Honors | The Computer in Business - Honors (BUS)
K204 | 18150 | Kari Johnson


MW 2:30-3:45pm

P: Direct admit freshman or honors student. This course provides an
introduction to the role of computers and other information
technologies in business. It provides instruction in both functional
and conceptual computer literacy. Conceptual computer literacy is
the focus of the weekly lecture. After introducing the basic
concepts of computer use, these lectures devote special attention to
current technological innovation in social and business
environments. Topics include technology and organizational change,
telecommunications, privacy in the information age, and business
security on the Internet. Functional computer literacy is the focus
of the weekly discussion section, which meets twice a week in a
computer lab. This part of the course presents an introduction to two
of the most widely used database and spreadsheet packages: Microsoft
Access and Microsoft Excel. Students learn, via hands-on examples,
many of the powerful tools contained in these two packages with
emphasis on how to analyze a variety of business problems with
Access and Excel. The goal is not to teach these packages in an
abstract sense, but rather to show how they can be applied to real
business problems to help make important decisions.  K 204 is the
honors version of K 201, and it shares the same basic course content
as K 201. However, its in-class applications and its projects
and exams are more challenging than those in K 201.