INFO0110 - Introduction to Information Systems and Problem Solving Course Outline - 201520 - Steve W

INFO0110 - Introduction to Information Systems and Problem Solving Course Outline - 201520 - Steve W

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136-138, Henry Street PORT OF SPAIN COURSE OUTLINE NAME OF PROGRAMME: Associate of Science Degree In Information Systems Management ACADEMIC YEAR & TERM: September, 2015 to August, 2016 Term: January – April, 2015 Wednesday – 5pm – 8pm NORTH NAME OF COURSE & COURSE CODE: INFO 0110: Introduction to Information Systems and Problem Solving LECTURER INFORMATION: Lecturer: Steve Warner, PhD Email : [email protected] Contact: 362-3749 CONSULTATION TIME: ½ hour before and after class NOTE: A maximum of twelve (12) hours tutorial time may be allocated to this course outside of regular class hours. These times will be established during the term based on need, scheduling and room availability at another mutually agreed time. Failure to attend tutorials may impact on the allocated participation marks for the course. COURSE OVERVIEW : The purpose of this course is to expose students to the fundamentals of computers and how computer systems solve problems. Information systems are enablers in organizations which facilitates efficient and effective operations. Empowered workers can produce reports, presentations, and information that aid decision making. The honed problem solving skills can be used as a foundation for more advanced problem solving courses. LEARNING OUTCOMES : Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: Intelligently discuss information systems based on increased IT competency Describe the technologies that make up an information system Apply Problem Solving techniques to solve a variety of problems Use the wealth of resources available on the Internet to their advantage RESOURCE MATERIALS: Shelly, Vermaat, Quasney, Sebok, Freund. Discovering Computers, Introductory: Your Interactive Guide to the Digital World, International Edition. Course Technology, Cengage Learning, 2012. Hosein, Michael. Introduction to Problem Solving, A Practical Approach, 2010. Robertson, Leslie Ann. Simple Program Design, A Step by Step Approach, 5 th edition EVALUATION & ASSESSMENT: The course will be assessed as follows: Behaviour/Activity Percentage of Final Mark Attendance & Participation 10% In-class Mid-Term Exam 20% Individual Project 10% In-class Worksheets (2) 10% Final Examination 50% TOTAL 100% CONVERSION OF LETTER GRADE Letter Grade Percentage Range Grade Point Letter Grade Percentage Range Grade Point A+ 90-100 4.3 B- 70-72 2.7 A (Excellent) 85-89 4.0 C+ 65-69 2.3 A- 80-84 3.7 C (Satisfactory) 55-64 2.0 B+ 77-79 3.3 D (Less than Satisfactory) 50-54 1.0 B (Good) 73-76 3.0 F 0-49 0.0 NB – The Percentage Range is fixed for ADM/ADISM courses . 1
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METHODOLOGY: This course will be taught using PowerPoint presentations, discussions, and practical sessions. The course is split into an Information Systems (IS) component and a Problem Solving (PS) component. There will be one IS class followed by one PS class and so forth as per the course schedule on page 5 of this outline. Students are expected to conduct independent research on current developments in Information Systems. The individual assignment will allow you to practically apply the material taught during the problem solving classes.
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