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Information Sciences And Technology (IST)

IST 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

IST 098 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

IST 099 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

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 110H (GS) Information, People and Technology 3) The use, analysis and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

IST 110S (GS) Information, People and Technology (3) The use, analysis and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

IST 110S (GS) Information, People and Technology (3) The use, analysis and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

IST 111 Seminar in IST (1) Introduction to academic requirements, career planning & information literacy for students majoring in College of IST.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

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 130 (GA) Emerging Technologies in Popular Culture (3) A survey course that explores emerging technologies used to produce and consume popular cultural artifacts.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

IST 140 Introduction to Application Development (3) A first course in concepts and skills for application development.
Effective: Summer 2014 Future: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: college algebra  

IST 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

IST 198 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 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 211 Advanced Topics in Relational Database Management Systems (3) In depth coverage of: database administration, advanced Structures Query Language inquires, normalization, referential integrity; troubleshooting, tweaking; implementation dependent transactions, embedded SQL, Open Database Connectivity.
Effective: Summer 1999
Prerequisite: IST 210  

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 225 PC Hardware Basics (3) Preparation for PC hardware support: Students learn data recovery and how to build, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair PC's.
Effective: Summer 1999
Prerequisite: IST 220  

IST 226 Networking Essentials (3) Concepts for peer-to-peer and server-based network:International Organization for Standardization-Open Systems Interconnection (ISO-OSI) reference model, industry standards, troubleshooting, performance monitoring, and optimization.
Effective: Summer 1999
Prerequisite: IST 220  

IST 227 Network Administration (3) Administering peer-to-peer and client/server networks: Planning, installation, server configuration, resource management, remote access, performance monitoring, and optimization.
Effective: Summer 1999
Prerequisite: IST 226  

IST 228 Advanced Network Administration (3) TCP/IP planning, installation, configuration: IP addressing, subnetting, routing, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS), address/name resolution, Domain Name System (DNS); database, web, mail server management.
Effective: Summer 1999
Prerequisite: IST 226  

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 235 (US) (WMNST 235) Gender and the Global Information Technology Sector (3) Integrates information technology and gender studies. Overview issues and socio-cultural shaping of gender in the IT field.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

IST 237 Digital Entrepreneurship (3) Introduction to foundational concepts for starting and operating digital business, including business models, funding, strategic, operational, structural, and cultural components.
Effective: Summer 2014 Future: Summer 2014
 

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 242 Intermediate & Object-Oriented Application Development (3) Intermediate application development including algorithms, data structures, and object-oriented concepts.
Effective: Summer 2014 Future: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: IST 140 orCMPSC 121 orIST 240  

IST 247 Contemporary Projects in Software Development (3) The analysis, design, coding, testing, and documentation of a software project using state-of-the art languages/tools and concepts.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CMPSC 302;IST 211 orIST 256  

IST 250 New Media and the Web (3) Introduction to how the World Wide Web utilizes emerging technologies. Students acquire conceptual understanding of constructing Web sites.
Effective: Summer 1999
Prerequisite: IST 110 or concurrent enrollment  

IST 255 Fundamentals of Web Administration (3) An introduction to fundamental web administration concepts: Internet, graphic design, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), security, legal/ethical implications, Internet business.
Effective: Summer 1999
Prerequisite: IST 250  

IST 256 Programming for the Web (3) An introduction to fundamental Web programming concepts: Advanced Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Dynamic Hypertext Markup Language (DHTML), extensible Markup Language (XML), Data Warehouses, JavaScript, common Gateway Interface (CGI), and Java.
Effective: Summer 1999
Prerequisite: IST 250  

IST 257 Advanced Web Administration (3) Web site server installation, access, management, security, performance monitoring and optimization, network services, and troubleshooting.
Effective: Summer 1999
Prerequisite: IST 255  

IST 260W Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design (3) Introduction to systems analysis and design, stressing the process of requirements acquisition, specification, design, and implementation.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: IST 110, IST 210, IST 220 andENGL 015  

IST 261 Application Development Design Studio I (3) Introductory design and development studio course for IST and SRA students.
Effective: Summer 2014 Future: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: IST 242  

IST 295A Distributed Team Project (1-3) Supervised experience in which student teams work on information system design projects gathered from industry or units within the University.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: IST 110  

IST 295B IST Internship (1-3) Supervised work experience where the student is employed in an information sciences and technology position in industry, government, or academia.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: IST 110  

IST 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2000
 

IST 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2000
 

IST 297A Introduction to Analytic Techniques for Problem Solving (3) Problem solving techniques using mathematical models on spreadsheets. Applications to a wide range of management, information technology and security problems.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: MATH 022 or satisfactory performance on the mathematics placement examination  

IST 297B Supervised Experience in Instructional Support (1) Introduction to best practices in supervision of instructional support activities such as coaching, team facilitation, grading, and learning assessment.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

IST 297B Supervised Experience in Instructional Support (1) Introduction to best practices in and supervision of instructional support activities such as coaching, team facilitation, grading, and learning assessment.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

IST 297D Introduction to Application Programming (3) The focus of the course is on beginning programming principles as experienced in the context of object-oriented application development.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

IST 297D Introduction to Application Programming (3) The focus of the course is on beginning programming principles as experienced in the context of object-oriented application development.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

IST 297E Digital Entrepreneurship & Innovation Business Fundamentals (3) Introduction to digital entrepreneurship. Basic concepts for setting up/running an IT-focused business, success factors, and risks.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

IST 297E Digital Entrepreneurship & Innovation Business Fundamentals (3) Introduction to digital entrepreneurship. Basic concepts for setting up/running an it-focused business, success factors, and risks.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

IST 297G Application Development Design Studio 1 (3) A studio course for students to practice and apply skills learned in basic programming and development courses.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: IST 240 orIST 297J  

IST 297I Web Application Development (3) Web application development concepts, tools, and techniques.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: IST 297D, IST 210 andIST 220  

IST 297J Intermediate and Object-Oriented Application Development (3) Intermediate and object-oriented application development in Java, including event-driven and graphical programming, algorithms, data structures, debugging, and testing.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: IST 297D  

IST 297J Intermediate and Object-Oriented Application Development (3) Intermediate and object-oriented application development in Java, including event-driven and graphical programming, algorithms, data structures, debugging, and testing.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: IST 297D  

IST 297K New Media, Individuals, and Institutions (3) Introduction to the rapidly changing world of new media, and their communicative and social impacts on individuals and institutions.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: IST 110 orIST 110S  

IST 298 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

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 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 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 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 337 Technologies for Digital Entrepreneurs (3) Introduction to the tools available to IT entrepreneurs considering starting-up or looking to develop new applications.
Effective: Summer 2014 Future: Summer 2014
 

IST 341 (US;IL) Human Diversity in the Global Information Economy (3) Globalization, human diversity and their impacts on IT products, work, workforce, and the knowledge economy and social inclusion in general.
Effective: Fall 2010
Prerequisite: IST 110  

IST 361 Application Development Design Studio II (3) Second of two design and development studio courses for IST and SRA students.
Effective: Summer 2014 Future: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: IST 311 or program approval  

IST 390 Introduction to Professional Development (1) Interdisciplinary course to introduce students to the issues, concepts and skills involved in successfully transitioning into professional life.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

IST 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

IST 397D Application Development Design Studio (3) This studio course will provide opportunities for students to practice application design and development skills.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: IST 240 orIST 297J  

IST 398 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

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 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  

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  

IST 422 Enterprise Architecture Foundations (3) Theoretical foundations and practice of enterprise architecture.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: IST 301  

IST 423 Enterprise Information Management and Storage Architecture (3) Provide in-depth study of the concepts, issues, and technologies associated with the complex world of enterprise information and storage architecture.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: IST 301  

IST 424 Architectural Modeling of Organizations (3) Theoretical foundations and practice of enterprise modeling.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: IST 301  

IST 425 (MGMT 425, ENGR 425) New Venture Creation (3) Via problem-based learning, teams define new business ventures to meet current market needs, develop business plans, and present to investors.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ECON 102 orECON 104 orECON 014;CAS 100  

IST 426 (ENGR 426, MGMT 426) Invention Commercialization (3) Working with Penn State inventions selected by the Intellectual Property Office, student teams define an optimum commercialization path each technology.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ECON 102 orECON 104 orECON 014;CAS 100  

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 orSRA 231 or equivalent  

IST 437 Digital Design & Innovation (3) This course introduces students to design thinking, user-driven innovation and user experience, and business model implementation issues for IT-driven innovation.
Effective: Summer 2014 Future: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: IST 237  

IST 440W Information Sciences and Technology Integration and Problem Solving (3) Problem-based approach to technology integration by focusing 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  

IST 441 Information Retrieval and Organization (3) Introductory course for seniors and graduate students covering the practices, issues, and theoretical foundations of organizing and analyzing information and information content for the purpose of providing access to textual and nontextual information resources. Introduces students to the principles of information storage and retrieval systems and databases.
Effective: Spring 2004
Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 240  

IST 442 (IL) Information Technology in an International Context (3) International concepts to improve strategies for the design, dissemination, and use of information technology.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: IST 110  

IST 443 IT Professional Services Theory and Practice (3) Explores and applies the basic concepts, methodologies, tools, and techniques of consulting and professional service organizations in information sciences and technology.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 220 . Prerequisite or concurrent:IST 302 orIST 412  

IST 444 Advanced IT Professional Services (3) Explores advanced IT professional services topics, and the unique application of consulting methods in various industry sectors.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: IST 443  

IST 445H Globalization Trends and World Issues (3) This course covers trends in globalization and their influence on U.S. policy making as well as the role of the U.S. in international issues.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: 6 credits of honors course work  

IST 446 An Introduction to Building Computer/Video Games (3) An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to process and techniques involved in developing a video or computer game.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: IST 311, IST 331 or approval of program  

IST 451 Network Security (3) Fundamental issues and concepts of network security, network security technologies and protocols, and emerging technologies in network security.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: IST 220, SRA 221  

IST 452 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Privacy and Security (3) Exploration of legal, regulatory, public policy, and ethical issues related to security and privacy for information technology professionals in public institutions, private enterprise, and IT services.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: IST 432  

IST 453 Legal, Regulatory, Policy Environment of Cyber Forensics (3) Legal, regulatory and public policy environment of computer and network forensics that constrain investigatory and monitoring activities in computer and network environments.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: IST 110 and 6th-semester standing or higher  

IST 454 Computer and Cyber Forensics (3) Fundamental issues and concepts of computer forensics; aspects of computer and cyber crime; methods to uncover, protect, exploit, and document digital evidence; tools, techniques, and procedure to perform computer and cyber crime investigation.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: IST 220, SRA 221  

IST 456 Information Security Management (3) Contemporary Security Issues; security management processes, architecture and models; risk analysis and management; security planning, analysis and safeguards; security policies development and administration; contingency planning, incidence handling and response; and security standards and certification processes.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: IST 220, SRA 221  

IST 461 Database Management and Administration (3) Introduces advanced topics in database management systems that are fundamental to effective administration of enterprise information systems.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 240  

IST 462 Database Modeling and Applications (3) This course introduces advanced topics in database modeling and applicaitons.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 240  

IST 489H Research Methods for the Information Sciences and Technology (3) Seminar course focused on approaches to studying information and communication technologies and writing theses and other research reports.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: IST 110 honors standing or permission of program  

IST 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Fall 1999
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

IST 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2000
 

IST 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2000
 

IST 497B (AG BM 497B, ENGR 497B) Advanced E-Ship Team (3) Entrepreneurial students or teams are mentored and challenged to advance their ventures and products. Deliveralbes may include a presentation to an angel group, product sales, provisional patent, incorporation, etc.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

IST 497C Connective Media Fundamentals (3) The course introduces recent research and development efforts in connective media. Students will develop a real-world computer system.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 220, IST 230, IST 240 and working knowledge of at least one computer programming language  

IST 497E Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing (3) Seminar focused on the research themes and hands-on development of movile & ubiquitous computing applications.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: IST 240 orIST 297J  

IST 497K Innovation & Design in a Digital World (3) This course emphasizes digital design methods and business models. Topics include user experience, prototyping, business model canvas, and design thinking.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

IST 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

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