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Course Descriptions


The entire University of Scranton Course Catalog is available on the University of Scranton website



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IT 112 - (FYDT, FYOC) Introduction to Computing and Information Technology

Prerequisites:None
Corequisites:None
Credits:3cr

This course presents foundational concepts and surveys the past, present and future of computing and information technology with an emphasis on the seminal ideas, concepts, inventions and innovations that fuel the Digital Revolution. The sub-disciplines of computing are identified and discussed relative to each other. This course is designed to foster knowledge and abilities needed for gathering, evaluating and disseminating information with an emphasis on digital technology and oral communication. (Credits may not be earned for both CMPS 112 and IT 112.)

IT 120 - Human-Computer Interaction

Prerequisites:None
Corequisites:None
Credits:3cr

(Formerly CMPS 202) A course that covers fundamental aspects of web design and development. Topics include design principles, coding HTML and cascading style sheets, JavaScript to create dynamic web pages, server-side vs. client-side technologies, and using a Content Management System that separates design from content while making it easy for non-technical users to update a web site.

IT 210 - System Administration

Prerequisites:CMPS 134 and MATH 142
Corequisites:None
Credits:3cr

Introduces students to system administration and maintenance as well as platform technologies. Includes operating systems, applications, administrative activities and domains, computer architecture and organization, and computing infrastructure.

IT 241 - Fundamentals of Information Management

Prerequisites:CMPS 134 and MATH 142
Corequisites:None
Credits:3cr

This course introduces students to databases and information management. Topics include query languages, database organization and architecture, data modeling, managing the database environment, and special-purpose databases.

IT 244 - Integrative Programming

Prerequisites:None
Corequisites:CMPS 144 and IT 210
Credits:3cr

The application of information technologies presents many situations where systems and applications, that were not initially designed to work together, need to do so. This course introduces students to commonly used representations, languages, interfaces, models and practices pertinent to such integrative situations. Students will gain experience using and developing software to accomplish integration. The course also presents an overview of programming languages, presenting both a conceptual foundation and a survey of relevant scripting languages.

IT 310 - (EPW) System Integration & Architecture

Prerequisites:IT 210 and IT 244
Corequisites:None
Credits:3cr

Introduces students to the techniques, principles, and issues related to system integration and architecture. Topics include requirements analysis, acquisition, sourcing, integration, project management, testing and quality assurance, organizational context, and architecture.

IT 354 - Computer Networks

Prerequisites:CMPS 144
Corequisites:None
Credits:3cr

(Formerly CMPS 311) An introduction to intranets and wide-area networking including operating systems fundamentals, hardware considerations, deployment and administration of networks, security issues, intrusion detection/protection, firewalls, VPN’s and encryption.

IT 356 - Web Programming

Prerequisites:IT 120 and IT 244
Corequisites:None
Credits:3cr

This course covers all aspects of programming on the World Wide Web. This includes the presentation of HTML, Java, JavaScript and CGI. Topics include advanced HTML (maps, forms, etc.) client-server programming basics as they relate to the Web, Java machine concepts, Java/JavaScript similarities and differences, server-side programming, GIF animations, Web programming resources and environments. (Students may not earn credit for IT 356 and CMPS 356.)

IT 358 - Information Assurance & Security

Prerequisites:IT 241 and IT 356
Corequisites:None
Credits:3cr

This course provides the foundation for understanding the key issues associated with protecting information assets, determining the levels of protection and response to security incidents, and designing a consistent, reasonable information security system, with appropriate intrusion detection and reporting features.

IT 384 - Special Topics

Prerequisites:None
Corequisites:None
Credits:3cr

Study of selected topics in Information Technology. A syllabus including prerequisites is published prior to the registration period for the course.

IT 481 - Internship

Prerequisites:None
Corequisites:None
Credits:3-6cr

(Formerly MIT 481) This is an extensive job experience in information technology that carries academic credit. Prior approval is required. Course can be taken more than once.

IT 490 - (W,EPW) Information Technology Project

Prerequisites:IT 310 and permission of the department
Corequisites:None
Credits:3cr

(Formerly MIT 490) In this course, students prepare and present Information Technology projects to be evaluated by the instructor and their fellow students.


Course Descriptions

The entire University of Scranton Course Catalog is available on the University of Scranton website





Pre-requisites:None
Co-requisites:None
Credits:3cr

Pre-requisites:None
Co-requisites:None
Credits:3cr

Pre-requisites:CMPS 134 and MATH 142
Co-requisites:None
Credits:3cr

Pre-requisites:CMPS 134 and MATH 142
Co-requisites:None
Credits:3cr

Pre-requisites:None
Co-requisites:CMPS 144 and IT 210
Credits:3cr

Pre-requisites:IT 210 and IT 244
Co-requisites:None
Credits:3cr

Pre-requisites:CMPS 144
Co-requisites:None
Credits:3cr

Pre-requisites:IT 120 and IT 244
Co-requisites:None
Credits:3cr

Pre-requisites:IT 241 and IT 356
Co-requisites:None
Credits:3cr

Pre-requisites:None
Co-requisites:None
Credits:3cr

Pre-requisites:None
Co-requisites:None
Credits:3-6cr

Pre-requisites:IT 310 and permission of the department
Co-requisites:None
Credits:3cr