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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.

CS 61002 - ALGORITHMS AND PROGRAMMING I
An introduction to the algorithms and tools used in computer science; includes programming in a high level language. No credit for CS majors. Prerequisite: CS 61001; graduate standing. 4.000 Credit hours
NOTE -- The Computer Science Department no longer offers CS 61001 and will soon drop it as a prerequisite for this course.  In the meantime, students who want to register for this course should contact Marcy Curtiss via email (curtiss@cs.kent.edu) or phone (330-672-9047) to request a permit to register for the course.

CS 61003 - ALGORITHMS AND PROGRAMMING II
Further exploration into the tools used in computer science. No credit for CS majors. Prerequisite: CS 61002; graduate standing. 4.000 Credit hours

CS 63901 - SOFTWARE ENGINEERING METHODOLOGIES
(Cross-listed with CS 73901) Software process models; modeling languages; software process improvement; requirement analysis and elicitation; advanced systems and architectural design; estimation; verification and validation; reuse; and metrics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 3.000 Credit hours

ITEC 67403 - INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
Enables students to design and develop instructional systems and materials using a systematic and research- and theory-based instructional design model. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 3.000 Credit hours

ITEC 67410 - SIMULATION-GAMES IN EDUCATION
Provides students with opportunities to explore simulation and games as a strategy for learning. Experiences in both group role-playing simulations and computer simulations will be included. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and special approval. 3.000 Credit hours

ITEC 67425 - MANAGING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
Analysis and evaluation of change process are explored, particularly as they relate to use of instructional technology. Management role for facilitating planned change as studied through communication and management models. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 3.000 Credit hours

ITEC 67435 - VIRTUAL REALITY
Virtual reality provides promise as a tool for educators. Students will learn to create and evaluate instructional applications. Activities will include actual production of virtual worlds as well as virtual experiences on the Internet. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 3.000 Credit hours

MIS 64042 - GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY
(Cross-listed with MIS 74042) Focus is on the strategic issues around how a firm should manage its technology in a global market. Strategic issues include understanding the technological and competitive landscape, innovations, competitive advantages in the high-tech marketplace, outsourcing and information ethics. The core emphasis in on integrated decision-making in the age of globalization.Prerequisite: graduate standing. 3.000 Credit hours

MIS 64080 - EMERGING HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES
Investigation of selected emerging hardware and software technologies such as parallel processing systems, computer languages and operation systems, artificial intelligence, neural networks and chaos theory. Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval of instructor. 3.000 Credit hours

MIS 64083 - INFORMATION SECURITY: A MANAGERIAL PERSPECTIVE
Introduction to the information security areas that managers must understand in order to deal with today's security threat-laden environment. The emphasis is on the important principals and concepts that managers utilize to develop effective security risk management programs. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA program or admission to MS IAKM program; and graduate standing. 3.000 Credit hours

MIS 64158 - LEADERSHIP AND MANAGERIAL ASSESSMENT
Develop understanding and skills in self management and team leadership using assessment instruments, role playing and organizational incidents. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 3.000 Credit hours

TECH 56350 - NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
The technical aspects of centrally managed and distributed Wide Area Networks, with an emphasis on the techniques used to maintain and improve the performance of telecommunications and data networks. Students will use software packages to monitor the real-time performance of a network and to diagnose various networking hardware and software problems. Topics include the five stacks of network management (fault management, configuration management, performance management, security management, and accounting management). Examples of current specific network management products are reviewed. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 3.000 Credit hours 

TECH 56411 - REQUIREMENTS ENGINEERING AND ANALYSIS TECHNOLOGY
Techniques to conceptualize, develop and analyze requirements engineering specifications for practical systems. Topics covered include identifying stakeholders and how to effectively work with them, requirements elicitation techniques; requirements engineering in the problem and solution domains. The students are provided with an opportunity to participate in formal review of their projects by industry experts. Strong analytic skills, algorithms or programming experience is recommended. Prerequisite: TECH 46330 or TECH 56330 or CS 61002; and graduate standing. 3.000 Credit hours

TECH 64312 - ADVANCED WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES
Describes technologies associated with wireless and telecommunications systems. Topics covered include Public Switch Telephone Network Infrastructures, Intelligent Networks, Wireless Technologies in Manufacturing Enterprises, 3GPP Standards, ITU Standards. Prerequisites: TECH 56312 and graduate standing. 3.000 Credit hours 

TECH 66380 - ADVANCED NETWORKING
Provides student with experience in fundamental and advanced computer networking techniques including network architectures, LAN systems, network security, and network management and administration. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 3.000 Credit hours

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