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Introduction to Information Systems and Technologies

This course introduces the student to the use of computers and other information systems technologies in organizations. Topics include management information systems (MIS), hardware and software concepts, organization of information, elements of systems analysis and design, telecommunications, and contemporary applications of computers in organizational environments. Students will explore the ethical and globalization issues that have developed with the use of information systems and will cultivate an awareness of changes in the field with the use of business periodicals. Working individually and in groups, students will apply their knowledge through written analysis of case studies, conducting information and organizational analyses and developing, where appropriate, applications using widely used spreadsheet, data presentation, and database management software.