Agenda Item FA 07-46

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

(School of Computing): New Courses & Programs of Study (11 items)

12/06/07: Passed

12/11/07: Approved

College of Computing, Engineering and Construction

 
 

Undergraduate - School of Computing

 
07/08-193    
APC 1     COP 4XXX   
        Data Warehousing (4 crs)  
Prerequisites:  COP 4720 Database Systems
                           CIS 4327 Info System Senior Project I
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to data warehousing concepts, requirements gathering, design and implementation. Students learn about operational database integration, extraction, transformation, loading of data to historical database system such as operational data store and data warehouse. Students are provided with techniques for the analysis, design, denormalization, implementation, utilization, and documentation in the development of data warehouse systems. Structure Query Language for database and data warehouse will be studied and used to retrieve data and manipulate the information from the implemented databases. Students are required to complete and present a project to class in the data warehousing area. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.    

 
07/08-194 APC 1 COP 4XXX  

Database Administration (4 crs)

Prerequisites:  COP 4720 Database Systems
Corequisites:  None
Course Description: 
The Database Administration course is designed for students who have a general background in databases, applications, and database design as well as an interest in learning how a major database can be installed and managed. The course supports standard database administration knowledge, management of the database, client/server environment, monitoring multiple databases, backup and recovery, database memory and space management, partitioning, use of diagnostic tools, and new techniques in database administration. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.    
 
07/08-195 APC 1 CIS 4XXX  
Introduction to Spatial Information
     

 Systems (4 crs)

Prerequisites:  COP 3540 - Data Structures Using OOP
Corequisites:  None
Course Description: 
An introduction to Spatial Information Systems (SIS): the technology of acquiring, managing, analyzing, and displaying information in a spatial context. The course focuses on the unique technical and institutional issues associated with designing and implementing a spatially-enabled Information Technology infrastructure in a public or private enterprise. The participants will get hands-on experience with industry-standard technology including: Geographic Information System (GIS) software, and Global Positioning System (GPS) hardware and software. A series of structured practical exercises provide a pathway to understanding how fundamental spatial theory and principles become relevant in the context of developing practical applications using these technologies. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
07/08-197   APC 1 CIS 4XXX  
 Advanced Spatial Information  
     

 Systems (4 crs)

Prerequisites: CIS 4XXX - Introduction to Spatial Information Systems
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

 This course will provide participants with advanced knowledge of spatial principles and professional practices related to enterprise-scale Spatial Information Systems (SIS) and specialized applications that utilize SIS technology. The course will explore how SIS technology can be integrated with other technologies to create new business process models. The laboratory component will provide participants with the advanced technical skills needed to be able to design and implement Spatial Information Systems (SIS) and develop applications that utilize SIS technology. The course will give participants a "hands on" opportunity to explore how SIS technology can be integrated other technologies such as mobile computing, the web, and wireless communications. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-199   APC 1 CIS 4XXX  
Spatial Information Systems
     

 Administration (3 crs)

Prerequisites:  CIS 4XXX - Advanced Spatial Information Systems
Corequisites:  CIS 4XXX - Spatial Information Systems Capstone Project I
Course Description: 
This course will provide the participants with the advanced knowledge of the professional practices needed to be able to administer enterprise-scale Spatial Information Systems (SIS) and to manage the development and implementation of specialized applications that utilize SIS technology as a component. The course will utilize guest lectures by SIS professionals to present case studies of professional practices. Participants will work in groups to execute a series of peer-reviewed assignments in which each group develops the requirements for development of a SIS application, a competitive professional proposal, and a SIS business plan. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
07/08-201  APC 1   CIS 4XXX  
 Spatial Information Systems
     

 Capstone Project I (3 crs)

Prerequisites:  CIS 4XXX - Advanced Spatial Information Systems
Corequisites:  CIS 4xxx - Spatial Information Systems Administration
Course Description: 
This is the first capstone course for the Spatial Information Systems Concentration in the Information Technology program. The course is intended to provide the participants with a structured learning environment for each student (or approved group of students) to develop a senior capstone project proposal. Each student (or group) will make a draft and a final proposal presentation to the class, and submit a final written proposal for approval by the instructor. A senior capstone project proposal must be approved by the instructor prior to enrollment in the Spatial Information Systems Capstone II course. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
07/08-202   APC 1   CIS 4XXX  
 Spatial Information Systems
     

 Capstone Project II (3 crs)

Prerequisites:  CIS 4XXX - Spatial Information Systems Capstone I
                            Permission of Instructor
Corequisites:  None
Course Description: 
This is the second capstone course for the Spatial Information Systems (SIS) Concentration in the Information Technology program. The course is intended to provide the participants with a structured learning environment for each student (or approved group of students) to complete a senior capstone project, which will be based on the final written proposal approved previously by the instructor in the SIS Capstone I course. A senior capstone project proposal must be approved by the instructor prior to enrollment in the Spatial Information Systems Capstone II course. The student (group) will submit a written final report and present an oral presentation on the project. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
07/08-203   APC 3    
 BS-Computer and Information
     
Science Information Technology Track
Summary of the Changes:
    This is a proposal to add a "Spatial Information Systems Concentration" to the Information Technology Track in the B.S. Computer and Information Sciences degree program.

  The SIS concentration consists of the following courses (15 hrs): CIS4xxxC Intro to SIS, CIS4xxxC Advanced SIS, CIS4xxx SIS Administration, CIS4xxx SIS Capstone I, and CIS4xxx SIS Capstone II. This concentration becomes one of four concentration choices for the IT track and does not increase the number of program hours. No additional faculty resources are required.

  Spatial Information Systems (SIS), the technology of acquiring, managing, analyzing, and displaying information in a spatial context, has become a critical component of decision making in a wide variety of enterprises. The demand for professionals with advanced SIS knowledge and skills is steadily growing. Implementing a spatially-enabled IT infrastructure in an enterprise requires professionals with specialized knowledge and practical technical skills related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the Global Positioning System (GPS), and remote sensing. Recent developments in mobile computing and wireless communications are enticing enterprises to explore the potential of new business process models that integrate spatial information and technologies with PDAs and cell phones. In fact, businesses offering value-added mobile services that leverage spatial information are the fastest growing segment of the SIS industry (e.g., Enterprise Location Services (ELS), Location-Aware Transaction Services (LATS), and Location-based Services (LBS)). Therefore, future SIS professionals should also have the knowledge and skills needed to develop web-based systems, applications that are designed for mobile computing (including cell phones), and innovative applications that incorporate other emerging technologies.

  By developing a "concentration" in the Information Technology program that includes this particular combination of knowledge and skills, graduates of the UNF SIS Concentration would be top candidates for enterprises that wish to be at the forefront of deploying innovative new SIS technology and applications. (View the program of study)
 

Graduate - School of Computing

 
07/08-196 APC 1 CIS 5XXX  
 Introduction to Spatial Information
     
 Systems (4 crs)
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Course Description:
An introduction to Spatial Information Systems (SIS): the technology of acquiring, managing, analyzing, and displaying information in a spatial context. The course focuses on the unique technical and institutional issues associated with designing and implementing a spatially-enabled Information Technology infrastructure in a public or private enterprise. The participants will get hands-on experience with industry-standard technology including: Geographic Information System and Global Positioning System hardware and software. Practical exercises provide a pathway to understanding how fundamental spatial theory and principles become relevant in the context of developing practical applications using these technologies. Students will be required to conduct an individual research project and make a professional presentation. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
07/08-198   APC 1   CIS 5XXX  
Advanced Spatial Information   Systems (4 crs)
Prerequisites:  CIS 5XXX - Introduction to Spatial Information Systems
Corequisites:  None
This course will provide participants with advanced knowledge of spatial principles and professional practices related to enterprise-scale Spatial Information Systems (SIS) and specialized applications that utilize SIS technology. The course will explore how SIS technology can be integrated with other technologies to create new business process models. The laboratory component will provide participants with the advanced technical skills needed to design and implement a SIS and develop applications that utilize SIS technology. The course will give participants a "hands on" opportunity to explore how SIS technology can be integrated other technologies such as mobile computing, the web, and wireless communications. Participants will be required to conduct an individual research project and make a professional presentation. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
07/08-200 APC 1 CIS 5XXX
 Spatial Information Systems  Administration (3 crs)
Prerequisites: CIS 5XXX - Advanced Spatial Information Systems
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course will provide the participants with the advanced knowledge of the professional practices needed to be able to administer enterprise-scale Spatial Information Systems (SIS) and to manage the development and implementation of specialized applications that utilize SIS technology as a component. The course will utilize guest lectures by SIS professionals to present case studies of professional practices. Participants will work in groups to execute a series of peer-reviewed assignments in which each group develops the requirements for development of a SIS application, a competitive professional proposal, and a SIS business plan.

  Participants will also be required to conduct an individual research project and make a professional presentation. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.