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Computer Information Systems (B.S.)

Learning Outcomes

 
 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Design and present IT solutions to address business challenges or seek new business opportunities.
  2. Create an IT solution by implementing and building both databases and applications.

CIS content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through ETS Major Field Tests, papers, exams, and projects completed in courses in the major, including ISM 3232 Intermediate Business Programming, ISM 3113 Systems Analysis & Design, and ISM4154 Systems Integration Strategies, and the comprehensive exam conducted in ISM4154.

Additionally, all LCOB students must complete the business core with the following learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of ethical issues
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of global factors influencing business.
  3. Explain the importance of environmental responsibility.
  4. Understand main concepts & definitions in accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, marketing, & operations management.

These are assessed using papers, projects and tests in GEB 4890, TRA 3151, FIN 3403, MAR 3023 and other undergraduate business courses.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Prepare effective written reports

Communication skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through papers and exams in courses such as ISM3113 Systems Analysis & Design, ISM4154 Systems Integration Strategies, GEB 4890 Business Strategy and TRA 3151 Operations Management.

Critical Thinking Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Use systems-thinking to understand and frame IT business problems.

Critical thinking skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through papers, exams, and projects completed in courses in the major including ISM 3113 Systems Analysis & Design, and ISM 4154 Systems Integration Strategies.

Additionally, all LCOB students must complete the business core with the following learning outcomes:

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Solve business problems using analytical tools.
  2. Integrate knowledge across business disciplines.

Critical thinking skills are assessed by papers, projects, and tests in FIN 3403, GEB 4890, TRA 3151, ECO 2023 and other undergraduate business courses.

Updated October 2012