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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.

WARNING: 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 web site 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

Information Systems Revolution: A Frontier of Constant Change

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

Midterm Examination

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.