CST-141-20, Fundamentals of Info Systems
INSTRUCTOR: Timothy Richards
SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: SEM/Wednesday/6:00 - 8:45 PM, September 5, 12, 26; October 3, 17, 24; November 7, 14, 28; December 5. Exam: December 12
This course introduces the characteristics and architectures of information systems and their impact on businesses. Students will explore elements of computer hardware, a variety of software capabilities, telecommunications infrastructure and the system development life cycle. This is the gateway course in the major.
- Students will be able to recognize and explain various aspects of an information system
- Students will understand the relationship between hardware, software, and networking in information systems
- Students will understand the sociological implications of technology information system decisions on business
- Students will be able to explore workplace situations and propose computer solutions
This class is be a traditional face-to-face class and is considered a web-assisted class by the instructor. Class sessions will include lectures, group discussions, and presentations. Grades, assignment instructions, and course documents will be accessed using Joule.
REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS:
Assignment Quantity Weight
Quizzes: 10 10%
Participation: N/A 10%
Research Paper: 1 20%
Class Presentation: 1 20%
Mid-term: 1 20%
Final Exam: 1 20%
REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS:
New Perspective on Computer Concepts 2013: Comprehensive by Parsons & Oja. ISBN: 1133190561
RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS:
READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:
Students should read the orientation section and chapter 1 of the text for the first class session.