ISYS 263 – Introduction to Information Systems Course Syllabus – Fall 2020Course DescriptionApplication of information systems (IS) in a business environment. Topics include information technology (IT), networks andinternetworks, 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 in-formation 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 busi-ness applications.understand the relevance and application of IT in society and identify the major ethical issues related to the use of IT.LecturesThis is a 100% online course with no specific required meetings.All required course materials will be available online.InstructorMy name is Louie Giambattista. Please call me Louie. My office hours will be on Thursdays, from 11am-12pm via Zoom. 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 di-rectly from Pearson publishing at . There areno other options for acquiring the required materials. It is a dis-counted customized package for $85. You need to enter your student IDin MyLab IT after registration: -id. You need your own set of materials and Pearson account to com-plete the assignments. You cannot share the software access with an-other student. All other class material will be distributed via iLearn.1
ISYS 263 – Introduction to Information Systems Course Syllabus – Fall 2020You will also need access to a copy of Microsoft Excel. You can either purchase your own copy or LabSpace which is provided for free on campus. There will be instructions in iLearn on how o access the material. 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 materialand you will not be able to complete the assignments. If you lose access and then later rejoin your prior work will be saved, however you will notget the opportunity to complete the work you missed.