Graduate DSCI

The following course descriptions are from a Class Search in the Kent State University 2013 - 2014 Catalog.  Click on a course name for additional information.

DSCI 59910 - EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN DIGITAL SCIENCES
(Cross-listed with DSCI 49910) Explores new and emerging technologies in the digital sciences, examining each technology from multiple viewpoints representative of the interdisciplinary nature of the digital sciences. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours 

DSCI 59995 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN DIGITAL SCIENCES
(Repeatable for credit)Analysis of significant and current issues in digital sciences not covered in regular courses. Offered when opportunities and resources permit; the topic is announced when the course is scheduled. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

DSCI 60910 - CAPSTONE IN DIGITAL SCIENCES
Provides an integrative experience, bringing together aspects of the student's required coursework in the major and concentration via a research paper, individual project, or practicum. Prerequisites: graduate standing and special approval by the Digital Sciences Graduate Coordinator.  3.000 Credit hours

DSCI 61010 - ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
Facilitates the alignment of IT and IS investment decisions with business goals. Enterprise architecture is increasingly used in industry as a result of the continued emergence of new technologies and ongoing pressures to reengineer business processes to achieve improved efficiency and greater customer focus. Enterprise architecture identifies the main components of an organization and the ways in which these components work together. The components include performance and strategy, people, business capabilities, applications, technology, knowledge and information, as well as financial and other resources. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 3.000 Credit hours

DSCI 62010 - BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE
Introduction to the concept of business architecture as the critical component of enterprise architecture. Students learn how to develop an enterprise business architecture, to apply business architecture principles, methods, and artifacts to organizational initiatives to ensure they are aligned with organizational business goals and performance standards. Students learn how different enterprise architecture frameworks approach the business layer. Prerequisites: DSCI 61010 and graduate standing. 3.000 Credit hours

DSCI 64010 - DATA ARCHITECTURE
Introduction to the concept of data and information architecture as a component of enterprise architecture. Students learn how to distinguish types of data, develop conceptual and logical data models, trace and map the use of data types across business capabilities, roles and applications, and prepare an enterprise level data dictionary. Students learn how to work with enterprise data architecture artifacts as they develop an enterprise information architecture blueprint. Prerequisite: DSCI 61010 and graduate standing. 3.000 Credit hours

DSCI 65010 - APPLICATION AND TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECTURE
Introduction to the concept of application and technology architectures in the context of enterprise architecture. Students learn how to define application and technology architecture principles and standards to support business performance, and to evaluate existing architectures in relation to performance goals. Students learn to work with application and technology artifacts and matrices, prepare a technology dictionary and develop an application architecture blueprint. Prerequisites: DSCI 61010 and graduate standing. 3.000 Credit hours

DSCI 69199 - THESIS I
(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits hours) Thesis students must register for a total of 6 hours and may take 2 to 6 hours per semester distributed over several semesters if desired. Prerequisites: graduate standing and special approval by the Digital Sciences Graduate Coordinator.  2.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

DSCI 69299 - THESIS II
Thesis students must continue registration each semester until all degree requirements are met. Prerequisites: DSCI 69199 and graduate standing. 2.000 Credit hour

DSCI 69992 - INTERNSHIP IN DIGITAL SCIENCES
(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) A credit-bearing work experience with educational outcomes, utilizing and enhancing a student's academic learning in practical occupational situations. The student is expected to complete pre-determined assignments, which may include a weekly journal, final paper or experience report.Prerequisites: graduate standing and special approval. 1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

DSCI 69995 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN DIGITAL SCIENCES
(Repeatable for credit) Analysis of significant and current issues in digital sciences not covered in regular courses. Offered when opportunities and resources permit; the topic is announced when the course is scheduled. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours 

DSCI 69996 - INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN DIGITAL SCIENCES
Independent study carried out by a student under the supervision of a faculty member. Subject content, objectives, assignments, and evaluation methods may vary. Prerequisites: graduate standing and special approval. 1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

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