Business | BUS K201 The Computer in Business
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BUS K201 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, pri
acy 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.