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AMERICAN UNIVERSITY BOSNIA I HIRZIGOVINA

COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE OUTLINE

 

CITA 113 – SURVEY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Instructor:

FIREND A. RASHEED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

CIS / IT

SPRING 2008


CITA 113 – SURVEY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

 

            Class Web Site: http://qu-mis.tripod.com

 

            COURSE NUMBER: CITA113

            SHORT TITLE: Survey of IT

 

            CREDIT HOURS: 3

 

            COURSE LENGTH: 15 weeks

 

Class Rules:

 

1.         Using mobile phones in class is prohibited.

2.         Student must be punctual.

3.         The class format is primarily lecture with an emphasis on class discussion.

4.         Minimum passing mark is 60%.

5.         Minimum requirement for passing this course is 75% of the attendance. You are allowed to miss two times during the course while for every other unexcused absent 2% of your final grade will be deducted.

6.         All exams will be corrected within 3 to 7 days and the results will be posted (under your Student ID) on the board in front of the classrooms. Students are not permitted to ask a Professor or Academic Staff to give them information about the grade until the official list is posted

 

            HOURS OF LECTURE, LABORATORY, RECITATION, TUTORIAL, ACTIVITY:

3 hours lecture a week

 

        Weekly case studies, which will be assigned to you.

        Participating in research and in-class presentations.

        Participating in class discussion.

 

            CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION: An introductory survey of Information Technology (IT) and IT terminology.  Emphasis is given to current and emerging technologies.  Topics include: Computer system components, communications and networks including the Internet, data processing and presentation methods including databases, basic concepts in programming languages, information system development, and issues of IT impacts on society, security, privacy, and ethics.

 

            PRE-REQUISITES/CO-COURSES: None

 

            GOALS (STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES):

            By the end of this course, the student will:

         Differentiate computer system components

• Recognize communications and networks including the 
  Internet

• Identify data processing and presentation methods 
  including databases

• Describe basic concepts in programming languages

• Indicate information system development

• Discuss issues of IT impacts on society, security,  
  privacy, and ethics

 

 

Methods of instruction:

 

         Oral, Power Point Presentation

         Direct access to the Internet

         Hand outs

         Group discussion

         Case Studies

         Group Project Presentation

         Mid & Final Exams

 

 

            TEXTS: Two texts and material on the class website are required for this course:

         The first Text is:

         The second text is:

         Web Site: http://qu-mis.tripod.com

 

         Lecturer’s Office Location:

          

         STUDENTS AFFAIRS OFFICE

          

         Office Hours:

         After each class the instructor will be in office for one full hour.

          

         Office Phone:

         311670  ext: 122

          

         E-mail: frasheed@aubih.edu.ba

          

          

 

 

            REFERENCES: None

 

            EQUIPMENT: Regular computer lab access.

 

            Course Grading System:

5/A = 90 - 100%

4/B = 80 - 89%

3/C = 70 - 79%

2/D = 60 - 69%

1/F = below 60%

The final course grade is comprised of the following elements

 

Component

 Percentage

Midterm Examination

20%

Final Examination

25%

Group Project 

25%

Attendance & in-class Participation

5%

Case Studies, Research & Presentation

25%

 

DETAILED TOPICAL OUTLINE:

    I. Introduction to Computers (Chapter 1)                                                                Week 1 & 2

                        a. Computer and its components

                        b. Categories of computers

                        c. Various computer applications in society

 

    II. The Internet and the World Wide Web   (Chapter 2)                                          Week 3 & 4    

                        a. The Internet

                        b. The Web

                        c. Search for information on the Web

                        d. Web publishing

                        e. Electronic commerce

 

   III. Understanding Hardware & its functions (Chapter 3)                                         Week 5 & 6

a.      Application software

b.      Hardware and basic computer functions

c.      Working with numbers and pictures

                       

 

 Mid-Term Exam

                                                           

   IV. Using Software   (Chapter 4)                                                                              Week 8 & 9

                        a. Computer Languages

                        b. Applications

                        c. Languages & Applications for the Internet

 

 

 

V. Ethical Use of Computers (Chapter 5)                                                                   Week 10 & 11

                        a. Laws & codes of ethics

                        b. Ethical use of computers

                                   

VI. Protecting our security & privacy (Chapter 6)                                                       Week 12 & 13

a.       Security

b.       Privacy

VII. The past shapes the future                                                                       Week 14 & 15

                        a. Various contemporary issues will be discussed

Final Exam

 

 

LABORATORY OUTLINE: None

  

 

Best of luck,

 

Sometimes it's easier to connect with students if they know a little about the teacher as a person. On this page I'll tell my class a little about myself:
 

I taught various business administration, project management and Marketing courses.  Taught online courses, designed course content and delivery methods. Worked as consultant for fortune 500 corporations and worked as international project management consultant (IT) industry in the United States. 

 

EDUCATION

PhD, in Applied Management Decision Sceince,USA

M.S. Technology Management, USA.

M.B.A., in International Business, USA.

Post-Grad. Certificate in Int’l Marketing, Asia Pacific Studies, Canada.

 

 

In addition,     

         Certified Consultant, by the American National Bureau of

                   Certified Consultants.

 

      Certified Consultant by the International Management Consultants association.

 

      Certified Project Manager by the Project Management Institute.

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