The explosive growth of information technologies in general, and the Internet in particular, has irreversibly changed the way we work and play. This course prepares students to be knowledgeable citizens of cyberspace. It reviews our social institutions and how they are being impacted by information technology as well as the ways in which technology has been shaped by our social institutions. The course also provides hands-on experience with a variety of Internet tools.
This is a one-credit course where all students in business and economics demonstrate current competence in desktop software commonly used in the business environment. The course involves a series of self-paced lessons on the web that cover computer competencies students will use in their business functional and cross-functional core courses. It is followed by a hands-on exam that tests these competencies. With a couple of exceptions, students may do the online review lessons and take the exam at their own pace during the semester (students should review the syllabus to note the exceptions). Completion of IST 2010 and an Information Literacy course (BSAD TD2704 or TBE TD1504 or LIBS TD2201 or LIBS TD2704) meets the WSU computer and information literacy requirement. Prerequisite: TBE TE1700 or equivalent knowledge. To establish equivalent knowledge, take the Prerequisite Assessment accessed from the IST 2010 link: http://www.weber.edu/IST/resources/ist2010information.html
This course introduces the student to the role played by computer technology in business strategy and problem resolution. It also introduces information technologies used in information systems, including: software development, hardware, operating systems, network management, project planning, and career paths. Students will develop their academic IST program plan. Lecture series by IST Faculty. We recommend that students take IST 2010 prior to this course or take IST 2010 during the same semester.
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of software construction using a contemporary programming language. This includes the IDE (Integrated Development Environment), syntaxes of the language, basic programming constructs, data representation, object concepts, programming flow control and problem solving logic. Students will design, program and debug several business application projects. We recommend that students take IST 2015 prior to this course or take IST 2015 during the same semester. Prerequisite: MATH QL1050.
This course provides students with a thorough grounding in computer hardware and operating system software, peripheral devices and contemporary information system architecture, including its structure, theory, and applications. We recommend that students take IST 2015 prior to this course or take IST 2015 during the same semester.
This course introduces the basics of specifying abstract data types, control structures and modularization, and using them to design programs. Commonly used data structures and algorithms are studied. Emphasis is made on choosing data structures and algorithms appropriate for solving given business problems. Prerequisite: IST 2110.
This course provides students hands-on experience with information technology tools useful for academic and professional activities. It will prepare students to use information technologies effectively to improve productivity and promote competitive position in the marketplace. Prerequisite: IST 2010, ENGL EN1010 and MATH 1010.
This course provides a comprehensive coverage of business database systems. Students will learn how to design, implement and manage databases. They will learn both GUI interface and how to use the Structured Query Language (SQL). They will also gain experience in using an enterprise level, multi-user database. Prerequisites: IST 2110.
This course provides coverage of local area networks (LAN) technology and operations with emphasis on design and configuration issues. Design topics cover various aspects of internetworking devices, bridges and gates, backbones, gateways and wide area network (WAN) connectivity. Configuration topics include installing a network operating system, hardening a server, creating user accounts, managing the network, connecting devices and monitoring the network. Prerequisite: IST 2410.
In this intensive hands-on course, the student will acquire the skills and techniques needed to configure, troubleshoot and support reliable TCP/IP internetworks. The student will learn the essentials of building an internetwork, including routing, configuring the Domain Name Server (DNS), setting up and managing a web server, configuring a firewall and IDS, and standards-based e-mail. Students will also participate in configuring clients, redesigning networks and troubleshooting routing. Prerequisites: IST 3610.
This course provides students with knowledge of technologies needed in planning, implementing and supporting web-hosted applications and on-line commerce. Topics include web and commerce server design and deployment, search engines n-tier web architecture and supporting software, client-side/server-side programming with data-bound controls and session management, e-business application languages, markup languages, on-line payment mechanisms, systems reliability and security, scalability analysis, and solutions sourcing. Prerequisites: IST 3210, IST 3610, and completion of Business Foundations.
This course shows how information technology is used as a key competitive advantage by multinational and transnational businesses. Topics include global perspectives on coordination and control, cultural dimensions, and geo-political considerations of global information technology applications. Prerequisites: Business Foundations.
This course builds on the software development skills learned in Software Development I. Topics include class hierarchies, inheritance and interfaces, object aggregation, data structure and collections, file management, threading, network programming, and the design of multi-tiered, distributed computing applications involving relational databases. Prerequisite: IST 2720.
This course provides the knowledge and skills to design and implement computer-based systems to solve business problems. Topics include feasibility studies, requirement analysis, system design and development, implementation and testing. Students will learn the use of appropriate methodologies and tools, including object-oriented modeling and the use of computer-aided software engineering (CASE). Prerequisites: IST 3210, IST 3610, and completion of Business Foundations.
This course give students knowledge regarding the best practices in designing or developing electronic presentations, meetings, and collaborations. This course also familiarizes students with technologies fostering effective communication in virtual situations. Prerequisites: Business Foundations and MGMT 3200, Managerial Communications, or TBE 3250, Business Communications.
In a computer-literate age, sophisticated criminals use computers in their illegal and destructive activities. This course discusses cyber crime and teaches students how to: recognize the patterns of an impending attack; detect attacks; set up a secure environment; and use tools to investigate cyber crime. We recommend that students take IST 3620 prior to this course or take IST 3620 during the same semester. Prerequisite: IST 3610.
This course covers the basic principles and concepts in information security and information assurance. It examines the technical, operational, and organizational issues of securing information systems. Topics include operating system issues, viruses, security awareness at the executive, technical and user levels, physical security, personnel security issues, policies, procedures, and the need for an enterprise security organization. Case studies and exercises in the computer lab will be used to provide examples of the need for organizations to develop security procedures and policies. Prerequisites: IST 4600, CJ 3130, and completion of Business Foundations.
This course covers the creation and integration of enterprise applications using object-oriented programming and distributed object technology. Topics include design issues for enterprise system development, application architectures, and integrating legacy data and applications with new enterprise systems. Students will use state-of-the-art practices to develop and implement systems. Prerequisite: IST 3720.
This is a capstone course for the IST major. It provides hands-on and problem-solving experience in all areas of information technology including systems analysis, design, systems implementation, network design, software development, and database design. Students will participate as a member of a team to complete a proposal or a project for a significant computer-based system. This course focuses on working with actual business problems as represented in a major case study. Prerequisites: IST Concentration courses and Departmental approval.