Welcome to CIS 301
The course syllabus
is your roadmap for the course. All the essential information pertaining to
the course is listed in the syllabus.
As you may have already noticed, this class is what we refer to
as a "mega" section. However, I am a strong believer in class interaction. Communication
is essential to both of us. During each class session, I will
stop the lecture mode and ask you to take an active role in the class by either
doing an in-class activity or completing a short quiz assignment.
Each week a new set of lecture notes will be available on this
for your viewing/downloading prior to class. You will not be able to access the notes or Web Quests until the link is established. Read each week's assigned chapters prior to each class session.
Week One Notes
- Strategic Information Systems
- Competitive & Strategic Uses of Information Systems
- Information Systems vs. Computer Systems
- Sociotechnical Approach vs. Technical and Behavioral Approaches
Week Two Notes
Information Systems: Role, Organization, and Management
Week Three Notes
Ethical and Social Impact of Information Systems
Week Four Notes
Computers and IS: Past, Present, and Future
Week Five Notes
Computer Basics and Components
Your first webquest will be assigned in class tonight. You will have a dated time action to
complete this assignment and email it back to me. Watch this site for more information about your webquest.
Web Quest One Study Notes:
Notice the dated timeline to respond by email.
Database Systems, Telecommunications, and E-commerce
Week Six & Seven Notes
Redesigning, Restructuring, and Reoganizing the Environment
Web Quest Exercise
Your second web quest will be due on Monday, (date) by 11:59 p.m. This quest must be emailed.
Reread the chapters pertaining to databases and database management. Next week we will discuss database development in more detail.