2016-2017 Catalog > Undergraduate Courses > IT - Information Technology
Undergraduate students enrolling in undergraduate computer science and information technology courses must have earned a grade of “C-” or higher in each prerequisite course.
Prerequisite: Level II placement on the Basic Math Skills Inventory or MATH 099 or permission of the instructor. Introduction to the World Wide Web, its design, and impact on society. Topics include history of the internet and Web, HTML and CSS languages, and contemporary issues. Provides an overview of creating web documents, separating structure from presentation.
Prerequisite: IT 180 or permission of the instructor. Computer-based graphics from an applied point of view. Creation and use of graphics including computer drawing, image editing and manipulation, bit-mapped and vector graphics; 3D graphics; animation. Students will get hands-on experience in using various kinds of graphics software.
Prerequisites: Completion of the Social and Behavioral Analysis section or Historical Analysis section or Philosophical Inquiry section of the Core or permission of the instructor. Computer technology is a driving factor in globalization. This course studies the past, present and future impact of computer and communications technology on society, education, government and the workplace around the world. Topics covered cross national, cultural, and continental boundaries.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. The study of selected topics in information technology, accomplished through readings, problem assignments and projects.
Prerequisites: IT 280 or permission of the instructor. Principles of usability engineering, including analysis, design, prototyping and testing, with emphasis on their application to web development. Topics include: what is usability, heuristic evaluation, usability goal setting, interaction design and styles, assessment methods, web accessibility and adaptive technologies.
Prerequisite: MGMT 301. Study of the management decision-making framework, needs assessment, types of management information systems, selection, evaluation and implementation of systems. Social and policy issues are also considered.
An upper-level special topics course offered at the discretion of the department. The content and methods vary with the interest of students and faculty members
Prerequisite: IT 382 or permission of the instructor. Technologies and issues associated with developing web sites, emphasizing accessibility and usability. Site conception, structure, navigational design, graphics and multimedia issues, server-side and client-side programming options, maintenance issues, security. Student teams will develop a working site as part of the course work.
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