Dr. Bryan Reagan's Course Page: Spring 2017

COM 140: Basic Computer Skills – Section CA07

Description:

An introduction to computer applications including basic computer concepts and terminology. Students gain hands-on experience in using the operating system and word processing, spreadsheet, presentation management, and database management software. All students are required to take this course if they cannot demonstrate proficiency by passing the Computer Skills Exam or by having taken a suitable substitute at another regionally accredited higher education institution.

Textbook:

Carey, Patrick , Carol DesJardins, Dan Oja, June Jamrich Parsons, Katherine T. Pinard, Robin M. Romer, Lisa Ruffolo, Ann Shaffer, Mark Shellman, & Sasha Vodnik, New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2016 Introductory. Cengage Learning; Cambridge, MA; 2016.
ISBN13: 978-1-305-87917-1

Materials:


Students will be required to bring a USB storage device to class, including the first day of class.
Students will require access to a computer with Microsoft Office 2016 in order to complete their homework assignments.

Meeting:

TR 3:30 PM – 04:50 PM;
10 Jan 2017 — 25 Apr 2017;
School of Business Room 208;
Final Exam Tuesday 25 April 2017 at 1:10 PM – 3:10 PM.

GBA 327: Business Infomation Systems and Analytics – Section CA01

Description:

This course is an introduction to management information systems and business analytics, and their strategic role in supporting and transforming modern organizations and management activities. Topics include: role of information systems in business; fundamentals of information technology hardware, software, communication and computer networks, databases and enterprise systems; ethical issues in the information age, as well as issues of globalization, social impact, privacy, and security. The course also covers fundamentals of business analytics and the application of business intelligence techniques to analyze data to drive informed business decisions.

Textbook:

Special Edition with online content in bookstore.
Bidgoli, Hossein. MIS: Management Infomation Systems. 7th Ed. Cengage Learning; Cambridge, MA; 2017.
ISBN-13: 978-1-305-66756-3

Materials:

Students will be required to bring a USB storage device to class, including the first day of class.
Students will require access to a computer with Microsoft Office 2003 or later and some additional Excel add-ins in order to complete their homework assignments.

Meeting:

MWF 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM;
10 Jan 2017 — 25 Apr 2017;
School of Business Room 308;
Final Exam Friday 21 April 2017 at at 10:10 AM – 12:10 PM.

COM 333: Web Design & Information Resources – Section CA01

Description:

An introduction to the World Wide Web and the creation of online content, including: the creation of web pages using HTML, XHTML, and CSS; the creation, selection, and use of digital media; and the use of third party web sites for finding information and collaboration.

Textbook:

Felke-Morris, Terry. Basics of Web Design: HTML5 & CSS3. 3rd Edition. Pearson; Boston, Massachusetts; 2016.
ISBN13: 978-0-13-397074-6

Materials:

Students will be required to bring a USB storage device to class, including the first day of class.
Students will also need a pair of earphones or ear buds, and will probably want a computer compatible microphone as well.
Students will require access to a computer with a web browser and text editor in order to complete their homework assignments.
Additional required software includes:

Meeting:

TR 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM;
10 Jan 2017 — 25 Apr 2017;
Room 308 School of Business Building;
Final Exam Tuesday 25 April 2017 at 10:10 AM – 12:10 PM.

MBA 550: Decision Support Systems – Section TDB1

Description:

This course considers the study of decision science and its application in the business environment through the use of computers. This course is designed to provide the student with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to understand and use computerized decision support methodology in support of business requirements. The student will use commercial software packages in the laboratory to develop and use graphical and numerical outputs in business presentations for enhanced decision making.

Textbook:

Taylor, Bernard W. Pearson Custom Library: Decision Support Systems: MBA 550. Prentice Hall; Boston Massachusetts; 2013.
ISBN-13: 978-1-269-06629-7

Materials:

Students will be required to bring a computer with Excel to class, including the first day of class.
Students will require access to a computer with Microsoft Excel 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, or 2003 in order to complete their homework assignments.

Meeting:

M 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM;
9 Jan 2017; 16 Jan 2017; 23 Jan 2017; 30 Jan 2017; 6 Feb 2017; 13 Feb 2017; 20 Feb 2017; 27 Feb 2017;
Tech Data Center, Clearwater Florida
Final Exam: 27 Feb 2017 at 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM;

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