IS-201 Computer Information Systems

Course Description: 

This course provides basic through advanced computer concepts with an emphasis on both the personal computer and enterprise computing. Topics include hardware, application and system software, the Internet and World Wide Web, communications, e-commerce, societal issues, database management, systems analysis and design, programming, information systems, career opportunities, certifications in the computer field, and computer trends.

  • Prerequisite Courses: CA100 
  • A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs): 

    The student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of technical concepts and ethical issues pertaining to information systems
    2. Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the management and strategic use of information systems and technology.
    3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of different software applications significant to manipulating and analyzing information as well as generating and presenting reports in the various functional areas of business.
    4. Demonstrate solid foundation skills in database design and management, web engineering, programming, and networking
    5. Demonstrate the ability to adapt to latest technologies using their foundation knowledge and skills from CIS.

    B.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) – GENERAL:
    The student will be able to:

    1. Explain computer systems.
    2. Explain hardware and its resources
    3. Explain software and its resources
    4. Explain business system design methods
    5. Explain programming languages
    6. Explain networking and communications
    7. Explain office applications.

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    D = Demonstrated
    M = Mastered

    C.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - SPECIFIC 
    The student will be able to:

    General SLO 1. Explain computer systems.

    Student  Learning Outcomes Assessment Strategies
    1.1 Explain the role of Computer Security and Privacy Homework and/or class quizzes and/or exams.
    1.2 Explain the importance of Computer Systems, Policy, and Ethics Homework and/or class quizzes and/or exams.
    1.3 Explain Modern trends in Computer systems: Experts systems, Robotics, & Virtual reality Homework and/or class quizzes and/or exams.

          General SLO 2. Explain hardware and resources.


    Student  Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    2.1 Describe the basic components of a computer and classify computers by size.

    Homework and/or class quizzes and/or exams.

    2.1 Identify state-of-the-art hardware systems and explain their functions

    Homework and/or class quizzes and/or exams.

    General SLO 3. Explain software and resources.


    Student  Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1 Name software resources and their uses.

    Homework and/or class quizzes and/or exams.

    3.2 Demonstrate conceptual understanding of Operating Systems.

    Homework and/or class quizzes and/or exams.

    General SLO 4. Explain business system design methods.


    Student  Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    4.1 Explain how the systems are designed and analyzed

    Homework and/or class quizzes and/or exams.

    4.2 Differentiate between classic and new approaches in Management

    Homework and/or class quizzes and/or exams.

    General SLO 5. Explain programming languages.


    Student  Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 Identify and distinguish between various programming languages

    Homework and/or class quizzes and/or exams.

    General SLO 6. Explain networking and communications.


    Student  Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    6.1 Explain the concepts of data communications

    Homework and/or class quizzes and/or exams.

    6.2 Define and classify various types of networking technologies.

    Homework and/or class quizzes and/or exams.

    General SLO 7. Explain office applications.


    Student  Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    7.1 Use the hands-on tools such as Word Processing and Presentations for business objectives

    Homework and/or class quizzes and/or exams.

    7.2 Define and explain the Data Base Management Systems including the use, storage, and retrieval of business data

    Homework and/or class quizzes and/or exams.

       
    D.  COURSE CONTENT

    1. Fundamentals of Information Systems
    2. State-of-art Hardware and Software resources and their uses
    3. Data Communication & Networking Technologies
    4. Computer Programming Languages
    5. Operating Systems
    6. Systems Design and Analysis
    7. Classic and Modern Management Information Systems
    8. Computer Security, Privacy, Computer Policy and Ethics
    9. Modern Trends: Experts & Decision Support Systems
    10. Database Management Concepts

    E.  METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
    PowerPoint Presentation
    Lecture
    Individual and Group Projects

    F.  REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
    Shelly, Gary B. & Vermaat, Misty E. Discovering Computers 2010: Living in a Digital World, Course Technology. (or most recent edition)

    E.  REFERENCE MATERIALS
    None

    H.  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
    None

    I.   EVALUATION
    None
    J.   CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
    None

     

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