Business | K 201 The Computer in Business
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K 201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.)Introduction to the role of computers and other
information technologies in business. 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.
After the basic skills needed to use a spreadsheet (Excel), a relational database (Access),
and electronic communications software (e-mail and WWW browsers) have been
introduced, emphasis is on applying these skills to solve a variety of business problems.