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CSCI 515 Computer and Network Security, 3 credits
Presents the basic concepts and techniques for securing a computer system and for securing information systems in a network environment. Topics to be studied include site security, security management, intrusion detection/protection, integrity management, and event recovery. 
Prerequisites: CSCI 270 or equivalent.
Frequency of offering: Once per year

CSCI 560 Data Management, 3 credits
Identify the need for and the steps to achieve a comprehensive enterprise data strategy. An understanding of techniques for managing the information abundance and for controlling the costs of information processing in decision making contexts is an essential requirement in achieving corporate goals.
Frequency of offering: Every Other Year

CSCI 570 Advanced Computer Networks and Data Communications, 3 credits
An in-depth presentation of network topics such as network protocols, topologies, frame relay, ATM, virtual networks, WAN, encryption, and other current topics. Introduction to a standards-based study of networking technologies.
Prerequisites: CSCI 270 or equivalent.
Frequency of offering: Once per year

CSCI 600 Systems Analysis in the Enterprise, 3 credits
Explore the phases in developing an information system; the major activities that occur during the analysis and design phases; the selection and use appropriate analysis tools; and data analysis and logical design of information system. Advanced techniques, used in the analysis and design of Information Systems, are presented including QRAD (Quality Rapid Application Development), YSM (Yourdon Systems Method), JAD (Joint Aided Development), CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering), Object Oriented Analysis, and Client/Server Analysis.
Frequency of offering: Every Other Year

CSCI 630 Information Assurance, 3 credits
Study the issues related to managing the computer systems' security function in a corporate setting. Topics include the relationship of security to a corporate mission, creating security plans and policies, budget and implementation issues, risk assessment and management, and auditing and compliance.
Frequency of offering: Every Other Year

CSCI 640 Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology Management, 3 credits
Explore legal, ethical and social implications of computing from a computing and network professional's point of view. Cover the issues professionals will face in computer-related fields such as the impact of electronic media on intellectual property, privacy threats from government and business databases, censorship of the Internet, government censorship on encryption, and hacking and computer crimes.
Frequency of offering: Once per year

CSCI 650 Project Management and Control, 3 credits
Address the business and control aspects of managing projects. Learn how to accurately estimate a project's scope, schedule, budget, and staffing needs. Project control will also be addressed, paying particular attention to critical-path monitoring, activity dependencies, activity lead-lag times, avoiding "scope creep," and critical resources management.
Frequency of offering: Every Other Year

CSCI 660 Computers and Commerce, 3 credits
Examine the benefits and risks associated with a variety of computerized business systems and the impact of computerization on traditional business processes. The information technology infrastructure required to support automated business process is addressed.
Frequency of offering: Every Other Year

CSCI 740 Management of Information Technology, 3 credits
Management issues surrounding information and telecommunications systems. Presents the ingredients of management knowledge necessary for success in the management of information technology. View information technology from the perspective of managers at several levels – from the CIO to the first-line manager. It provides frameworks and management principles that current or aspiring managers can employ to cope with the challenges inherent in the implementation of rapidly advancing technology.
Frequency of offering: Every Other Year

CSCI 775 Professional Internship, 1 credit
Supervised professional work experience to provide practical experience in the IT field. May be repeated as needed but credits earned may not be used to replace either a core course or an elective. Prerequisite: Program director and departmental approval.

CSCI 780 Special Topics in Information Technology, 3 credits
Present special topics from the IT fields that are not covered in the regular curriculum.

CSCI 790 Research, 3 credits
Individual, student-guided research project. Provides an opportunity for a student to pursue a topic of interest. This course may be used as thesis research or as a stand-alone research project defined in consultation with a faculty member. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.
Prerequisite: Departmental approval.