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DSC-340

Syllabus: CRN 32658

Spring 2013

DSC-340 Business Information Systems Spring 2013
Instructor Office Phone e-mail Eren B. Cil ¸ Lillis 483 541-346-8252 erencil@uoregon.edu Class Schedule Location Office Hours Online Access Tue/Th 12-1.50pm 225 Chiles Center Wed 1-5pm & Th 9.30-11am (Unless announced otherwise on the Blackboard)

The Blackboard

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
This is an introductory course on how information technologies (IT) are applied in business. After completing the class, you should • • • • • Have a basic understanding of computing technology. Have a basic understanding of the Internet and related technologies. Understand how business strategy and technology strategy are intertwined. Gain an appreciation of the challenges to the development of information systems (IS). Be in a position to help develop IT solutions for a business.

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS:
• Textbook: Information Systems - Version 1.2.1 ($20 - $130) by John Gallaugher. FlatWorld Knowledge, 2011. This text can be viewed online and you may order a printed copy from the publisher (recommended!). To see the text, visit students.flatworldknowledge.com and enter “eren cil ” to “Find Your Class” box. The book and purchase options will appear in the search results. • Software: (Google Docs account, MS Office suite, FileZilla FTP Client, gEdit text editor1 ) All software is available (either in labs or for free download) for student use at no cost.

GRADING:
The relative weighting for the various scoring components of the course are distributed as follows: Homework Assignments Midterm Final Participation Quizzes End-of-term Project 1

20% 30% 35% 5% 5% 5%

The list is subject to change.

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DSC-340

Syllabus: CRN 32658

Spring 2013

Exams:

Both exams are closed book/notes. Only exceptions are:

• For the midterm exam you can bring ONE letter-sized hand-written single-sided sheet. • For the final exam you can bring ONE letter-sized hand-written double-sided sheet. Midterm exam is at 12pm (noon) on May 2, 2013. It is in CHI-225 (our usual classroom) and takes 75 minutes. Final exam is at 6pm on June 11, 2013. The room will be announced later. Final exam is cumulative and takes 100 minutes. Homework Assignments: There will be 7 assignments. All assignments should be handed in at the beginning of the class on the due date. Students can complete the assignment as a group of at most TWO students. The assignment schedule and the weight of each homework assignment are as follows (All assignments add up to 20% of the total grade): % of the Total Grade 2% 3% 2% 3% 3% 3% 4%

Homework Homework Homework Homework Homework Homework Homework

I II III IV V VI VII

Posting Date April 4(Th) April 18(Th) May 2(Th) May 9(Th) May 16(Th) May 23(Th) May 30(Th)

Due Date April 11(Th) April 25(Th) May 9(Th) May 16(Th) May 23(Th) May 30(Th) June 6(Th)

Participation: You are expected to actively participate in the class. Therefore, at a minimum, keep up with the assigned readings, make contributions to in-class discussions, and participate in in-class exercises. Quizzes: There will be 7-8 quizzes which will be posted on the blackboard randomly throughout the term. All quizzes will be announced at 12pm (noon) the day before a class meeting and be available until the class starts. However, you will have only 10 minutes to finish a quiz once you start. Each quiz will have 5 questions related to the reading assignment of the next class and the IT topics covered in the previous class. For instance, if there is a quiz announcement at 12pm on April 8, 2013, the questions may be from Chapter 4 and Understanding data, which is the IT topics of Week 1, Class 2. Only your highest 5 quiz grades will be counted toward the final grade. The weight of each counted quiz will be 1% of the total grade (All quizzes add up to 5% of the total grade).

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Syllabus: CRN 32658

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End-of-term Project: The end-of-term project is a...
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