Management Information Systems
Course Description Fall 2018 Syllabus
Course examines essentials and management of information systems resources, information systems in the organization, social implications, and use and evaluation common microcomputer software packages.
C. Derrick Huang
Office: Fleming Hall 216, Boca Raton campus
Office: Fleming Hall 403, Boca Raton campus
Phone: 561.297.3183 (accessible only in office hours)
Monday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wednesday, 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm; 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Course Prerequisites, Credit Hours, and Class Time Commitments
Credit Hours: 3 Credit Hours.
According to Florida Administrative Code, Rule 6A-10.033, students must spend a minimum
2,250 minutes of in-class time during a 3-credit course. Additionally, students enrolled
in a 3-credit course are expected to spend a minimum of 4,500 minutes of out-of-class-time
specifically working on course-related activities (i.e., reading assigned pieces, completing homework, preparing for exams and other assessments, reviewing class notes, etc.) and fulfilling any other class activities or duties as required. The course schedule for this course reflects this expectation of students. I recommend spending 3 hours outside of class each week for each credit hour of ISM 2000
to sufficiently master the course material.
Requires Text and Materials
Two (2) Mindtap courses are required for participating and completion of this course, which include the following eBooks:
- [Principles] Stair and Reynolds, Principles of Information Systems, 13th ed., Cengage.
- [Excel 2016] Parson et al., New Perspectives Microsoft Office 365 & Excel 2016 (Comprehensive), Cengage
- [Access 2016] Shellman et al., New Perspectives Microsoft Office 365 & Access 2016 (Introductory), Cengage
Do not purchase the books only; you need the complete Mindtap courses. When you access the Mindtap assignments via the links on Canvas for the first time, you will be prompted to purchase the courses. The most economic option to acquire both required Mindtap courses is Cengage Unlimited (ISBN 978-03577-00006).
Course Learning Objectives
- Content Knowledge (Declarative): Students will be introduced to the use of information technology in organizations, business impacts of information technology, and its ethical issues. Students will demonstrate the proficiency of their knowledge in these topics by taking exams.
- Content Knowledge (Technical): Students will be introduced to the use of productivity computer software programs (spreadsheet and databases) and their applications to business practices. Students will take exams and complete assignments in which they will use spreadsheets and databases to demonstrate their proficiency in using those programs.
- Critical Thinking (Apply/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will be introduced to the concept and analysis of information requirements of organizations. They will learn the various types of information systems and evaluate the proper use of each in different business environments.
- Critical Thinking (Solve Problems/Design/Create): Students will be introduced to problem-solving skills using spreadsheets and databases. Students will go through the process of developing solutions for business based on data requirements.
- Last day at 5 p.m. to drop/add courses without consequences;
courses are fee liable after this date
- Last day to drop a course or withdraw without receiving an "F"
in each course, with full fee liability
- Grades due 12/17/2018
This course uses a point system for grading. The total available points are 800. The
grades are completely transparent on Canvas. (Canvas may show a different total due
to possible extra credit or other adjustments, but your final grades are always out
of 800.) To be fair to all students, do not expect the use of exam curves or the offering
of any individual extra credit work—grades are assigned based on actual performance
Course Evaluation Method
Concepts Lessons (10 @ 10 points each) 100 points
Quiz 1 100 points
Quiz 2 100 points
Quiz 3 150 points
Skills Lessons (10 @ 10 points each) 100 points
Projects (Best 4 out of 5 @ 25 points each) 100 points
Midterm Exam 100 points
Final Exam 150 points
Total: 800 points
All graded components are explained in the Supplemental Course Description section above.