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Courses Required for all IST Options (Systems Design, Technology Integration, and Context/Policy)

CAS 100A (GWS) Effective Speech (3) Principles of communication, implemented through presentation of speeches, with some attention to group discussion and message evaluation. Effective: Fall 2003

CMPSC 101 (GQ) Introduction to C++ Programming (3) Properties of algorithms, languages, and notations for describing algorithms, applications of a procedure-oriented language to problem solving. A student may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMPSC 101, 201C, 201F, CSE 103. Effective: Spring 2008 Prerequisite: 2 entrance units in mathematics

ECON 002 (GS) Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (3) Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution. Effective: Spring 2003 

ECON 004 (GS) Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (3) National income measurement; aggregate economic models; money and income; policy problems. Effective: Spring 2003

ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition (3) Instruction and practice in writing expository prose that shows sensitivity to audience and purpose. Effective: Fall 1991 Prerequisite: ENGL 004 or satisfactory performance on the English proficiency examination   

ENGL 030 (GWS) Honors Freshman Composition (3) Writing practice for specially qualified and screened students. Students who have passed a special writing test will qualify for this course. Effective: Fall 1991 

ENGL 202C (GWS) Effective Writing: Technical Writing (3) Writing for students in scientific and technical disciplines. (A student may take only one course for credit from ENGL 202A, 202B, 202C, and 202D.) Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; fourth-semester standing  

ENGL 202D (GWS) Effective Writing: Business Writing (3) Writing reports and other common forms of business communication. (A student may take only one course for credit from ENGL 202A, 202B, 202C, and 202D.) Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; fourth-semester standing  

**IST 110 (GS) Information, People and Technology (3) The use, analysis and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises. Effective: Summer 2005

IST 111S Seminar in Information Sciences and Technology (1) Introduction to academic requirements, career planning, and information literacy for students majoring in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. Effective: Spring 2001 

**IST 210 Organization of Data (4) Introduction to concept of databases including the storage, manipulation, evaluation, and display of data and related issues. Effective: Summer 2005 Prerequisite: IST 110  

**IST 220 Networking and Telecommunications (3) Introduction to digital network topologies; transmission media, signal modulation, digital packet switching and routing, systems integration, communications management, and security. Effective: Summer 1999
Prerequisite: IST 110   

**IST 230 Language, Logic, and Discrete Mathematics (3) Introduction to formal languages, mathematical logic, and discrete mathematics, with applications to information sciences and technology. Effective: Spring 2004 Prerequisite: MATH 110 orMATH 140  

IST 240 Introduction to Computer Languages (3) Introduction to the specification and application of languages and language paradigms that interact with computers. Effective: Spring 2002 Prerequisite: CMPSC 101   Concurrent: IST 230

IST 301 Information and Organizations (3) Overview of organizational structures and functions. Includes information processing and analytic perspectives of organizations. Effective: Summer 2003 Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 220  

**IST 331 Organization and Design of Information Systems: User and System Principles (3) Interdisciplinary survey of topics related to the use and usability of information systems.
Effective: Spring 2004
Prerequisite: IST 230  

IST 402 Emerging Issues and Technologies (3 per semester/maximum of 9) Introduction to emerging issues, technology forecasting and analysis; overview of emerging issues and leading technologies in IST and how they impact information systems, users, the IT labor force and society. Effective: Fall 2006 Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 220  

IST 440W Information Sciences and Technology Integration and Problem Solving (3) Problem-based approach to technology integration by focussing on real-life problems faced by an organization. Effective: Fall 2002
Prerequisite: ENGL 202C orENGL 202D seventh-semester standing (this course is intended for seniors) and the five common course requirements plus at least three of the required courses in an option

MATH 110 (GQ) Techniques of Calculus I (4) Functions, graphs, derivatives, integrals, techniques of differentiation and integration, exponentials, improper integrals, applications. Students may take only one course for credit from MATH 110, 140, 140A, and 140B.
Effective: Summer 2009 Prerequisite: MATH 022 or satisfactory performance on the mathematics NSO examination  

MATH 140 (GQ) Calculus With Analytic Geometry I (4) Functions, limits; analytic geometry; derivatives, differentials, applications; integrals, applications. Students may only take one course for credit from MATH 110, 140, 140A, 140B, and 140H.
Effective: Summer 2009
Prerequisite: MATH 022, MATH 026 ; orMATH 040 orMATH 041 or satisfactory performance on the mathematics NSO examination  

STAT 200 (GQ) Elementary Statistics (4) Descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, probability, binomial and normal distributions, statistical inference, linear regression, and correlation. Effective: Summer 1988 Prerequisite: 2 units in algebra

** Students must obtain a C or better grade in this course.


ADDITIONAL Courses Required
on an Option-by-Option basis

SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT OPTION

IST 311 Object-Oriented Design and Software Applications (3) Introduction to object-oriented applications including applications in an Object Oriented Design (OOD) language or OOD languages. Effective: Spring 2008 Prerequisite: CMPSC 102 orCMPSC 101;IST 240  

IST 411 Distributed-Object Computing (3) Introduction to distributed-object computing and its use in client/server and real-world computing applications. Effective: Summer 1999 Prerequisite: IST 311   

IST 412 The Engineering of Complex Software Systems (3) Introduction to the engineering of complex software systems including software system specification, design and implementation, integration and test, and evolution.
Effective: Summer 1999 Prerequisite: IST 311   

IST 413 Usability Engineering (3) This course addresses activities in the system development process that ensure usability. It considers the emerging concept of usability, requirements gathering and analysis, activity design, information design, interaction design, documentation design, user testing and usability evaluation. Effective: Spring 2007 Prerequisite: IST 331 

 

 


TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION OPTION

IST 302 IT Project Management (3) Exploration and application of the basic concepts, methodologies, and tools of project management in the field of information sciences and technology. Effective: Summer 2003 Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 220 

IST 420 Fundamentals of Systems and Enterprise Integration (3) Introductory course on integration of information technology into different venues, including the planning, development, and implementation of the integration. Effective: Summer 2003
Prerequisite: IST 240, IST 301, IST 302   

IST 421 Advanced Enterprise Integration: Technologies and Applications (3) Advanced course on the integration of information technology into systems applications. Effective: Spring 2004 Prerequisite: IST 420


POLICY / CONTEXT OPTION 

IST 302 IT Project Management (3) Exploration and application of the basic concepts, methodologies, and tools of project management in the field of information sciences and technology. Effective: Summer 2003 Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 220   

IST 413 Usability Engineering (3) This course addresses activities in the system development process that ensure usability. It considers the emerging concept of usability, requirements gathering and analysis, activity design, information design, interaction design, documentation design, user testing and usability evaluation. Effective: Spring 2007 Prerequisite: IST 331  

IST 431 The Information Environment (3) Survey of social environment of information technology themes: Community, sovereignty, privacy, ethics, economics, and knowledge management. Effective: Fall 2004 Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 220 

IST 432 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Information Science and Technology (3) Legal environment of information technology, constitutional/political issues, intellectual property, management, e-commerce, privacy, access, computer contracting, cyberspace regulation.
Effective: Spring 2007 Prerequisite: IST 301 or SRA 231 or equivalent