8 ...)


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.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0173] 6040 Meets 05/29/2007 - 06/22/2007             EMURIAN, H
            MWF........9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 469)


IS 700    Independent Study In Information Systems              1-3 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               1-3 credits

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


IS 898    PRE CANDIDACY DOCTORAL RESEARCH                       1-3 credits

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


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