Jun 29, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems (IS) Courses


Information Systems

Courses

Information Systems

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    I S 100 - Critical Thinking and Information Technology Literacy


    (3 units)

    Critical thinking and information literacy skills through information needs assessment, information gathering, diagnosis, synthesis, deductive and inductive reasoning, and reporting and presentation using information technologies.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 233 - Office Productivity Software


    (3 units)

    Introduction to using Internet and e-mail, Windows, word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; basic computer literacy.

    Credit/No Credit grading only.
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    I S 300 - Management Information Systems


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: I S 233  or equivalent.
    Information systems concepts and components, contemporary organizational applications, development and management of information systems, and future trends. Computer-based team projects requiring integration and application of conceptual and skills-oriented information systems knowledge in business environment.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 301 - Business Communications


    (3 units)

    Analysis of principles of collecting, organizing, analyzing, and presenting business information. Written and oral communications involving problem solving in the business management process.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 301L - Business Communication Writing


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: CBA Major, consent of instructor.
    Business Communication Writing (IS301L) is a writing intensive course for undergraduate business majors, emphasizing concepts and practice for development of writing skills necessary for successful professional practice. Enrollment is limited to undergraduate business majors with a score of 9 or 10 on the WPE. This course may be used to satisfy the GWAR requirement. 

    May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. May be used to satisfy the GWAR.
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    I S 310 - Business Statistics I


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: STAT 118  
    Application of statistics to business problems. Data collection and organization, probability theory, measures of central tendency and dispersion, hypothesis testing and estimation, simple regression, and correlation. Use of statistical software.

    Letter grade only (A-F)
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    I S 320 - Spreadsheet Modeling for Business and Management


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: I S 233 ; STAT 118  
    Using spreadsheet to solve business and management problems. Complete coverage of spreadsheet topics including problem formulation, formula, functions, pivot table, macro, solver, spreadsheet forms and VBA, what-if analysis, dimensional analysis, optimization, and quantitative modeling. Data analysis and visualization using spreadsheet.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 331 - Professional and Workplace Communication


    (3 units)

    Techniques, skills, and theories of empowering communication for entering and succeeding in the workplace and professional setting. Principles and professional practices of leading at work, interpersonal and collaborative workplace relationships, specialized writing and presentations, and workplace wellness are emphasized.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 340 - Business Application Programming


    (3 units)

    Corequisite: I S 300  
    Introduction to business application development. Programming concepts, variables, data types, operators, methods, conditionals and recursion. Classes, objects, encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism. User interface and database access. Program design, debug and test.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 355 - Introduction to Business Telecommunications


    (3 units)

    Introduction to concepts and technology of telecommunications and networking in business and organizations. Basics of voice, data, image, and video transmission. Fundamentals of networking, use of Internet technology and telecommunication regulation and standards.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 380 - Database Management


    (3 units)

    Corequisite: I S 300  
    Introduction to database requirements, analysis and specification. SQL query formulation. Database implementation using relational database management system software, such as Oracle. Design of computerized business forms and reports.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 385 - Systems Analysis and Design


    (3 units)

    Corequisite: I S 300  
    Introduction to current and emerging practices, concepts and methods of systems analysis and design. Development process models, requirements analysis and system modeling, conceptual and physical design, systems implementation and maintenance, project management and teamwork, roles and responsibilities of systems analysts.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 445 - Internet Applications Development


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: I S 340 .
    Design, management, and applications of Internet-based electronic business transaction systems. Special emphasis on Web home page design and database-driven Web application development.

    Letter grade only (A-F). Lecture, hands-on software project and case studies. I S 545  
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    I S 455 - Local Area Networks


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: I S 355 .
    Technology and system development of local area networks. Network requirement analysis, design, implementation, and operation from user and network administrator perspectives. Network server management, wide area network and Internet connectivity, and network security and control.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 456 - Systems Integration and Security


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: None.
    Technology, application, operating system, infrastructure, and systems integration in internetworking and enterprise networking. Interoperability, mobile system, multimedia, distributed and collaborative systems, network management, fault tolerance, security and middleware. Case studies and hands-on activities.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 457 - Wireless Systems and Mobile Applications


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: I S 340 .
    Application of information technologies, management in wireless and mobile environment. Technical aspects of wireless internetworking and mobile applications in business. Pervasive and ubiquitous computing environment and applications. Current technical issues, application development, and human interface design.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 464 - Network Modeling and Simulation


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: I S 310 .
    Fundamentals of simulation methodology for performance and feasibility study of business models. Basic probability distributions, random number generation, model formulation, evaluating results, validations, waiting-line simulation, and computer network performance measurement via simulation and use of computer software simulation packages.

    Letter grade only (A-F). I S 564  
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    I S 470 - Business Intelligence


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: I S 310 .
    Extract useful information (business intelligence BI) from large volumes of data or internet using BI software. Theories and applications in business intelligence, data mining, and business analytics. Topics include recommender system, collaborative filtering, classification, clustering, web mining, social network analysis.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 480 - Advanced Database Management


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: I S 380 .
    Advanced approaches such as object-oriented, data warehousing, and client/server methods to database applications and development. Use of entity-relationship analysis to identify objects. Development of relational database systems for a business. Application software development project using cutting-edge database technology.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 482 - Enterprise Systems


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: I S 340 , I S 380 .
    Introduction to theories and application of enterprise systems. Issues and management of enterprise systems adoption. Understanding and hands-on experience of major business processes in enterprise systems. Enterprise systems configuration and customization with back-end programming language.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 483 - Business Applications Using Java


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: None
    Development of business application using Java language. Tools and technologies including data types, program control, objects, classes and relationship, class inheritance, interfaces, polymorphism, inner classes, the relationship between super-classes and sub-classes, event-driven programming and socket-bases communication in Java.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 484 - eBusiness: Applications and Management


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: None
    Theory and applications of electronic commerce including issues such as E-cash, E-banking, E-tailing, SCM, E-marketing, B2C, B2B, C2C, E-government, Internet business opportunities, Internet security homepage maintenance, Internet database interface and cooperative computing.

    Letter grade only (A-F). I S 584  
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    I S 485 - Information Systems Project


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: I S 301 , I S 380 .
    A comprehensive systems project of moderate complexity for a client-server environment using a team approach for requirements analysis, system design, and prototype creation. Project planning and management techniques.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 495 - Selected Topics in Information Systems


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Consent of department Chair.
    Current topics of interest in Information Systems.

    Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. 
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    I S 497 - Directed Studies in Information Systems


    (1-3 units)

    Prerequisites: Consent of department chair. 

     
    Advanced individual projects, study, and research in Information Systems.

    Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units in different semesters.

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    I S 520 - Spreadsheet Modeling


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, I S 601 .
    Advanced topics in spreadsheet tools and techniques, such as advanced functions, solver and curve fitting. To model and solve business problems in optimization, forecasting, customer profitability, customer loyalty and online reviewer behavior.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 531 - Professional Communication


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: Graduate business standing.
    In-depth study of effective professional communication practices within diverse organizations and professional settings. Techniques and practices of professional etiquette, ethics, interpersonal and collaborative relationships, and targeted writing and presentations are emphasized. Strategies for work-life issues and evolving communication technologies highlighted.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 540 - Business Application Programming


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: Graduate business standing.
    Introduce Object-oriented programming concepts and constructs. Analyze, design, and implement Windows-based business applications that fully utilize the Graphical User Interface tools and techniques. Develop a fully functioning enterprise information system that utilizes advanced programming techniques for interacting with the database.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 545 - Internet Applications Development


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, knowledge of programming, and consent of instructor.
    Theory and applications of the Internet. Applications development using tools such as HTML and FrontPage. Use and development of Intranet applications in the Client/Server environment. Issues such as Internet business opportunities, network security, home page maintenance, Internet database interface and cooperative computing.

    Letter grade only (A-F). I S 445  
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    I S 556 - Information Systems Security and Assurance


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: Graduate business standing.
    Foundation and applications of information security and assurance. Principles and methodologies of security risk and assessment. System protection and design, cryptography, and hardware and software tools. Assurance and management control. Security plans and policies. Integrated Project.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 557 - Wireless Systems and Mobile Applications


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, I S 540 .
    Topics include technical and business aspects of wireless networking and mobile applications to support business operation and business management. Mobile application framework, mobile application design and development, human interface design, and current technology issues.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 564 - Network Modeling and Simulation


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, I S 601 .
    Fundamentals of simulation methodology for performance and feasibility study of business models. Basic probability distributions, random number generation, model formulation, evaluating results, validations, waiting-line simulation, and computer network performance measurement via simulation and use of computer software simulation packages.

    Letter grade only (A-F). I S 464  
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    I S 570 - Business Intelligence


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, I S 601 .
    Extract useful information (business intelligence BI) from large volumes of data or internet using BI software. Theories and applications in business intelligence and business analytics. Topics include recommender system, collaborative filtering, web text mining, social network analysis, advance customer analytics.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 581 - Advanced Database Management


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, I S 580 .
    Advanced topics in database management. Enterprise data needs, analysis and design. Development and management of complete database management system applications. Administration of large scale enterprise database. Latest issues and trends in database technologies.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 582 - Enterprise Systems


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, I S 540 .
    Advanced theories and application of enterprise systems. Understanding, design, and development of major business processes in enterprise systems. Issues and management of enterprise systems adoption. Enterprise systems configuration and customization. Lectures, hands-on, and case studies.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 583 - Advanced Business Programming


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, I S 540 .
    Advanced topics in business application development. Emphasis on design and development of applications to improve business operation and new business models. Topics include business process analysis, application design, application development, human interface design and current technical issues.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 584 - eBusiness: Applications and Management


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate business standing.
    Theory and applications of electronic commerce including issues such as E-cash, E-banking, E-tailing, SCM, E-marketing, B2C, B2B, C2C, E-government, Internet business opportunities, Internet security homepage maintenance, Internet database interface and cooperative computing.

    Letter grade only (A-F). I S 484  
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    I S 585 - System Analysis and Design


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate business standing.
    Introduction to current and emerging practices, concepts, and methodologies of systems analysis and design. Requirements analysis, business process modeling, conceptual and physical design, systems implementation and maintenance, project management and teamwork, roles and responsibilities of systems analysts.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 595 - Information Systems Project


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, I S 585 .
    Theories and practice in managing large scale information systems projects. Issues include cost estimation, personnel management, requirement analysis, system design methods, quality control of software projects, system validation, and configuration management.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 601 - Quantitative Methods for Managerial Decision Making


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: Graduate business standing.
    Statistical analysis includes probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, forecasting and decision process. Management sciences include quantitative modeling, math programming, decision support systems and simulation applicable to various business functions. Use of computer software packages as analytical tools.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 602 - Management of Information Systems


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: Graduate business standing.
    Foundation and infrastructure of information technology applied to strengthen competitiveness. Effective utilization of strategic information systems, telecommunications, system development process, database concepts and electronic commerce to enhance organizations’ operations.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 620 - Spreadsheet Modeling for Business and Management


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing, I S 601 .
    Business analytics using spreadsheet. Build data model, transform raw data, and deliver interactive data visualization. Solving business problems through quantitative modeling. Complete coverage of spreadsheet topics of spreadsheet formation, functions, to advanced topics of pivot table, solver, VBA and PowerPivot.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 635 - Technology and Start-ups: Developing and Sustaining Business Models


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
    Developing a technology-based business start-up. Based on digital business models, identifying high value-added business opportunities and sustaining a model. Digital transformation and value assessment. For business managers, investors, and technology entrepreneurs. Case studies, hands-on, and projects that involve real word business ideas.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 640 - Business Application Programming


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
    Introduce Object-oriented programming concepts and constructs. Analyze, design, and implement Windows-based business applications that fully utilize the Graphical User Interface tools and techniques. Develop a fully functioning enterprise information system that utilizes advanced programming techniques for interacting with the database.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 645 - Internet Applications in Business


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: Graduate business standing, I S 540 .
    Concepts of Web protocols and Web services. Client side and server side Web application development concepts. HTML, CSS and JavaScript development. Web site design and development issues and best practices. Cutting edge Web technology and development tools.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 656 - Information Systems Security and Assurance


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
    Managerial and technical aspects of cybersecurity. Principles and best practices of security governance and management. Network security and cryptography. Incident response and computer forensics. Ethical hacking. Individual project.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 657 - Mobile Systems and Business Applications


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing, I S 640 .
    Mobile technologies and application development. Focuses on wireless internetworking and mobile applications to support management, business transactions, and consumers. Pervasive and ubiquitous computing environment, Internet of Things, wearable technologies, and human interface design are covered. Lecture, hands-on, software project and case studies.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 664 - Modeling and Simulation


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: Graduate business standing, I S 601 .
    Theory with hands-on lab sessions to explore technical skills to understand and model information systems. Introduction to the techniques and modeling tools to construct and analyze performance models of telecommunication networks, business decision-making, logistics, supply chain systems.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 670 - Business Intelligence


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing, I S 601 .
    Extract information and knowledge from large volumes of data or internet using BI software. Theories and applications in business intelligence and business analytics. Topics include data visualization, business reporting, dimensional model, recommender system, web text mining, advance customer analytics.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 680 - Database Management Systems


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
    Use of information and database techniques to support management decision making. Decision support systems, groupware, expert systems, executive information systems, database management systems (DBMS), database analysis and design, database manipulation languages (SQL and QBE), and data warehousing.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 684 - eBusiness: Applications and Management


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
    Basics of e-business and developing a business model and applications in the virtual environment as well as managerial decision-making on e-business. Business mode, technology infrastructure, cyber security, web analytics, and integration of technology with functional area applications are emphasized. Project and case studies.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 685 - Systems Analysis and Design


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
    Introduction to current and emerging practices, concepts, and methodologies of systems analysis and design. Requirements analysis, business process modeling, conceptual and physical design, systems implementation and maintenance, project management and teamwork, roles and responsibilities of systems analysts.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 695 - Selected Topics in Information Systems


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Consent of department chair.
    Current topics of interest in Information Systems

     

    Letter grade only (A-F).  May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.

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    I S 697 - Directed Studies in Information Systems


    (1-3 units)

    Prerequisites: Consent of department chair.
    Advanced individual projects, study, and research in Information Systems.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 699 - Information Systems Project


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing, I S 602 .
    Integration and practice in managing large-scale information systems projects. Issues include cost estimation, personnel management, requirement analysis, system design methods, quality control of software projects, system validation, and configuration management. A grade of “B” or better is required for this capstone course.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 699A - Information Systems Project I


    (2 units)

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing, IS 602.
    Integration and practice in managing large-scale information systems projects. Issues include cost estimation, personnel management, requirement analysis, system design methods, quality control of software projects, system validation, and configuration management.  A grade of “B” or better is required for this capstone course.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
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    I S 699B - Information Systems Project II


    (1 unit)

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing, IS 602
    Integration and practice in managing large-scale information systems projects. Issues include cost estimation, personnel management, requirement analysis, system design methods, quality control of software projects, system validation, and configuration management.  A grade of “B” or better is required for this capstone course.

    Letter grade only (A-F).