Dr. Darren R Hayes


Teaching History

CIS 101 - Introduction to Computing

Course Description: At Pace University, and in careers beyond Pace, students will face the challenges of coping with technology and the opportunities to benefit from the productive use of technology. The Computer Information Systems 101 course will provide students with guided hands-on exercises with a variety of computer-based tools through two hours of structured computer lab. The hands-on portion of the course will give the student direct experience with an application package (MS Excel), web development (HTML), and Internet programming (Alice/JavaScript). The concepts portion will consist of weekly readings from the text, weekly threaded discussions, lecture notes and other assignments. It will cover basic computer hardware and software topics, computer careers, and computers and society. The two hours of lecture and discussion will promote understanding of the fundamental principles of information technology so that students will be prepared for the new systems and tools of the future.

CIS 102T - Intergenerational Computing

Course Description: This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of the PC and digital media technologies as well as the social and sociological aspects of the aging process. Students will work in teams visiting elderly seniors in adult day care centers and senior community centers to teach them to utilize digital media devices, web browsers, and email. This will provide students with an in-depth understanding and respect of both senior citizens and intergenerational computing.

CIS 102Q - Problem Solving Using LEGO Robotics

Course Description: This class introduces students to basic problem solving and project management techniques which can be applied to building, programming and managing the creation of robots using the LEGO Mindstorms Robotics system. Students will spend a significant amount of time outside the classroom in activities designed to share the robotics skills they have learned with younger students to excite them about studying science and technology.

CIS 102X - Information Technology for Strategic Community Planning

Course Description: The vital work of community organizations is quickly being transformed by technology. Digital archiving and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are rapidly increasing productivity, enhancing strategic initiatives and creating greater access to historical and current information. For this course, the Seidenberg School has partnered with a non-profit organization, to complete an actual community project, to illustrate, to students, how technology can greatly augment worthy society initiatives. This will be accomplished through a thorough understanding of how data is stored, related, filtered and retrieved to produce meaningful information. Students will be exposed to GIS, Digital Archiving and Database design, implementation and maintenance, all of which are in overwhelming demand in all sectors of the community. Students will also learn how cutting-edge technologies are used, including imaging equipment and global positioning systems.

CIS 102W - Web Design for Non-Profit Organizations

Course Description: This is a discipline-based course that affects an exciting and new learning experience for students, in implementing and enhancing actual Web sites that benefit local non-profit agencies. The students are introduced in class to the methods of designing Web sites in a non-profit paradigm and are involved in developing, implementing and enhancing the sites in the field, in teams that include clientele of the agencies.

CS 397P - Engineering Designs in 3-D Worlds

Course Description:The use of computing for visualization in science and engineering is critical to the success of most organizations worldwide. Three-dimensional designing in virtual world can greatly enhance the interpretation and comprehension of data. Moreover, it can ultimately lead to more astute decision making and strategic planning. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the representation of complex data using computer-generated three-dimensional modeling, animation and programming applications, which can be applied to a wide-range of fields, including aerospace, automotive, manufacturing and gaming.
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IT 664 Computer and Internet Forensics

Course Description: This course provides a general overview of the theory and application of information warfare and forensic computing. The background information on information warfare highlights the inherent problems in today's computing environment and indicated the necessity of forensics to complement computer security. The course focuses on information warfare arsenal and tactics, defensive strategies, and causalities; network surveillance tools for information warfare; fundamentals of computer forensics; computer forensics services and technologies; search and seizure; data recovery and identification and digital evidence collection, duplication, and preservation; computer image verification and authentication; reconstruction of past events; legal issues; and advanced topics in forensics.

IS 639 - Information Systems Planning and Policy

Course Description: This course focuses on the relationship of the information systems plans and strategies to those of the organization. Topics include: IS perspectives, planning and control, application development and maintenance, systems management and control, IS strategy, computer center administration, social and legal considerations, telecommunications directions, and the information center.

University 101

Course Description: This course will explore the unique aspects of university life by engaging the student in personal discovery through readings, writing and discussion. In addition to the classroom hours, students will participate in co-curricular experiences, civic engagement opportunities and the Quest for the Cup - Pace University's first year program.