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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Information Sciences And Technology (IST)

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.

IST 420 Fundamentals of Systems and Enterprise Integration (3)

IST 420 focuses on introducing the student to the role of information systems and technologies in achieving a variety of system goals. Emphasis will be placed on the theories and skills required for planning, developing, implementing, and managing the integration of information technology and different systems. IST 420 is required of all Information Sciences and Technology (IST) undergraduates who have chosen the Information Technology Integration Option in their baccalaureate degree. It is the prerequisite for IST 421 which is also required for the Option. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to recognize information technology integration. They will also understand the "business processes and information value chain" within a system, and be able to foster an understanding of the role of IT in system integration. Students will be periodically assessed through examinations, case studies, individual and group assignments and projects, and other performance indicators where appropriate.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: IST 240;IST 242 andIST 301, IST 302 A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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