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IST 402 Emerging Issues and Technologies

(3 per semester/maximum of 9)

Introduction to emerging issues, technology forecasting and analysis; overview of emerging issues and leading technologies in IST and how they impact information systems, users, the IT labor force and society.

Prerequisite: IST 210 and IST 220

Spring 2016

IST 402: Health Information TechnologySchedule Number: 594214
Section: 001
Class Limit: 48
Meeting Days/Times: T R 1:00PM – 2:15PM
Classroom: 208 IST
Instructor: Allison Murphy
Prerequisites: IST 210 & IST 220

Course description: Health information technologies (HIT) are being rapidly integrated into our everyday lives. Individuals wear devices that track and visualize their daily health behaviors, and hospitals are implementing systems to digitally store patient data. This course will explore the use and design of these HITs and the information that they generate. Read more...

IST 402: Big Data Analytics in HealthcareSchedule Number: 594217
Section: 002
Class Limit: 30
Meeting Days/Times: M W 2:30PM – 3:45PM
Classroom: 110 IST
Instructor: Chao-Hsien Chu
Prerequisites: IST 210 & IST 220

Course description: Large amounts of heterogeneous data have become available in various healthcare organizations (payers, providers, and pharmaceuticals). Read more...

IST 402: Network ScienceSchedule Number: 594220
Section: 003
Class Limit: 35
Meeting Days/Times: T R 11:15AM – 12:30PM
Classroom: 203 IST
Instructor: Dashun Wang
Prerequisites: IST 210 & IST 220

Course description: Network has become a key approach to understanding systems of interacting objects, unifying diverse phenomena observed in nature, society and technology. This course will cover the mathematics of networks, their applications to information, sciences and, technology, as well as other fields such as biology and sociology. Read more...

Fall 2016

IST 402: Using Social Network Analysis to Understand Dark NetworksSchedule Number: 12005
Section: 001
Meeting Days/Times: T R 4:35PM – 5:50PM
Instructor: Jess Kropczynski
Prerequisites: IST 210 & IST 220

Course description: This course describes the use of social network analysis (SNA) to understand dark networks (e.g. illegal and covert networks). Read more...

IST 402: Emerging Issues in the Information SocietySchedule Number: 12008
Section: 002
Meeting Days/Times: T R 10:35AM – 11:50AM
Classroom: 208 IST
Instructor: Eileen Trauth
Prerequisites: IST 210 & IST 220

Course description: The “information society”—an information-intensive world in which information and technology form the basis of employment and every-day activities, with the promise of increased wellbeing, economic advancement, and quality of life—has been proclaimed since the 1973 publication of Daniel Bell’s book, The Coming of Post Industrial Society. Read more...

IST 402: Cognition in Life: Foundations for the Expression of Team Cognition in Collaborative SystemsSchedule Number: 12010
Section: 003
Meeting Days/Times: T R 4:35PM – 5:50PM
Classroom: 205 IST
Instructor: Mike McNeese
Prerequisites: IST 210 & IST 220

Course description: Organizational success in contemporary society is highly predicated on effective teamwork (collocated and distributed teams) that requires cognitive processes (problem solving, situation assessment, memory, learning, decision making), supportable through information and collaborative technologies. Read more...

IST 402: Big Data Analytics in HealthcareSchedule Number: 26279
Section: 004
Meeting Days/Times: T R 3:05PM – 4:20PM
Classroom: 205 IST
Instructor: Chao-Hsien Chu
Prerequisites: IST 210 & IST 220

Course description: Large amounts of heterogeneous data have become available in various healthcare organizations (payers, providers, and pharmaceuticals). Read more...

IST 297/497 Special Topics

Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest. The College of Information Sciences and Technology's Special Topics are those that may be available for only one semester, examine special topics, or are new courses that have been added to our list of course offerings.