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Doctoral Level Course Descriptions

DOCTORAL LEVEL COURSES IN INFORMATION SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS

INSS 840 Foundation in Information Systems
Three Hours; 3 Credits
This course explores the interdisciplinary nature of information systems. We examine assumptions, concepts, theories, and methodologies related to behavioral aspects of information systems. We survey the key research specialties in Information Systems. Pedagogical issues and techniques are also studied.

INSS 841 Information Systems Strategy
Three Hours; 3 Credits
This course examines the organizational information systems for formulating and evaluating information systems strategy, including the economics of information systems, models of technological evolution, and models of organizational dynamics and innovation.

INSS 842 Information Systems Seminar I
Three Hours; 3 Credits
This course explores and discusses current topics related to information systems. Current topics include, but are not limited to, E-Commerce, Social Networking, Mobility, Supply Chain Management, Management of the Software Development Life Cycle, and Project Management.

INSS 843 Information Systems Seminar II
Three Hours; 3 Credits
This course explores and discusses current technologically oriented topics related to information systems. Current issues include, but are not limited to, Big Data; AI; Data Mining, Warehousing, and Analytics.

INSS 850 Dynamics of Information Systems in Organizations
Three Hours; 3 Credits
This course explores concepts, framework, tools, techniques, and processes that assist management in the interface between computer-based information systems and organizational processes. Emphasis on redesign of information flows to meet the needs of functional areas of organizations.

INSS 851 Knowledge-based Information Systems
Three Hours; 3 Credits
This course explores the relevance and significance of knowledge management. Current topics include, but are not limited to, knowledge management framework, types of knowledge, knowledge acquisition techniques, knowledge conversion, and knowledge applications.

INSS 852 Enterprise-wide Infrastructure
Three Hours; 3 Credits
This course explores critical issues related to communication infrastructure from technical, strategic, and organizational perspectives. Cloud computing, IoT, network standards, connectivity, and flexibility issues are examined in a global context.

INSS 853 Management of Databases
Three Hours; 3 Credits
This course examines the technological and managerial issues that arise in the operations of database systems with an emphasis on database technologies and methodologies for database development. This course also focuses on database systems in a distributed environment.

INSS 854 Information Systems Security
Three Hours; 3 Credits
This course focuses on information systems security and information assurance. The emphasis is on a policy perspective. Topics covered include principles of security enhancements, risk management, compliance, and forensics.

INSS 855 Information Systems for Supply Chain Management
Three Hours; 3 Credits
This course examines issues related to the strategic use of information systems in supply chain management. Topics include information sharing, Bull-whip effect, supply chain integration, and inter-organizational information systems.