ERIC Number: ED239584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
DPMA Model Curriculum for Undergraduate Computer Information Systems Education.
Adams, David R., Ed.; Athey, Thomas H., Ed.
Designed primarily for 4-year undergraduate programs for business applications programmer/analysts offered through schools of business or through applied computer science programs that require a concentration of business courses, these guidelines are based on national and regional conferences, questionnaire surveys, and consultation with computer experts from education and industry. A general discussion covers the model curriculum development process, the role of computer information systems (CIS), background for CIS careers, and the technical environment of CIS. A summary of the CIS curriculum includes an overview, a list of objectives, and a brief description of the core courses, curriculum structure, elective courses and business support courses. Detailed specifications are given for each of the 15 curriculum courses: (1) Introduction to Computer Based Systems; (2-3) Applications Program Development (I) and (II); (4) Systems Analysis Methods; (5) Structured Systems Analysis and Design; (6) Database Program Development; (7) Advanced Database Concepts; (8) Applied Software Development Project; (9) Software and Hardware Concepts; (10) Office Automation; (11) Decision Support Systems; (12) Distributed Data Processing; (13) EDP Audit and Controls; (14) Information Systems Planning; and (15) Information Resource Planning. Included are course descriptions, major student outcomes expected, course content, teaching approaches, and recommended resource materials and references. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Data Processing Management Association Education Foundation, Park Ridge, IL.
Note: Prepared by the Education Foundation Committee on Curriculum Development.