IT-150 : Information Technology I

A first course in information systems that introduces students to the fundamental concepts related to the use of IT in organizations from a managerial perspective. Students will learn to recognize the strategic value of IT and will become familiar with the different ways in which IT is used in organizations (e.g. enterprise systems, business intelligence). Students will also learn IT skills to improve their personal productivity. The course has been designed to also include hands-on activities, mainly in the areas of databases, Web design, and e-commerce. Students will prepare a business case to propose and justify an IT initiative in a real organization. This course has been designed as a stand-alone portal course in IT for majors in all disciplines. 3 credits PREREQUISITES: CC 100 or SKW 101,CC 101 or SKC 101, OR PERMISSION FROM THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR.