INFO U345. Technical Presentation and Communication (3). The
art of effective creation of formal oral and written communications in a
professional environment using modern technology to assist in writing
and presentation. Covered topics include using word processing software
to ease the research process, evaluation of information sources, the proper
use of visual aids such as PowerPoint, the creation of video presentations,
effective speech writing, power-speaking methods and techniques, and
methods of persuasive writing in the professional work. Prerequisites: INFO
U101 or CSCI U138 or CSCI U150.
INFO U346. Communication and New Technology (3) Understanding
the components of various technologies and their importance in informa-tion
management and dissemination within and outside the organization.
Prerequisite: INFO U101 or CSCI U138 or CSCI U150.
INFO U347. Web page Construction (3) Design of user-layer Web pages
using HTML, Java script, Flash, and Dreamweaver, featuring graphic prepara-tion,
layout and effective presentation of information. Prerequisites: INFO
U305 or INFO U303 or consent of instructor.
INFO U399. Independent Study in Informatics (1-6) Directed and self-guided
research into topics of interest in the field of informatics. May be
repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
INFO U415. E-Commerce and the Internet (3) Coordination and cultural
challenges, value creation opportunities, and information management
issues associated with various forms of electronic commerce including
electronic data interchange, the World Wide Web, and the Internet in
today's global economy. Prerequisite: CSCI U315 or consent of instructor.
INFO U417. Information Privacy and Security (3) Issues information
management as they relate to the International Information Systems Secu-rity
Certification Consortium's 10 secruity domains. The role of the security
domains in the context of design, implementation, and maintenance of
systems to include the legal and ethical aspects of privacy and security.
Case studies covering thes roles included. Prerequisites: CSCI U315 and
CSCI U325 or Consent of Instructor.
INFO U421. Data Warehousing and Decision Support Systems
Technology (3) Data warehousing, online analytical processing, and
decision support systems. Topics include design and architectural issues,
cost effectiveness, management concerns, data integrity, deployment,
and maintenance issues. Prerequisite: CSCI U325 or consent of instructor.
INFO U422. Knowledge-Based Systems (3) Knowledge representa-tion,
intelligent decision systems, principals of rule-based systems, action
rules, interestingness measures, distributed query answering. Select study
of actual systems and applications in specific domains such as: medicine,
business, communications, and education. Prerequisite: INFO U421 or
consent of instructor.
INFO U423. Human-Machine Interaction (3) Concepts of interaction
and how people acquire, store and use data including interface analysis and
creation, human factors in perception, pattern recognition, speech recogni-tion,
attention, memory and expectation. Prerequisite: Senior standing or
consent of instructor.
INFO U424. Big Data (3) Infrastructure, management, analysis, applica-tions,
visualization, architectures, security and privacy issues of large-volume,
rapidly-changing, uncertain, unstructured data sources. Prerequisite: CSCI
U325 or consent of Instructor.
INFO U425. Cloud Management (3) Fundamentals, management issues
and architectures of cloud-based implementations, concepts, models,
enabling technologies, security and cloud infrastructure. Prerequisite: CSCI
U325 or consent of instructor.
INFO U427. Cybersecurity Technology (3) Network and security
foundation, data recovery techniques, network vulnerability assessments
and technologies, cyber intelligence and internet governance, anticipat-ing
attacks, using monitoring tools, and developing defensive strategies.
Prequisite: INFO U417 or HIMS U417 or consent of instructor.
INFO U430. Intelligent Systems (3) Concepts, fundamentals, and history
of artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, and human cognitive augmenta-tion.
Social, ethical, and commercial implications of the application of recent
advancements in machine learning, natural language interfaces, and thinking
machines will be discussed. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
INFO U440. Business Process Re-engineering & Workflow (3) Infor-mation
technology and communication requirements of, and cultural or
social issues pertaining to, the flow of work through distributed information
management processes in business and other organizations. Students taking
the health informatics minor focus on applications in healthcare settings.
Prerequisites: INFO U415 and senior standing or consent of instructor.
INFO U441. IT Project Management (3) Breakdown, estimation, lead-ership
of a diverse team, and the use of tools to ensure the completion of
deliverables within budget and on schedule. Students taking the health
informatics minor focus on applications in healthcare settings. Prerequisites:
INFO U415 and senior standing or consent of instructor.
INFO U445. Computer Forensics (3) Recovery and analysis of digital
evidence, legal and technical issues, and the use of modern forensics tools
and techniques. Real-world case studies regarding security and investiga-tive
forensics processes are used. Prerequisite: INFO U417 or HIMS U417 of
consent of instructor.
INFO U450. Executive IT Management (3) Issues and challenges facing
IT executives including IT alignment and governance, consensus, executive
leadership, oversight, return-on-investment analysis, project management,
and risk management. Students taking the health informatics minor focus
on applications in healthcare settings. Prerequisite: Senior standing and
INFO U345, or consent of instructor.
INFO U496. Special Topics in Informatics (1-6) Current trends, events,
software, hardware, and issues in informatics, information technology, and
information management. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit
hours. Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor.
INFO U498. Experiential Learning in Information Management and
Systems (3) The application of learning in a professional setting. To comple-ment
and strengthen the Information Management and Systems academic
program, students will complete a planned program of observation, study,
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