Honors | Computer in Business - Honors (BUS)
K204 | 25925 | April Heltsley


TuTh 4:00-5:15pm

BUS K 204 Honors: The Computer in Business (3 cr.) 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.