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Information Systems

SPRING 2018

ADIT 134101  Social Media: To the Web and Beyond
Attendance at all classes is highly recommended; adding after the first class is difficult.
ADIT134101 Syllabus
This course addresses current and forthcoming Social Media technologies, Web sites, software programs and mobile apps (iPhone and Android apps) with a special focus on privacy and security. Rich and interactive forms of communication, collaboration, and socialization are the heart of Social Media, but come at a price: privacy breaches, identity theft, cyber-stalkers and "online addictions" are among the many issues that we must grapple with. In this unique course students learn how to harness the power of Social Media while protecting themselves and guarding their privacy. Technologies covered in this course include Social Networking (Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Tinder, Snapchat, etc.); video and photo sharing (YouTube, Vimeo, Twitch, Instagram, Imgur, etc.); video games and virtual worlds (Minecraft, World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Second Life, etc.), as well as a forthcoming generation of Social Media technologies.
No auditors.
Wed 6:15–9:15, Jan 17–May 9, Barbara Mikolajczak
ONLINE COURSE - MEETS ONLINE ON WEDNESDAYS
FULLY ONLINE COURSE - Synchronous - Day and time are specific; students must participate weekly per all communications and instructions from the professor, must adhere to course schedule, and submit all course work on time.


ADIT 134801  Information Systems Applications
Prerequisite: None, but familiarity with Windows and Macintosh operating systems a plus.
ADIT134801 Syllabus
This immersive education course covers the fundamentals of operating the Windows and Macintosh OS and a variety of desktop productivity applications. Includes basic concepts: terminology, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation applications, portable document for+mat, webpage browsing, Internet safety, network terminology, blogging and authoring tools. Students are taught to utilize virtual world environments and blogs as well as online discussion groups (via the Internet) for course work conducted outside of class.
No auditors.
Mon 6:15–9:15, Jan 22–May 14, Barbara Mikolajczak
ONLINE COURSE - MEETS ONLINE ON MONDAYS
FULLY ONLINE COURSE - Synchronous - Day and time are specific;  students must participate weekly per all instructions and communications from the professor, must adhere to course schedule, and submit all course work on time.


ADIT 134901  Collaborative Computing
Prerequisite: Comfortable using the Microsoft Windows or Macintosh operating system including being fully experienced with the process of installing new software on your own computer.
Tablet computers, netbooks and similar low-powered computers are not capable of running the graphics software required for this course. A traditional desktop or laptop computer is required.

This online course explores collaborative computing principles using familiar social media apps and tools (such as Google Documents, Google Hangouts, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, and more), distributed computing technologies (such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and related cryptocurrencies), peer-to-peer file sharing (such as BitTorrent), brute-force hacking "robot networks" and "zombie networks", virtual reality, virtual worlds, video games, and standard business software. During this course students explore the collaborative use of versatile and powerful state-of-the-art desktop, mobile and Web applications. Topics covered include operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, network applications and protocols, client/server applications, network architectures, Web publishing, and collaborative document concepts.
No auditors.
Mon 6:15–9:15, Jan 22–May 14, Aaron Walsh
ONLINE COURSE - MEETS ONLINE ON MONDAYS
FULLY ONLINE COURSE - Synchronous - Day and time are specific;  students must participate weekly per all instructions and communications from the professor, must adhere to course schedule, and submit all course work on time.


ADIT 135001  Introduction to Programming
Prerequisite: Comfortable using Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh computers (including downloading and installing software), Web browsers, and email.
This is a hybrid course, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Please refer to the course syllabus on the Woods College website or on the course Canvas page for more detailed information.
This course teaches students the fundamental concepts of programming (coding). First we will define what a programming language is and then we will learn it's grammar and syntax. We will learn about variables, conditionals, and iteration. We will also learn about arrays, functions, and objects.  We will use the industry-standard JavaScript programming language to put into practice all of these concepts. Designed specifically for individuals who have little-to-no programming experience, this course teaches participants in a project based environment how to code JavaScript, the language of the web. During this course students will: 1) Learn how to think of problems logically and computationally, 2) Use programming tools to express themselves creatively as they learn the fundamentals of coding, 3) and Create real-world applications. No auditors.
Thurs 6:15–9:15, Jan 18–May 10, Ramiro Oliva

ADIT 200001  Computer Security
This course provides a strong starting foundation for understanding the complex threats system managers face today and what they need to do to harden their systems against attack. Today's business system managers need to understand these threats and know how to protect their digital assets. Students in this course will look at computer security through a variety of lenses. Specific topics will include: protecting the physical infrastructure, computer system design considerations, identity and access management functions and how they fit in, the role of network security tools, the importance of audits and having the right security processes and policies in place, business continuity and disaster recover planning, managing vendor contracts and special consideration for cloud-based systems, and ethical considerations.
Tues 6:15–9:15, Jan 16–May 8, Brian Bernier

ADIT 330801  Project Management
This is a hybrid course, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Please refer to the course syllabus on the Woods College website or on the course Canvas page for more detailed information.
ADIT330801 Syllabus
Participation in IT projects can happen from a variety of angles; from individual contributor, to project team member, to project manager and executive sponsor. As such, this course will take a 360-degree perspective on project management, incorporating the important peripheral elements that influence the discipline. This course will help students develop practical skills for functioning in a variety of roles on projects, including project manager, while developing an appreciation for the importance of governance and project & portfolio management (PPM) in an IT environment, looking at the concept and the practice of projects from the perspective of participant, practitioner, and executive sponsor.
Wed 6:15–9:15, Jan 17–May 9, Scott Cann


ADIT 405801  Systems Architecture
Pre-requisite: Intro to Programming or equivalent

TBA (Course description will be posted to the BC Course Information and Schedule site as soon as it is available. Please consult  www.bc.edu/courses , click on “Course Information and Schedule”, and navigate to the Woods College listings.)

Tues 6:15–9:15, Jan 16–May 8, Rene Marcotte

 

 

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