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## Department of Information Systems and Decision Science

### COURSES

Decision Sciences (DS)

DS 71. Quantitative Analysis (3 units)
Prerequisite: students must take the ELM exam; students who do not pass the exam must record a grade of C or better in a college-taught intermediate algebra course. Quantitative formulation and solution of problems in various disciplines, including mathematics of finance, linear programming, probability, and differential calculus. G.E. Foundation B4.

DS 71L. Quantitative Analysis Lab (1 unit)
Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in DS 71. DS 71L is not required for DS 71. Extends instruction in DS 71, providing three hours of additional support per week. One-on-one tutoring. Small group and technology-enhanced instruction relating to DS 71 curriculum. CR/NC grading only. (Does not apply to major.)

DS 73. Statistical Analysis I (3 units)
Prerequisites: ELM exam, DS 71 or equivalent; ECON 40, 50 recommended. Intro duction to descriptive statistical tools as applied to management decision making. Central tendency and dispersion measures; index numbers (CPI, deflators); time series analysis (trends, seasonal variations); prob ability theory; probability and sampling distributions (normal, exponential, binomial, Poisson); central limit theorem.

DS 73L. Statistical Analysis I Lab (1 unit)
Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in DS 73. DS 73L is not required for DS 73. Extends instruction in DS 73, providing three hours of additional support per week. One-on-one tutoring. Small group and technology-enhanced instruction relating to DS 73 curriculum. CR/NC grading only. (Does not apply to major.)

DS 123. Statistical Analysis II (3 units)
Prerequisites: DS 71, 73; IS 52, 52L. Statistical inference as applied to managerial problems and decision making. Emphasizes the inferential process; interval estimation, hypothesis testing, one- and two-way analysis of variance, regression, and correlation and related inferential analysis, nonparametric methods, Bayesian decision theory. (May include computer lab hours)

DS 123L. Statistical Analysis II Lab (1 unit)
Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in DS 123. DS 123L is not required for DS 123. Extends instruction in DS 123, providing three hours of additional support per week. One-on-one tutoring. Small group and technology-enhanced instruction relating to DS 123 curriculum. CR/NC grading only. (Does not apply to major.)

DS 189T. Topics in Decision Sciences
(1-3 units; max total 6 units if no topic repeated)

Prerequisites: 12 units in decision sciences. Theory or application of statistics or operations research applied to current developments.

DS 190. Independent Study
(1-3 units; max total 6 units)

DS 195. Internship (3 units; max total 6 units)
Prerequisite: permission of internship coordinator. Requires 150 hours of work at a prequalified, academically-related work station (business, government, or nonprofit agency.) Reflective journal, final report, and work station evaluation. CR/NC grading only. As a course substitution, prior department approval required. Only one internship may count towards option requirements.

DS 200 Series Courses

Information Systems (IS)

IS 51. Programming Fundamentals (3 units)
Prerequisite: IS 52 and 52L or equivalent. Structured program design using Visual Basic. Concepts of object-oriented and event-driving programming, user interface design, algorithm development, testing and debugging, and documentation using business examples. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

IS 52. Computer Concepts (2 units)
Introduction of computer hardware and software systems, impact of computers on society, ethical issues, and application of computer technology in many career fields. No credit if taken after IS 50.

IS 52L. Computer Concepts Lab (1 unit)
Hands-on study of office productivity software to include elements of word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database, and presentation software. Modules may differ by major. Some sections use self-paced computer-based training. No credit if taken after IS 50. CR/NC grading only. (2 lab hours)

IS 106. Intermediate Web Site Design (3 units)
Prerequisites: IS 52, 52L. Theory and practice of Web site design and authoring (HTML). Web page usability, graphic design optimization concepts, and the basics of CGI, Java, and Javascript; introduction to Internet architecture concepts and protocols. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

IS 130. Management Information Systems (3 units)
Prerequisites: IS 52 and 52L or demonstration of computer literacy; ACCT 4A, 4B; BA 105W or ENGL 160W (may be taken concurrently). Management concepts in the role/administration of information/information system functions in organizations; enhancement of management with computers; management of systems development; planning and budgeting, analysis, design, implementation and operation of computer-based systems; measurement of operating performance.

IS 140. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Business (3 units)
Prerequisites: solid computer skills. Application of geographic information systems to solution of business problems. Study of GIS concepts, software, management, ethical issues, and cases using local data and problems. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

IS 150. End-User Computing (3 units)
Prerequisites: IS 51, 52, 52L. Use of data resources in business problem solving. Integration of microcomputer packages with systems development concepts to implement information systems. Topics include information centers, 4GLs, and decision support tools. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

IS 156T. Topics in Emerging Information Technologies
(3; max total 6 units if no topic repeated)

Prerequisites: IS 52, 52L. Overview of the most recent tools and techniques in information technology, and their utilization in the business environment with specific content of the course updated and refocused every year. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

IS 158. Database Systems (3 units)
Prerequisites: IS 51; 150 recommended. Data structures; file design; database design concepts emphasizing the relational model; data administration; application of database management system software. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

IS 162. Data Communications (3 units)
Resource sharing; computer traffic characterizations; multiplexing; network structure; packet switching and other switching techniques; computer network examples; routing and flow control; satellite and ground radio packet switching; transmission media and methods; line control procedures; line capacity assignment; communication processors.

IS 166. Information Systems Analysis and Design (3 units)
Prerequisite: IS 158, ACCT 4A, 4B, and upper-division standing. Systems approach to problem solving; systems development life cycle; systems analysis; use of system modeling tools; logical systems design, including user interfaces, database, structure, and controls; implementation and testing. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

IS 181. Computer Networks Management (3 units)
Prerequisites: IS 52, 52L. Theory and practice of computer network design, installation, and management focusing on the role of the information communications system in a distributed business computing environment. Concepts include network operating systems, protocols, topologies, security, supporting services, applications, and disaster recovery. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

IS 182. Advanced Network Design and Management (3 units)
Prerequisites: IS 181. Design and management of advanced business telecommunications network components and services. Includes conceptual foundations and direct hands-on experience in designing, installing, and managing the relevant equipment, software, and services. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

IS 183. Advanced Web Site Design and Management (3 units)
Prerequisites: IS 51, 158. (IS 158 may be taken concurrently.) Theory and practice of Web site design and authoring. Dynamic HTML and cascading style sheets; Web-based e-commerce application design (client-side scripting and server-side scripting with a back-end database.) Web development, project management, user interface design, interactivity design, and information design. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

IS 184. Advanced Database (3 units)
Prerequisites: IS 158, 166. Not open to pre-business or undeclared majors. Advanced study of database systems. Possible topics include advanced database theory, database administration, physical design and implementation, query processing and optimization, transaction management, recover, security, and other advanced topics. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

IS 186. Project Management (3 units)
(Same as MGT 158.) Phases of the project life-cycle; basic tools and techniques for planning, scheduling, and control of projects; project organizations; project roles; techniques for building effective project teams; risk management; information technology and e-business projects; computer/Internet applications of project management.

IS 187. IS Practicum (3 units)
Prerequisites: IS 158, 166, 186; senior standing. Integration and application of IS skills and knowledge across business functional areas. Students learn to deliver practical and strategic solutions in an integrative organizational environment. Students work in groups as consultants to solve real business problems. Course incorporates ethical considerations into decision -making. Students undergo competitive review and evaluation. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

IS 189T. Topics in Information Systems
(1-3 units; max total 6 units if no topic repeated)

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Theory or application of information systems or information management as applied to current developments in the field.

IS 190. Independent Study (1-3 units; max total 6 units)