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Renumbering Some DSCI Courses for Fall 2013

Posted Feb. 26, 2013

As part of an ongoing continuous improvement to our curriculum, several Digital Sciences courses and one TECH course have been renumbered to better reflect their positioning in the curriculum.  In three cases, courses that were previously lower-division courses have now become upper division courses.  

Also, DSCI 31610/41610 Digital Systems Security will now require a programming course (either DSCI 15310 or CS 13001) as a pre-requisite.



WHAT ARE THE NEW COURSE NUMBERS, NAMES, AND PRE-REQUISITES FOR FALL 2013?

Typically Offered Old Number
New Number Course Name
New Pre-Requisites
Fall DSCI 13410 DSCI 23410
Cognition in Technology None
Spring DSCI 16010 DSCI 26010
Telecommunication Infrastructure None
Fall DSCI 21010 DSCI 31010 Enterprise Architecture Sophomore Standing
Spring DSCI 23310
DSCI 33310 Human-Computer Interaction Sophomore Standing
Spring DSCI 24410 DSCI 34410 Digital Information Management and Processing Sophomore Standing
Spring DSCI 31510 DSCI 41510 Global Project Management and Team Dynamics 2.5 GPA, MIS 24065 and MIS 24053 with a minimum grade of C
Fall DSCI 31610
DSCI 41610
Digital Systems Security DSCI 34410 and DSCI 15310 or CS 13001
Spring TECH 34611 TECH 46411 Requirements Engineering and Analysis DSCI 15310 or CS 13001



HOW DOES THIS AFFECT ME?

1.      The Fall 2013 schedule will be viewable in FlashFAST on Monday 4 March.  The new course numbers will be listed so you’ll need to be familiar with the changes.

2.      The new numbers are already reflected on your GPS audit so if you have any confusion, use that as your point of reference.

3.      Courses that were previously numbered at 2xxxx that are now numbered at 3xxxx will count as Upper-Division Hours ONLY IF you have taken them at the 3xxxx level. If you took them when they were 2xxxx, your Upper-Division Hours on your GPS audit will be inaccurate. They filter into Upper-Division in your GPS audit and need to be manually subtracted.

If you have any questions on these changes or their impact on your degree requirements, please contact our Academic Advisory Coordinator, Kay Levandowski <klevand1@kent.edu> by email or by phone at 330-672-9069.



FOR THOSE WHO WANT MORE DETAILS -- WHAT SPECIFICALLY HAS CHANGED?

The following DSCI 1xxxx courses have been renumbered to the 2xxxx level, effective Fall 2013.  Otherwise, there have been no major changes to these courses in pre-requisites or content.

  Old Number / New Number / Name
13410    23410    Cognition in Technology
16010    26010    Telecommunication Infrastructure *                                 
* Changed from "Telecommunications" (plural) to Telecommunication" (singular).  
 

The following DSCI 2xxxx courses have been renumbered to the 3xxxx level, effective Fall 2013, and all of these courses now have a pre-requisite of only "Sophomore standing".  Otherwise, there have been no major changes to these courses in content.  Note that these 3xxxx courses will now count toward meeting the upper-dvision requirement.

Old Number / New Number / Name
21010    31010    Enterprise Architecture
23310    33310    Human-Computer Interaction *
24410    34410    Digital Information Management and Processing **
* A hyphen was added to the name
** DSCI 10010 & DSCI 10410 are no longer pre-reqs


The following DSCI 3xxxx courses have been renumbered to the 4xxxx level, effective Fall 2013.  Otherwise, there have been no major changes to these courses in content.  NOTE:  Digital Systems Security now requires a programming course (either DSCI 15310 or CS 13001) as a pre-requisite.

Old Number / New Number / Name
31510    41510    Global Project Management and Team Dynamics
31610    41610    Digital Systems Security *
 * Now has pre-reqs of DSCI 34410 and either DSCI 15310 or CS 13001


Finally, the following TECH 3xxxx course has been renumbered to the 4xxxx level, effective Fall 2013.  Otherwise, there has been no major change to this course in content.

Old Number / New Number / Name
36411    46411    Requirements Engineering and Analysis *
* Now has pre-reqs of either DSCI 15310 or CS 13001