Ph.D. students are required to teach at least one course in the college of IS&T at the undergraduate level during their Ph.D. studies. The teaching should preferably be done during the second year of studies. The Ph.D. student's instructor evaluations received in the course will be reviewed and evaluated by the course mentor and the doctoral program committee. Subsequent teaching assignments will be provided based on the Ph.D. student's performance, needs, interests and availability of courses.
Before teaching a course, a student has to go through a one-semester mentorship period under the regular instructor of the course. Students interested in teaching should consult the "Teaching Requirements" section of the Current Students: Doctoral Handbook section of this Website for further information about the teaching duties, teaching schedules and mentorship requirements.
Further inquiries related to teaching courses should be directed to the chair of the doctoral program committee.
A list of courses that are usually available for Ph.D. students to teach is given below:
Computer Science Courses
CIST 1300: Introduction to Web Development
This course will provide students with a practical introduction to web development. By learning the basic skills needed to develop an interactive website, students will develop an understanding of the web development task and an appreciation of the importance of the Internet in both business and academic environments. Specific technical topics to be covered include XHTML, CSS, the Unix/Linux operating system, web server software, and a programming language. As part of the class, each student will develop a working website.
Prereq: MATH 1310 (or equivalent) Not open to nondegree students.
CIST 1400: Introduction to Computer Programming
An introduction to programming within the context of a high level modern programming language. Coverage of fundamental programming concepts and program design; including arrays, user defined types, and objects. This course has an optional laboratory component in CIST 1404.
Information Systems and Quantatitive Analysis courses
CIST 2100: Organizations, Applications and Technology (3)
This survey course provides an introduction to organizations and the role information and information systems play in supporting operations, decision-making, processes, quality management, and strategic activities of an organization. In addition, the course covers management of the IS function, strategic and regulatory issues of telecommunications, and ethical and legal issues. Prereq: Prerequisite of ENGL 1150 and ENGL 1160 prior to or concurrent with enrollment
CIST 2500 Introduction to Applied Statistics for IS&T. (3)
The course emphasizes the function of statistics in information science and technology including topics such as descriptive statistical measures, probability discrete probability, sampling, estimation analysis, hypothesis testing, regression, and analysis of variance. A well-known computer package will be used to support the problem-solving process. Prereq: Math 2040 or Math 2030.
ISQA 3310 Managing the Data Base Environment (3)
Introduction to business database design and management functions. The focus is on the use of current database management systems (DBMS) to support the data management function of an organization. Topics include data modeling, database design, SQL, data management and database administration. Hands-on experience in database design, creation, and use is provided. Prereq: ISQA 3210 (prerequisite or co-requisite), CIST 1100, CIST 3100 or equivalent.
ISQA 3400 Business Data Communications (3)
Data Communications principles and service operations with computers and telecommunication systems for operational analysis and decision making. This course will focus on breath, not depth -- concepts rather than specific technologies because concepts remain constant over time, while technologies change from year to year. Students are expected to master the basic terminologies and concepts, not necessarily to become experts in computer networking, nor to know the engineering details of any technology. Prereq: CIST 3100.