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CSCI 210: Introduction to Information Systems

Course Description:

CSCI 210 Introduction to Information Systems Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: none

This course introduces computers and information systems, including fundamental concepts of hardware and software as applied to computers in a business environment. Topics will include introductions to databases, web interfaces, networking, and operating systems, basic computer architecture, privacy and security, and computational thinking and problem solving. Students will work with spreadsheet, database, and other applications, and a simple programming language. The course assists those seeking a career as a computing professional, an understanding of the role of Information Systems in the business community, or introductory computing skills.

Major Topics:

  • Databases
  • Web Interfaces
  • Networking
  • Operating Systems
  • Spreadsheets
  • Brief Introduction to a Programming Language

Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to

  • explain the role of programming languages, databases, and networks in the development and application of information systems
  • have basis computer skills that give an edge in competing for jobs
  • be able to develop and use spreadsheets


Snyder and Henry, Fluency with Information Technology, 7th Edition. Pearson, 2018.

Projected Schedule:

Every Semester

Recent Syllabi

Summer 2018, Verdicchio


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