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Business 104: Information Systems and Computer Applications
24 hours (12 weeks).
December 2012 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define and outline the components of an information system; diagram and describe the hardware components of a computer system; identify and appraise common systems and application software, including operating systems; summarize how the Internet, Intranet, and Extranet work, and differentiate between them; categorize and explain the components of a telecommunications system; diagram and explain decision support systems and other specialized information systems; describe the process of software development and management tools used in the software development process; break down why information systems use the database approach to data management; evaluate the impact of information technology on society and privacy; and summarize the basics of programming and steps in the programming process.
Major topics include: information systems in organizations; hardware and systems technology; systems software and application software; Internet, Intranet, and Extranet; network systems technology; enterprise business systems; decision support systems; specialized information systems; systems development; data management; business, social, and ethical issues; and programming.
In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business, Information Systems, or Information Technology (12/16).