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2014-15-Undergraduate-Catalog

2014-15-Undergraduate-Catalog

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Course Descriptions • 408HIST 381 British HistoryA survey of British history from prehistoric Britain to the House of Windsor. Emphasis will be placed on thesignificance of British history for understanding American social and political institutions. Prerequisites: HIST 101,HIST 102 and HIST 103. Three credits.HIST 391 Asian HistoryAn introduction to the cultural and historical experience of Pacific Rim countries, particularly China, Japan, Koreaand Indonesia. Attention will also be paid to the emerging role of Pacific Rim countries in contemporary worldaffairs. Three credits.HIST 395 Topics in HistorySelected topics in history for reading, discussion, and writing. Three credits.HIST 401 Internship in HistoryExperience in historic site administration and public history, gained through employment at historic sites, archives,and societies. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 103, HIST 104 and permission of theinstructor. Three or six credits.HIST 445 Renaissance and ReformationAn analysis of the Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe and the Protestant and Catholic Reformations. Threecredits.HIST 495 Senior ThesisThis course serves as the capstone activity for all History majors. Students will complete the research, writing andpresentation, under faculty supervision, of a major research paper initiated during one of their 300-level or aboveelective courses. Prerequisites: HIST 201 and a 300-level or above HIST course. Three credits.HUMANITIES (HU)HU 295 TopicsStudy of specific topics, issues or themes within the humanities. Three credits.HU 495 Advanced TopicsStudy of advanced specific topics, issues or themes in the humanities. Three credits.INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES (IST)IST 204 Computer Applications in Business AnalysisA laboratory course that introduces the student to the Internet and productivity software that are used as tools inbusiness problem-solving activities and analysis. It provides a working knowledge of a commercial spreadsheetpackage to include designing a variety of worksheets, business applications, preparing graphs, working withdatabase query, macro writing and menu techniques to support business analysis and decision making. Emphasis ison understanding, using, and applying these productivity tools to business analysis. Three credits.IST 307 Object Oriented ProgrammingThis course is designed to serve as an introduction to computer programming in the business environment with aview toward the understanding and learning of the fundamentals of software development. The course is aninformation systems approach to object oriented programming. The course is also designed to develop a basic andgeneric foundation in object oriented programming. The course content will include creating simple applications,storing and manipulating data in objects, and changing the program flow with decision. Other areas to be coveredwill include program loops, encapsulation, arrays and collections, user interface objects, database connectivity andinheritance and polymorphism. Prerequisite: IST 204. Three credits.

Course Descriptions • 409IST 321 Emerging TechnologiesAn examination of emerging technologies and trends that will affect the information systems of the near anddistant future. The course will critically evaluate those technologies that 1) are so new that most enterpriseshaven’t exploited them or 2) are fairly well established, but businesses haven’t fully exploited them. Emphasis willbe placed on how these technologies will impact E-commerce. Prerequisite: IST 204. Three credits.IST 354 Business Intelligence, Knowledge Managementand Decision SystemsThe purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the concept of expert systems development. Thesoftware package VP-Expert will provide the basis of the expert systems development and application to real lifebusiness decision-making and prototyping. Prerequisite: IST 307. Three credits.IST 410 Database SystemsIntroduction to application program development in a database environment with an emphasis on loading,modifying and querying the database, discussion and application of data structures, indexed and direct fileorganizations and models of data including hierarchical, network and relational. Other topics include discussion ofstorage devices, data administration, data analysis, design and implementation. Prerequisite: IST 307. Three credits.IST 411 Data Communications and NetworkingThe features of centralized, decentralized, and distributed systems will be examined. Technology implications ofcomputer hardware, software and communications are discussed as they relate to the design, development andimplementation of distributed data processing systems. Prerequisite: IST 307. Three credits.IST 458 Social Media and Multimedia Applications for BusinessThe purpose of this course is to introduce the student to social media and multimedia communications andcomputing technologies, with emphasis on applications to business systems and requirements. The course coversmajor topics in social media, including blogs, wikis, Web feeds, social networking, tagging, cloud computing,podcasting and Vcasting, and presents a brief overview of advanced and futuristic AI (Artificial Intelligence)technologies that will impact the future of social media and multimedia computing and communications, and willunderlie the next generation Semantic Web, aka Web 3.0. Coverage of major topical domains in state-of-the-artmultimedia systems and applications include: digital audio processing for voice, sounds, and music; graphicsproduction and manipulation; animation; digital imaging and the processing, manipulation, and integration ofimagery into documents, presentations, web pages, etc.; digital photography and photographic processing; basicWeb page design including hypertext, hypermedia, direct generation of HTML code, and the use of integrated toolenvironments; and video processing using digital formats for movies on workstations and the Web. The courseincorporates hands-on student production of basic social media and multimedia projects and exercises, andincludes demonstrations of some advanced applications and integrated development environments, and amultimedia production facility tour. Prerequisite: IST 307. Three credits.IST 471 Healthcare Information SystemsThis course introduces the student to the types of computer information systems used in the health care industry.The emphasis is on the purpose, functionality, and strategic use of various systems. Relevant topics includeelectronic patient medical records, outcomes management, and use of mobile technology in healthcare practice.Both practitioner and administrator perspectives will be examined. Additional areas covered include regulation,technology standards, security, and management challenges. Prerequisite: BA 310. Three credits.IST 495 Directed StudyUtilized for courses/subjects in information systems and computer technology, which are not offered elsewhere inthe curriculum, and for individuals desiring to pursue a given issue, topic, or concentration further than obtainablein the regularly scheduled courses. May be repeated once. Prerequisite: BSB junior-level or senior-level standing.Three credits.IST 498 Information Systems and Computer Technology InternshipA link between the classroom and experience on the job, the internship provides qualified students a three-wayarrangement among the professor-advisor, the employer and the student-employee. Students may obtainappropriate employment on their own or in conjunction with the internship advisor of the School of Business. Aminimum of two 40-hour work periods is required for each semester hour of credit for which the course is taken.Prerequisites: BSB junior-level or senior-level standing. Three or six credit hours.

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14. 2014-15 Catalog Courses