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CS -121 Introduction to IT
Campus NBS
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Introduction to IT
Course Code CS -121
Credit Hours 3.0
Pre-Requisutes Principles of Microeconomics
Course Objectives
  • To develop a comfort level with and an understanding of information technology from a business perspective
  • Be able to explain the meaning of basic terms and concepts used in information technology.
  • Debate and understand the social and business implications of widespread use of information technology.
  • Be able to operate selected computer-based application package such as spreadsheet, word processing and presentation tools in a variety of business situations.
Detail Content
  • Introduction to computers and information technology
  • Components of a computer system
  • Software applications
  • Word processors
  • Internet
  • Worldwide web
  • Intranet/ Extranet
  • Electronic spreadsheets in business environment
  • Hardware: Input and Output
  • Basic Database concepts
  • Developing multimedia applications
  • Systems and Programming
  • The Challenges of the Digital Age
  • The Promises of the Digital Age
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems
  • Group Project Due
  • Wrap up/Topics of interest uncovered
Text/Ref Books Information Technology in Business, Second Edition; James A. Senn Introduction to Computer, Sixth Edition; Peter Norton.
Time Schedule Fall Semester, 2011
Faculty/Resource Person Muhammad Saad Sarwar
MBA (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) USA
Discipline: Business Administration
Specialization: Finance / IT / Management