Introduction to Information Sciences and Systems – CSIS 100

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course examines the design, selection, implementation and management of enterprise Business solutions. The focus is on identifying critical business processes and envisioning how technology can be developed to provide solutions which generate competitive advantage. Students learn how applying frameworks and strategies around the Business Process and Organization Strategy provide a competitive advantage. The course also includes a component for Technical Writing for Information Systems. (Formerly BMIS 200)

Prerequisite

MATH 108 or MATH 110 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 115 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 117 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 121 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 122 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 126 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 128 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 131 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 133 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 200 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 201 (may be taken concurrently) or BUSI 230 or MATH 217 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 227 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 250 (may be taken concurrently) or ACT Math with a score of 21 or (pre2016 post1995)SAT Math with a score of 530 or SAT Section Math with a score of 560 or Assessment - Mathematics II with a score of 15 or Placement Score-Math with a score of 070

Rationale

This course is one of two cornerstone classes for future Information Systems, Information Technology, and Computer Science professionals. This course focuses on the tools and technologies that comprise information systems as well as the strategies for employing technology to achieve competitive advantage in business. The course provides an introduction to topics that are taught in subsequent computing classes, such as systems analysis and design, project management, web development, database design and development, networking, hardware and software, programming, human-computer interaction, and technical writing.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate the relevance of course material and the use of technology into a biblical
  2. Differentiate between the disciplines of Information Systems, Information Technology, and Computer
  3. Describe how Information Systems and Information Technology can be used to create competitive advantage for a business
  4. Develop elements of applications for information

 

Foundational Skills Learning Outcomes

Communications and Information Literacy

       CIL 1: Discover and evaluate information to accomplish a specific purpose

       CIL 2: Communicate information effectively in the English language, orally and/or through writing for a variety of purposes, using technology when appropriate.

       CIL 3: Analyze and assess various forms of information and expression to determine their meaning, employing technology when relevant.

       CIL 5: Relate communications and information literacy to participation in God’s redemptive work.

Measurable Learning Outcome Mappings
AssignmentsOutcomes
Mid-term ExamB,C
Final ExamB,C
LabsD
Chapter QuizzesB,C
EssaysA,C
Discussion BoardsA,C

 

Foundational Skills Learning Outcome Mappings
AssignmentsOutcomes
Mid-term ExamCIL 3
Final Exam 
LabsCIL 1, 3
Chapter QuizzesCIL 3,
EssaysCIL 2, 5
Discussion BoardsCIL 2, 5

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be a minimum of 300 words, contain 2 citations, and demonstrate course- related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be a minimum of 100 words and include 1 citation. Sources must be documented in current APA format.

The Discussion Boards align with FLSO CIL 2,5

The student will complete 1 lab during each module/week for which a Discussion Board Forum is not assigned. The labs will include a combination of Wireshark, SQL, Excel, Adobe Muse Website development, and UML—Flow Chart diagramming, These activities that reinforce the materials presented in each module/week.

The labs align with FLSO CIL 1,3

Weekly Essays (7)

Essay question covering some topic in that chapter reading. These essays will be open-book/open-notes and will consist of 1 (one) question. These part will be timed at 20 minutes and contain at least one reference from outside the textbook. Sources must be documented in current APA format.

Format is a critical element in the essays. Be sure your essays are complete and have the following elements:

  1. Introduction paragraph
  2. Body paragraph(s)
  3. Conclusion (summary) paragraph APA reference (citations) Accurate spelling and grammar

The essays align with FLSO CIL 2,5

Quizzes (10)

These quizzes will be open-book/open-notes and will consist of 15 true/false and multiple-choice questions. The student will have 15 minutes to complete each quiz.

The quizzes align with FLSO CIL 3

Mid-Term Exam

This cumulative exam including all the reading material covered in modules 1 through 4. This will be open-book/open-notes and will consist of 55 true/false and multiple-choice questions. The student will have 75 minutes to complete the exam.

The Midterm Exam aligns with FLSO CIL 3

Final Exam

This cumulative exam including all reading material covered in Modules 5 through 8. This will be open-book/open-notes and will consist of 75 true/false and multiple-choice questions. The student will have 90 minutes to complete the exam.