Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2019–2020 and 2020–2021; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Identity Management and Security: IMS

IMS 380. Introduction to Identity Management, Security, and Privacy.

Restricted to students enrolled in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program. An introductory overview of identity management and security, presenting working definitions and models of Personal Identifiable Information (PII), identity theft, and fraud. As well as security challenges, best practices, and solutions for identity management, security, and privacy across different market sectors. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 381. Identity in Society and Community.

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program. Examination of how identity is socially and culturally variable and fluid, changing throughout history and differing from place to place. Subjects include anthropological study of identity; societal norms; and individual, device, communal, and organizational identities. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 382. Identity and Public Policy.

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program. Overview of how identity and public policy relate to each other. Examines key identity policy areas including privacy, surveillance, identity theft, health information, business-to-business relationships, and the co-evolution of identity and information technologies. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 383. Identity Business Practices and Governance.

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program. Organizational perspective on the management and governance of identity assets. Examines business practices and governance mechanisms for minimizing risks and maximizing returns of identity assets. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 384. Identity Communication.

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program. Framing messages and the impact on identity and privacy; effective crisis management communications; communication and business continuity planning; time management; sense making processes in organizational crisis; and reputation management. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 385. Identity Risk and Benefit Analysis.

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program. Overview and evaluation of risks and benefits related to identity information in multiple sectors including financial services, healthcare, consumer services, government, education, and energy. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 385T. Special Topics in Identity Management and Security.

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program. Study of the characteristics of identity information and the technologies, actors, and questions involved in managing, protecting, and securing identity information. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 386. Identity Security.

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program. Identity enrollment and authentication for cyber and physical access and transactions, cryptography, biometrics, device identity security, and security culture. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 387. Identity Information Management and Repositories.

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program. Knowledge and data management, storage, and mining. Examines data breaches and information representation and algorithms. Attention to information management applications in all market sectors for enrollment, authentication, fraud detection, and fraud prevention. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 388. Identity and Law.

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program. Identity-related laws and other policy instruments, different classes of protected personal information, and multiple genres of legal information and legal writing. Legal requirements and social responsibilities as they pertain to data protection and the prevention of different types of identity theft crimes. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 388L. Professional Experience and Project.

Restricted to identity management and security majors. Study of a practical problem, current phenomenon, or professional issue in an institutional setting. Conference course. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and completion of at least twenty-four semester hours of coursework in the graduate program in Identity Management and Security option III program.

IMS 189, 289, 389. Individual Studies.

Restricted to identity management and security majors. In-depth study of a problem or topic related to Identity Management and Security. Individual Instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, and consent of graduate adviser.

IMS 398R. Master's Report.

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program. Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of graduate adviser.