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INSY 2303 INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING (3-0) Introduction to business data processing, computer programming, management information systems, and problems involved in business information processing systems. Selected software tools are presented and managerial applications are required. Formerly BUSA 2303; credit will be granted only once.

INSY 3300 OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING (3-0) Topics include object-based and object-oriented program design and processing, language fundamentals and applications involving business problems. Prerequisite: INSY 2303.

INSY 3303 COMPUTER NETWORKS AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (3-0) Concepts of networks and distributed data processing. Topics include data communications principles, hardware and software, network architectures, distributed databases, client server computing, applications, and management issues. Formerly INSY 4304; credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: INSY 2303.

INSY 3304 DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (3-0) Comprehensive coverage of database technology and applications. Data models, query processing (SQL), relational database design, and implementation. Topics covered are hierarchical, network, relational, and object-oriented models, data dictionaries, distributed databases, evaluation and selection of database management systems (DBMS), and data administration. Formerly INSY 4302; credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: INSY 3300.

INSY 3305 INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (3-0) This is a survey of the concepts and methods of information systems analysis and design, system development life cycle (SDLC) and methodologies associated with the SDLC. Course covers feasibility analysis, requirements definition, systems design, data design, coding design, programming, and implementation. Prerequisite: INSY 3304 and INSY 4305. INSY 4305 may be taken concurrently.

INSY 3309 PYTHON PROGRAMMING (3-0) Python is a scripting language that is at once powerful and easy to learn. The language has found favor among web developers and game programmers, and is widely used as an introductory programming language. This course aims to use Python to introduce students to programming concepts. Students will gain an appreciation of how Python can be used for solving business problems. In addition, they will be exposed to the fundamentals of game programming. Prerequisite: INSY 2303 or equivalent.

INSY 3323 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR BUSINESS (3-0) This course demonstrates how digital technologies can be used in professional environments to improve audio and visual communications. Topics include information systems, databases, e-commerce, systems and software development, multimedia, and information security. Prerequisite: INSY 2303. NOTE: This course will not count for INSY credit for INSY majors. It may be used as a COBA elective.

INSY 3330 INTRODUCTION TO E-COMMERCE (3-0) Examines current and projected developments in electronic commerce. Topics include the information technologies upon which electronic commerce is based, such as the telecommunications infrastructure; new perspectives on space, time and money in business; electronic consumers and advertising; the effect of e-commerce on logistics and supply chain management; electronic financial markets and digital payment mechanisms; marketing through digital storefronts and virtual corporations; new frontiers of business such as electronic auctions and business to business e-commerce; the relationship between e-commerce and successful business strategy; and finally, public policy. Formerly BUSA 3330; credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: INSY 2303.

INSY 4191 STUDIES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (1-0) Advanced studies, on an individual basis, in the various fields of information systems. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

INSY 4291 STUDIES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (2-0) Advanced studies, on an individual basis, in the various fields of information systems. Prerequisite: 90 credit hours and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

INSY 4305 ADVANCED APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT (3-0) Topics include exception and error handling, multithreading, multimedia, files and database access, networks and network applications, collections, and component-based design in the electronic business framework. Prerequisite: INSY 3300.

INSY 4306 ADVANCED SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT (3-0) This course will address systems development, testing and deployment using Object-oriented approach. Students will learn to develop and use classes, libraries, assemblies, data sources in an integrated development environment. The course will include development of systems using objects, assemblies, forms, files and databases. The emphasis will be on the design, development and deployment of complex applications. Prerequisite: INSY 3305.

INSY 4308 APPLIED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT (3-0) Integration of knowledge and abilities gained in prior computer-related courses by the development of a comprehensive system project. Prerequisite: INSY 4305.

INSY 4310 ADVANCED COMPUTER NETWORKS (3-0) An applied study of the problems inherent in the maintenance and management of the heterogeneous networking environments in the modern business enterprise. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring and integrating the practical management/technical skills. The course covers the hardware required for interconnecting networking devices. Prerequisite: INSY 3303.

INSY 4312 FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SECURITY (3-0) This course provides an introduction to the field of Information Security. It covers terminology, history, management, technology and practice of Information Security. It will address topics in many of the Security Domains specified by ISC2. Prerequisite: INSY 3303.

INSY 4315 ADVANCED WEB DEVELOPMENT (3-0) Concepts and techniques for Web application development. The course will emphasize the use of Web development tools and techniques to develop web applications. Topics include web application development using technologies such as HTML/DHTML/XHTML, client-side scripting, XML/XSL and server-side scripting. Prerequisite: INSY 3300.

INSY 4325 INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3-0) This course provides a broad managerial view of the challenges and opportunities of deploying and managing Information Technology (IT) resources including an understanding of the influence of IT on business decisions from a senior management perspective. Students will be exposed to emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities in enterprise software development/deployment/architectures, including SOA (service-oriented architecture), cloud-computing, and business intelligence. The role of ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems and hands-on experience with a real-world ERP system will be covered. Prerequisite: INSY 3305. INSY 3305 may be taken concurrently.

INSY 4331 SEMINAR IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3-0) Readings and discussion of special topics in information systems. Prerequisite: 60 or 90 credit hours and consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of department.

INSY 4391 STUDIES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3-0) Advanced studies, on an individual basis, in the various fields of information systems. Prerequisite: 90 credit hours and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

INSY 4393 INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNSHIP (3-0) Practical training in information systems. Analysis of theory applied to real life situations. May be used as an advanced business elective only; graded on a pass/fail basis. No credit will be given for previous experience or activities. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of department internship advisor.

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