CIS-205: Introduction to Information Systems and Technologies

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: CIS-205 Introduction to Information Systems and Technologies

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 class hours, 2 lab hours

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): CIS Majors only: CIS-101 and MA-10 or satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Test

Course Description in college catalog:

Introduction to how today’s businesses use ever-changing technology to operate, compete, and do business. Students will learn the differences between the major types of hardware, software, and network solutions that meet business needs. Students will learn why familiarity with today’s information systems has become indispensable for tomorrow’s business leaders due to the rapid developments in Information Technology (IT).

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Computer Information Systems

A.S. Business Administration

Certificate Program – Computer Information Systems

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Students will achieve the following course objectives:

  1. At the end of this course the students will be able to identify how different types of computerized systems are used in various business settings, raising their levels of computer literacy, business literacy and information literacy.  Students will understand the role business information systems play in different types of businesses.

  2. Students will be able to identify business problems and opportunities that can benefit from the application of information technology.

  3. Students will be able to identify the social and ethical issues related to the use of information systems and technologies through case studies of actual organizations, and gain an appreciation for the crucial role the information systems play in students’ career as well as in business and society.

Program-specific outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study.

  2. Use foundational business principles to evaluate and solve problems for software applications.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Student Participation            

  2. Hands on laboratory assignments

  3. Hands on programming work outside the classroom/Lab

  4. Hands on programming exams/test

  5. Project(s) implementation and presentation using audio visual equipment

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Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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