SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2024 1:10:22 AMCS 84.21 Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 84.21Title:  MANAGEMENT INFO SYS  
Full Title:  Management Information Systems
Last Reviewed:12/12/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CIS 66

Catalog Description:
Untitled document
An examination of the use of information systems to support the management activities of an organization. Topics include: the fundamentals of hardware, software, database management, data communications, transaction processing information systems, decision support systems, information reporting systems, office automation, networks, expert systems, and systems analyses and design. Case studies and several software packages will be utilized to illustrate the principles covered. Required for the computer programmer and the Microcomputer Systems Specialist certificates.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and Course Completion of CS 5

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An examination of the use of information systems to support the management activities of an organization. Topics include: the fundamentals of hardware, software, database management, data communications, transaction processing information systems, decision support systems, information reporting systems, office automation, networks, expert systems, and systems analyses and design. Case studies and several software packages will be utilized to illustrate the principles covered. Required for the computer programmer and the Microcomputer Systems Specialist certificates.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and Course Completion of CS 5
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1989Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: BUS 140 Business Information Systems, Computer Information Systems SRJC Equivalent Course(s): CS84.21
 CID Descriptor: ITIS 120 Business Information Systems, Computer Information Systems SRJC Equivalent Course(s): CS84.21

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
Untitled document
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate systems analysis and design in a business setting.
2.  Summarize and define:
     A. Decision support systems.
     B. Information reporting systems.
     C. Office information systems.
     D. Transaction processing information systems.
3.  Design a simple database management system.
4.  Analyze the management of information systems (IS).
5.  Employ systems software.
6.  Evaluate and use expert systems.
7.  Summarize various data communications systems.
8.  Operate and describe the function of a computer's central processing unit, input devices, output devices, and secondary storage.
9.  Use a computer network.

Topics and Scope
Untitled document
1.  Introduction to Information Systems
     A. People
     B. Organizations
     C. Systems
     D. Management and decision making
2.  Hardware Fundamentals
     A. Central processing unit
     B. Input/output devices
     C. Secondary storage devices
     D. Networks
3.  Software Fundamentals
     A. Systems software
     B. Programming - languages and development
     C. Database management
     D. Expert systems
4.  Management Information Systems (MIS) Subsystems
     A. Transaction processing system
     B. Decision support system
     C. Information reporting system
     D. Office information system
5.  Systems Analyses and Design
6.  Other Related Topics
     A. Data communications
     B. End-user computing
     C. Management of MIS
7. Ethical and social impact of information systems and management solutions

Assignments:
Untitled document
1.  Read approximately 30 pages per week from textbook.
2.  Discuss current topics (in class or online).
3.  Write laboratory exercises employing software tools in such areas as word processing, database management, spreadsheets, expert systems,  programming, and operating systems.
3a. Some will be group projects. Note: some group projects will be virtual groups not requiring face-to-face contact.
4.  Write two to six case studies (500 to 1000 words) to illustrate such topics as systems analysis and design, computer careers, and online databases. At least two assignments will be conducted as face-to-face or online teams.
5.  Take two to five exams.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
55 - 65%
Written homework, reading reports, projects, case analysis
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Homework problems, lab reports, application software exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 25%
Exams: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
Untitled document
Management Information Systems, 11th edition, by Laudon and Laudon, Prentice Hall Publishers, 2009.

Print PDF