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The New IST Curriculum. Fall 2013. Significant Changes. BS will be 44 hours instead of 58-59. BA will be 34 hours instead of 46. Minor will be 15 hours instead of 17. A net 5 courses will be removed from the catalog. Increased experiential component.

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significant changes
Significant Changes
  • BS will be 44 hours instead of 58-59.
  • BA will be 34 hours instead of 46.
  • Minor will be 15 hours instead of 17.
  • A net 5 courses will be removed from the catalog.
  • Increased experiential component.
  • At most 4 courses need to be offered per semester to offer all courses in a timely manner.
the ist degree
The IST Degree

Originally created in 2001

Designed to be accreditable by ABET

the need for a redesign
The Need for a Redesign

Reasons for a redesign include:

  • A rapidly changing field
  • Faculty changes
  • Smaller than expected enrollments, so courses could not be offered as often as intended
  • Increase student flexibility
design guidelines
Design Guidelines
  • Streamline curriculum
    • remove tracks
    • reduce number of courses
  • Ensure all courses are taught regularly
  • Modernize courses
    • security and information assurance
    • virtualization and cloud
  • Incorporate experiential component
  • Continue following ABET/ACM guidelines
the current bs degree
The Current BS Degree
  • IST Core (22 hours)
  • Breadth Requirements (12 hours)
    • Programming, Networking, DB, MIS
  • Depth Requirements (9 to 10 hours)
    • Pick one of programming, internet, database, networking
  • Senior Design (6 hours)
  • Mathematics (6 hours)
  • Communications (3 hours)

58 to 59 hours

the new b s in ist
The New B.S. in IST
  • IST Core (22 19 hours)
  • Breadth Integrative Requirements (12 6 hours)
    • Two courses, required of all students
  • Depth Requirements (9 to 10 6 hours)
    • Pick one of programming, internet, database, networking
    • Any two upper division courses

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the new b s in ist continued
The New B.S. in IST continued
  • Senior Design (3 hours)
    • No longer independent study
  • Mathematics (6 3 hours)
  • Communications (3 hours)
  • Experiential Learning (4 hours)

44 hours

specific changes core
Specific Changes: Core

Old Core

IST 126

CSC 204

IST 220

IST 221

IST 222

CSC 206

TCO 285

New Core

IST 126

CSC 204

IST 220

IST 221

IST 222

IST 276

specific changes breadth
Specific Changes: Breadth

Old Breadth

One course each from 4 areas (9 course choices)

Programming

Networking

Database

MIS

New Integrative

Two courses

Information Assurance

Combines OS and networking

WWW and Database

specific changes depth
Specific Changes: Depth

Old Depth

Three courses each from one of 4 areas (10 choices)

Programming

Networking

Database

WWW

New Depth

Two courses from a group of 4 (plus internship/senior project/special topics)

IA 2

Networking 2

Scripting and OS

MIS

slide12
The New IST B.S. Curriculum with Prerequisites

Elective

Pick 2

Required

IST126

Intro to IST

CSC 204

IST 276

Internet Progr

IST 220

Database

IST221

Network

IST222

OS

IST349

MIS

IST351

Dyn Cont

IST321

Net II

IST317

IA I

IST311

Scripting

6 hrs above 310

IST417

IA II

IST300

Experiential

Consent

IST470

Sr Design I

TCO 341

Tech Comm

I ST471

Sr Design II

IST472

Internship

IST485

Topics

STA 126

Statistics

experiential learning
Experiential Learning

4 1-credit experiences, with subtitles like:

  • Cyber defense team
  • WWW support
  • Networking support
  • Contest support
  • High school interaction
  • Community support
  • Certification preparation
additional requirements
Additional Requirements

Previously, a certification exam was required.

The new curriculum removes that requirement and requires a formal technical presentation.

a proposed rotation
A Proposed Rotation
  • Department offers at most 4 IST courses per semester for major
  • Degree can be completed in 4 years, starting with IST 126 in Spring of Freshman year
  • Student may select any elective
the new b a in ist
The New B.A. in IST
  • IST Core (19 hours)
    • Identical to BS Core
  • Experiential Learning (3 hours)
  • 4 additional IST Courses above 310 (12 hours)

34 hours

slide18
The New IST B.A. Curriculum with Prerequisites

Elective

Pick 4

Required

IST126

CSC 204

IST 276

IST 220

IST221

IST222

IST349

IST351

IST321

IST317

IST311

6 hrs above 310

IST417

IST300

Consent

IST470

TCO 341

IST471

IST472

IST485

the new minor in ist
The New Minor in IST

Current minor

A minor in IST consists of a minimum of 17 hours, including:

IST 126. Introduction to Information Science and Technology

At least six hours in IST courses numbered 300 or above

Note: CSC 204, CSC 205, and CSC 206 may be used in satisfying the requirement of at least 17 hours

New Minor

A minor in IST consists of a minimum of 15 hours, including:

IST 126. Introduction to Information Science and Technology

At least six hours in IST courses numbered 310 or above

At most 3 hours of credit from IST 300.

catalog changes
Catalog Changes

New masthead, degree descriptions, and minor.

Updated terminology in course descriptions will be submitted for the catalog.

significant changes1
Significant Changes
  • BS will be 44 hours instead of 58-59.
  • BA will be 34 hours instead of 46.
  • Minor will be 15 hours instead of 17.
  • A net 5 courses will be removed from the catalog.
  • Increased experiential component.
  • At most 4 courses need to be offered per semester to offer all courses in a timely manner.
thank you
Thank you
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