Syllabus for Fundamentals of Information Systems

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Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 2IS078
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Information Systems G1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2020-06-04
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Spring 2021
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements
  • Responsible department: Department of Informatics and Media

Learning outcomes

In terms of knowledge and understanding, after completed course the student should be able to:

  • describe key concepts within the subject of information systems;
  • describe different types of information systems as well as the different components that an information system consists of,
  • based upon the systems lifecycle model, describe on a basic level how systems are implemented and managed;
  • describe the development of digitalisation and explain the different social consequences thereof,
  • describe basic problems linked to the role of information systems in organisations.
In terms of skills and abilities, after completed course the student should be able to:
  • identify and investigate issues relevant for the topic,
  • discuss the impact of information systems on individuals and organisations,
  • analyse the role of information systems in relation to change processes within organisations.
In terms of judgement and approach, after completed course the student should be able to:
  • critically evaluate the consequences of digitalisation for the individual and society,
  • evaluate the role of an information system in organisations and reflect upon the consequences it brings.

Content

The course begins by addressing the concept of information systems and other related concepts, e.g., data, information and knowledge. The student will also learn principles and methods for implementing information systems as well as what the life cycle of an information system is.

To further understand an information system and its role, the concept is put into a, for the course, relevant organisational and societal context where the perspective of different types of stakeholders is central.

Furthermore, the digitalisation of the past decade is dealt with in various organisational and social contexts, as well as relevant problems that have arisen with this development. Here we discuss, among other things, online shopping, social media and intranet.

Instruction

Lectures, seminars, and project work.

Assessment

The student will be assessed based upon assignments, seminars, and exam.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator or a decision by the department's working group for study matters.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Stair, Ralph M.; Reynolds, George Walter; Chesney, Thomas Principles of business information systems

    Fourth edition: Andover: Cengage Learning, [2021]

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

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