2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Dec 05, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

CSA 110 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems

CIS 1120.
Description: Business information systems from a business intelligence perspective. Includes the uses of application software with emphasis on database and spreadsheet packages for efficient and effective problem solving.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. The Internet, the World Wide Web and e-commerce
  2. Components of the system unit including input, output, and storage
  3. Operating systems, utility programs, and disk and file management
  4. Communications, networks and their topology
  5. Database management (Microsoft Access) and spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel)
  6. Computers and society, security (e.g., malware and firewalls), privacy, and ethics
  7. Information systems in business
  8. Enterprise computing
  9. Computer careers and certification

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define the basic components of a computer system. (2)
  2. Identify the basic components of the Internet and the World Wide Web. (1)
  3. Describe the functions of an operating system and utility programs. (3)
  4. Identify components necessary for communications and networking. (4)
  5. Describe the basic functions and uses of databases and spreadsheets. (5)
  6. Design, create and enter data into Excel spreadsheets and Access databases. (5)
  7. Evaluate the issues related to computer security risks, information privacy, and ethics. (6,7)
  8. Identify the phases and the activities in the system development cycle. (7,8)
  9. Describe career opportunities and certification requirements in the computer industry. (9)