Introduction to Information Systems

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Information Systems

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Information Sciences, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Principles of information systems. Social and ethical issues in using information. Present and future trends in information technology. Manage and communicate information. Collaborate and share digital content. Current application software is used to solve typical problems.

    RATIONALE: 
    This course provides fundamental knowledge in information systems. Students are introduced to topics dealing with hardware, software, networking, interactive media, telecommunication, personal technologies, and emerging devices and technologies. At the same time, the social and ethical impact of the use of technology and systems is emphasized. This course also prepares students for different careers, equipping them with digital and information literacy skills.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Identify information systems types, components and functions
    2. Categorize and discuss information technologies and their application in multiple disciplines under a global perspective
    3. Make use of general purpose application packages to address real-life problems

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    • Lectures and class discussions, problem-solving sessions and review of cases taken from the real world and applicable to specific theoretical concepts.
    • Laboratory practical sessions to build the digital literacy skills
    • Office hours held by the instructor to provide further assistance to students.
    • Use of the Blackboard Learning platform (communication, posting of lecture notes / assignments’ instructions / timely announcements, online submission of assignments, etc).
    • Use of simulation platform such as SIMnet online service.