ERIC Number: ED422910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
An Electronic Commerce Course for Undergraduate I.S. Majors: A Review of Current EC Courses and a Course Outline.
Dutt, James S.
Although electronic commerce (EC) has been a reality for more than two decades, interest in EC has exploded within the past three years due to the increased business use of the Internet and the World Wide Web. While companies are increasingly looking for individuals with knowledge of and/or a background in EC, they are finding that most universities do not spend adequate time, particularly at the undergraduate level, on EC. This paper examines the degree to which Information Systems (IS) programs are teaching courses on EC, describes the types of EC courses being taught, and describes and presents an outline for an upper division EC course designed for undergraduate IS majors. The prototype EC course described includes a significant hands-on component giving students the opportunity to develop actual EC systems. While many of the topics may be covered in other IS courses, it is argued that an integrated approach which focuses on EC and provides students with the opportunity to conduct EC is a more appropriate way of teaching an increasingly important area of information systems. Appendices include a course outline and a list of EC courses accessible via the Web. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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