Apr 11, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 Courses numbered from 101–299 are lower-division courses, primarily for freshmen and sophomores; those numbered from 300–499 are upper-division courses, primarily for juniors and seniors. The numbers 296, 396, 496, and 596 designate individual study courses and are available for registration by prior arrangement with the course instructor and approval of the department chair.

The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the amount of credit each course carries. Variable credit courses include the minimum and maximum number of the credits within parentheses.

Not all of the courses are offered every quarter. Final confirmation of courses to be offered, information on new courses and programs, as well as a list of hours, instructor, titles of courses and places of class meetings, is available online in My CWU which can be accessed through the the CWU home page, and go to www.cwu.edu/registrar/course-information

 

Human Resource Management (HRM)

  
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    HRM 497 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

  
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    HRM 498 - Special Topics


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    HRM 499 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)


Humanities (HUM)

  
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    HUM 101 - Exploring Cultures in the Ancient World


    Description:
    An interdisciplinary exploration from literature, history, philosophy, and the arts of selected major ancient civilizations in Asia, Africa, Europe, and/or the Americas from their beginnings through the 15th century. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer). AH-Literature and Humanities (W).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: ENG 101 with a grade of C- or higher.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate understanding of assigned readings of literary, dramatic, philosophical, and religious works produced in various ancient and medieval cultures. 
    • Synthesize past understandings of humanistic knowledge with current understandings, drawing connections between the ancient through medieval periods and the present.
    • Analyze selected writings, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and music pieces produced in ancient and medieval cultures as means of interpreting human experience and defining “human” during this time span.
    • Identify their own cultural presuppositions, including prejudices, within the larger perspective of various cultural norms within the ancient/medieval periods.
    • Analyze the ways in which historical, linguistic, religious, philosophical, and artistic factors shape human cultures. 
    • Identify commonalities and differences across human cultures in the ancient/medieval world and in the present.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/2/17

  
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    HUM 102 - Exploring Cultures From 16th through 19th Centuries


    Description:
    An interdisciplinary exploration of selected literature, history, philosophy, and the arts in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from the 16th through the 19th centuries. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).  AH-Literature and Humanities (W).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: ENG 101 with a grade of C- or higher.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Recognize and accurately recall material in assigned readings of literary, dramatic, philosophical, and religious works produced in various cultures during the 16th to 19th centuries. 
    • Synthesize past understandings of humanistic knowledge with current understandings, drawing connections between the 16th-19th centuries and the present.
    • Analyze selected writings, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and music pieces produced in the 16th-19th centuries as means of interpreting human experience during this time span.
    • Identify their own cultural presuppositions, including prejudices,  within the larger perspective of various cultural norms within the 16th-19th centuries.
    • Analyze the ways in which historical, linguistic, religious, philosophical, and artistic factors shape human cultures. 
    • Identify commonalities and differences across human cultures from the 16th century to the present.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/7/17
  
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    HUM 103 - Exploring Cultures in Modern and Contemporary Societies


    Description:
    An interdisciplinary exploration of literature, history, philosophy, and the arts of selected world civilizations of the 20th and 21st centuries. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).  AH-Literature and Humanities (W).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: ENG 101 with a grade of C- or higher.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Recognize and accurately recall material in assigned readings of literary, dramatic, philosophical, and religious works produced in various cultures since 1900.
    • Synthesize past understandings of humanistic knowledge since 1900 with current understandings, drawing connections between past and present perceptions within their historical/cultural context.
    • Analyze selected writings, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and music pieces produced in various cultures since 1900 as means of interpreting human experience during this time span.
    • Identify students’ own cultural presuppositions within the larger perspective of various cultural norms since 1900.
    • Analyze the ways in which historical, linguistic, religious, philosophical, and artistic factors have shaped human cultures in the 20th and 21st centuries. 
    • Identify commonalities and differences across human culturesfrom 1900 to the present.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/7/17

  
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    HUM 298 - Special Topics


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    HUM 299 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

  
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    HUM 396 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    HUM 397 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

  
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    HUM 398 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    HUM 399 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

  
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    HUM 496 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    HUM 497 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

  
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    HUM 498 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    HUM 499 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)


Individual Studies (IS)

  
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    IS 200 - Introduction to Individual Studies


    Description:
    This course provides an introduction to the individual studies major. Students will learn the parameters for completing a individual studies degree and will develop their learning goals and course of study under the guidance of a faculty advisor. By permission. Grade will be S or U.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Articulate individual learning goals to be accomplished through the Individual Studies degree program.
    • Design an individual course of study leading to the accomplishment of the individual learning goals.
    • Create a title for their Individual Studies degree consistent with their course of study.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/5/2015
  
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    IS 298 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    IS 396 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    IS 397 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

  
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    IS 398 - Special Topics


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    IS 399 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

  
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    IS 487 - End-of-Program Assessment


    Description:
    This course will assist students in preparing their goal attainment portfolio. The final portfolio will be evaluated. Grade will either be S or U.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IS 200 and admission to the individual studies major.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Assess one’s own progress toward the learning goals of the major and provide the university with program assessment feedback.
    • Prepare for academic or career future alternatives, job interview, and/or graduate school application.
    • Integrate documents representing skills learned as an Individual Studies major.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/5/2015
  
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    IS 496 - Individual Study


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    IS 497 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

  
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    IS 498 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    IS 499 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)


Information Technology (IT)

  
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    IT 101 - Computer Applications


    Description:
    Basic skills in Windows, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. Basic Skills 6 - Computer Fundamentals.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of Microsoft Word
    • Demonstrate an understanding of Microsoft Excel
    • Demonstrate an understanding of Microsoft Access
    • Demonstrate an understanding of The Internet
  
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    IT 105 - Protecting Your Online Identity


    Description:
    This course will expose students to the potential threats being thrust upon them daily by simply using the Internet and how to neutralize or greatly reduce these risks. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Define the term “Online Identity” and analyze its influence on the Internet, social media, and society.
    • Analyze the threats posed by social engineering attacks
    • Describe the importance of sanitizing and disposal of electronic devices and physical media when no longer needed
    • Implement Security Measures to secure online activities both at home and while traveling.
    • Identify and evaluate the various types of malicious attacks and measures to protect against them.
    • Apply statistical quantitative reasoning to evaluate the possible impact of the Internet of Things (IOT) on a person’s online identity as a result of increased manufacturing of various types of IOT devices in the U.S. and globally.
    • Construct a data recovery plan for electronic devices to recover/restore data in the event a device is destroyed, lost, or rendered useless by malware or viruses or to restore control of a hacked online account.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/1/18
  
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    IT 111 - Your Digital Footprint and the Web


    Description:
    Examines impact of online activities on personal, academic, and professional lives, plus the global impact of technology and our interactions with that technology. Maintain and leverage digital footprints, critically evaluate online content, and cultivate e-professionalism. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of fundamental concepts in global technologies including the internet, the world wide web (WWW), social media, and how we create and maintain our online personas.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the scholarly and creative methods used within information technology to shape, curate, and protect a person’s digital footprint.
    • Identify, evaluate, and articulate underlying global, national, local, and personal issues that arise from common digital activities such as posting on social media, online research, the proliferation of fake news sites, and online activism.
    • Apply statistical quantitative reasoning to evaluate the validity of online information and its impact.
    • Explore and analyze local-to-global dynamics of online communications and the impact of one of the largest interdependent global systems, the internet, as they relate to the contemporary world. Topics to include the impact of bringing internet access into developing countries, net neutrality, intellectual property rights, and decentralization of control over the internet and WWW systems.
    • Articulate issues and processes from our online activities that cross international boundaries and impact our lives on all levels from the personal to the global.
    • Formulate questions on possible issues from our online activities and personas, and address them through technological solutions.
    • Explore research methods and information resources available to assist students in evaluating online sources, building their online professional persona, and developing the skills to stay current and informed on emerging technologies.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/16/17
  
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    IT 165 - Seeing Through the Data


    Description:
    This class examines the influence of big data on social media, the internet, and society. Students will acquire data sets, analyze them using basic statistical tools, and be able to present data-driven, validated results. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Define big data and analyze its influence on the internet, social media and society.
    • Describe sources and formats of data and how it can be prepared for analysis.
    • Implement quantitative strategies to use data for optimization, forecasting, classification, and prediction.
    • Evaluate the quality and validity of data used to support a claim or argument.
    • Construct and deliver effective presentations of data-informed conclusions to a specific audience.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/4/18
  
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    IT 228 - New Innovations in IT


    Description:
    Exploring information technology principles, practices, and applications in contemporary society.  Formerly IT 388, students may not receive credit for botth.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe information technology terminology, concepts, and innovations.  
    • Recognize emerging information technology hardware and software tools.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of current social, consumer, and commercial issues in information technology.
  
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    IT 238 - Introduction to Cyberwarfare


    Description:
    This course explores the threats to national security posed by the use of cyberattacks by nation-states and terrorist groups against information and communication systems. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer).

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Explain the fundamental concepts of cybersecurity
    • Describe the steps of an advanced cyberattack between nation-states.
    • Categorize cyberattacks according to their specific effects on their targets and overall effects on national security.
    • Apply knowledge of past cyberattacks to predict future threats to individuals, organizations and national security
    • Distinguish the current roles of the private sector and the government in protecting the US national security from cyberattacks.
    • Analyze proposals for further efforts to protect US national security from cyberattacks
  
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    IT 248 - Web Fundamentals


    Description:
    Development of web pages and internet skills for business, education, and training environments.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate the application and understanding of website planning, scaling, and site specifications
    • Demonstrate the application and understanding of fundamental CSS concepts including but not limited to style selectors, style properties, and pseudo-classes
    • Demonstrate the ability to set up and connect a website’s local and remote folders for creation and publication of a site
    • Demonstrate the application of basic visual design when creating content for display on the Web including but not limited to color, scale, symmetry, proportion, and shape
    • Demonstrate an understanding of User Interface design when building simple web pages
    • Demonstrate the application and understanding of web site construction using basic HTML code to create the structure of web pages
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/1/2014
  
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    IT 258 - Spreadsheet Applications


    Description:
    Developing spreadsheets for business and workplace environments. Not intended for ITAM majors. Formerly ADMG 358 and IT 358. Students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: IT 101 or CS 101.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    IT 260 - Integrated Information Technology Application Projects


    Description:
    Developing word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation skills to create integrated projects for business and workplace environments. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: IT 101 or CS 101.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Prepare word processing documents that demonstrate the interpretation of specific application terminology, advanced application skills, and critical thinking skills.
    • Prepare spreadsheets that demonstrate the interpretation of specific application terminology, advanced application skills, and critical thinking skills.
    • Prepare and query relational databases that demonstrate the interpretation of specific application terminology, advanced application skills, and critical thinking skills.
    • Integrate documents, worksheets, and databases for the purpose of presenting information.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/21/17
  
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    IT 268 - Database Applications (Put on reserve as of 9/16/15.)


    Description:
    Develop databases for business and workplace environments. Not intended for ITAM majors. Put on reserve as of 9/16/15. Will go inactive 8/24/18.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: IT 101 or CS 101.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Use specialized vocabulary related to personal database publications
    • Create a database and the accompanying tables, forms, reports, and switchboards
    • Write simple macros to automate tasks in a database
    • Write queries to extract information from tables
    • Create relationships between tables
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/7/2002
  
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    IT 288 - Business Presentation Applications


    Description:
    Develop multimedia graphic presentations for business and workplace environments. Course will be offered every year. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Use software and storytelling tools for presenting ideas on a virtual canvas.
    • Use interactive portable documents across platforms.
    • Use content management systems for presentations.
    • Use internet conferencing systems.
  
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    IT 298 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    IT 299 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

  
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    IT 301 - Information Technology Security, Privacy, and Ethics


    Description:
    Examination of information technology security and privacy issues in the context of law and ethics.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify and recall key information technology security, privacy and legal terminology and concepts.
    • Identify and describe information technology organizational security structure and security issues.
    • Review and analysis of legal and ethical issues related to information technology security and privacy.
    • Formulate reasoned opinions regarding information technology security and privacy based on legal precedents.
    • Create a formal security policy for an organization.
    • Develop an acceptable usage policy.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/21/2005
  
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    IT 312 - Advanced Application of Web Tools


    Description:
    Advance website construction and design using contemporary tools and techniques.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 248.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Explain vector based graphics and multimedia formats.
    • Apply advanced HTML and CSS concepts.
    • Apply basic elements and principles of design to web sites.
    • Explain site planning, scaling, and site specifications.
    • Demonstrate responsive design techniques for cross-media and cross-platform graphic applications using CSS.
    • Publish multipage web sites using a remote web server.
  
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    IT 322 - Innovative Design in Web


    Description:
    Design and implementation of the information technology infrastructure needed to operate a business Web site.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 312.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Explain site planning, scaling, and site specifications
    • Create original working code based in HTML
    • Employ CSS for formatting text elements
    • Employ CSS for page layout
    • Apply jQuery/Ajax components on a page, both with and without XML data
    • Incorporate XML data (including linked and graphic) in a webpage
    • Create and publish web pages that use linked external CSS style sheets
    • Read and reconfigure or repurpose existing HTML and CSS code
  
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    IT 336 - Digital Forensics


    Description:
    Students will learn skills in digital forensics including how to analyze a device, retrieve “deleted” information, and methods of digital concealment.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: IT 238 and IT 351.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the relevant processes, objectives, and goals of digital forensics.
    • Discuss the legal ramifications of digital forensics investigations.
    • Assess the tools and procedures necessary to investigate and evaluate a perpetrator’s computer assets from a digital forensics perspective.
    • Analyze digital concealment and recovery techniques and related technologies including hardware, software, and networked computers and systems.
    • Utilize digital concealment and recovery techniques and related technologies.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/16/2013
  
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    IT 338 - Cybercrime


    Description:
    Investigate vulnerability of computer networks, systems, and computer applications. Learn methods of mitigation and/or prevention of cybercrime. Attributes of cybercrime such as virus attacks, identity theft, electronic funds transfers, and phishing will be examined.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: IT 238 and IT 351.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the various attributes of cybercrime to include hacking, denial of service attacks, cyberstalking, cyberbullying, virus attacks, identity theft, electronic funds transfers, phishing, spoofing, internet fraud and similar attributes.
    • Investigate the vulnerability of computer applications, networks, and systems in terms of computer intrusions and attacks.
    • Analyze the impact of cybercrime (social, economic, and legal).
    • Discuss methods of the mitigation and/or prevention of cybercrime.
    • Utilize tools and procedures to include hardware and/or software to mitigate cybercrime.
    • Discuss the legal ramifications of cybercrime on individuals, organizations, and society.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/16/2013
  
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    IT 351 - Computer Networks


    Description:
    Computer network communications including LAN and WAN Topologies, Protocols and Services, such as TCP/IP, and Ethernet, within the context of the OSI Reference Model.  Formerly IT 452, students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Define fundamental networking concepts, components, and functions and the three basic network designs
    • Describe how network components are linked either by physical media such as cable or by wireless methods such as infrared or radio transmissions
    • Explain the theoretical structure which forms the foundation of all network activity (OSI model)
    • Identify the different network components such as drivers, packets, and protocols
    • Explain how the access methods control the flow of data across the network
    • Describe the major components, features, and functions of the primary network architectures or layouts
    • Describe the operating system, applications, utilities, and special languages that make it possible for networks to provide the services they do. (Client/Server)
    • Explain what is involved in managing and supporting a network in its day-to-day functions of providing services to its users
    • Describe how networks grow from a LAN into larger WAN’ s
    • Describe how to manage a network to keep it running smoothly
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/17/2002
  
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    IT 359 - Advanced Spreadsheet Applications


    Description:
    Advanced spreadsheets for business applications such as design of multiple sheet workbooks and templates, advanced functions and formulas, enhanced formats, lists, and pivot tables.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: IT 258 or IT 260.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Construct simple and compound statements and selected functions.
    • Examine lists, data filters and subtotals.
    • Employ macros.
    • Apply What if analysis, goal seek, forecasts.
    • Analyze data with Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts.
    • Demonstrate the application of common statistical methods using spreadsheet formulas.
  
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    IT 362 - Wireless Communications


    Description:
    Broad introduction to wireless communications. Provides students with an exposure to a variety of technologies, standards, and concepts.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 351.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe wireless communications: how it works, how it is used, its advantages and disadvantage
    • Contrast and compare radio and infrared wireless communication: models, transmission and standards
    • Describe, explain, configure, and troubleshoot short range wireless communications
    • Identify, troubleshoot, and correct Wireless Local Area Networks and associated protocols
    • Plan and conduct a wireless site survey to evaluate wireless network design for optimum coverage
    • Describe and explain digital Cellular Telephone Applications, Technology and Client software
    • Describe and explain fixed broadband wireless and satellite communication
    • Identify, describe, and explain the uses and challenges of wireless communications in business
    • Describe, explain, configure, and troubleshoot wireless network security
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/4/2014
  
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    IT 363 - Data Mining for IT Managers


    Description:
    Students will learn to extract data, apply learning methods, and prepare data for further analysis. Course will be offered every year. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 359.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Explain the procedures involved in extracting useful data from multiple sources in an IT Management context.
    • Differentiate between intelligence and analytics and describe the role of each in data-driven decision making.
    • Explain various supervised learning methods that can be used to derive meaning from trained data sets in an IT Management context.
    • Explain various unsupervised learning methods that can be used to derive meaning from large sets in an IT Management context.
    • Identify the best tools to apply to data sets to prepare them for analysis in an IT Management context.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/1/18
  
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    IT 365 - Data Driven Innovation


    Description:
    Introduction to data analysis techniques that enables real-time decision making in IT organizations. Course will be offered every year. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 363.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Explain the role of machine learning in data mining
    • Apply models and algorithms as used in data mining techniques
    • Analyze the value of data mining techniques used in the information technology field
    • Evaluate visualization techniques used in data mining
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/15/18
  
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    IT 370 - The Command Line Interface and Cybersecurity


    Description:
    This course provides an introduction to the cybersecurity script programming paradigm, and introduces and compares a range of security scripting languages used for Linux and Web-based applications. Course will be offered every year. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: IT 238 and IT 351.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Utilize looping and selection statements.
    • Utilize truth tables in the evaluation of conditions.
    • Construct a script that will help secure a system.
    • Evaluate a script for security vulnerabilities.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/15/18
  
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    IT 376 - Project Management and Information Technology


    Description:
    IT project management with a focus on facilitating project management areas; risk management, procurement management, HR management, and communication management. Microsoft Project will be used.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: students must be junior standing or above.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    IT 381 - Web Apps for M-Commerce


    Description:
    This course will introduce concepts in developing business web apps for use in m-commerce. Web apps review and development using web app authoring/application software for various operating systems.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 322.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of web app planning, scaling, and specifications.
    • Document web app goals, requirements and internal specifications.
    • Demonstrate the ability to create original working web apps.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of native web apps for multiple OS.
    • Create simple dynamic/interactive m-commerce web apps.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/1/2011
  
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    IT 396 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    IT 397 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

  
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    IT 398 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    IT 399 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

  
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    IT 425 - Reporting Data and Analytics


    Description:
    Skills and applications in pre-processing and preparing as well as presenting and reporting data for further analysis.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 365.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply push and pull approaches to analytics reporting.
    • Interpret information about people in organizations in terms of its usefulness in strategic process decisions.
    • Construct actionable information by using tools to process large data sets.
    • Evaluate potential solutions based on analytics data.
    • Justify recommendations using data mining and analytics appropriate for a client-based environment.
  
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    IT 426 - Application of Web Languages


    Description:
    Web languages for the non-computer science student.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 322.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Select appropriate languages to accomplish specific tasks on a Website
    • Document site goals, requirements and internal specifications
    • Conduct an informal usability test of a Website
    • Explain how browser compatibility can determine functionality of your site
    • Choose an appropriate platform for site development
    • Design site architecture that includes appropriate security considerations
    • Identify key components in development and testing
    • Evaluate and use new technologies for use in a Website including XHTML, CSS, XML, Spry and Ajax
    • Plan and budget for the continued maintenance of a site
    • Create a plan for implementation of a medium sized site
    • Create a working site
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/1/2011
  
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    IT 428 - Web Applications (Put on reserve 9/16/17)


    Description:
    Web application design using Web software such as Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash. (Put on reserve 9/16/17. Will go inactive 8/24/2020.)

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 322.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of site planning, scaling, and site specifications
    • Demonstrate the ability to create original working code based in ActionScript 3
    • Demonstrate the ability to create and use Classic, Motion and Shape tweens in Flash
    • Demonstrate the application of ActionScript/MXML built-in functions
    • Demonstrate an understanding of User Interface design when building Rich Internet Applications
    • Demonstrate the ability to create and publish Rich Internet Applications in Flash and Flex
    • Demonstrate the ability to create and publish Rich Internet Applications that make use of XML data
    • Demonstrate the ability to read and reconfigure or repurpose existing code
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/1/2011
  
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    IT 436 - Cyberattack/Defense


    Description:
    Examines the techniques and technologies for penetration of networks, detection of attacks, and the prevention of attacks. This course addresses the techniques, technologies, and methodologies used by cyberintruders.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: IT 238 and IT 351.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the major components of the cyber-attack/defense domain.
    • Investigate cyber deterrence capabilities.
    • Investigate reconstitution and robustness capabilities designed to enable U.S. systems to continue to function once they have suffered cyber damage.
    • Assess tools and procedures to include hardware and/or software to simulate an attack on an adversary.
    • Utilize tools and procedures to include hardware and/or software to simulate an attack on an adversary.
    • Discuss the implications societally, socially, legally, and technologically, of cyber-attacks on an entity.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/16/2013
  
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    IT 437 - Mobile and Cloud Forensics


    Description:
    Students will learn skills in mobile and cloud forensics including how to analyze a mobile device, retrieve “deleted” information, recover information from the cloud environment and methods of digital concealment. Course will be offered every year. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 336.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Appraise a given scenario, and then choose the correct digital forensic tool and technique for that scenario.
    • Prepare a cloud forensics case using the tools provided in the text and other research areas.
    • Prepare a mobile digital forensics report after being provided the scenario and necessary tools to include software.
    • Demonstrate the understanding of digital forensics in situations where the device is an IoT, Mobile Device, Cloud environment or standard desktop environment.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/15/18
  
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    IT 438 - IT Risk Management


    Description:
    Explores Networking Security from the perspective of risk management to develop strategies to mitigate and manage risks. Focuses on assessment strategies for effective mitigation measures and risk management practices in terms of cybersecurity.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: IT 238 and IT 351.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify risk assessment strategies requisite to implement risk mitigation measures and practices.
    • Identify the levels of sensitivity of information kept by an organization and the procedures necessary to protect it.
    • Examine the tools and procedures utilized by attackers to infiltrate an organization’s infrastructure in order to obtain sensitive information.
    • Develop an effective risk management plan for organizations of various sizes, compositions, and industries.
    • Construct a disaster recovery plan for organizations of various sizes, compositions, and industries.
    • Discuss the legal ramifications in the risk management arena from an IT perspective.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/16/2013
  
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    IT 456 - Advanced Computer Network Management


    Description:
    Students will analyze network requirements, design network infrastructures, and install, configure and maintain routing and switching equipment.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 351.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Define the purpose of routing and switching
    • Identify the principles of network design
    • Design a switched network
    • Install, configure, & manage routing and switching equipment
    • Load multiple protocols and be able to differentiate between routing and routed protocols
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/16/2013
  
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    IT 459 - Workstation Administration


    Description:
    Implementation, administration, and troubleshooting workstations as a desktop operating system in any network environment.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 351.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Install A Workstation Networking Software
    • Implement and conduct administration of resources
    • Implement manage, and troubleshoot hardware devices, and drivers
    • Monitor and optimize system performance and reliability
    • Configure and Troubleshoot the Desktop Environment
    • Implement, Manage, and Troubleshoot Network Protocols and Services
    • Implement, Monitor, and Troubleshoot Security
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/16/2013
  
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    IT 461 - Systems Analysis


    Description:
    Feasibility studies of systems, cost analysis, budgets, and tools of systems analysis.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: senior standing.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Position system analysis in the development process
    • Develop an understanding of the concepts of problem recognition and problem definition
    • Use tools like PIECES framework
    • Explain in detail the individual phases of the SDLC, along with the expected activities and deliverables from each
    • Identify and select IS projects
    • Gather and organize end users’ requirements
    • Read, correct, and create data flow diagrams (DFD)
    • Read, correct, and create entity relationship diagrams (ERO)
    • Perform basic project management tasks associated with scope, time and budget
    • Understand ERO extensions
    • Create logical and relational models
    • Write a system proposal
    • Understand the basic elements of other analysis methods like object oriented analysis or rapid application development
    • Understand the job of system analyst
    • Work effectively in a pair
    • Follow a process to solve organizational problems
    • Write better
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/2/2006
  
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    IT 463 - Computer Network Management


    Description:
    Develop and improve network administration and management skills within a network server environment.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 351.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Install Windows 2000 Server
    • Install, Configure, and Troubleshoot Access to Resources
    • Configure and Troubleshoot Hardware Devices and Drivers
    • Manage, monitor, and optimize system performance, reliability, and availability
    • Manage, configure, and troubleshoot storage use
    • Configure and Troubleshoot Network Connections
    • Implement, monitor, and troubleshoot security
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/17/2002
  
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    IT 464 - Directory Services (Put on reserve 9/16/18)


    Description:
    Students will plan, implement, and maintain directory service features including forests, sites, domains, and organizational units to meet network accessibility, performance, and security goals. (Put on reserve 9/16/18, will go inactive 8/24/21)

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 463.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Evaluate network traffic when planning and creating global catalog servers
    • Improve network efficiency and performance using operations master roles
    • Implement a directory service forest and domain structure
    • Manage forest and domain structure
    • Monitor, diagnose and restore directory services
    • Identify security issues and plan an effective strategy for dealing with those issues
    • Plan and implement a strategy for configuring user and computer environments using Group Policy
    • Maintain installed software using Group Policy
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/15/2004
  
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    IT 465 - Messaging Service (Put on Reserve 9/16/16.)


    Description:
    Provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to install and support a reliable, secure e-mail messaging infrastructure in a medium-to large-sized (250 to 5,000 users) corporate environment.  (Put on Reserve 9/16/16. Last taught in 2013. Will go inactive 8/24/19.)

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 463.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify and recall key messaging services terminology and concepts
    • Identify, plan and configure messaging services infrastructure and integration components
    • Configure and manage Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) messaging services components
    • Configure security and fault tolerance components for messaging services
    • Identify and implement monitoring and maintenance components for messaging services
    • Identify and troubleshoot messaging services components, including server health, data storage, lusters and fault tolerance mechanisms
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/18/2008
  
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    IT 466 - Open Source Server Management


    Description:
    Open Source Server Management covers the concepts required for Linux/UNIX server system administration and common networking services configuration, operation, and management.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 459.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Install, configure, & manage a Linux server for network environments
    • Compare Linux administration from the command line shell with GUI based tools
    • Install, configure, and manage some of the more commonly used network services, (DHCP, DNS, LDAP, email)
    • Install, configure, and manage file and print services
    • Install, configure, & manage a Linux web server and associated services (http, ftp, php, mySQL)
    • Demonstrate best practices for secure server standards within a networked computing environment
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/16/2013
  
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    IT 467 - Network Security


    Description:
    Analysis and design of computer network security in the business environment.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 463.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Analyze the existing and planned business model
    • Analyze the existing and planned organizational structures
    • Analyze factors that influence company strategies
    • Analyze business and security requirements for the end user
    • Analyze the structure of IT management
    • Analyze the current physical model and information security model
    • Evaluate the company’s existing and planned technical environment
    • Analyze the impact of the security design on the existing and planned technical environment
    • Design a security baseline for a network
    • Identify the required level of security for each resource
    • Design an audit policy
    • Design a delegation of authority strategy
    • Design a placement and inheritance of security policies for sites, domains, and organizational units
    • Design an Encrypting File System strategy
    • Design an authentication strategy
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    6/1/2006
  
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    IT 468 - Projects in Database


    Description:
    Techniques in database design and management.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 260 or IT 268.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of terminology used in database management
    • Demonstrate an understanding of relational models
    • Demonstrate an understanding of QBE and SOL
    • Demonstrate an understanding of Normalization
    • Demonstrate an understanding of Database Design
    • Demonstrate an understanding of Database Administration
  
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    IT 469 - Enterprise Database Systems: SQL


    Description:
    Students will learn to write SQL statements, basic database administration, and report writing skills. Course will be offered every year. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 468.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Manipulate a database on paper prior to working in SQL
    • Examine concepts and terminology associated with relational databases.
    • Use SQL to query a database, discussing the use of simple and compound conditions; computed columns; the SQL operators BETWEEN, LIKE, and IN; SQL functions; nesting queries; grouping data; and retrieving columns with null values.
    • Use queries to join multiple tables, discussing the SQL operators IN and EXIST, SQL set operations, and the use of the ALL and ANY operators.
    • Apply specific SQL commands, including COMMIT, ROLLBACK, UPDATE, INSERT, and DELETE commands to update table data.
    • Use procedural code to write stored programs, including the use of transactions and locking.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/15/18
  
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    IT 470 - Database and the Web Capstone


    Description:
    Provides a culminating experience for students in the Web and Database specialization; giving the students an opportunity to use knowledge from their specialization courses to develop a data-driven website, to include the associated database. Course will be offered every year (Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Corequisite: IT 426. Prerequisite: IT 468.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Develop a data-driven website
    • Connect to a database from within a script
    • Use SQL from within a script to query a database
    • Use a script to build dynamic web pages
    • Use a MVC architectural design pattern for a website
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/15/18
  
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    IT 481 - Quality Verification and Validation


    Description:
    System quality improvement through reviews, testing, and quality management.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IT 461.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Explain the aspects of quality assurance with particular focus on managing reviews and tests.
    • Define the roles of developer, peer reviewer, and tester, and describe their interactions on a successful project.
    • Define the stages and types of review and testing in system development.
    • Demonstrate the inputs, deliverables, and flows of the testing process.
    • Develop and implement a test plan, mining system specifications for useful test cases.
    • Apply an accepted document review technique for verification.
    • Deploy and utilize an effective automated testing tool.
    • Apply a suite of systems testing techniques for system validation.
    • Apply effective acceptance testing techniques for approval of delivery.
    • Manage defects for quality improvement.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/17/2014
  
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    IT 482 - Cybersecurity Capstone


    Description:
    This course is to provide a culminating experience for students in the cybersecurity specializations. Course will be offered every year. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: IT 336 and IT 338 and IT 436 and IT 438.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Given a scenario, students will use risk-assessment techniques to prioritize the defense of a given set of information assets.
    • Determine and implement the appropriate defensive mechanisms to protect the information assets.
    • Use various attack vectors to test the defensive mechanisms.
    • Use various digital forensics techniques to assess the effectiveness of their defensive mechanisms and to witness what data was breached.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/18/18
  
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    IT 483 - Applied Predictive Analytics for IT Managers


    Description:
    Students will utilize the skills gained in the previous data and analytics courses for practical application to real-world IT problems. Course will be offered every year. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Prerequisites:
    Pre or co-requisites: IT 425 and IT 469.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Explain the processes involved in mining, analyzing, and reporting on varied data sets in an IT Management context.
    • Consider how predictive models can be used with large datasets to drive meaning from the data.
    • Explain how predictive analytics can be utilized to support strategy in an IT Management context.
    • Apply critical thinking strategies to predictive analytics in an IT Management context.
    • Provide a cursory explanation of artificial intelligence (AI) and its likely impact on innovation and IT.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/1/18
  
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    IT 486 - Critical Issues in Information Technology


    Description:
    This seminar format and case study course is intended to expose pre-graduation IT seniors to a variety of topics pertaining to the IT industry.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: IT 301 and senior standing.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate current knowledge of managerial, corporate and global IT issues
    • Synthesize current knowledge and apply solutions to solve current managerial, corporate and global IT issues
    • Demonstrate the ability to think critically in the context of critical IT issues
    • Incorporate technology into presentations dealing with critical issues
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/22/2015
  
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    IT 487 - Networking Capstone


    Description:
    This course will provide a culminating experience for students in the Networking specialization. This project-based course will provide the students the opportunity to use knowledge from their specialization courses to build a fully-functional, heterogeneous network. Course will be offered every year. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: IT 362 and IT 466 and IT 467.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Design and implement a network that is suitable for a small business that has at least two sites
    • Implement all infrastructure components on the network (DNS, AD, DHCP, etc.)
    • Implement firewalls on the network
    • Secure the network
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/15/18
  
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    IT 490 - Cooperative Education


    Description:
    An individualized, contracted field experience with business, industry, government, or social service agencies. This contractual arrangement involves a student-learning plan, cooperating employer supervision, and faculty coordination. May be repeated for credit. Grade will either be S or U.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: RMT 379.

    Credits: (1-12)

  
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    IT 491 - Workshop


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    IT 496 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    IT 497 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

  
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    IT 498 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    IT 499 - Seminar


    Credits: (1-5)


Integrated Energy Studies (IEM)

  
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    IEM 103 - Introduction to Energy and Science Inquiry


    Description:
    Complex global issues of regional energy and energy management impacts today’s global society and is best approached by learning and applying knowledge and skills of scientific investigation through basic life, physical, and earth sciences. Course will be offered every year (Fall).

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Define, explain, and apply basic life, physical, and earth/space science concepts of energy science and global implications.
    • Design, perform, and modify approaches to inquiry-based experimentation through best practices research in energy science.
    • Identify and apply measurement technologies to record valid and reliable data during best practices research experimentation in energy science.
    • Analyze experimental data using tables, graphs, and math models to propose and experimentally test sustainable solutions to energy problems.
    • Research current literature, evaluate, create, use, modify, and defend perspectives of energy science that use evidence based claims that are scientifically valid and reliable through scientific investigation that yields experimental reproducible results.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/21/17
  
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    IEM 198 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    IEM 290 - Cooperative Education


    Description:
    A pre-professional apprenticeship. An individualized field experience with energy companies and relevant governmental and non-governmental organizations to develop basic and advanced skills in energy management. The course involves a student learning plan, cooperating employer supervision, and faculty coordination.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: by permission of director of the institute for integrated energy studies.

    Credits: (1-10)

  
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    IEM 298 - Special Topics


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    IEM 299 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

  
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    IEM 301 - Energy Management


    Description:
    Principles and methods of energy management in residential, commercial and industrial settings, history of energy production; basics of energy supply and uses; energy conservation and efficiently in various settings; environmental, political and economic implications.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Recognize the principles of energy management in different settings.
    • Discuss the history of energy production.
    • Apply energy management techniques (auditing, optimization, etc.) to real world problems.
    • Identify and analyze energy conservation opportunities in residential, commercial and industrial settings.
    • Develop strategies for assuring compliance with energy policies and procedures.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/5/2015
  
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    IEM 302 - Energy, Environment, and Climate Change


    Description:
    The course examines the physical principles behind climate change science and how they relate to energy and resource use on our planet. Emphasis placed on examining how energy decisions impact past, present, and future climates. Course will be offered every year (Winter).

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the Earth’s climate system and how both natural and human factors influence the functioning of that system.
    • Explain how and why past climates vary from those of today and evaluate how energy production in all forms has influenced those climatic variations.
    • Discuss and present the ways in which global climate change impacts Earth’s non-energy resources (i.e., freshwater supply, food supply, faunal/floral biodiversity, soils, etc.) and the effects of this on society and its sustainability.
    • Evaluate how global energy production and consumption choices influence the development of Global Climate Models and how different scenarios (mathematical inputs) alter projections of future climate change.
    • Research, analyze, and present on the extent to which a select country/region contributes to global climate change and how their energy production and consumption decisions play a role in this.
    • Identify, collect, and critique data and literature resources relating to past, present, and future global climate change.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/16/2017
  
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    IEM 310 - Inquiry Science in Energy Management


    Description:
    Interdisciplinary investigation of applied life, physical, and earth science concepts applicable to secondary school classrooms using integrated contexts.  Applied inquiry processes are used to increase student knowledge, skills, and dispositions. 

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: ECON 130 or MATH 130 or MATH 153 or MATH 154 or MATH 170 or MATH 172.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe and explain basic life (biology), physical (chemistry/physics), and earth science (geology) concepts relevant to energy science.
    • Design and implement experiments using investigative processes in energy science.
    • Use computers and related technologies to gather and analyze data. 

    • Interpret and present data using quantitative reasoning including graphs, tables, and 
charts from scientific literature and hands-on scientific investigations. 

    • Work in small groups to solve complex problems relevant to energy science.
    • Form opinions based on scientific evidence and defend positions using both written and oral methods.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/4/2016
  
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    IEM 330 - Geopolitics of Fossil Fuels


    Description:
    Critical analysis of the geopolitical characteristics of fossil fuels. Course draws upon policy, historical data, production and consumption patterns, and political processes to understand the relationship between fossil fuels and geopolitical processes around the world. Course will be offered every year (Spring).

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify, analyze and evaluate past, present, and likely future developments in global, national, and local energy issues resulting from geopolitical changes.
    • Analyze the uneven distribution of fossil fuels around the world and discuss how their exploitation affects social groups in different ways based on diversity, inequality, privilege, or political power from a critical perspective.
    • Define geopolitical concepts that relate to fossil fuel energy systems and demonstrate an understanding of the processes required to become an active participant in the economy, politics, and the environment at a global scale.
    • Asses significant energy resource issues and identify social, cultural, economic, historic, environmental, or political factors of concern regarding production, transportation, transformation, and consumption of fossil fuels globally.
    • Write, research, analyze, and present on any complex global energy problems that address themes covered in class.
    • Explain the different strategies used by petro-states to influence political decisions and propose ways in which the impacts of these strategies affect society locally, regionally, and globally.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/7/17
  
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    IEM 396 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    IEM 397 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

  
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    IEM 398 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    IEM 399 - Seminar


    Credits: (1-5)

  
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    IEM 489 - Integrated Energy Management Capstone


    Description:
    Capstone course designed to assess student’s mastering of fundamental knowledge of energy management through a submission of a portfolio of work collected throughout the program. Exploration of future opportunities and exit interview with program director. Grade will be S or U.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admitted to integrated energy management major with senior standing.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Illustrate through familiarity with the discipline’s vocabulary, concepts and themes, and the complexity of energy systems, energy resources, and political-economic processes.
    • Define and discuss historical and contemporary energy problems, policies, and processes in the field.
    • Identify the patterns created through the interactions between human processes and energy systems (i.e. production, distribution, petrochemical transformations, and consumption) and the manner in which political and economic processes shape nature and society.  
    • Analyze the value of an interdisciplinary approach to analyze the social, political, economic, and environmental implications of energy systems and energy transition in the world.
    • Identify professional opportunities and prospects for energy managers.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/4/2016
  
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    IEM 490 - Cooperative Education


    Description:
    A pre-professional apprenticeship. An individualized field experience with energy companies and relevant governmental and non-governmental organizations to develop basic and advanced skills in energy management. The course involves a student learning plan, cooperating employer supervision, and faculty coordination.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: by permission of director of the institute for integrated energy studies.

    Credits: (1-12)

 

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