ISYS 263 – Introduction to Information Systems Course Syllabus – Fall 2018 Course Description Application of information systems (IS) in a business environment. Topics include information technology (IT), networks and internetworks, types of information systems and their development, problem solving using end-user tools, and social impact of IT. Units 3. Prerequisite: GE quantitative reasoning course or DS 212. Course Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) Upon completion of this course the student should be able to: explain information technology concepts. explain information systems concepts and describe the use of information systems in an organizational context. identify the stages in the development of an information system and describe the roles played by users and IT professionals in the process. utilize standard IT-based problem-solving tools for common business applica- tions. understand the relevance and application of IT in society and identify the ma- jor ethical issues related to the use of IT. Instructor My name is Louie Giambattista. Please call me Louie. Office hours will be on Tuesdays, from 4:30-6:30pm in BUS 208A. For private matters or urgent matters that arise after class you should email me at [email protected] . I do not check emails on weekends, holidays or breaks. Textbooks & Materials The required course materials can only be purchased online directly from Pearson publishing @ . It is a discounted customized pack- age for $90. You need to enter your student ID in MyLab IT after registration: . You need your own set of the material to com- plete the assignments. You cannot share the software access with another student. All other class material will be distributed via iLearn. You will also need access to a copy of Microsoft Excel. You can either purchase your own copy, use the labs on campus, or Labspace which is provided for free on campus. You will be allowed to access the eBook package for two weeks without paying for it. If you have any financial or financial aid considerations please make sure you resolved them before your two-week trial period is over. If you don’t pay for the access before your trial period is over you will lose access to the course material and you will not be able to complete the assignments. If you lose access 1
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