2005-2007 Academic Catalog
INFM 2000 ETHICAL ISSUES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 4 CR.
This course introduces you to the ethical issues you may face in the field of information management. The importance of the security of information will
INFM 2500 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 4 Cr.
You will learn the theoretical understanding and practical applications of computer software for problem-solving activities in information management. You will learn how to read, analyze and evaluate computer documentation, as well as to understand standardization and adaptability in software development. Word processing, spreadsheets, database management, graphics software and the Internet are examined. Offered annually.
INFM 3000 ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION SOURCES 4 Cr.
This course introduces you to the theory and practice of organizing information sources. The purposes are to help you to understand the broad issues in providing subject access to information sources and to provide you with hands-on experience in using/constructing data sources. Offered every other year.
INFM 3100 INFORMATION RESOURCES 4 Cr.
This course introduces you to the selection, evaluation and use of information sources, including standard sources of government, business, economic, science and social science information.
INFM 3200 RESEARCH AND NEEDS ANALYSIS 4 Cr.
In this course you will learn methodologies and techniques for conducting an analysis of information needs of client populations. Topics include analyzing users’ information needs, effective interviewing techniques, designing and conducting surveys, analyzing the results and presenting survey research data. Offered annually.
INFM 3500 COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 4 Cr.
Investigates the basic design and use of current and future technologies to establish local and remote communications involving computers and related information-handling devices. Various networking and communication protocols are examined. Offered every other year.
INFM 3600 WEB SITE DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT 4 Cr.
In this course, you will examine Internet history and evolving World Wide Web developments as a context for designing and managing effective, appropriate Web sites for various audiences. Web search, graphic design principles, emerging Web-related technologies and usability issues are examined individually and in class. You will learn to create Web-based documents using both “raw” HTML and “WYSIWYG” editing programs and experiment with graphics software for the Web. You will explore one topic related to Web management or development in-depth, presenting to the entire class on that topic via the Web. You will participate in small teams to develop and document a Web site for a real or hypothetical organization. Offered annually. Prerequisite: INFM 2500 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
INFM 3800 INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE AND DATABASE MANAGEMENT 4 CR.
You will learn to analyze and design information architecture and databases. Theory and design of enterprise-level information architectures, meta-data, database systems, and data warehousing are covered. A Web-centric view of the corporate database is introduced. You practice project management during team-oriented analysis and design of a departmental database in an appropriate enterprise DBMS, including population of the database with test data and demonstration of the reporting capability of the database using a structured query language (SQL) and/or Web-based query languages. Topics include logical data models; modeling tools/techniques; normalization; relational, hierarchical, networked and object-oriented designs for databases; data dictionaries, repositories and warehouses; and implementation, relational Algebra and retrieval using a SQL. Lecture and laboratory hours scheduled in and outside of class. Offered every other year. Prerequisite: INFM 2500 or HIMP 1150 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
INFM 4000 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 4 Cr.
In this course you will gain a working knowledge of systems analysis and design methodologies and tools. You will work with a team of students to assess information needs of an organization, evaluating alternative systems solutions and using techniques to identify and recommend solutions. Special emphasis is placed on information engineering concepts and tools, including data and process modeling. Analysis tools for problem solving, managing projects and working as part of a team also are included. Offered every other year. Prerequisites: INFM 2500, 3800.
INFM 4550 SYSTEMS DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION 4 Cr.
In this course you will learn about design development phases of the life cycle. Topics include: systems design and construction; application architecture and process design; database design; input/output design and prototyping; and systems implementation and support. The following special topics also are discussed: project and process management (PERT, CPM and GANTT techniques); Joint Application Design (JAD) and Rapid Application Deployment (RAD); quality assurance and standards; CASE tools; and networking and related terminology. Offered every other year. Prerequisites: INFM 2500, 4000 or consent of the instructor.
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