Instructor: Jane S. Kochanov
Office: Olmsted E-365
Office Phone: 948-6342
Classroom: Olmsted E-334
Office Hours: Mon. 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Tues. 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Thurs. 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. and by Appointment
Class Time: Thurs. 6:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
B2B Application Integration, by David S. Linthicum, Addison-Wesley, 2001
Software Used In Class:
Sun Java and Eclipse IDE for Java (installed in student labs). Students may download
this open source IDE at www.eclipse.org.
Sun Java is available at java.sun.com.
Microsoft Visio (installed in student labs)
IST 421 expands the knowledge gained in IST 420 on the theories and skills required for planning, developing, implementing, and managing the integration of information systems. IST 421 is required of all Information Sciences and Technology (IST) undergraduates who have chosen the Information Technology: Integration and Application option in their Baccalaureate degree. The course will cover the following topics:
A major component of the course will be a team-based project, which analyzes and proposes an integration solution for an enterprise. This course will incorporate collaborative and active learning experiences wherever appropriate. Emphasis will be placed on developing and practicing writing and speaking skills through application of the concepts, theories and technologies that define the course. There will be hands-on experience with XML and core middleware technology such as CORBA.
Course Prerequisite: IST 420.
Upon completion of the course, the student will have:
Evaluation of knowledge and understanding of materials will be by examination, hands-on exercises, project, and class participation.
Labs and Exercises
I do not normally take attendance past the first three weeks of class. However, the nature of this course requires your presence in class. Students who miss classes should expect an impact on their grades.
If a student misses class, it is the student's responsibility to find out what work was missed, make up work, and be responsible for any course announcements.
Academic Integrity Policy
Academic integrity is the pursuit of scholarly activity free from fraud and deception and is an education objective of this institution. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to: cheating, plagiarizing, fabricating of information or citation, facilitating acts of dishonest by others, having unauthorized possession of examinations, submitting work of another person or work from another class without informing the instructor, or tampering with the academic work of other students. See Penn State's Academic Integrity Policy at http://www.cl.psu.edu/acadpolicies/guideline8.html. Engaging in any of these activities will result in a final grade of "F" for the assignment or exam, the course and possibly dismissal from the Program.
No makeup exams will be given without prior, legitimate excuse and accompanied by documentary evidence.
Disability Access Statement
It is Penn State's policy not to discriminate against qualified students with documented disabilities in its educational programs. If you have a disability-related need for modifications in this course, contact the Disability Service Coordinator in the Student Assistance Center (W-117) at 948-6025.
Please be considerate of your classmates during our class. Cell phones and pagers should not be used during class. It might be tempting to use your computer to finish an assignment, surf the net, check e-mail, or even play a game. This is not appropriate behavior during class.