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IT293Spring2011Syllabus

IT293Spring2011Syllabus - The Department of Applied...

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The Department of Applied Information Technology The Volgenau School of Information Technology & Engineering George Mason University 4400 University Drive Fairfax. VA 22030-4444 IT 293 – Applied Information Technology: Junior Transition Syllabus – Spring 2011 Section 001 Instructor: Dr. Pelin Aksoy E-mail: [email protected] Telephone: 703-993-8901 Office Hours: Fairfax campus: Thursdays 1:45-3:45 p.m. (preferably by appointment) Engineering Building room 3255 TA: Mr. Wook Jung Email: [email protected] Catalog Description Focuses on transition issues for sophomores and transfer students in Applied Information Technology programs. Assists sophomore and transfer students with choice of concentration, course selection, and career readiness. Course Objectives The three primary goals of the course are to guide students to make informed decisions when choosing a specific concentration (while discussing the content of the various concentration courses), provide information on career paths that are available within each concentration area, and to inform students of the options they have available for completing minors, second majors as well as graduate studies. Other important issues such as capstone courses and certifications are also discussed. Rationale Each student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree must choose an area of focus by declaring a concentration among one of several fields of study. It is important that these students be guided to choose an area in information technology that best matches their skill set and interests. It is also essential that these students are well informed of the career paths that are available to them upon graduation as well as options to pursue alternative studies including higher level degrees. Required Textbook: None
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Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing Course Dates: The class will meet for seven sessions during the fall semester on the following dates: January 28 February 4 February 11 February 18 February 25 March 4 March 11 Overall grades will be available by April 4 th once all students have submitted the required documentation to the instructor by April 1 st . Administrative support: Fairfax campus Ms. Shirley Moncada [email protected] Ms. Ana Rivera [email protected] 5400 Engineering Building Phone: 703-993-3565 Prince William campus Ms. Cindy Woodfork [email protected] Bull Run Hall, Suite 102 Phone: 703-993-8461 Religious Holidays
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A list of religious holidays is available on the University Life Calendar page. Any student whose religious observance conflicts with a scheduled course activity must contact the Instructor at least 2 weeks in advance of the conflict date in order to make alternative arrangements. Privacy Instructors respect and protect the privacy of information related to individual students.
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