CISC110: Introduction to Information Systems
Section: E46     (eLearning)

About This Course

Semester and YearSummer II 2012 / (9 weeks): Jun 18, 2012 to Aug 16, 2012
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)


James Bowe   Email:
Phone: 215-504-0500
Fax: 215-504-0475
Instructor's Website:

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 10 - 15 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

Web-based course

Official College Course Description

The complete college course description can be viewed at:

Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Syllabus

A sample Course Syllabus is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. A Course Syllabus explains how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • Read the important instructor supplied information located at the end of this document

Getting Started With This Course


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Instructor's Welcome Page

Your instructor's detailed information page (referred to as a "welcome page") is:

Accessing Your Course


Your course is using MyITLab, which requires the purchase of an access code. This code is usually packaged with a new textbook, but may also be purchased separately from the MyITLab website if it is not included with your book.

Information about MyITLab can be found at Please check the systems Requirement page to verify your computer compatibility.

Your instructor will provide an additional course code you will need to access your specific course.

Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.

Other Information about the Course

You MUST have access to a computer running WIN OS Vista/7 and Office 2010 AND a reliable Internet connection. Apple/Mac users are welcome, yet please realize there will be differences in Office versions, instruction and possible accessibility. This course provides an overview of business information systems. Topics include computer hardware and software fundamentals, use of software packages, an introduction to the internet and system analysis, the design of management information systems, as well as the ethical use of computers in business and society. Hands-on experience is provided. Extensive reading and comprehension is required. The texts needed for this course are Visualizing Technology(VT) and Skills for Success(S4S) AND an access code for MyITLab. You MUST purchase the MyITLab access code. This code includes e-Texts for VT and S4S. If you prefer to have hard-copies of the texts you may purchase these for an additional cost. If you have any questions regarding course materials, please do not hesitate to contact your instructor.