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Spring 2013 Semester
Apr 17, 2014
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IS 1500 - Introduction to Web Development
Introduces Web development and networks. Discusses HTML5, CSS, and client-side scripting with JavaScript and jQuery; embedding of media: images, video, and sound; the use of back-end data (either from databases or XML) to create dynamic Web sites; Web hosting, operating systems, and network infrastructure; and the automation of website construction using content management systems. Considers the construction of Web forms and the underlying protocols for information exchange: HTTP and HTTPS. Emphasizes the need for testing both correctness and usability. Offers a brief introduction to server-side scripting. Surveys the security problems faced by dynamic websites. Hands-on laboratory work is built into the course. May be taken as a general elective by CCIS students but does not count as a CS or IS elective.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, Computer&Info Sci

IS 1990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Computer&Info Sci

IS 2000 - Principles of Information Science
Surveys the key theories, concepts, and themes of information science. Examines information and communication technologies from the perspective of the people and organizations that generate and use information to achieve their goals. Topics include information and decision making; human information processing; definition and types of information systems; behavioral impact of information technologies such as office automation, e-mail, and the World Wide Web; and legal and policy issues such as privacy, censorship, intellectual property, and information security. A course project explores the use and impact of information technology in a selected domain (such as e-commerce, education, medicine, government, law enforcement, or electronic publishing), focusing on both technical and behavioral issues. Prereq. (a) CS 1800 or MATH 2310 and (b) CS 2500.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Computer&Info Sci

IS 2990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Computer&Info Sci

IS 3500 - Information System Design and Development
Discusses the planning, analysis, design, and implementation of computer-based information systems, focusing on the methodologies and procedures used in organizational problem solving and systems development. Topics include the systems development life cycle; project management; requirements analysis and specification; feasibility and cost-benefit analysis; logical and physical design; prototyping; and system validation, deployment, and postimplementation review. Additional topics may include platform and database selection and integration issues; CASE tools; end-user training; maintenance; and object-oriented analysis and design. Prereq. (a) IS 2000 and (b) CS 3500 and (c) ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, Computer&Info Sci

IS 3990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Computer&Info Sci

IS 4200 - Information Retrieval
Introduces information retrieval (IR) systems and different approaches to IR. Topics covered include evaluation of IR systems; retrieval, language, and indexing models; file organization; compression; relevance feedback; clustering; distributed retrieval and metasearch; probabilistic approaches to IR; Web retrieval; filtering, collaborative filtering, and recommendation systems; cross-language IR; multimedia IR; and machine learning for IR. Prereq. (a) CS 3500 and (b) ECON 2350, MATH 2280, MATH 3081, MGSC 2301, or PSYC 2320.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Computer&Info Sci

IS 4300 - Human Computer Interaction
Studies the principles of human-computer interaction and the practice of user interface design. Discusses the major human information processing subsystems (perception, memory, attention, and problem solving), and how the properties of these systems influence the design of interactive systems. Reviews guidelines and specification languages for designing user interfaces, with an emphasis on tool kits of standard graphical user interface (GUI) objects. Introduces usability metrics and evaluation methods. Additional topics may include World Wide Web design principles and tools; wireless/mobile device interfaces; computer-supported cooperative work; information visualization; and virtual reality. Course work includes designing user interfaces, creating working prototypes using a GUI tool kit, and evaluating existing interfaces using the methods studied. Prereq. CS 3500.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Computer&Info Sci

IS 4500 - Software Quality Assurance
Introduces the main concepts and techniques of software quality assurance (SQA). Quality assurance and control are integral elements of the software development life cycle. Examines the difference between quality assurance and quality control and explores techniques used for both. Focuses on practical approaches framed within industry standards. Presents processes and techniques that ensure the delivery of reliable software to end users. Covers quality factors, testing strategies, writing of test cases and test plans, SQA standards, defect tracking, and automated testing platforms. Discusses quality control practices for verification and validation, including reviews, inspections, audits, and metrics. While the course concentrates on black-box testing, white-box testing and defensive coding strategies are addressed as well. Prereq. CS 3500.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Computer&Info Sci

IS 4600 - Software Project Management
Covers both technical and managerial aspects of software project management, which is critical to the success of software projects. Emphasizes the differences between traditional software life-cycle models and modern iterative and agile practices. Includes project manager responsibilities, stakeholder management, staffing, resource allocation, estimation, activity scheduling, budget control, quality management, risk assessment, communication, scope control, and project metrics. Introduces standard project management tools combined with control mechanisms including PERT, burndown, and Gantt charts. Examines these methods in the context of standard frameworks, including the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), applicable IEEE Standards, ISO 9001, CMMI, Unified Process, Scrum, and Kanban-driven continuous delivery models. Prereq. CS 3500.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Computer&Info Sci

IS 4700 - Social Information Systems
Analyzes popular social information systems, including online social networks, blogging platforms, recommendation engines, and content sharing sites. Studies the objectives, user interaction modes, policies, and design issues for social information systems. Introduces relevant theories, both computational and sociological, that model the behavior of social networks and their users. Offers students an opportunity to learn to apply such models, both theoretically and by analyzing real-world interaction data from social information systems, to answer questions such as: What causes users to form links? What mechanisms work best for encouraging collaboration? How does information spread through cyberspace? How can security and privacy goals be achieved? Prereq. (a) CS 3200 and (b) ECON 2350, MATH 2280, MATH 3081, MGSC 2301, or PSYC 2320.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Computer&Info Sci

IS 4800 - Empirical Research Methods
Evaluates and conducts empirical research, focusing on students’ use of empirical methods to study the effectiveness and organizational/social impact of information systems and technologies. Empirical research involves a number of broad steps including identifying problems; developing specific hypotheses; collecting data relevant to the hypotheses; analyzing the data; and considering alternative explanations for the empirical findings. Some of the most commonly used research techniques, such as surveys, experiments, and ethnographic methods, are discussed. Additional topics include the ethics of data collection and experimentation in behavioral science. Although the course focuses primarily on the relationship between formulating research questions and implementing the appropriate methods to answer them, students can expect to apply the statistical techniques learned in the course prerequisites. Prereq. (a) IS 3500 and (b) ECON 2350, MATH 2280, MATH 3081, MGSC 2301, or PSYC 2320.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Computer&Info Sci

IS 4900 - Information Science Senior Project
Helps students develop a sophisticated understanding of the interaction between technology and its context. Students write an in-depth research paper that reflects upon and analyzes the observations and experiences of the field study using the information science literature to interpret and better understand those experiences. Students then participate in a seminar in which they present the results of their research. Prereq. IS 4800 or CS 6350 (either course may be taken concurrently).
5.000 Credit hours
5.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Capstone, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, Computer&Info Sci

IS 4910 - Information Science Topics
Offers a lecture course in information science on a topic not regularly taught in a formal course. Topics may vary from offering to offering. Prereq. IS 3500 and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Computer&Info Sci

IS 4920 - Information Science Project
Focuses on student working on a substantial project in information science under faculty supervision. Prereq. IS 3500 and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Computer&Info Sci

IS 4970 - Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Culminating experience in the University Honors Program. Combined with Junior/Senior Project 2 or college-defined equivalent for 8-credit honors project. Prereq. Honors Program participation and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Honors, Do not publish in schedule, Computer&Info Sci

IS 4971 - Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Focuses on second semester of in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Culminating experience in the University Honors Program. Prereq. IS 4970, Honors Program participation, and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Honors, Do not publish in schedule, Computer&Info Sci

IS 4990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Computer&Info Sci

IS 4991 - Research
Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision. Prereq. (a) IS 4800 or CS 5350 and (b) permission of instructor.
4.000 OR 8.000 Credit hours
4.000 OR 8.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Capstone, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, Computer&Info Sci

IS 4992 - Directed Study
Focuses on student examining standard information science material in fresh ways or new information science material that is not covered in formal courses. Prereq. IS 3500 and permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Computer&Info Sci

IS 4993 - Independent Study
Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. IS 3500 and permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Computer&Info Sci

IS 4994 - Internship
Offers students an opportunity for internship work. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Computer&Info Sci

IS 4996 - Experiential Education Directed Study
Draws upon the student’s approved experiential activity and integrates it with study in the academic major. Restricted to those students who are using the course to fulfill their experiential education requirement. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Experiential Learning, Computer&Info Sci

IS 4997 - Information Science Thesis
Focuses on student preparing an undergraduate thesis under faculty supervision. Prereq. Junior or senior standing and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Computer&Info Sci

IS 4998 - Information Science Thesis Continuation
Focuses on student continuing to prepare an undergraduate thesis under faculty supervision. Prereq. IS 4997 and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Computer&Info Sci


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