BSISDA Required Courses

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ISDA 101 Online Learning Tools and Strategies for Success

Introduces students to a variety of successful strategies in the use of new and emerging technologies found in today’s online environment. Covers learning management tools, web conferencing, social software, university resources, skills for success in an online environment. Delivered 100% asynchronously online. (1 unit)

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ISDA 100 Technical Writing for Information Science Professionals

Introduces students to the principles of effective communication for technical, scientific, and business environments. Students will create written work in a variety of standard formats and use appropriate style to address the needs of targeted audiences. Delivered 100% asynchronously online. (3 units)

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ISDA 110 Technology, Culture, and Society

Navigating the social, political, legal and ethical issues in data processing and use. Topics include: social and political factors that interact with data mining, visualization and analytics, explainable AI and FATE Delivered 100% asynchronously online. (3 units)

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ISDA 111 Information and Data Science

Students from a number of disciplines will be introduced to the rapidly growing fields of information science and data science and equipped with some of its basic principles and tools. Delivered 100% asynchronously online using tools such as: Git, Weka, RapidMiner, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Computing. (3 units)

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ISDA 140 Big Data Analytics and Management

Big data technologies and trends including large-scale databases, map-reduce paradigm, big data mining, and big data platforms. Focus is on hands-on learning with tools such as Splunk and Scala/Hadoop using as applied to real-world data sets. Delivered 100% asynchronously online. (3 units)

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ISDA 140 Information Visualization

Background of information visualization; perceptual and design principles of information visualization; data analysis methods and hands-on applications of visualization techniques as applied to structured and unstructured data; interaction and interface design issues; social visualization and visual analytics. Delivered 100% asynchronously online. (3 units)

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ISDA 130 User Centered Interface Architecture and Prototyping

Focuses on ways to involve the user at different stages of interface design for web- and mobile- environments. Students will learn, apply, and evaluate various user interface architectures, modes of interaction, and prototyping, testing, and evaluation techniques. Delivered 100% asynchronously online. (3 units)

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ISDA 131 Information Architecture

Project-based course developing user-centered knowledge structures for Web environments. Core topics are problems addressed by effective IA; designing for findability; user research; best practices; methods for organizing, labeling, and structuring navigation systems; creating client documents and deliverables. Delivered 100% asynchronously online. (3 units)

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ISDA 120 Information Security

Topics include compliance and operational security, psychological approaches to social engineering attacks, Web application attacks, penetration testing, data loss prevention, cloud computing security, application programming development security, firewalls and intrusion detection systems. Delivered 100% asynchronously online with use of virtual labs. (3 units)

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ISDA 121 Human Centered Cybersecurity

Overview of human interactions with cybersecurity technology. Topics: how people react to cybersecurity policies and tools, reasons for behavior, development, and evaluation of tools for assisting people in cybersecurity, human factors involved with social engineering attacks and phishing; ethical hacking. Delivered 100% asynchronously online with use of virtual labs. (3 units)

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ISDA 122 Privacy Security and Ethics

Data ethics and security will be assessed in terms of privacy, data manipulation, data sharing and ownership, and conflict of interest. Through case studies, students will explore real-world situations involving interplay between data security, privacy, and ethics. Delivered 100% asynchronously online. (2 units)

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ISDA 123 Information Assurance

Focuses on information assurance frameworks from both technical and social perspectives. Topics covered: confidentiality, integrity, and availability, security policies, authentication, data protection and access control, risk management, threat and vulnerability assessment, common attack/defense methods, ethical issues. Delivered 100% asynchronously online. (2 units)

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ISDA 170 The Emerging Future: Technology Issues & Trends Capstone

Students will gain skills to plan strategically for the changing technological landscape. The course design enables students to participate in futuring activities through readings, video presentations, guest lectures, introductions to today’s futurists, and individual research.