Dr. Bryan Reagan's Course Page: Spring 2018

COM 140: Basic Computer Skills – Section CA08

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:

MWF 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM;
9 Jan 2018 – 18 Apr 2018;
School of Business Room 308;
Final Exam: Friday 20 April at 1:10 PM – 3:10 PM.

COM 209: Programming in JAVA – Section CA01

Description:

JAVA is a modern object-oriented programming language widely used to develop Web based applications. This course will introduce the student to object-oriented programming using JAVA, and the development of interactive applications and applets.

Textbook:

Farrell, Joyce; JAVA Programming 8th Ed. Cengage Learning; Cambridge, MA; 2016.
ISBN13: 978-1-285-85691-9

Materials:

Students will need the following development tools to complete their assignments:

Meeting:

TR 9:30 PM – 10:50 AM;
9 Jan 2018 – 18 Apr 2018;
School of Business Room 408;
Final Exam: Tuesday 24 April at 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

GBA 327: Business Information Systems and Analytics – Section CA02

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;
9 Jan 2018 – 18 Apr 2018;
School of Business Room 208;
Final Exam: Friday 20 April 2018 at 10:10 AM – 12:10 PM.

GBA 327: Business Information Systems and Analytics – Section CA03

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 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM;
9 Jan 2018 – 18 Apr 2018;
School of Business Room 308;
Final Exam: Friday 20 April 2018 at 3:20 PM – 5:20 PM.

COM 590: Strategic Planning for Information Security - Section MCS01

Description:

This course describes and demonstrates the application of Information Security forecasting methods, their implementation within organizations, and the development of a competitive strategic plan.

Textbook:

Johnson, Rob. Security Policies and Implementation Issues. 2nd Edition. Jones and Bartlett Learning; Burlington, Massachusetts; 2011.
ISBN-13: 978-1284055993

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 2010 or later.

Meeting:

Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM;
13 Jan 2018; 27 Jan 2018; 10 Feb 2018; 24 Feb 2018; 10 Mar 2018; 24 Mar 2018; 7 Apr 2018; 21 Apr 2018.
School of Business Room 408;
Final Exam: Saturday 21 Apr 2018 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

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