Information Systems Minor
The IS minor consists of 5 courses, in addition to ISB 101. There are two required ISB courses; the other three ISB courses are selected by the student. For Criminal Justice, Psychology and Digital Media majors who are interested in a custom-designed IS minor that allows a specialization, please contact Dr. Linda Volonino, and see minor in Computer Forensics below.
Two required courses:
(1) ISB 205 Management Software OR ISB 211 Computer Programming for Busines
(2) ISB 340 Database Management Systems
Select three of the following ISB Courses:
ISB 302 Sustainability & System Dynamics
ISB 350 Telecommunications & Networking
ISB 455 eCommerce and Web Design
ISB 460 Computer Forensics
ISB 470 Cyber Security
ISB 480 IT Project Management
Inter-Disciplinary Minor in Computer Forensics
Computer forensics is the science of acquiring, preserving, retrieving and presenting data that has been processed electronically and stored on electronic media. Computer forensics refers to E-mail and instant message (IM) forensics, cellular phone and digital camera forensics, PDA and iPOD forensics, GPS and Internet forensics.
Computer forensics is appropriate for students interested in a career in information security, criminal justice, forensic accounting, law enforcement, or federal investigations as well as computer forensics investigations for defense and plaintiff lawyers.
This is a multi-disciplinary minor designed for students who have chosen any academic major in either the School of Arts & Sciences or School of Business, but who may have an academic or career interest in computer forensics.
Required courses (all 3 credit courses):
CRJ 227 Criminal Justice I
CRJ 228 Criminal Justice II
ISB 350 Telecommunications and Networking
ISB 460 Computer Forensics
ISB 470 Cyber Security
An ethics course: MGT 370 or CRJ 482 (SOC 482)
COURSES: 2007 - 2009
ISB 101 Management Technology 3 credits
Introduction to information systems, hardware and software; information systems concepts in business; telecommunications; Ecommerce; enterprise systems; ethics, crime and security. Hands-on development of business applications.
ISB 205 Management Software 3 credits
Project management using MS Project; advanced data analysis and graphics with MS Access; database concepts and design; presentation graphics.
ISB 211 Computer Programming for Business 3 credits
Introduction to the Visual Basic programming language and fundamentals of software design. Database programming, interface design and general problem solving with an emphasis on business applications. Prerequisite: ISB 101.
ISB 302 Sustainability & System Dynamics 3 credits
An introduction to systems thinking and system dynamics. Uses tools and computer models to help solve interdisciplinary problems. Using computer-based models or virtual worlds, one can then test the consequences of actions before making actual decisions. (Justice attribute and Field 5 of Core Curriculum)
ISB 340 Database Management Systems 3 credits
Design and application of database management systems. Topics include structured query language (SQL); data structures; querying and report writing; database design and administration; data mining and security. Prerequisite: ISB 101 or equivalent.
ISB 350 Telecommunications and Networking 3 credits
Digital (data) and voice networks; network hardware, software and protocols. Wired and wireless communication. Prerequisite: ISB 101 or equivalent.
ISB 455 E-Commerce and Web Design 3 credits
Fundamentals of E-commerce applications and technologies. Interactive website and or consumer shopping ecommerce design and development. Prerequisite: ISB 340.
ISB 460 Computer Forensics 3 credits
Introducing forensics tools to investigate computers, networks, Internet activities, Email, cell phones and other digital media devices to recover electronic evidence, even if it has been deleted. Skills to investigate crimes involving computers or Internet. Prerequisite: ISB 101 or equivalent.
ISB 470 Cyber Security 3 credits
Technical, legal and policy defenses to protect databases and information systems. Topics considered include intrusion detection, malware, host- and network-based vulnerabilities and countermeasures, database security, identity theft and privacy. Prerequisite: ISB 451.
ISB 471 Information Systems Topics 3 credits
The specific course coverage changes from semester to semester as new developments in IS arise. Timely and important topics in the Information Systems field that have been covered include: Enterprise design, Java programming and IS security.
ISB 475 Systems Analysis and Design 3 credits
In-depth coverage of information systems development. Topics include the systems development life cycle, analysis methods, data flow diagramming, design tools, and project management techniques and concepts. Prerequisite: ISB 340, ISB 350, and senior standing.
ISB 480 IT Project Management 3 credits
Lab course using MS Project. Topics include managing risk, cost overruns, schedule delays and resource allocation of IT projects; meeting customer requirements; budgeting; successful teamwork; and political issues.
ISB 496 Internship 3 credits