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Information Technology 493

ITEC 493: Selected Topics in Information Technology

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Credit Hours: (1-3)

Selected topics in computer science, information systems, or information technology, as student and faculty interest demands. A new course description is available each time the class is offered. Interested students should contact the course instructor before registering. This course may be taken more than once for credit with a different topic.  This course may not be used to satisfy a Core Curriculum requirement or a requirement for an ITEC  major or ITEC minor, which includes technical electives.  This course may be used for a general elective or a B.S. Elective.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

Topics in computer science to be covered are decided by the instructor, department curriculum committee, and department chairperson. Content will depend on student and faculty interest. Course outlines will be approved by the Department of Information Technology Curriculum Committee before the course is offered.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Conduct of the course will be a function of the topic and enrollment. Interested students should discuss the conduct of the course with the chairperson and the instructor prior to registration. Most instructors will present lectures and will expect students to work on assignments and/or projects. Student presentations may be required. Students may be required to work in small groups.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

Objectives of the course are to:
1. Provide students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in areas of computer science not addressed by other departmental courses.
2. Provide faculty the opportunity to test new courses which may later be adopted as regular courses.


Assessment Measures

Graded tasks may include tests, quizzes, homework exercises, projects, class participation, group work, and attendance.


Other Course Information

ITEC 493 is offered primarily for majors in information technology, but students in other disciplines may be interested in taking the course when the topic covers interdisciplinary applications of information technology.


Review and Approval

May 12, 1994        New course    Edward G. Okie, Chair
Sept. 25, 2001       Updated        John P. Helm, Chair
October, 2004        Updated        Joseph Chase, Chair

Revised: June 1, 2012