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Course Outline

2009

This course provides a business perspective of information systems, and stresses how
information systems can be used to improve the planning and running
of businesses. The
course introduces students to the theoretical and practical basics of business and information
systems. It investigates information system concepts such as data, input, processing, output,
and information technology such as hardware, so
ftware and networks. It investigates the use
of information technology and communication technology as well as their convergence
(coming together) to support business information systems. The nature and value of
information as well as the impact of Inter
net technology on organisations and society are also
considered.

DEPARTMENT:

Information Systems (IS)

COURSE CONVENOR

Salah Kabanda email:
salah.kabanda@uct.ac.za


Room 4.19, tel. 650
-
4253

LECTURERS

Salah
Kabanda, Maureen Tanner, Michael Kyobe, Eric Cloete


ADMINISTRATOR

Portia Desi email:
portia.desi@uct.ac.za

Room 4.09, tel. 650
-
2261


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Contents


Course Description

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Learning Outcomes
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Course Content

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Teaching and L
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Assessment for INF1002

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Text Books

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Absence regulation
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University Regulations

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Disclaimer

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Course

Description

This course

provides
a
business

perspective

of Information S
ystems

(IS)
, and stresses how
information systems can be used to improve the planning and running of businesses. The
course introduces students
to theoretical and practical
basics

of

business and

information
systems. It investigates information system concepts such
as data, input, processing, output,
and information technology such as hardware, software and networks. It investigates the use
of information and communication technology
(ICT)
as well as their convergence

(coming
together)

to support business. The natu
re and value of information as well as the impact of
technology on organisations and society are also considered.

This is a Green Course, no pape
r handouts


all electronic. Most

handins will be electronic.
All examinations will be electronic.


Learning
Outcomes

On completion of this course

the student should be able to:



Demonstrate an understanding of computer software and hardware terminology.



Demonstrate an understanding of the different purposes of applications and systems
software.



Demonstrate the ability to
use

business software as a tool when solving simple business
problems.



Demonstrate an understanding of the different problem solving approaches used to analyse
requirements and implement “automated” business solutions.



Evaluate t
he benefits and costs associated with
information systems
.



Achieve an understanding of the impact that information systems have on society in terms
of culture and the ecology.


Course

Content

The theoretical
element

of the course

presents overviews of:



The

concept, use, value and cost of information.



Information management within the organisation.



Hardware including input, output, processing, memory and storage devices.



Software including applications software and systems software.



Data communications, loca
l and wide area networks, Internet, topologies, management
issues including computer security and risks, standards and protocols.



Database management systems, data design and data models.



Information systems: including the use of transaction processing sys
tems, management
information systems and strategic systems.



Systems analysis and design, software and hardware development techniques and issues
relating to information systems development methodologies.



Electronic commerce

and
Ethical issues relating to i
nformation systems and the influence
of computers on society and the individual.

The practical
element

of the course focuses on:



The use of a software suite on IBM compatible
personal computers
, including word
processor, spreadsheet, graphics, database and

systems software. Microsoft Office 20
0
7

for Windows

XP

has been chosen because of its modern user interface, its ease of data
exchange and its relevance to industry trends.



Introduction to the Internet as an information source.



Introduction to email as a

mode of communication.


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Skills Check


an assessment of student application software skills will be done as part of
Computer Literacy Assessment in Orientation week.
Students

are required to pass Computer
Literacy in order to obtain a DP for INF1002
.
Students,

who do not reach the target mark,
may require extra
-
help software skills workshops


these do not form part of
INF1002
.

Please
refer to Vula CLC site for more details.


Teaching and Learning Processes

Learning will be achieved through interactive

communication with a range of lecturers and
tutors as well as among students. Learning will also be achieved through the practical use and
study of software as students complete their course tasks.
T
eaching will
consist of
four

lecture
s

and a tutorial ses
sion
,
Monday

and

Tuesday

on the theoretical aspect;
and
Wednesday

and
Thursday

on the practical aspect of the course.
A tutorial will follow on
Fridays to recap the weeks work.

Practical

Lectures will generally be
15
-
30 minutes followed
by application for
15
-
30 minutes. C
oncepts will be examined in
on
-
line
quizzes,
case studies
and practical exercises

weekly
.

S
tudents will
wherever possible
receive feedback on
exercises
and quizzes immediately
.


Assessment
for
INF1002

Computer Literacy Test. Students are required to pass this
test (60%)
in order to obtain a
DP.

1
%

Theory
Assignment
s
, MCQ quizzes, case studies.
7 submissions each counts 2%

1
4
%

Practical Assignments and exercises
.

7 submissions each counts 2%

14
%

I
S

Publication
.

You are required to produce an I
S

publication (magazine) in groups of
3 to
5

students
Deadlines 11

May & 1
9
October
. See the IS Publication requirement s on vula

1
2
%

3
M
id term tests (March, June, Sept ) each t
est

counts 3%

9%

Final Examinations


November

200
9

(a two hour
MCQ
theory paper).

25
%

Final

Exam
inations



November

200
9

(a
two

hour practical

paper
)
.

2
5
%

NOTE: All Assignments are submitted through vula.

Students, who fail to write the Mid

semester T
est and provide a valid medical
certificate,
will have their final
theory
examination count
35
% of their
total
mark.


1.

T
o
sit

the final examinations, a student must
have
passed Computer Literacy Test
,
and

have a
year mark greater than
or equal to 45
%

(consists of
marks from
assignments, publication

and

mid

semester

test
).


2.

S
tudents must achieve an overall mark of at least
5
0
% AND this must include an overall
mark of at leas
t
45
% in
both
the final
examination
s
. In the case of an overall mark of
50% or

over with the exam
s

having been failed, the student will be awarded a grade
of
‘Fail’.

3.

Any objections by students must be raised within 7 days of the event, or within 7 days
of notification.

The final examinations will consist of theoretical examination
paper and a practical
examination. The theoretical examination will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs),
and a case study (or studies) which students will have to analyse, and apply their knowledge
to
. All exams
will be written in the laboratory
. T
he practical examination will consist of Excel

and

Access exercises. Students will have to pass
both

the theoretical examination and the
practical examination to pass the course.


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Text

Book
s

The prescribed

t
ext
book
s are
:


Stair R, Reynolds G &

Chesney T (2008). Fundamentals of Business Information Systems.
Course Technology, Cengage Learning. London.

Parsons JJ, Oja D & Mulder D (2008). Practical Microsoft Office 2007. Thomson Course
Technology. Boston.


Absence regulations

If you miss a
lectu
re
, the onus is on you to get notes from a friend. You can get the relevant
lecture presentations and handouts from the Website.

If you miss a
lecture

or miss any deadline,
you need to provide
Portia Desi

with a medical
certificate or other documentation
on your return to campus (use the form provided at
reception
), or you will be penalized. Submission of written excuses will NOT automatically
qualify you for being excused.
If your absence is deemed to be beyond your circumstances
(on the basis of the
documentation provided) you will be excused. For extended valid absence
periods the specific Sessions can be excluded from the calculated average.

University Regulations

Your attention is drawn to the University regulations, which govern academic progress.

In
particular your attention is drawn to:

All forms of cheating, plagiarism, collusion or interference with other students’ academic
work and performance will be reported to the Head of
Department

who will:

(a) impose a penalty with respect to the ass
essment of the
course
, or

(
b
)

if considered an act of grave misconduct, refer the case to the
Tribunal
.

Please visit vula for plagiarism, lab rules and conduct information. Make sure you sign a copy
of the plagiarism declaration before handing in the Magaz
ine!!


Disclaimer

While every effort has been made to be as accurate as possible in this document, it sometimes
happens that changes occur


particularly dates. If in doubt, p
lease check with
Salah Kabanda
or
Portia Desi.


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