Honors | The Computer in Business - Honors (BUS)
K204 | 9091 | April Heltsley

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BUS K 204 Honors: The Computer in Business (3 cr.) P: Students must
be admitted to the Hutton Honors College or the Business Honors
Program. K204 substitutes for K201, an I-Core prerequisite that is
required for all business majors. It 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. K204 is the
honors version of K201, and it shares the same basic course content
as K201. However, its in-class applications and its projects and
exams are more challenging than those in K201.