Ling Li, Chair
Li Xu, Information Technology Area Coordinator
Roya Ardalan, Chief Discipline Advisor

The information systems and technology major is designed to provide students with a technical background in information technology as well as a broad perspective of the business environment in which information technology plays a strategic role. The major emphasizes the development of business analysis and system implementation skills; these skills can provide a basis for job entry, career development and flexibility amid the rapid changes in information technology. Three distinct concentrations are offered under the major.

Information Systems and Technology major course work

IT 201Introduction to Information Systems3
IT 210Business Applications with C++3
IT 310GUI Programming with C++3
IT 317Principles of Technology Architecture3
IT 361Systems Analysis3
IT 415Business Telecommunications and Networks3
IT 450Database Concepts3
IT 464Project Management in Information Systems3
IT 473Systems Design and Implementation3
Select one of the following IT Electives:3
Cooperative Education
Student Internship
Practicum
Business Intelligence
Network Server Configuration and Administration
Management of Information Security
Object-Oriented Application Development Using Visual Basic
Information Systems for International Business *
Object-Oriented Programming with JAVA
Database Administration
Advanced Database Administration
Implementing Internet Applications
Strategic IT Administration
Selected Topics in Information Systems
Independent Study in Information Systems
Select one of the following Software Electives:3
COBOL and Applications
Business Intelligence
Object-Oriented Application Development Using Visual Basic
Object-Oriented Programming with JAVA
Implementing Internet Applications
Select one of the following International Business Electives:3
Information Systems for International Business *
International and Advanced Accounting
International Economics
International Financial Management
International Business Operations
Comparative International Management
Management Seminar Abroad
Multi-National Marketing
International Shipping
300-400 Level Business Elective **3
Total Hours39
*

IT 425 cannot be used as both the IT major elective and as the INBU elective.

**

Can be any 300-400 level course offered by the Strome College of Business, providing that the student has the appropriate prerequisites, except IT 360T.

Courses included in the calculation of the 2.00 overall grade point average for major course work for graduation are:

IT 201Introduction to Information Systems 3
IT 210Business Applications with C++ 3
IT 310GUI Programming with C++ 3
IT 317Principles of Technology Architecture 3
IT 361Systems Analysis 3
IT 415Business Telecommunications and Networks 3
IT 450Database Concepts 3
IT 451Database Administration3
IT 453Advanced Database Administration3
IT 464Project Management in Information Systems 3
IT 473Systems Design and Implementation 3
Software elective3

Information Systems and Technology major, Database concentration course work

IT 201Introduction to Information Systems3
IT 210Business Applications with C++3
IT 310GUI Programming with C++3
IT 317Principles of Technology Architecture3
IT 361Systems Analysis3
IT 415Business Telecommunications and Networks3
IT 450Database Concepts3
IT 451Database Administration3
IT 453Advanced Database Administration3
IT 464Project Management in Information Systems3
IT 473Systems Design and Implementation3
Select one of the following Software Electives:3
COBOL and Applications
Business Intelligence
Object-Oriented Application Development Using Visual Basic
Object-Oriented Programming with JAVA
Implementing Internet Applications
Select one of the following International Business Electives:3
Information Systems for International Business
International and Advanced Accounting
International Economics
International Financial Management
International Business Operations
Comparative International Management
Management Seminar Abroad
Multi-National Marketing
International Shipping
Total Hours39

Courses included in the calculation of the 2.00 overall grade point average for major course work for graduation are:

IT 201Introduction to Information Systems 3
IT 210Business Applications with C++ 3
IT 310GUI Programming with C++ 3
IT 317Principles of Technology Architecture 3
IT 361Systems Analysis 3
IT 415Business Telecommunications and Networks 3
IT 450Database Concepts 3
IT 451Database Administration3
IT 453Advanced Database Administration3
IT 464Project Management in Information Systems 3
IT 473Systems Design and Implementation 3
Software elective3

Information Systems and Technology major, Network Engineering concentration course work

IT 201Introduction to Information Systems3
IT 210Business Applications with C++3
IT 310GUI Programming with C++3
IT 317Principles of Technology Architecture3
IT 361Systems Analysis3
IT 415Business Telecommunications and Networks3
IT 416Network Server Configuration and Administration3
IT 417Management of Information Security3
IT 450Database Concepts3
IT 464Project Management in Information Systems3
IT 473Systems Design and Implementation3
Select one of the following Software Electives:3
COBOL and Applications
Business Intelligence
Object-Oriented Application Development Using Visual Basic
Object-Oriented Programming with JAVA
Implementing Internet Applications
Select one of the following International Business Electives:3
Information Systems for International Business
International and Advanced Accounting
International Economics
International Financial Management
International Business Operations
Comparative International Management
Management Seminar Abroad
Multi-National Marketing
International Shipping
Total Hours39

Courses included in the calculation of the 2.00 overall grade point average for major course work for graduation are:

IT 201Introduction to Information Systems 3
IT 210Business Applications with C++ 3
IT 310GUI Programming with C++ 3
IT 317Principles of Technology Architecture 3
IT 361Systems Analysis 3
IT 415Business Telecommunications and Networks 3
IT 416Network Server Configuration and Administration3
IT 417Management of Information Security3
IT 450Database Concepts 3
IT 464Project Management in Information Systems 3
IT 473Systems Design and Implementation 3
Software elective3

Information Systems and Technology major, E-Business and E-Commerce concentration course work

IT 201Introduction to Information Systems3
IT 210Business Applications with C++3
IT 310GUI Programming with C++3
IT 317Principles of Technology Architecture3
IT 361Systems Analysis3
IT 415Business Telecommunications and Networks3
IT 450Database Concepts3
IT 461Implementing Internet Applications3
MKTG 450Marketing on the Internet3
BNAL/MSCM 441Supply Chain Management and Logistics3
IT 464Project Management in Information Systems3
IT 473Systems Design and Implementation3
Select one of the following International Business Electives:3
Information Systems for International Business
International and Advanced Accounting
International Economics
International Financial Management
International Business Operations
Comparative International Management
Management Seminar Abroad
Multi-National Marketing
International Shipping
Total Hours39

Courses included in the calculation of the 2.00 overall grade point average for major course work for graduation are:

IT 201Introduction to Information Systems3
IT 210Business Applications with C++3
IT 310GUI Programming with C++3
IT 317Principles of Technology Architecture3
IT 361Systems Analysis3
IT 415Business Telecommunications and Networks3
IT 450Database Concepts3
IT 461Implementing Internet Applications3
IT 464Project Management in Information Systems3
IT 473Systems Design and Implementation3
MKTG 450Marketing on the Internet3
BNAL 441Supply Chain Management and Logistics3
E-commerce elective3

Information Systems and Technology Minor

The minor in Information Systems and Technology is designed primarily for students completing the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, or the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (Computer Engineering). The courses in the minor have a number of technical prerequisites that are normally waived for those students who have completed CS 150, CS 250, and either CS 170 or ECE 241 or equivalent major course work.

Students must complete the following:

IT 361Systems Analysis *3
IT 450Database Concepts **3
IT 473Systems Design and Implementation3
Select three hours from the following:3
GUI Programming with C++
Cooperative Education *****
Student Internship *****
Practicum *****
COBOL and Applications
Business Telecommunications and Networks ***
Object-Oriented Application Development Using Visual Basic
Information Systems for International Business
Object-Oriented Programming with JAVA
Implementing Internet Applications
Project Management in Information Systems ****
Strategic IT Administration
Selected Topics in Information Systems
Total Hours12

*

ACCT 201 is a prerequisite for IT 361 and is not counted in the GPA calculation of the minor.

**

 Students completing CS 450 must substitute another course for IT 450 from the elective list.

***

Computer Engineering and Computer Engineering Technology students completing CS 454 must substitute another course for IT 415 from the elective list.

****

Students completing CS 410 must substitute another course for IT 464 from the elective list.

*****

Students seeking an internship, cooperative education or practicum must obtain permission from both the IT internship coordinator as well as the internship coordinator of the students' major department.

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses. A minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor must be taken through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Courses

IT 150G. Basic Information Literacy and Research. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills necessary to identify, to access and to utilize task appropriate information. Students will learn to evaluate information sources and to apply good research strategies. The course will address qualitative, quantitative, visual and auditory data sources along with the ethical use of data and respect for intellectual property. Focus will be given to research topics in various fields including business, humanities, social science and technology.

IT 201. Introduction to Information Systems. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the major hardware/software components of computer-based information systems. Additional topics include databases, networks, and telecommunications. Intended as an introductory course for Information Systems majors.

IT 210. Business Applications with C++. 3 Credits.

An introductory course on programming using C++ that emphasizes top down design and documentation representative of business needs and requirements. Topics include simple data types, input/output streams, control structures and logical expressions, functions, arrays, records, and pointers.

IT 310. GUI Programming with C++. 3 Credits.

An advanced C++ programming course focusing on object-oriented design/methodologies and the development of Graphic User Interfaces (GUI) for business applications. Special topics include: dynamic variables, linked lists, abstract data types, classes, inheritance, composition, exception handling, templates, and overloading. Prerequisites: IT 210 or CS 150 with a C or better (grade requirement may be waived by the department) and a declared major in the university or permission of the Dean’s Office.

IT 317. Principles of Technology Architecture. 3 Credits.

A comprehensive treatment of information theory, computer architecture, processor implementation and data communications. Prerequisites: IT 201 with a C or better (grade requirement may be waived by the department) and MATH 162M, and a declared major in the university or permission of the Dean’s Office.

IT 325. Web Site and Web Page Design. 3 Credits.

Advanced design and implementation strategies are utilized to create dynamic e-commerce applications. Key concepts include: web page design, graphic composition, scripting languages, animation and Internet security. Prerequisites: IT 150G.

IT 360T. Principles of Information Technology. 3 Credits.

A survey of computer hardware, software, procedures, applications, and management information concepts. Provides an understanding of the application of the computer to the support of managerial decision making. Information Systems majors may not use this course for credit toward the B.S.B.A. degree. Prerequisite: completion of general education information literacy and research requirement and junior standing; and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA.

IT 361. Systems Analysis. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the Systems Development Life Cycle (SCLC) from an information systems project perspective. Emphasis is placed on the planning and analysis functions performed during information systems project work. The student will be introduced to tools and techniques utilized in development of system models representing modern business activities. Computer-Aided Systems Engineering (CASE) tools will be employed to create process and data-driven versions of these models. Prerequisites: IT 201 with a C or better (grade requirement may be waived by the department), and a declared major in the university or permission of the Dean’s Office of the College of Business.

IT 367. Cooperative Education. 1-3 Credits.

Approval for enrollment and allowable credits are determined by the department and Career Development Services in the semester prior to enrollment. Available for pass/fail grading only. (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: junior standing and a declared major in the university or permission of the Dean’s Office.

IT 368. Student Internship. 1-3 Credits.

Approval for enrollment and allowable credits are determined by the department and Career Development Services in the semester prior to enrollment. Available for pass/fail grading only. (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: junior standing and a declared major in the university or permission of the Dean’s Office.

IT 369. Practicum. 1-3 Credits.

Approval for enrollment and allowable credits are determined by the department and Career Development Services in the semester prior to enrollment. Available for pass/fail grading only. (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: junior standing and a declared major in the university or permission of the Dean’s Office.

IT 372. COBOL and Applications. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the COBOL programming language and its application in industry and government. Prerequisite: IT 310 and a declared major in the university or permission of the Dean’s Office.

IT 374. C# and Applications. 3 Credits.

An introduction to programming concepts and skills of the C# programming language and Visual Studio .NET. Topics include: computing fundamentals and Microsoft .NET platform, C# programming fundamentals and object-oriented programming, web app development and cloud app development. Prerequisite: IT 210, CS 150, or equivalent.

IT 376. PHP and Applications. 3 Credits.

An introduction to programming concepts and skills of the PHP programming language. Topics include: Internet and web concepts, HTML, CSS and XML, PHP programming basics, database with PHP, PHP web services. Prerequisite: IT 201.

IT 401. Mobile and Cloud Computing. 3 Credits.

An introduction to key concepts and techniques of mobile and cloud computing. Topics include: cloud deployment and service models, cloud programming and software environments, performance and security of cloud systems, cloudlets and mobile cloud computing. Prerequisites: IT 430, CS 382, or equivalent and IT 450, CS 450, or equivalent.

IT 408. E-Business Portal Programming. 3 Credits.

An introduction to key concepts, programming techniques, technologies and standards involved in the development of E-Business portal. Topics include: E-Business programming technologies, software development environments, developing a practical E-business project, securing the E-business portal, performance tuning and evaluation. Prerequisite: IT 325.

IT 410. Business Intelligence. 3 Credits.

Business intelligence, data warehouse, data mining, and OLAP. The course will use state-of-the-art business intelligence software tools including SAS products to provide hands-on experience in designing and using data warehouses. Prerequisite: BNAL 206.

IT 415. Business Telecommunications and Networks. 3 Credits.

Telecommunications, hardware, software, transmission facilities and methods, industry general structure of network design, implementation, and management. Emphasis on state-of-art technology and current business environments. Prerequisite: IT 361 with a C or better, or permission of the instructor.

IT 416. Network Server Configuration and Administration. 3 Credits.

Advanced course on configuration and management of network servers. Topics include: user and storage management, ACLs, group policy, configuring security, backups and disaster recovery, and server management. Prerequisite: IT 415, and a declared major in the university or permission of the Dean’s Office.

IT 417. Management of Information Security. 3 Credits.

This course emphasizes the need for management and technology to successfully implement an information security program in an organization. Threats, attacks, legal and ethical issues, risk assessment and control strategies; planning, development, and maintenance of security policies; contingency planning; firewalls, intrusion detection systems and security tools; and management of information security are some of the topics covered in this course. Prerequisite: MATH 162M.

IT 418. Information Assurance. 3 Credits.

Assure information and manage risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information. Topics include assurance of integrity, availability, authenticity, non-repudiation and confidentiality. Students will gain a firm understanding of information-related risk management in cyber and physical systems. Hands-on exercises and practice opportunities will be provided to students. Prerequisite: IT 317 or permission of instructor.

IT 420. Object-Oriented Application Development Using Visual Basic. 3 Credits.

Advanced design and implementation strategies are utilized to create dynamic client/server applications. Key concepts include: abstractions, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, persistence, and dynamic binding. Prerequisites: CS 250 or IT 310, and a declared major in the university or permission of the Dean’s Office.

IT 425. Information Systems for International Business. 3 Credits.

The international business organization and its relationship to information systems architecture with emphasis on the role of connectivity technology as a driver of globalization. An introduction to the economics and structure of the international information technology marketplace. Prerequisites: The general education impact of technology requirement, a declared major in the university or permission of the department.

IT 430/530. Object-Oriented Programming with JAVA. 3 Credits.

An introduction to JAVA as an object-oriented language used to write JAVA applets and applications. Business examples incorporating multimedia, multithreading, networking, and advanced graphical interfaces are used to reinforce the object-oriented concepts of abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, persistence, and dynamic binding. Prerequisite: IT 310 or CS 250, and a declared major in the university or permission of the Dean’s Office.

IT 450. Database Concepts. 3 Credits.

Introduction to database concepts. Historical development, data models, database analysis, design and implementation, query languages, data security, and introduction to business transaction systems. Prerequisites: IT 317 with a C or better, IT 310 and IT 361, and a declared major in the university or permission of the Dean’s Office; permission of the instructor is required for non-IT major students.

IT 451. Database Administration. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the theory and practice for performing the standard database administrative tasks. Course could serve as a basis in preparation to OCA Exams 1Z0-051 and 1Z0-052 for Oracle Administrator Certified Associate. Topics to be covered include: advance SQL statements, creating schema objects, database installation and configuration, database architecture, performance monitoring and tuning, storage management, database security, user management, database connectivity, backup/recovery techniques and usage analysis. Oracle will be the primary DBMS software used in the course; other software may be used as well. Hands-on exercises and practice opportunities will be provided to students. Prerequisites: IT 450, and a declared major in the university or permission of the instructor.

IT 453. Advanced Database Administration. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the techniques and methodologies that are used to insure the deployment of efficient, secure, and high-performance database applications. Topics include: database and application design, maintaining the database and managing performance, database performance tuning and optimization: system performance, database and application performance, DML tuning; implementing security and auditing, data movement and distribution, distributed DBMS, Business Intelligence and Data Warehouses, cyber ethic and other advanced database concepts. Hands-on exercises and practice opportunities will be provided to students. Prerequisites: IT 451, and a declared major in the university or permission of the instructor.

IT 454. Web-based Database Administration. 3 Credits.

An introduction to key concepts and techniques related to web-based database administration. Students will gain hands-on experience with a variety of web-based database technologies. Topics to be covered include: MySQL, EasyPHP, phpMyAdmin, XML database technologies such as XQuery, XPath, and XML Schemas, performance tuning, trouble shooting, and web log analysis tools. Prerequisite: IT 450, or permission of the instructor.

IT 461. Implementing Internet Applications. 3 Credits.

Advanced design and implementation strategies are utilized to create dynamic e-commerce applications. Key concepts include: Internet architecture, structured data languages, scripting languages, programming languages, database connectivity, and Internet security. Prerequisite: CS 250 or IT 310, and a declared major in the university or permission of the Dean’s Office.

IT 464. Project Management in Information Systems. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on project management techniques and methodologies that can be adopted to Information Technology software and systems projects. Prerequisites: IT 317 with a C or better; IT 310 and IT 361 and a declared major in the university or permission of the Dean’s Office.

IT 473. Systems Design and Implementation. 3 Credits.

A case-study-based presentation of system life cycle phases subsequent to systems analysis. The student will utilize Computer-Aided Systems Engineering (CASE) tools to design logical and physical models to define business requirements. Factors relevant to the creation of business information systems through development and implementation will be examined in detail. Topical issues examined include: CASE-based methodologies, project management, feasibility analysis, database design, on-line system design, prototyping, development/testing strategies, and implementation/training strategies. Students, potentially working in teams, are expected to apply these design strategies to industry case studies, resulting in new and comprehensive system designs, the results of which will be delivered in formal presentation fashion in a classroom setting. (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: IT 317 with a C or better; IT 310 and IT 361, and a declared major in the university or permission of the Dean’s Office.

IT 474. Strategic IT Administration. 3 Credits.

Focuses on improving business use of existing IT and achieving competitive advantage. All students gain a strategic perspective on an important organizational resource--information. Plus, it will prepare IT students for managerial positions and effective communication with executives. Prerequisite: IT 361 and a declared major in the university or permission of the Dean’s Office.

IT 495/595. Selected Topics in Information Systems. 1-3 Credits.

Taught on an occasional basis. See the course schedule for the particular topic being taught each semester. Prerequisite: permission of the department.

IT 497. Independent Study in Information Systems. 1-3 Credits.

Affords students the opportunity to undertake independent study under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: permission of the department.