Information Systems

Winter 2005

IS 434    The Development of Modern Information                   3 credits
This course examines the impact of information systems on nearly every aspect of life in the United States and other countries. It traces the developments that have made this situation possible, especially those changes following the release of the personal computer and the rise of networking. Included are topics relating to the increasing reliance on information systems within the economic and social context of the "computer revolution." For more information see http://userpages.umbc.edu/~redding/IS434/IS434.HTML or contact redding@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0033] 9101 TuThF......9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 241)       REDDING, T

IS 440    Integrating Technology into Business                    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. The course includes discussion of person/machine interfaces and appraisals of current and future technological trends and their impacts on data processing and office equipment. Pre or corequisite: IS 350. Note: Permission of the instructor is required. For more information contact mmk@advp.com.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0034] 9101 TuWTh......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 241)       KAHL, M

IS 498    Special Topics in Information Systems                   3 credits
          Implementing Enterprise Network Systems           
          and Services                                      
This course takes a detailed look into the design, development, acquisition, and implementation of enterprise network systems and communication services. Students investigate, analyze, evaluate, and select various network and telecommunications technologies to develop comprehensive communication system solutions. Working in project teams, students participate in all phases of the network design and implementation process, including communications needs analysis, requirements definition, design specification, request for proposal, evaluating design alternatives, selecting vendor services, and developing acquisition and implementation plans for the chosen solution. Students are introduced to the network design and documentation features of Visio and use this software to create their site and enterprise communication specifications. Prerequisite: IS 450. Recommended: Completion of IS 451 and IS 454. Note: Permission of the instructor is required. For more information contact john.meise@ssa.gov.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0035] 9101 TuWTh......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 468)       MEISE, J

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