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Current Semester Information

Advising and Registration for Spring 2021

The course listings for the Spring 2021 semester will be published by the Registrar on November 5, 2020. As usual, you can find the official list of all classes offered by following this link.
The Registrars office has activated the advising holds for all undergraduate students. To release this hold, you will need to schedule an advising session with your advisor.


Overview of ITS undergraduate classes for
Spring 2021

Core courses:

Class Prereq Meeting notes (Synchoronous/Asynchronous)
ITS 2140
Intro to ITS
None Meets at specific times: M,W,F
M (synch), W (asynch), F (asynch)
ITS 3100
Internet Applications and Network Systems
C or better in
ITS 2140 and 2300
Meets at specific times: M, W
M (synch), W (asynch)
Lab meets at specific times: Th (both sections)
Th (synch)
ITS 4020
Strategic Decision Making in ITS Industries
ECON 1030 and C or better in ITS 2140 Meets asynchronously.

All ITS majors need to take these classes.

If you have not taken ITS 2140 you need to take it in the Spring 2021 semester.

If you have taken ITS 2300 and ITS 2140, you need to take ITS 3100 in the Spring 2021 semester.

Details on the exact meeting times are available through the Registrar's website.

You can find more details on the ITS program structure here, and a sample path through the ITS program here (for Math Placement level I) or here (for Math Placement Level II).

Required capstone course:

Class Prereq Meeting notes (Synchoronous/Asynchronous)
ITS 4440
Lifecycle Management of ITS
Sr and ITS 3100 and 4020 and ITS major Meets at specific times: T, Th
T (synch), Th (asynch)

We offer our required capstone course ITS 4440 once a year in the spring.
If you are planning to graduate in Spring 2021, Summer 2021 or Fall 2021 you need to take ITS 4440.

Elective courses:

Class Prereq Meeting notes (Synchoronous/Asynchronous)
ITS 4330
IT Compliance and Planning
ITS 2140 Meets at specific times: M, W, F
M (asynch), W (asynch), F (some synchronous Fridays)

ITS 4900**
Software Defined Networks (Prof. Saunders)

** Register for three (3) credit hours.

ITS 3100/4020 Meets at specific times: M, W, F
M (synch), W (synch for 1/2 students), F (synch for 1/2 students)

ITS 4900**
ITS Urban Tech. for Social Good (Prof. Arauz)

** Register for three (3) credit hours.

ITS 3100/4020 Meets at specific times: T, Th
T (synch), Th (asynch)

If you want to take an ITS 4900 Topical Seminar but have not completed all the prereqs, please contact the instructor of the class. The instructor can evaluate your request and help you register if necessary.

** Students taking an ITS 4900 Topical Seminar should register for three (3) credit hours of the corresponding ITS 4900. Students can take different ITS 4900 Topical Seminars in the same or different semesters.

Scripting class:

Class Prereq Meeting notes (Synchoronous/Asynchronous)
ITS 2801
Scripting Projects
None Meets at specific times: M, W, F
M (asynch), W (asynch), F (synch)

The scripting class ITS 2801 satisfies the computer programming requirement for ITS majors.

Note: For specific details on meeting times and patterns (synch/asynch) please consult the Registrar's course offerings pages.

FAQ:


Q) Do I still need to take ITS 4020 if I took one of the following classes?
ECON 3050, Managerial Economics.
ECON 3080, Behavioral Economics.
ECON 3200, Labor Economics.
ECON 3220, Economics of Human Resources.
ECON 3340, Economics of Antitrust.
ECON 3400, International Trade.
ECON 3710, Cost Benefit Analysis.

A) No, you do not need to take ITS 4020. If your DARS still indicates you need ITS 4020, your advisor needs to file a DARS exception form to show that you do not need ITS 4020.


Q) If I took one of the ECON classes (shown above) to replace ITS 4020, can I take ITS 4020 as an elective class?
A) Yes, you can take ITS 4020 and it will count as an ITS elective. Your advisor will need to fill out a DARS exception form so that ITS 4020 appears on your DARS as an ITS elective.


Q) My DARS indicates I need to take ITS 3019, but this class is not offered. What should I do?

A) With your approval, your advisor will need to switch you to the 2019-2020 entry catalog. This will remove the ITS 3019 requirement but will add one more class to your Area of Concentration (AoC), for a total of 5 AoC classes.
Also, If you took COMS 3200 in the past this class replaced ITS 3019. This is not the case anymore. If your DARS is not showing ITS 3019 completed, your advisor needs to complete a DARS exception form.

Q) How do I declare my Area of Concentration?
A) Please use the form available on our website, also accessible through this link. Ask your advisor for instructions on how to fill out the form and email it to your advisor. Your advisor will forward the form to the school director for processing.


Q) How do I add the Business minor to my DARS?
A) Please fill out the online form available from the Scripps College Dean's office, also available through this link.

Q) I have a general question, who should I ask for help?

A) You can ask the undergraduate director Dr. Charles Linscott (linscoc2@ohio.edu), your advisor or the program director (arauz@ohio.edu). We are all happy to help you.

You can also use our Discord server:

  • Use this invitation link to join: https://discord.gg/RhGbcRe
  • Send e-mail to any faculty member, let us know your name in Discord, and we will add you
  • The Advising channel is the place to ask questions.

Connect with your advisor

Please check your e-mail frequently. Every advisor will reach out and give you a way to register for an advising time and let you know how you will connect, e.g., by phone or teleconference.

 

About ITS 3019

Does your DARS tell you to take ITS 3019 but you cannot find that class? This happens because the catalog in force when you joined ITS required you to take ITS 3020. We renamed that class to ITS 3019 and now consider a (rarely taught) elective. Ask your advisor to change your "Major Catalog of Entry" to the current version (2019/2020) - that will replace ITS 3019 with an additional area of concentration class.

Approved Course Substitutions

Regarding ITS 4020

ITS 4020 is offered on-line only, and we have had to change the semester it is offered in from time to time. Note:

  • You can take 4020 and ITS 4440 in the same semester.
  • Your advisor can issue a DARS change to permit you to count one of the classes below in lieu of ITS 4020:
    • ECON 3050, Managerial Economics.
    • ECON 3080, Behavioral Economics.
    • ECON 3200, Labor Economics.
    • ECON 3220, Economics of Human Resources.
    • ECON 3340, Economics of Antitrust.
    • ECON 3400, International Trade.
    • ECON 3710, Cost Benefit Analysis.