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Web BSIT Courses

WBIT 3010. Technical Communication (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. This course covers workplace communication at the intermediate level. Topics include audience analysis, research proposal and report writing, document and visual design, editing and presentation design.

WBIT 3110. Systems Analysis and Design (3-0-3) Prerequisites: WBIT 1310 and WBIT 2000 with a grade of "C" or better. This course introduces the fundamental principles of the design and analysis of IT applications. In this course, students will learn to apply the tools and techniques commonly used by systems analysts to build and document IT applications. Classical and structured tools for describing data flow, data structure, process flow, file design, input and output design, and program specification will be studied, as will object-oriented techniques.

WBIT 3111. Information Technology Project Management (3-0-3) Prerequisites: WBIT 3010, WBIT 3110, and STAT 1127 with a grade of C or better. Project management techniques and tools as applied to information systems projects including resource and personnel management and allocation, product testing, scheduling, and project management software. Students will study examples of both successful and unsuccessful projects and apply lessons learned to a class project.

WBIT 3200. Database Design, Development and Deployment (3-0-3) Prerequisite or Corequisite: WBIT 2311 with a grade of C or better. This is an advanced course in database design, development and deployment. Course emphasizes database design drawing distinctions between data modeling and process modeling using various modeling techniques including Entity-Relationship Modeling, Object Modeling and Data Flow Diagramming; database development using the relational model, normalization, and SQL; database deployment including control mechanisms, forms, reports, menus and web interfaces. Additional topics include procedures, functions, packages and triggers. Students will design, create and process a database to demonstrate competency in the course content.

WBIT 3400. Introduction to Digital Media (3-0-3) Prerequisite: WBIT 1100 with a grade of C or better. This course covers the basic design principles and tools for creating and editing digital media elements. Examples of these elements include graphics, animation, audio, video, virtual space and simulation.

WBIT 3410. Web Applications Development (3-0-3) Prerequisite: WBIT 1310 with a grade of "C" or better. This course provides a survey of techniques and tools for developing basic web pages for delivery of text and graphic information; focus on page markup languages, client-side scripting, page design principles, page layout techniques, markup language syntax, and page styling methods.

WBIT 3500. Architecture and Operating Systems (3-0-3) Prerequisite: WBIT 1310 with a grade of C or better. This course introduces students to the architectures of computer systems and the operating systems that run on them. It explores and gives experience with some common computer designs and operating systems. Topics include basic computer architecture, instruction set architecture, memory, memory management, processes, and file systems.

WBIT 3510. Data Communications and Networking (3-0-3) Prerequisite: WBIT 3500 with a grade of "C" or better. This course covers computer network and communications concepts, principles, components, and practices; coverage of common networking standards, topologies, architectures, and protocols; design and operational issues surrounding network planning, configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting, and management.

WBIT 3600. Introduction to E-Commerce (3-0-3) Prerequisites: WBIT 3110 and WBIT 3410 with a grade of C or better. The emphasis of this course is on basic principles and practices of E-business and E-commerce. Topics include infrastructures and applications of Ecommerce, E-Tailing, E-Marketing, advertisement, B2B, B2C, C2C, E-Government, M-Commerce, E-Learning, electronic payment systems, security, and legal issues. Students also learn to build simple dynamic E-commerce sites using server-side scripting.

WBIT 4020. Professional Practices and Ethics (3-0-3) This course covers historical, social, economic and legal considerations of information technology. It includes studies of professional codes of ethical conduct, philosophy of ethics, risk analysis, liability, responsibility, security, privacy, intellectual property, the internet and various laws that affect an information technology infrastructure. This course is only offered to students with senior standing.

WBIT 4030. Senior Project (3-0-3) A capstone course for WebBSIT majors, students will be expected to complete a final team or individual project. The project may be an approved industry, internship or a project developed and designed by faculty of the WebBSIT. Students will apply skills and knowledge from previous WebBSIT courses in project management, system design and development, digital media development, eCommerce, database design, and system integration.

WBIT 4112. Systems Acquisition, Integration and Implementation (3-0-3) Prerequisites: WBIT 3110, WBIT 3200, and WBIT 4520 with a grade of C or better. Most IT applications used by organizations are configured from components that have been purchased from third-party vendors. This includes both hardware components and, increasingly, software components. In this course, students will study the component acquisition process, and methods and techniques for integrating these components into an existing IT infrastructure.

WBIT 4120. Human-Computer Interaction (3-0-3) Prerequisites: WBIT 2311 and WBIT 3400 with a grade of C or better. The emphasis of this course is on fundamentals of human-machine interfaces, both cognitive and physical. Learning styles and effects of short-term memory on cognition and reaction will affect hardware and software development. Students will design a prototype interface.

WBIT 4520. Information Assurance and Security (3-0-3) Prerequisite or Corequisite: WBIT 3510 with a grade of C or better. This course is an introduction to information assurance and security in computing. Topics include computer, network (distributed) system and cyber security, digital assets protection, data backup and disaster recovery, encryption, cryptography, computer virus, firewalls, terrorism and cyber crimes, legal, ethical and professional issues, risk management, information security design, implementation and maintenance.