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Information Sciences And Technology (IST)

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: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better is required inIST 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: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better required inIST 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: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better is required in: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: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: IST 240;IST 242 andIST 301, IST 302 A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses  

IST 421 Advanced Enterprise Integration: Technologies and Applications (3) Advanced course on the integration of information technology into systems applications.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better is required inIST 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: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: IST 301 orSRA 231 or approval of program  

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
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 non-textual information resources. Introduces students to the principles of information storage and retrieval systems and databases.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better is required in:IST 210 andIST 240 orIST 242  

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: Fall 2016
 

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: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better is required in:IST 311 andIST 331 or approval of program  

IST 450A (COMM 450A) Search Engine Marketing (3) This project-oriented course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a sponsored research and keyword advertising-based marketing campaign.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: COMM 310;IST 310 ; Fifth semester standing  

IST 450B (COMM 450B) Digital Advertising (3) This course will explore the digital advertising "ecosystem," identify key players and trends, and review programmatic media buying.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: COMM 310 orIST 310  

IST 451 Network Security (3) Fundamental issues and concepts of network security, network security technologies and protocols, and emerging technologies in network security.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better is required in:IST 220 andSRA 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: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better required in: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 2016
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better is required in:IST 220 andSRA 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 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

IST 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised on or 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 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
 

IST 501 Interdisciplinary Research Methods for Information Sciences and Technology (6) An interdisciplinary introduction to the research methods for investigating how information technologies are analyzed, designed, and evaluated to meet human needs at multiple levels of analysis.
Effective: Fall 2013 Ending: Fall 2016
 

IST 501 Interdisciplinary Research Design for Information Sciences and Technology (3) An interdisciplinary introduction to graduate research design for investigating how data and information technologies are created, analyzed, and evaluated.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
 

IST 503 Foundations for IST Research (3) Study of major methodological, normative, and theoretical issues in philosophy of science related to reserach in information sciences and technology.
Effective: Spring 2007
  Concurrent: IST 501

IST 504 Foundations of Theories and Methods of Information Sciences and Technology Research (3) Provides the foundation to the research and theories of how technologies are used to meet society's, groups' and individuals' information needs.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

IST 505 Foundations of Research Design in Information Sciences and Technology (3) Provides the foundations on research design and methods used in information sciences and technology.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: IST 504  

IST 510 Foundations in Computational Informatics (3) Foundational theories and techniques in general computational informatics.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: IST 501  

IST 511 Information Management: Information and Technology (3) Introducton to theoretical, computational, and practical issues involved in managing textual, spatial, temporal, and multimedia information in a computerized system.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: IST 501  

IST 512 Information Processing Architecture and Technology (3) This course introduces the core theories, concepts, and methods regarding information and technology from an information processing point of view.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

IST 520 Foundations in Human-Centered Design (3) Foundational theories in Human-Centered Interactions used for Human-Centered Design.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: IST 501  

IST 521 Human-Computer Interaction: The User and Technology (3) Users, models of users, developing the models, technology for creating interfaces; examples of good research and implications for Human-Computer Interface (HCI) design.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: IST 501  

IST 525 Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (3) IST 525 introduces theories, empirical findings, evaluation methods, and design frameworks in computer-supported cooperative work.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: IST 521  

IST 526 Development Tools and Visualizations for Human-Computer Interaction (3) IST 526 addresses concepts and tools for developing working user interface software and prototypes to provide effective information visualizations.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: IST 521  

IST 530 Foundations in Social Informatics (3) Foundations in social theories used in the study of the human context within which information and information technology exists.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: IST 501  

IST 532 Organizational Informatics (3) Researching Information and Information Systems in Organizations.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: IST 501  

IST 541 Qualitative Research in Information Sciences and Technology (3) Assists IST researchers in their efforts to learn about and employ appropriate qualitative methods in their research.
Effective: Spring 2004
Prerequisite: IST 501  

IST 554 Network Management and Security (3) Essential skills and knowledge for effectively utilizing networks and Internet technologies to facilitate, manage and secure data communications and applications.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

IST 555 Intelligent Agents and Distributed Decision Making (3) Distributed decision making theories and agent-based technologies, models and systems with applications in command and control, emergency and resource management.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

IST 556 Web Analytics: Research Approaches for Online Data (3) The course will provide the theorietical and methodological foundations of web data with the major focus on the application of web analytics methods and data.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

IST 557 Data Mining: Techniques and Applications (3) This course will introduce data mining techniques, including frequent pattern and association rule mining, some basic background on classification and clustering, and applications of data mining techniques in specific domains. The emphasis will be on applications in specific domains rather than fundamental methodologies.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: Programming Data Structures Algorithms Basic Statistics  

IST 558 (STAT 558) Data Mining II (3) Advanced data mining techniques: temporal pattern mining, network mining, boosting, discriminative models, generative models, data warehouse, and choosing mining algorithms.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: STAT 557 orIST 557  

IST 561 (EDSGN 561, I E 561, CSE 561) Data Mining Driven Design (3) The study and application of data mining/machine learning (DM/ML) techniques in multidisciplinary design.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

IST 562 Theoretical Foundations of Information Science (3) This course introduces the theoretical foundations of information science, with applications in communication, signal processing, machine learning, and pattern recognition.
Effective: Summer 2009
Prerequisite: Familiarity with college-level linear algebra calculus and probability theory or consent of the instructor  

IST 564 Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management (3) This course examines the fundamental elements of crisis, disaster, risk and emergency management.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

IST 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars that consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Fall 2000
 

IST 594 Research Topics (1-18) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an indivdual or small group basis.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

IST 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, that are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2000
 

IST 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or semester.
Effective: Summer 2000
 

IST 598 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

IST 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

IST 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

IST 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester, maximum of 6) No description.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

IST 610 Thesis Research Off-Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

IST 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

IST 815 Foundations of Information Security and Assurance (3) This course provides theoretical and applied foundations of information security and assurance.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

IST 816 Web Fundamentals (3) A practical treatment of fundamental web techniques.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: IST 554  

IST 836 (NURS 836) Healthcare Informatics (3) This course provides a foundation in information systems and technology for improvement of healthcare.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

IST 841 Search Engines & Information Retrieval (3) Introductory course on search engines and information retrieval. Search, indexing, ranking, and search evaluation are formally defined, explained, and used.
Effective: Summer 2010
 

IST 852 Knowledge Management (3) This course provides a foundation in knowledge management concepts and paradigms, emphasizing computational methodologies and tools for supporting data and knowledge management practices.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

IST 865 Leadership in a Crisis Environment (3) This course examines the leadership traits necessary to handle a crisis, disaster, or emergency.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

IST 868 Topics in Visual Analytics for Security Intelligence (3) Introduce visual analytic techniques for security informatics and intelligence. Survey technical approaches for data analysis, threats and vulnerability, communicating risk.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: IST 816 orIST 554 orIST 562  

IST 885 Introduction to Multisensor Data Fusion (3) Understanding the concepts, techniques, and issues surrounding the fusion of information from multiple sensors and sources of data.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

IST 888 (SWENG 888) Mobile Computing and Applications (3) Design and development of mobile computing-based applications and services utilizing current and emerging mobile computing technologies.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

IST 896 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, that are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

IST 897 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or semester.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

IST 898 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or semester.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

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