IST424: Hardware & Operating Systems

Location: University at Albany, State University of New York
Terms: Spring 2006, Fall 2009
Class size: ~ 35 students/term

IST424 introduces students to the fundamentals of computer hardware (transistors, integrated circuits, components, devices, interfaces), software (execution cycle, programming methodology), and operating systems (Windows, Macintosh, Linux).

Reading Materials

  • Burd, S. D. (2006). Systems Architecture (5th ed.): Course Technology.

KUIT250: Enhancing Websites with PHP

Location: Kaplan University, Online
Terms: 1
Class size: ~ 10 students/term

Students in IT250 learn the fundamentals of programming in PHP to enhance websites. Topics covered include fundamentals of programming, processing HTML form data, database connections using MySQL, and using MySQL as a backend data store.

Reading Materials

  • Meloni, J. C. (2004). PHP 5: Fast & Easy Web Development (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Thomson Course Technology.

FCPS: Fundamentals of Computer Science

Location: Kaneohe, HI; Lancaster, PA; Saratoga Springs, NY
Terms: Summer 2003 – 2009
Class size: ~ 30 students/term

FCPS is an introductory computer science course offered by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, a program serving talented & gifted teenagers. Students in FCPS study algorithms, Turing Machines, programming, recursion, data representation, digital copyright, digital ethics, artificial intelligence, and game design.

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IST100: Internet & Information Access

Location: University at Albany, State University of New York
Terms: Fall 2008
Class size: ~ 350 students/term

IST100 is an introduction to citation and information management in the digital age. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of research, intellectual property, information sourcing, database searching, and citation management using Zotero software.

Reading Materials

  • Various online sources and tutorials

IST659: Digital Imaging & The Web

Location: University at Albany, State University of New York
Terms: Fall 2008
Class size: ~ 20 students/term

IST659 introduces students to image capture, storage, manipulation, retrieval, and use in a Web environment. Students create a portfolio project demonstrating their mastery of the skills and knowledge developed in this course.

Reading Materials

  • Powers, S. (2008). Painting the Web: O’Reilly Media, Inc.