Page 1 of 11 DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENTISYS210–FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMSSPRING 2016 Instructor: Theresa M. Phinney Office: Wehner 320 Y Phone: 979.845.7721 E-Mail: [email protected]Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 1-3 pm (walk-in) or by appointment CATALOG DESCRIPTIONIntroduction to information systems concepts; study of information systems in the functional areas of business; overview of hardware, software, and popular operating systems; study of problem-solving tools; human factors. COURSE OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVESThe purpose of ISYS210 is for you to learn how information systems (IS) and technologies (IT) are applied in modern organizations and society. Specific course objectives are to assist students in: 1.Developing an appreciation for the importance of information as a societal/organizational resource and for the issues surrounding the management of data/information 2.Developing computer skills through hands-on experience using personal technology tools 3.Gaining an understanding of the importance of the use of information systems to provide competitive advantage 4.Becoming familiar with current trends in IS/IT, especially e-business/e-commerce, and understanding the implications of these trends for people and organizations LEARNING OUTCOMESA student will have attained the necessary knowledge and vocabulary to converse with other business professionals about the role of IT in business. A student will have introductory skills for managing business data, and for protecting and analyzing business information. The student will know how to use Excel spreadsheet tools for the analysis of business data by utilizing file import capabilities, chart development, pivot-tables, goal-seeking and what-if analysis. The student will know how to utilize Access databases for data input with controls, report generation, form management and query analysis. A student will also be able to do rudimentary Relational Database design and diagramming. The student will know how to develop a portfolio web-site and understand basic HTML code. COURSE PREREQUISITE –MUST BE A BUSINESS MAJOR
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Page 3 of 11 COURSE MATERIALS1.Required Course materials:Applied Business Computing Concepts(ABCC) - McCarthy and Prometheus Series with Excel/Access. They are available from myeducator. Student Instructions1. Click the following link, or type it into your browser: 2. In the section "Add another Course" type this Signup ID: 14rZxt-cw01(It is case sensitive, and must be exact. That is the Signup ID for Applied Business Computing Concepts(ABCC)- McCarthy.) 3. Click "Add to Cart". You will see this Title added to your shopping cart. 4. Again, in the section "Add another Course" type the second signup ID: 14rnj-OYu01(It is case sensitive, and must be exact. That is the Signup ID for Prometheus Series with Excel/Access.) 5. Click "Add to Cart". You will see this Title added to your shopping cart. You should now see two items in your cart.