Presents a comprehensive, detailed exposure to basic accounting theory. Beginning with the accounting equation, students are introduced to the accounting cycle, preparation of the statement of financial position and the income statement, accounting for assets, liabilities, and stockholders' equity of the firm, and cash flow and financial statement analysis. 3 credits.
ECON.2010 Economics I (Microeconomics)
Studies the principles of production and exchange. An introduction to demand, supply, pricing, and output under alternative market structures. Derived demand and resource markets are introduced. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Quantitative Literacy (QL). 3 credits.
Special Notes: BS
ECON.2020 Economics II (Macroeconomics)
Studies the principles governing the level of national income and employment. Also examines the commercial banking system, monetary and fiscal policy, the international economy, and alternative economic systems. 3 credits.
Special Notes: BS
ENGL.1010 College Writing I
A workshop course that thoroughly explores the writing process from pre-writing to revision, with an emphasis on critical thinking, sound essay structure, mechanics, and academic integrity. Students will read, conduct rhetorical analyses, and practice the skills required for participation in academic discourse. Students will write expository essays throughout the semester, producing a minimum of four formal essays. 3 credits.
ENGL.1020 College Writing II
A workshop course that thoroughly explores the academic research writing process with an emphasis on entering into academic conversation. Building on the skills acquired in College Writing I, students will learn to write extensively with source material. Key skills addressed include finding,assessing, and integrating primary and secondary sources, and using proper documentation to ensure academic integrity. Students will produce analytical writing throughout the semester, including a minimum of four formal, researched essays. 3 credits.
ENGL.2240 Business Writing
Studies the theory and practice of writing
letters, memoranda and reports on specific
business and technical problems. Registration
preference for students enrolled in Business
programs. 3 credits.
Special Notes: Note: Students may not receive credit for both ENGL.2240 and ENGL.2260
ENGL.2260 Technical and Scientific Communication
Studies the theory and practice of letters,
memoranda, reports and oral presentations on
specific scientific and technical problems. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: ENGL.1020 pre-req
Special Notes: Students may not receive credit for both ENGL.2240 and ENGL.2260; Students will learn about scientific and technical communication by engaging with lab reports, step-by-step instructions, technical manuals and so forth. This course gives students the opportunity to write two chapters in a technical manual by the end of the course. These chapters will include step-by-step instructions on how to fix, prepare, create, or describe a function or process related to a specific individual project.
FINA.3010 Financial Management
Principles of financial management, including working and fixed capital, sources of funds, financial statements, financial planning and capital structure. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: ECON2010, ACCT2010 pre; BU min
INFO.2020 Microsoft Office
This is an intensive hands-on course intended to teach the student basic personal computer skills in a lecture/lab format using MS Office. The student will learn the fundamental concepts of word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation development. 3 credits.
INFO.2110 Introduction to Programming W/C I
Offers an introduction to the processing of information by computer. Computer logic, memory, input/output processing, and programming in the 'C' language. Students may not receive credit for both the INFO.2110/INFO.2120 sequence and INFO.2670. 3 credit(s). Prerequisite: No previous programming experience required. 3 credits.
Special Notes: Students may not receive credit for both the 90.211/90.212 sequence and 90.267
This course qualifies for free MSDNA software!
INFO.2200 Visual Basic®
This course will focus on developing Windows-based
programs using the Visual Basic programming
environment. Topics covered will include the use
of text boxes, labels, scroll bars, menus,
buttons, and the Windows applications. Students
should be familiar with the Windows environment
and with at least one programming language prior
to taking this course. 3 credits.
This course qualifies for free
INFO.2250 Survey of Programming Languages
INFO.2310 Graphics for Multimedia and the World Wide Web
The focus of this class is on the basic components of shape, color, texture, typography, and images as they are applied to multimedia and web interface design. Other topics covered include scanning, image editing, resolution and color palettes. Students will work on projects that integrate elements such as buttons, navigation bars, and background images to communicate creative visual information. Photoshop will be used. 3 credits.
Special Notes: Formerly Graphics for Multimedia
INFO.2320 Desktop Video Production
This course will focus on introductory desktop video production techniques. Using desktop editing software, students will complete projects including photo montages, interview sequences, storyboarding, pre-production planning and a five minute final project. Some experience with PhotoShop or similar software and access to a digital still camera or scanner is helpful for success in this course. Prerequisite: 90.230 3 credits.
Prerequisite: INFO.2300, familiarity with FTP software helpful
INFO.2380 Website Development
This course focuses on the design, development,
and implementation of websites using available
visual development tools. Each participant will
design, build, and maintain their own websites.
Topics covered include: basic navigational
structure; page layout incorporating tables and
frames; graphical design and placement; image
maps; streaming audio and video; and basic website
administration. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: INFO.2910 (Introduction to HTML), Recommended: INFO.2310 (Graphics for Multimedia and the World Wide Web)
Special Notes: Requires Adobe Dreamweaver software.
INFO.2470 Web Authoring
This course will demonstrate how to use web authoring applications to create cutting-edge interface, navigation, and streaming animation. Using open standard vector formatting, you can create interactive capabilities on the web similar to CD-ROM screens. Learn how to use drawing tools to create websites that include sound, clickable buttons, interactivity, and exciting animations. 3 credits.
INFO.2480 Website Database Implementation
It is almost impossible to think about creating any sort of modern web site or application without the use of databases and at least a cursory knowledge of how they work. Almost everything online uses a database at some level whether it is an ultra-complex system such as Facebook or Amazon.com, a prepackaged tool such as Drupal or Wordpress, or a relatively simple site which requires a log on to gain access to some content. This course is designed to provide a straightforward but comprehensive overview of what these systems are, how they work, and how they can be incorporated into your projects. 3 credits.
Today, e-commerce has become the platform for media and new, unique services and capabilities driven by Internet technology, including developments in security and payment systems, marketing strategies and advertising, financial applications, media distribution, business-to-business trade, and retail e-commerce. This course provides an in-depth overview of the challenges and realities behind the planning, creation and maintenance of online businesses. While this curriculum doesn't include creating an online business directly, each student will learn what options are available to entrepreneurs looking to start a business online and what challenges and pitfalls may await. Students will learn about the mobile digital platform, the emergence of cloud computing, new open source software tools. 3 credits.
INFO.2670 C Programming
Introduces students to the techniques of
programming in C. The language syntax, semantics,
its applications, and the portable library are
covered. This course is not an introductory course
in programming. However, it will teach some of the
basics in the first few weeks. Students should
have a working knowledge of at least one high-
level programming language. 3 credits.
Special Notes: Students may not receive credit for both the INFO.2110/INFO.2120 sequence and INFO.2670
This course qualifies for
free MSDNA software!
INFO.2680 C++ Programming
This course will cover the C++ language and show the student how to use the language. We will cover class construction, operator overloading, virtual functions, templates, and introduce the student to the IO streams. Inheritance and its use in creating extendible libraries will be presented. Object-oriented concepts will be presented in the context of the C++ language and its support for object-oriented programming. 3 credits.
This course qualifies for
free MSDNA software!
INFO.2710 C# Programming
In this course, we will explore the C# language
paradigm. Our goal will be to understand the basic
language syntax from its type system to its class
structure. We will begin with topics on Classes,
interfaces, methods, enumeration's, and access
modifiers. Once we have mastered the fundamentals,
we will extend our knowledge in areas such as the
use of delegates, events, lambda expressions and
exception handling. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: INFO.2680 or INFO.3010
This course qualifies for
free MSDNA software!
INFO.2910 Introduction to HTML
This course is designed to teach you how to code
cutting-edge web pages using the new HTML5 tags;
We will introduce you to HTML5 web forms, and
explain how to use them; We'll discover how to add
multimedia content and how to use the Canvas
element to draw shapes complete with fills, color
strokes, gradients, and more; You'll learn how to
combine the powerful styling and animation
capabilities of CCS3 to enhance your web pages,
and work with the technologies of HTML5 to make
building web applications easier than ever. 3 credits.
INFO.2970 Introduction to Java Programming
This course introduces students to object oriented programming with Java(TM). Basic concepts are introduced early, with a strong focus on classes. Additional topics include event driven (Windows) programming and object-oriented design. Note that this is not an introductory course to programming - Students are expected to have a working knowledge of a least one high-level programming and/or scripting language (or equivalent experience) and basic familiarity with programming (using a text editor, etc). However, it will teach some basic programming concepts during the first few weeks. Previous programming experience required. Requires the Sun Java(TM) Development Kit. 3 credits.
INFO.3010 JAVA Programming
The JAVA (TM) programming language is now being used to write distributed Internet applications. Unlike traditional languages, the JAVA (TM) language was designed to be used on a network. Thus, it contains features needed to build efficient distributed applications that employ Internet resources. Those who intend to design World Wide Web information systems that fully utilize the Internet must have a working knowledge of this vital technology. This course allows students to explore features that set JAVA (TM) apart from traditional programming languages; obtain an overview of object-oriented design as it applies to JAVA (TM); learn about the fundamental constructs of the JAVA (TM) programming language; and write, compile, and include simple JAVA (TM) Applets within the content of HTML documents. 3 credits.
INFO.3030 Advanced Java Programming
This course description is to be used for the on-campus course only. For online course description, see the Online site. This course assumes knowledge of the Java programming language, including exceptions, interfaces, and inner classes. It also assumes knowledge of the Java 1.1 event model and AWT. Topics covered include: Advanced AWT, Swing (both the lightweight AWT replacement components and the advanced components, such as Tables and Trees), streams, multithreading, network programming, database connectivity (JDBC), remote objects (RMI), JavaBeans, security, internationalization, and native methods. 3 credits.
INFO.3050 Survey of Perl/Python/PHP
The goal of this course is to provide an in-depth introduction to the Python programming language followed by an introduction to both the Perl and PHP. All of these languages share common functionality and are tools commonly used to solve similar problems, But each embodies a different philosophy and approach to solving those problems. After a thorough grounding in the languages basics, we'll explore their similarities, and, more importantly, their differences. By the end of the course, its' hoped, you'll have a good idea which of these tools is right for you and the kind of applications you wish to develop with them. 3 credits.
INFO.3060 Introduction to XML
XML (eXtensible Markup Language) picks up where
HTML leaves off. If you've studied HTML, you've
learned the Web's formatting language. To
structure content on the Web, you will need to
learn XML. In this introductory course, you will
learn basics of XML and the DTD (Document Type
Definition), XSL (the style sheet for XML), and
CDF (Channel Definition Format) commonly used in
push technology. 3 credits.
INFO.3080 Agile Software Development with Java
In this advanced programming course students will use Java to take a deep dive into the trickier and more subtle aspects of computer programming. This course builds upon the principles and concepts learned in previous computer programming courses allowing students to hone their programming skills while being introduced to professional software development best practices and current trends in software development methodologies, such as Agile. Using a test driven approach some topics to be explored include unit testing, object oriented software design patterns, testing design patterns, iterative development and how to write robust error handling code. The class focus will be on learning the lessons in what is considered to be the most important Java book written - Effective Java Programming by Joshua Bloch. Aspects of Agile including XP programming, as described in Extreme programming explained by Kent Beck, will be explored and the class will draw on lessons form Kent Beck's book: Test Driven Development as well as additional reading material Students will reinforce the skills learned through a series of short programming assignments with the goal of each being the illumination of a particular concept or best practice, combined with selected readings. A robust online discussion and debate about these topics will be encouraged. After successful completion of this course the student will know how to better design and structure code so that it works better, is easier to maintain, and can be more easily understood by others. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: 90.301 Pre-req
INFO.3110 Introduction to the Linux/Unix Operating System
Addresses manipulating and maintaining files within the UNIX file system; creating and editing text files using the vi and ed editors; using pipes, redirection, and filters; using advanced text processing utilities; using electronic mail; writing and debugging shell scripts; submitting and executing processes. 3 credits.
INFO.3120 Shell Scripting
Teaches the students the techniques of programming in the high-level programming language of the Bourne, Korn, and BASH Shells. The course covers the building blocks necessary to create protable shell scripts that can be used as new utilitis for computers running either UNIX, Linux, or the Cygwin environment on Windows. 3 credits.
INFO.3210 Linux/Unix System Administration
The course will start by exploring the booting and setting up stand-alone system. Students will learn how to set up and manage user accounts, how to manage other resources such as disk space, CPU usage and user access to shared resources with maximization of security in mind. Since virtually all systems are networked today we will proceed to learn about e-mail (POP and SMTP protocols), Web servers and networking services. The course will present the following Internet services: DNS, FTP, telnet, HTTP (Apache Web Server), SSH. The intranet topics will be discussed including Network File System (NFS), Network Information Services (NIS) and interoperability with Windows system via Samba. At the conclusion of the course students will explore topics in networking: network configuration, security and interoperability. 3 credits.
INFO.3600 Intro. to Data Structures with C
This course introduces students to the fundamental
concepts of data structures such as stacks,
queues, linear and linked lists, trees, graphs,
hashing, etc., using the C programming language.
Algorithms for manipulating these structures, such
as sorting and searching techniques, will also be
covered. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: INFO.2670 or INFO.2120, and INFO.3640
This course qualifies for
free MSDNA software!
INFO.3850 Introduction to Information Security
This course will present an overview of the issues related to information security from a computer and computer network perspective. We will cover the threats to the information security infrastructure with a focus on the detection and prevention of them. We will discuss protection of PCs, servers, associated computer services (e.g. network, browsers) and data (e.g. file systems, email) through a defense in depth or layered approach. We will review major software packages, hardware devices, accepted technical and administrative practices that contribute to information security. The vulnerabilities and hardening of major operating systems such as Linux and Microsoft Windows will be discussed. The material is technical in nature however no systems administration or software development experience is assumed. Solid familiarity with the use of the Internet and computers is required and some knowledge of TCP/IP would be helpful. 3 credits.
INFO.4570 Network Security
This course explores the theory, mechanisms,
and implementation of security in computer
networks. Our goal is to provide an
introduction to mathematical encryption and
security protocols, and how these are applied
to the infrastructure of IP (Internet Protocol)
Networks. We will cover classical ciphers and
cryptographic methods such as DES, 3DES,
Feistel, AES, RC5, and Modern Public Key
cryptography (e.g. RSA, Diffie-Hellman, ECC)
and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure). The second
half of the course will introduce the
principles and implementation of Kerberos,
SSL/TLS (Secured Socket Layer, Transport Layer
Security) IPSEC (IP Security) and Access
Control. The mathematics required will be
introduced in class. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Prerequisite 1: INFO.4620 TCP/IP & Network Architecture or
related experience, and Prerequisite 2: INFO.3190 Introduction
to Linux or INFO.3110 Introduction to the Linux/Unix Operating
System, or related experience. Check prerequisites in all
INFO.4600 Computer Ethics
This course is an introduction to the major issues surrounding the use of computers in our society, with a special focus on fields related to computer science and information technology management. The course will cover an analysis of major trends in emerging computer technology and their potential effects on work, leisure, government, and human relations. Students will examine the assumptions which underlie our culture's relation to technology and the relation between their own ethics and the values and ethics implicit in our uses of technology and information. 3 credits.
Special Notes: VC
INFO.4610 LAN/WAN Technologies
This course discusses basic data communication concepts; digital and analog signaling; media and cabling systems; the OSI reference model; Physical and Data Link layer; LAN standards; Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI, Switched technologies, emerging LAN standards; Bridges and Routers; and Network operating systems. 3 credits.
INFO.4620 TCP/IP and Network Architecture
This course is study of the TCP/IP and Network Architecture. We will focus on the concepts and fundamental principles that have contributed to the modern networks design and implementation using TCP/IP. Topics to be addressed in this course are IP, ARP, RARP, and ICMP protocols; IP routing; TCP protocol; Telenet, FTP, SMTP; TCP/IP next-generation; OSI network protocols and standards; Client/Server networking and applications. 3 credits.
INFO.4640 Network Management
This course will provide you with a general understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of network management. We will be covering the basics of network management and associated standards while also taking a look at some of the more recent technologies. We'll also augment the textbook readings with recent articles and papers that will pull real-world examples of how network management is used to help manage the ever increasing complexity of networks that we are so reliant on. 3 credits.
INFO.4740 Relational Database Concepts
Introduces database directives, design elements of databases, architectures, and commercial databases. Students will participate in design of a large-scale database application and administration of this database. Prerequisite; 90.267 3 credits.
This course qualifies for
free MSDNA software!
INFO.4770 Information Systems I
This course serves as an introduction to Management Information Systems (MIS), emphasizing information needs at various management levels, including problem finding as well as problem solving. The course highlights the use of real time, distributed data processing, decision support and expert systems in the decision-making process of today's business. The student will understand how the use of different hardware and software can answer a wide range of 'what if' questions, crucial in today's planning function. 3 credits.
INFO.4780 Information Systems II
Serves as a continuation of INFO.4770, stressing the systems approach of MIS, focusing on methodologies used and the control over MIS as it relates to other business areas. Case studies are used to unify preceding topics as they relate to corporate planning, marketing, manufacturing, accounting, finance and personnel subsystems. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: INFO.4770 Pre-req
INFO.4800 Project-Based Information Systems
This course looks at information systems from the perspective of corporate management, rather than at a technical or programming level. It emphasizes how managers can successfully understand and use information systems in order to better realize company objectives, such as the revenue maximization, cost reduction, customer satisfaction, etc. 6 credits.
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Status
MATH.1200 Precalculus Mathematics I
Intended for students whose background in basic algebra is current. The course objective is to provide students with problem solving and computational techniques needed for further course work and in their occupation. Topics covered include: linear equations, slope of a line, quadratic equations, functions, transformations, inequalities, curve sketching, systems of equations, and the exponential and logarithmic functions 3 credit(s) Prerequisite: 90.11 or equivalent or satisfactory score on the Math Placement Exam given the first week of class. Credit is given for only one of the following courses; 92.120, or 92.121. 3 credits.
Special Notes: Credit is given for only one of the two following
courses: 92.120 or 92.121.
MATH.2830 Introduction to Statistics
An introduction to descriptive statistics, graphing and data analysis, probability laws, discrete and continuous probability distributions, correlation and regression, inferential statistics. No credit in Science or Engineering. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Quantitative Literacy (QL). 3 credits.
Special Notes: MATH.1115 or equivalent; MA; Previously 92.183
MATH.3210 Discrete Structures I
Presents propositional logic, combinatorics, methods of proof, mathematical systems, algebra of sets, matrix algebra, relations and functions, recursion and generating functions, applications to computer science, and graph theory. 3 credits.
MGMT.3010 Organizational Behavior
Examination of individuals, groups, and
organizations from a behavioral and structural
perspective. Topics include employee motivation
and satisfaction, communication, power and
politics, the dynamics of groups and teams,
conflict management, and organizational design and
change. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: COM Filter courses,or BU minor
MIST.2010 Business Information Systems
Structure and foundations of information systems for management from both a user's and designer's perspective. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: COM Filter courses,or BU minor
MKTG.2010 Marketing Principles
The role of marketing in the economy. The elements
of the marketing mix--product, price,
distribution, and promotion--are discussed in the
context of social and political constraints on
marketing activity. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: ENGL.1010 & ECON.2010 Pre-