Information Systems I

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Information Systems I

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Information Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course introduces students to the study of the design and construction of information systems in commercial, scientific, and governmental enterprises. The underlying technologies that are dealt with include the physical and logical characteristics of processors and stores; characteristics of networks; data types and their representations and the specification of information systems. Students develop an operational understanding of available software tools (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, the Internet, news, email). Other topics include computer hardware, data and network security, computer ethics, information systems architecture and design.
    Learning Outcomes:
    - Examine and apply features of Joomla, MYOB, MS Access and activities involved in computer programming;
    - Discuss and interpret basics of computers , internet, web, email and LAN technology;
    - Develop simple database using database management terminology and a basic web page;
    - Demonstrate skills in file management and identify strategies to safeguard data;
    - Examine, explain and differentiate between system software and application software;
    - Identify computer hardware components and explain the purpose of each component;
    - Discuss information systems and its role in organization; explain activities in system development life cycle.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.