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ITE 101: Management Information Systems

Course Description

This course will provide an understanding of how information technologies gather, store, process and communicate information. The course combines a conceptual understanding of the technology necessary for success in the information age, along with an understanding of the hardware and software required for an organization to successfully utilize technology. Attention will also be given to the legal, social and ethical uses of technology.

Prerequisite

  • ENG 101: English Composition 1

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of information systems and its applicability to a broad set of business goals, strategies, and needs.
  2. Identify and describe computer hardware and software components and systems.
  3. Discuss the role and value of computer networks and their applicability to communications of varying types.
  4. Analyze the value of data and consider methods to manage and store broad datasets via databases.
  5. Define and discuss web technologies and web infrastructure and its impact on the growing digitalization of business.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignments

Weight

Discussions (due weekly on Wednesday)

30%

Quizzes (due weekly on Sunday)

25%

Weekly Reflection (due weekly on Sunday, but not submitted before Friday)

10%

Midterm Exam (due Sunday ending Week 4)

15%

Final Exam (due last day of class)

20%

Total

100%

Required Textbooks (Available through Charter Oak’s online bookstore):

  • Sousa, Kenneth (2015). Management Information Systems (7th Edition). Course Technology Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-1-285-18613-9

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

1

Topic: Business Information Systems: An Overview

  • Readings: Chapter 1
  • Read Assigned Chapters
  • Discussion
  • Participation
  • Quiz
  • Weekly Reflection

2

1

Topic: Strategic Uses of Information Systems

  • Readings: Chapter 2
  • Read Assigned Chapters
  • Discussion
  • Participation
  • Quiz
  • Weekly Reflection

3

1

Topic: Business Functions and Supply Chains

  • Readings: Chapter 3
  • Read Assigned Chapters
  • Discussion
  • Participation
  • Quiz
  • Weekly Reflection

4

2

Topic: Business Hardware

  • Readings: Chapter 4
  • Read Assigned Chapters
  • Discussion
  • Participation
  • Quiz
  • Weekly Reflection
  • Midterm Exam

Midterm Exam
Chapters 1-4
SLOs 1 & 2

5

2

Topic: Business Software

  • Readings: Chapter 5
  • Read Assigned Chapters
  • Discussion
  • Participation
  • Quiz
  • Weekly Reflection

6

3

Topic: Business Networks and Telecommunications

  • Readings: Chapter 6
  • Read Assigned Chapters
  • Discussion
  • Participation
  • Quiz
  • Weekly Reflection

7

4

Topic: Database Management Systems

  • Readings: Chapter 7
  • Read Assigned Chapters
  • Discussion
  • Participation
  • Quiz
  • Weekly Reflection

8

5

Topic: The Web-Enabled Enterprise

  • Readings: Chapter 8
  • Read Assigned Chapters
  • Discussion
  • Participation
  • Quiz
  • Weekly Reflection
  • Final Exam

Final Exam
Chapters 1-8
SLOs 1-5

COSC Accessibility Statement

Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.

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