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IS 205 Managing Information Systems
Hostetler, Michael L.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseIS 205 Managing Information Systems
SemesterF2LL2004
FacultyHostetler, Michael L.
Office LocationPark University, Bldg 840, Little Rock AFB, AR
Office HoursBy Appointment Only
Daytime Phone501-912-2565
Other Phone501-988-5624
E-MailMichael.Hostetler@park.edu
Semester DatesFall 2 2004  Oct 11 - Dec 5
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time6:00 - 9:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Management Information Systems, Managing the Digital Firm; Kenneth C. Laudon and JaneP. Laudon; Prentice Hall 2004.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Real-world case studies, exercises, and chapter study questions are located on the Laudon Web site at www.prenhall.com/laudon

Course Description:
This course introduces the student to management information systems concepts.  The course will present a variety of data processing facilities.  Course topics include: transaction reporting, information reporting, decision support systems, system development life cycle, office automation, and job descriptions and requirements. Suggested pre-requisite: CS140. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, discussions, quizes, examinations, and hands-on learning. The instructor will engage students in discussion learning to explore ideas, issues, and contradictions on topics being studied.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course the student will be able to:
Discuss the role of Information Systems and how the Internet has transformed businesses.
Describe how Information Systems can support supply chain management.
Explain how E-commerce has changed business transactions.
List and evaluate the components of an Information Systems.
Describe the requirements of an Information System Database.
Organize the telecommunications applications for e-business and E-commerce.
Design and manage an information technology infrastructure.
Develop programs and systems for Knowledge management.
Determine how information systems can enhance management decision making.
Redesign an organization with information systems.
Understand what controls are required for an Information System.

Course Assessment:
Student's course knowledge will be assessed by examinations, chapter review questions, discussions, and hands-on real-world projects.

Grading:
The following grading criteria will be applied to this course:

Examinations (3) 100 pts each  Hands-on Project 200 pts

The grade will be assigned using the following scale:

500 - 450  A
449 - 400  B
399 - 350  C
349 - 300  D
<= 299     F

The instructor reserves the right to reassign a grade due to student's participation in class discussions.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class participation is expected and will form part of the final grade. Students who are enrolled in this class are considered to be adults. As such they are responsible for their actions and failure to act. Students are expected to read assignments and be aware of the course progression. Students are responsible for any missed assignments due to absence. Students are not allowed to use the classroom computers for gaming or communicating. Any violation of this policy will be subject to discipline up to and including dismissal from this course. Students who are disruptive in class will be asked to leave the classroom or may be dropped from the course. Students are expected to be professional in their dealing with fellow classmates and the instructor.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
The following schedule is tentative only.

Oct 11   No Class Holiday
Oct 13   Introduction / Chapter 1
Oct 18   Chapters 2 & 3
Oct 20   Chapters 4 & 5
Oct 25   Exam - Chapters 1 - 5
Oct 27   Chapters 6 & 7
Nov 1    Chapters 8 & 9
Nov 3    Exam - Chapters 6 - 9
Nov 8    Lab - Projects
Nov 10   Chapters 10 & 11
Nov 15   Chapters 12 & 13
Nov 17   Chapters 14 & 15
Nov 22   Exam - Chapters 10 - 15
Nov 24   Lab - Projects
Nov 29   Lab - Projects
Dec 1    Project Presentations

The instructor has the right to change any portion of this schedule.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergradute Catalog
Page 101

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101
Submitting someone else's work as your own will not be tolerated.  If determined by the instructor that academic dishonesty has occurred in any part of the course, the student(s) involved will normally be given an immediate grade of "F" and dropped from the course.  The second violation results in automatic expulsion from the school.

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergradute Catalog Page 100


Students are expected to come to class and be on time.  Classes missed for legitimate reasons are excusable.  Students are expected to make up missed assignments. The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence either prior to or immediately after an absence.  Excessive absences (excused or unexcused)are not conducive to learning and could result in an involuntary withdrawal from the course with a final grade of "F".

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal.  It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply.  Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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