Dr. Bryan Reagan's Course Page: Spring 2019

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 also require access to a computer with Microsoft Office 2016 in order to complete their homework assignments.

Meeting:

MWF 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM;
8 Jan 2019 – 23 Apr 2019;
University Campus, Tapia College of Business, Room 308;
Final Exam: Monday, 22 April 2019 at 1:10 PM – 3:10 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:

Kroenke, David and James R. Evans. Pearson Custom Library: Business Information Systems and Analytics: GBA 327. Prentice Hall; Boston Massachusetts; 2013.
ISBN-13: 978-1-269-87877-7

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 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM;
8 Jan 2019 – 23 Apr 2019;
University Campus, Tapia College of Business, Room 308;
Final Exam: Monday, 22 April 2019 at 3:20 PM – 5:20 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. 4th Edition. Pearson; Boston, Massachusetts; 2018.
ISBN13: 978-0-13-444433-8

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:

MWF 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM;
8 Jan 2019 – 23 Apr 2019;
University Campus, Tapia College of Business, Room 230;
Final Exam Wednesday 17 April 2019 at 1:10 PM – 3:10 PM.

COM 510: Principles of Cybersecurity Management – Section MCS01

Description:

Information security is an essential part of any business plan and managers need to be aware of the principles and methodology of managing information security. This course provides an in-depth view of the management information security for government corporations and other institutions. Students will develop information security plans for sample organizations.

Textbook:

Whitman, Michael E., and Herbert J. Mattford. Management of Information Security. 6th Edition. Cengage Learning; Boston, Massachusetts; 2018.
ISBN: 978-1-337-40571-3

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 2017, 2013, 2010, 2007, or 2003 in order to complete their homework assignments.

As time permits we may do some hands-on security related scripting in Python 3. The IDLE Python interpreter is available as a free download at the www.python.org website. An excellent free wiki-book on Python is also available for download.

Meeting:

Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM;
12 Jan 2019; 16 Jan 2019; 9 Feb 2019; 23 Feb 2019; 9 Mar 2019; 23 Mar 2019; 6 Apr 2019; 20 Apr 2019;
University Campus, Tapia College of Business, Room 408;
Final Exam: Saturday 20 April 2019 at 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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