Business | K 204 Honors: The Computer in Business
K204 | 23090 | Heltsley, April Ann
K 204 Honors: 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. Students are required to submit a research paper on a topic
relevant to the course, and they must work on an integrated team project.