Bus 311- Introduction to Information Systems

Course Syllabus

 


William Wresch, Ph.D.

College of Business Administration

Clow Faculty 231

 

(920) 424 – 4151 (office)

(920) 231 – 2789 (home)

wresch@uwosh.edu

www.uwosh.edu/faculty_staff/wresch


 

Text    No texts are required.  You will read material from two sources: my website -- www.uwosh.edu/faculty_staff/wresch, and the web sites listed below. 

 

Classroom:  Tuesday – Clow 238             Thursday – Clow 241

Week

Topics

Tuesday

Thursday

Feb 3

The purpose of Information Systems

ACCESS Lab 1

Management Theories (from my web site)

Feb 10

Computer Hardware

ACCESS Lab 2

http://www.howstuffworks.com/microprocessor1.htm

http://www.howstuffworks.com/ram.htm

http://www.howstuffworks.com/pc.htm Access Lab 1

Feb 17

Computer Software

ACCESS Lab 3

http://www.howstuffworks.com/operating-system.htm

Feb 24

Databases

ACCESS Lab 4

http://www.howstuffworks.com/question599.htm

Mar 2

Telecommuni-cations

ACCESS Lab 5

http://www.howstuffworks.com/telephone.htm

Mar 9

Networking

Exam #1

http://www.howstuffworks.com/ethernet.htm

http://www.howstuffworks.com/router.htm

Mar 23

The Internet

ACCESS lab 6

http://www.isoc.org/internet/history/brief.shtml

Mar 30

Management Reports

ACCESS lab 7

 

April 6

E-commerce

ACCESS Project

 

April 13

BPR

Exam #2

http://www.c3i.osd.mil/bpr/bprcd/7223c2.htm

April 20

ERPs

SAP Lab 1

http://www.cio.com/research/erp/edit/erpbasics.html

April 27

Software development

SAP Lab 2

 

May 4

Information Ethics

SAP Lab 3

 

May 11

 

SAP Lab 4

Final Exam

 

 

 

Objectives 

The purpose of this course is to give you a general overview of information systems with special attention to hardware, system development processes, and business applications.  By the end of the course you should be able to

  1. Understand basic IS hardware concepts and terms at both the computer and network level.
  2.  Understand IS project development methodology
  3. Understand the range of roles IS plays in business enterprises
  4. Understand basic telecommunications and networking concepts including the internet
  5. Understand the business implications of the Internet, including electronic commerce.
  6. Demonstrate advanced understanding of ACCESS and database systems.
  7. Demonstrate a basic understanding of ERP systems.

 

 

Your responsibilities

Grading

36% - Lab assignments (12).  All assignments are due at the beginning of the class listed in the schedule.  Each project is worth 3 points.  1 point will be deducted for each class meeting it is late.

 

64% - Exams (3).  The questions will be largely short-answer.  Example: 1) Name three common network topologies and describe each in a sentence or two.  2) Name Porter’s 8 competitive forces.

 

Grades:  A=93-100, A/B=88-92, B=83-87,B/C=78-82, C=73-77, C/D=68-72

 

Attendance

I never take attendance.  If you don’t think the class is worth attending, don’t.  But obviously you are responsible for any material we cover in class.

 

Office Hours

I am on campus most days from 9-4.  Stop by any time.