Jul 24, 2024  
2020 Summer Session Catalogue 
2020 Summer Session Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CIS 131 - Introduction to Information Science

Instructor: Dr. Hongbo Zhang
Location: Online Synchronous & Asynchronous
Date/Time: Monday-Friday 9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Credit Hours: 3

Information systems are an integral part of all business activities and careers. This course is designed to introduce students to contemporary information systems and demonstrate how these systems are used throughout global organizations. The focus of this course will be on the key components of information systems - people, software, hardware, data, and communication technologies, and how these components can be integrated and managed to create competitive advantage. Through the knowledge of how IS provides a competitive advantage students will gain an understanding of how information is used in organizations and how IT enables improvement in quality, speed, and agility. This course also provides an introduction to systems and development concepts, technology acquisition, and various types of application software that have become prevalent or are emerging in modern organizations and society. Note: Course is equated to CIS-253 and cannot be taken for additional credit

Remote Summer Session II Delivery Method: Synchronous and Asynchronous

The course will be hybrid, a mix between synchronous and asynchronous. in addition to the normal synchronous  mode lectures, the course will require implementing small project which  will require more than the time allocated for the lecture. students will follow my recorded instructions and report and discuss in class. I will use Zoom, one pre-scheduled link for all lectures ( link will be shared as an announcement on canvas) student just need to install the software from the zoom website .We will use virtual environment ( virtual box and vmware) to load my pre-configured machines. No other special software needed. 

Final Exam: July 23rd 8-11 a.m.