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STA/CIS Bulletin
- Winter '95


IS 617 Essentials of Information Systems
Dr. J. Thomas
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Text Book:          
Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, 8th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2004.

Course Objectives:
To enable the student to identify, analyze and resolve issues that will be encountered in the process of managing information systems in a digital and global environment.
Problem solving and troubleshooting will be developed through case analyses.
Critical thinking skills will be developed through critical analyses of cases.
Creativity will be developed through idea generation and case solutions.
Communication skills will be developed through written and oral presentations.
Research skills will be developed through Internet and other on- and offline search mechanisms.
Chapter Preparations and Presentations 30%
Case Analyses 30%
Blackboard Discussions10%
Exam 20%
Participation 10%
The course uses a case-based, problem-solving discovery learning approach. As such, the textbook, Internet, and other resources are to be used in understanding the concepts. These are then to be applied to the analysis of the cases, which will be conducted as part of a team. Teams will be required to debate their respective solutions with other teams and to interact across teams to develop solutions to cases. Each team will also be required to prepare and present the material from one or more chapters to the class using a specific case, Healthlite, p. 444 of text, as the basis.