Dec 04, 2021  
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 
    
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 
  
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    ITS 5020 - Strategic Decision Making in Information and Telecommunication Industries



    Students will analyze issues and challenges facing firms in information and telecommunication industries including standardization, network effects (demand-side scale economies, two-sided markets), high fixed costs/low marginal costs, positive feedback loops, customer lock-in, learning economies, and the need for rights management. Students will evaluate managerial responses including competitive strategies, pricing, bundling, and versioning associated with information and telecommunication products and services.

    Requisites

    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 5050 - Competition and Market Structure in Telecommunications Industries



    An in-depth analysis of policy and market issues of fundamental concern to the voice/data communication competitive environment. Examples of such issues could include monopoly and competitive market benefits to the consumers, measuring market concentration, merger analysis, antitrust, and other government remedies for market power.

    Requisites
    ITS 6020
    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 5070 - International Communication Networks



    A study of international communication organizations (PTTs, the ITU, etc.), international satellite organizations, and other international record carriers. Will explore current issues in international standards and regulations.

    Requisites

    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 5110 - Pricing of Telecommunications Services



    Examination of pricing, price-setting and price changes for telecommunication services. Pricing topics examined include: competitive market pricing; regulated pricing; flat-rate and measured service pricing; pricing of equipment; pricing of local, interconnection, and long-distance services; and the pricing of mobile and Internet-based telephone services.

    Requisites
    ITS 6020
    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 5290 - Communication Network Analysis and Design



    The study and use of methodology for analysis, specification, and design of communication networks. Extensive application case studies derive requirements from statistical traffic characterization and modeling of voice, data, and video sources. Networks designed include fiber optics, wireless, Ethernet, SONET/TDM, and IP packet technologies.

    Requisites
    ITS 6250
    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 5310 - Privacy in the Internet Age



    Examines the impact of communication and information technologies on personal privacy. Theories of privacy, constitutional bases for privacy, and privacy laws are discussed. The impact of technologies like computer databases and surveillance cameras and of methods like data mining, telemarketing and cookies on financial, medical, and workplace privacy are considered. The information technology aspects of the war on terrorism and the related privacy issues are also addressed.

    Requisites

    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 5320 - Gender and Information Technology



    Examines the impact of information technology on work and domestic life, specifically focusing on the issue of gender. Men and women have interacted with information technologies in strikingly different ways. For example, computing has developed as a male dominated field, while the telephone has been strongly associated with women. Analyzes the social forces underlying this gender difference, focusing on feminist theories and theories of masculinity. The development of information technologies (telegraphy, telephone, computer, and Internet) will also be discussed.

    Requisites

    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 5330 - IT Compliance and Planning



    Compliance is an important component in the IT planning process. Examines the various federal, state, and international compliance requirements and IT’s involvement in meeting these requirements. The various IT compliance frameworks are also examined. Also examines the IT planning cycle and analyzes the appropriate role of compliance in the strategic IT planning process.

    Requisites

    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 5370 - Wireless Telecommunications



    Covers wireless communications principles as well as a study of modern commercial wireless systems. Starts with a discussion on the challenges inherent to wireless communications and the proceeds with a study of RF propagation over noisy channels, S/N ratio, antennas and frequency assignment. Discusses satellite communications basics: components, operations, orbits, frequencies and Earth stations. A detailed discussion of wide area terrestrial wireless systems: analog and digital cellular, 3G and 4G broadband systems provides students with an overview of the advantages and limitations of diverse modern and legacy systems. Local and personal area networks discussions are also included, with an overview or their structure, security and the deployment planning process.

    Requisites
    ITS 6250
    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 5390 - Communication Technology Lab Practicum



    An extensive hands-on experience in voice and data communication technologies. Students analyze problems of both a managerial and a technical nature through extensive lab exercises. Involves hands-on experience in posing, validating, and analyzing problems in switching and transmission technologies; network design, internetworking, protocol issues, distributed databases, and network management.

    Requisites
    Permission required
    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 8.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 5410 - Voice over IP



    Study of transmission of voice information using Internet Protocol techniques. Topics include: consumer-oriented services such as Vonage or Digital Voice, use of VolP to replace traditional PBX’s, VoIP as a tool for connectivity in the corporate enterprise, E911 and VolP, use of VolP protocols: H.323, SIP, Megaco, and others. Specialized voice applications such as call centers, voice enabled web sites, and distributed voice systems.

    Requisites
    ITS 6250
    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 5510 - Telecommunication Network Security



    Structured study of telecommunications network security. Theoretical aspects include risk as basis for security planning, taxonomy of exploits including malware, and network architecture. Practical aspects common attack vectors and relevant software tools: firewalls, IDS/IPS, and VPNs. Additional exercises may include adversarial games and penetration testing.

    Requisites
    ITS 6250
    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 5530 - Encrypted Communication



    The basic principles and technology of telecommunication using encryption as a security tool, including hash functions, symmetric key encryption. The basic concepts of data security: availability, confidentiality, authentication, non-repudiation. Digital signatures. Some topics are: SSH, VPN, IPsec, Kerberos. A key topic will be PKI - Public Key Infrastructure - systems.

    Requisites
    ITS 6250
    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture, 1.0 laboratory

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 5750 - Internet Engineering



    Internet status and future, including IP addressing. DNS, DHCP, and utilities such as ping and traceroute. Router configuration and operating systems, Linux and Windows.

    Requisites
    WARNING: No credit for this course if the following is taken (keeps credit for the following course, as defined by department): C S 5750
    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 3.0 laboratory

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 5900 - Topical Seminar



    Specialized topics taught by faculty or J. Warren McClure Distinguished Visiting Professor. Illustrative examples have included privacy and GIS in telecommunications.

    Requisites

    Credit Hours: 1.0-15.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 6000 - Research Methods in Information and Telecommunication Systems



    Provides an overview of the field and introduces the students to the fundamentals of research, including the steps involved in identifying a research problem, how to formulate a problem statement, selection of appropriate research methodologies, accumulating and analyzing relevant empirical data, writing research results. Will explain and analyze various research methods and tools, both quantitative and qualitative.

    Requisites
    Permission required
    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 6020 - Policy and Regulation for ICT Networks



    Introduction to the major theoretical and legal issues and debates that have shaped the communication network industry. Students will examine issues of anti-trust, common carrier regulation, and public utility law and will examine their impact on market outcomes and policy goals. Also examines the impact of competition on the industry and its regulation.

    Requisites
    Permission required
    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 6030 - Advanced Policy and Regulation for ICT Networks



    An advance exploration of advanced topics in telecommunications policy and regulation in the United States. Emphasis will be on primary sources, e.g., FCC and State Public Utility Commission Orders, appellate court decisions, and other documents. This electivewill build on the foundation provided by ITS 6020. Subject matter will include state and federal activity related to local competition, access charge reform, regulation of broadband services, and spectrum management.

    Requisites
    ITS 6020
    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 6090 - Telecommunications and Economic Development



    An examination of economic development issues and potential telecommunications strategies to assist in solving development problems. The problems of less developed countries will be studied, as well as the potential impact of communication networks and services on development in undeveloped pockets of the developed world. Will also examine urban ills that exist in the developed areas of developed countries and will explore the potential role of communication networks to implement solutions to those urban ills. Will also explore the potential role of communication networks on the development of global markets in the service sector and the impact of this trend on both developed and less developed nations.

    Requisites
    Permission required
    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 6250 - Information Networks



    Introduction to the architecture of information networks and the applications built on this architecture. Students study the fundamental concepts of communication networks, switching techniques, transmission systems, protocols, and distributed applications. Voice, data, image and video communication networks are all addressed.

    Requisites

    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 6440 - Strategic Issues in Information and Telecommunication Systems Technology and Policy



    Employs extensive readings and illustrative case studies in the analysis of the strategic concerns involved in the successful deployment of voice, data, image and information technologies and services within user organizations, service providers, and vendor enterprises. The successful deployment of these technologies and services requires an understanding of the interplay of an array of technical concerns, policy considerations, markets and human/social issues. Provides students with the opportunity to grasp the interplay of these concerns and issues through strategic assessment, lifecycle management, and information and telecommunication system procurement.

    Requisites
    ITS 6000 and 6020 and 6250
    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 6790 - Theory of Communication Networks



    Intensive study of communications networks organized by the layered protocol architecture model. Topics include transmission media, topology, and encoding; link-layer access methods, flow control and error detection; network addressing and routing; and end-to-end transport mechanisms. Special emphasis on traffic characterization, network performance, and network security. Suggested background includes probability and statistics; class involves extensive analysis and introduces simulation software tools.

    Requisites
    ITS 6250
    Credit Hours: 4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 6900 - Topical Seminar



    A focused, in-depth analysis of a significant current communication policy concerns. Students conduct a literature search of the policy or technical issues surrounding the specific topic, develop a historical context for the issue under discussion, and produce a substantial paper analyzing an important aspect of the topic. Topics will be current issues in the industry.

    Requisites
    ITS 6000 and 6020 and 6250
    Credit Hours: 1.0-4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 12.0 hours.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 6930 - Independent Study



    Independent study, supervised by faculty.

    Requisites
    Permission required
    Credit Hours: 1.0-4.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 16.0 hours.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 8.0 independent study

    Eligible grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 6935 - Advanced Readings in Communication Technology and Policy



    Extensive reading, selected by the faculty, in preparation for the Comprehensive Exam. Readings will be assigned from the current research literature in the technical, public policy, and project management areas. Readings may also be drawn from established fundamental texts in these fields.

    Requisites
    Permission required
    Credit Hours: 1.0-9.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 54.0 hours.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 8.0 independent study

    Eligible grades: F,CR,PR,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 6940 - Research in Communication Technology and Policy



    Independent research on Communication Technology or Communication Policy issues.

    Requisites
    Permission required
    Credit Hours: 1.0-6.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 36.0 hours.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 6.0 research

    Eligible grades: F,CR,PR,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 6945 - Professional Project



    Requires students to complete an applied project, under the supervision of an advisor and a faculty committee, as a demonstration of the student’s mastery of the skills and knowledge covered in the program. Required to complete the MCTP degree via the Professional Project option.

    Requisites
    Permission required
    Credit Hours: 1.0-9.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 54.0 hours.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 8.0 research

    Eligible grades: F,CR,PR,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I
  
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    ITS 6950 - Thesis



    Requires students to identify a problem or issue in the field, conduct relevant research, and write a thesis resulting from this work. The thesis provides students, working under the supervision of an advisor and a faculty committee, with an opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the field.

    Requisites
    Permission required
    Credit Hours: 1.0-9.0
    Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 54.0 hours.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 8.0 thesis/dissertation

    Eligible grades: F,CR,PR,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I