Components Of Computer And Digital Technology In Business And Organization

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* The textbook and SAM 2010 may be bought individually or in a bundle as listed above (buying the bundle is typically the most economical option).
** Microsoft Office 2010 (with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) is required for the lab assignments. It is available on the computers in most of the labs on campus. However, if you would like to purchase a copy for use on your own computer, please note that it is a Windows-based application which may be purchased in person at the UTA Bookstore at a deeply-discounted price (around $35). If you buy it online or elsewhere, the price will be higher and may not be the correct version.

Course Description: Introduction to business data processing, computer programming, management information systems, and problems involved in business information processing systems. Selected software tools are presented and managerial applications are required.

Student Learning Outcomes:
The student will be able to discuss the role of computers and digital technology in businesses/organizations and how information technology has fostered a growing global economy.
The student will be able to list and define the various hardware and software components of an Information System.
The student will be able to perform basic file management tasks.
The student will be able to describe networking, e-commerce, the Internet, and the telecommunications process; he/she will be able to access and use the Internet.
The student will be able to describe various types of digital media and their uses.
The student will be able to describe the importance of security, privacy, and other ethical matters related to information systems and will be able to list some of the appropriate methods for handling these issues.
The student will be able to define the systems development life cycle and will be to list and describe the basic steps involved in creating an information system.
The student will be able to define the purpose and structure of databases and data warehouses, and he/she will be able to describe various data modeling concepts and querying techniques.
The student will be able to define transaction processing systems and decision support systems, and he/she and will be able to describe their different roles in an organization.
The student will be able to use office productivity software to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
The student will be able to discuss the basic concepts of programming—including sequence, selection, and repetition—and will be able to describe the fundamental differences between procedural and object-oriented programming techniques.


Attendance: Attendance is considered mandatory for all lectures. If you miss a class, you are responsible for the materials covered. Pop quizzes and participation assignments may be given during the semester. If you miss a pop quiz or participation assignment, there will be no makeups—no exceptions.

Reading assignments: You are expected to read and study the assigned textbook! You should read each chapter assigned in this syllabus prior to coming to the class lecture on the assigned chapter. You will be responsible for any assigned material in the textbook regardless of the class coverage. If you don’t understand the material, be sure you ask your instructor.

Lab Assignments: You will have four (4) lab assignments, which will require a computer with an Internet connection. These assignments may be done on your own computer or on the computers on campus, as long as you have a stable Internet connection and any required software. Required software for the course is listed on the first page of this syllabus. If other software is required, it will be noted in the lab assignment instructions. This will include any specific instructions necessary for installing and/or accessing the software and/or websites required for each assignment. Instructions for logging