Information Technology

NOTE: See the beginning of Section F for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

Computer Science program description.

IT1703Introduction to Computing Concepts3 ch (3C)

An introduction to the essential concepts of computers, computing systems and computer-based information systems. Topics also include microcomputer operating systems and current office software. This course may not be taken for credit by BBA, CS, BISc, Engineering, and Science (except BSc in Economics) students. Credit will not be given for both IT 1803 and IT 1703. 

IT1713Multimedia and the Information Technology3 ch (3C)

Introduction to multimedia concepts and technical underpinning of digital multimedia (including vector vs bitmap graphics, color, and animation). The current practices in web page design and construction using HTML (including advanced concepts such as CSS, image maps, etc.). Various software packages are introduced including PowerPoint for creating slide shows. NOTE: This course may not be taken for credit by Computer Science and Information Science students.

IT1803Introduction to Computers and Systems3 ch (3C)

An introduction to the essential features of computers, computing systems and computer-based information systems. Includes: microcomputer operating systems, word processing and spreadsheets. This course is intended for students in Business, Education and Physical Education and cannot be taken for credit by CS, BISc, Engineering, or Science (except BSc in Economics) students. NOTE: Credit will be given for only one of IT 1803, IT 1813, or IT 1703.

IT1813Introduction to Data Management3 ch (3C)

This course covers the storage, manipulation, and presentation of data. Examples are drawn from various domains, such as sales, business-related, and scientific data. Two software packages are presented for such propose: MS Excel (concepts including formula, data consolidation, and graphical representation) and MS Access (concepts including table design for data storage, queries in both QBE and SQL format, forms, and report generation). Emphasis is placed on the strengths of each tool, and how to benefit from both by importing data from one tool into the other. Macro programming is introduced, so as to create simple applications within these tools. NOTE: This course may not be taken for credit by Computer Science and Information Sciences students. Credit will not be given for both IT 1803 and IT 1813.

IT2773Java Programming for the Internet3 ch (3C)

The course will cover algorithm design and programming techniques using current software for web programming. Students are expected to have basic web page development skills. 

Prerequisites: IT 1713 or permission of instructor. NOTE: This course cannot be taken for credit by CS students. Also, credit will be granted for only one of the following courses: CS 1073, CS 1616, or IT 2773.