2017-19 Undergraduate Catalog Course Descriptions

ITS - Information Technology and Systems
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ITS 108Business Computer Applications3.00
Computer system applications in business are presented using microcomputer technology. Students gain hands-on experience with business software emphasizing presentation, spreadsheet, database, and Internet applications. Includes an overview of computer hardware and software.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
ITS 148Computer Applications for Productivity3.00
Designed for students interested in learning how to use a computer to increase their personal and professional productivity. Enhance computer skills by using a variety of productivity applications found in common software suites, such as word processing, presentation graphics, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, personal organizers, and others. Classes are tailored to the college student with emphasis on providing a hands-on experience to make learning and using computer software interesting and easy.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Odd Years Only
ITS 189Information Technology and Systems Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ITS 211Visual Programming Fundamentals3.00
Introduces students to basic programming methods and techniques using the latest development tools. Designed for students who view themselves as nonprogrammers, but who have an interest in computer programming to create macros or to write simple applications. Students learn programming skills by writing and debugging simple routines that emphasize programming constructs such as variables, control structures, and data input and output. Object-oriented concepts are presented and practiced to enhance the experience.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ITS 230Introduction to Information Technology3.00
Provides a stimulating experience for students with new perspectives on cutting-edge technology and systems. Illustrates how everyday computer technology is combined to form systems people and society depend upon. Covers core computer concepts, latest technological advances, and emerging trends in information system design and deployment. Arms participants with current knowledge about information technology used in a wide array of real-world applications.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Even Years Only
ITS 289Information Technology and Systems Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ITS 310Information Technology Operations3.00
Go behind the scenes and discover the systems organizations use to provide computing and networking services. This course examines the technology and applications that drive modern IT operations such as server virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure, cloud computing, and user state virtualization. Topics include desktop and application deployment, help desk services, and configuration management. Mobile applications are given special consideration. Students work with open source and proprietary software using state-of-art virtualization tools to model system configurations and learn problem solving skills through hands-on projects.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Even Years Only
ITS 335Web Page Authoring3.00
Build functional and appealing Internet websites using readily available commercial software to design and construct web pages. Considers various website strategies and layouts that enable web users. Create web pages that integrate multimedia applications to present content in an attractive and user friendly manner. Learn about measures of performance and how to test your website for functionality. Designed for students with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, employing a hands-on approach.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Odd Years Only
ITS 342Management Information Systems3.00
Introduces topics and concepts of management information systems with emphasis on planning, organizing, and controlling user services and managing the system development process. Focuses on use of information system technologies in the business world from the standpoint of the end-user manager.
Prerequisites:
Admitted to SBE, consent of cooperating instructor and director, SBE.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ITS 346Database Management3.00
Learn the science of database management to include the organization, storage, and retrieval of data used in a wide range of applications. Basic theory is combined with practical examples to reinforce concepts presented in class. Students are encouraged to apply learned skills to projects in their particular areas of interest. Intended for the student with no or minimal exposure to database systems and uses state-of-the-art database management system software.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ITS 350Networking and Communications3.00
Discover the ways data moves between computers, network-enabled devices, and other communication technology using wired and wireless media. A broad range of applications are considered ranging from networked enterprise to mobile technology to the ubiquitous broadcast signals used to transmit television and radio programs. Emphasis is placed on networking and communication technology and how it used to connect people with each other and with the information they need.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Odd Years Only
ITS 360Ethics in Information Technology3.00
Examines the impact computers and Internet technology have had on people and society through the lens of Internet law, ethics, and intellectual property. Designed to be a forum where students discuss and debate critical issues related to these areas. Students participate in exercises that stimulate critical thinking and prepare them to address complicated issues that provoke a wide range of opinions.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Even Years Only
ITS 364Digital Multimedia3.00
Examines the history and underlying theory behind computer integration of text, sound, video, animation, and graphics. Survey the fundamental concepts and historical development of multimedia. Review current and future applications of multimedia. Introduce the practical tools and techniques for developing digital media applications. Students gain practical experience in design and implementation of multimedia applications on a platform.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Even Years Only
ITS 370Information Security3.00
Provides the knowledge of information assurance and security necessary for modern programmers, analysts, and other IT professionals and also important for business managers, auditors and many other careers. Covers a diverse range of topics recommended by the Association for Computing Machinery, including operational issues, policies and procedures, attacks and defense mechanisms, risk analysis, recovery and business continuity, data security, cryptography, and digital forensics.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Odd Years Only
ITS 380Global E-Commerce Systems3.00
A close look at technology that enables e-commerce to leverage information to their strategic advantage. Examines the business use to improve productivity, manage information, market and sell product, streamline supply chains, and compete on a global scale that has led to a revolution in the e-business enterprise. Students are guided to understand basic e-commerce and e-business systems on key areas of developing, managing, and maintaining a successful e-commerce site. Case studies and examples illustrate how theory is successfully translated into real-life business scenarios.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ITS 381Special Projects1.00 - 4.00
Various individual and small-group projects carried out under the supervision of one or more instructors. Requires weekly progress reports plus a final report and/or a final exam. May be repeated, but no more than a total of four credits may be earned from both ITS 381 and CSCI 381. Pass-Fail only. Prerequisites: Preliminary project plan and an independent study contract. Offered as needed.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ITS 389Information Technology Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ITS 400Information Technology and Systems Internship2.00 - 7.00
Students extend classroom learning in the ITS field. Students obtain the cooperation of an employer and prepare a learning contract. Students will submit weekly recaps of activities and a final report about their experience. The internship may be taken any academic term. Pass-Fail only.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
ITS 481Special Topics1.00 - 4.00
In-depth study of specialized current topics in information technology and systems. May be repeated when topics are different. Offered as needed.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ITS 489Information Technology Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ITS 498Individual Capstone Project1.00
Students will integrate an information technology and systems (ITS)application into the senior experience in their program of study. Requires weekly progress reports and demonstration of learned skills through a project under the supervision of one or more instructors. Pass-Fail only.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
ITS 499Group Capstone Project1.00
Group projects are carried out by students. Students will integrate an information technology and systems (ITS) application into the senior experience in their program of study. Requires weekly progress reports and demonstration of learned skills through a project under the supervision of one or more instructors. Pass-Fail only.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms