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ERIC Number: EJ869569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-1055-3096
The IS Core: An Integration of the Core IS Courses
Albrecht, Conan C.; Romney, Marshall; Lowry, Paul Benjamin; Moody, Greg
Journal of Information Systems Education, v20 n4 p451-468 Win 2009
This paper describes an innovative, integrated implementation of the core Information Systems courses. While the published IS curriculum provides standards on course "content", it gives little direction on the "implementation" of the courses. At Brigham Young University, we have reengineered the traditional topics of analysis, database, design, development, networking, etc. into an integrated, 24-hour course block called the "IS Core". Instead of students moving from class to class, professors now rotate through integrated subjects in a common classroom environment. The IS Core has allowed the department to increase the rigor and integration between subjects so students see the entire systems process and has provided opportunities for cross-topic assignments and integrated exercises. Finally, it has resulted in unintended, additional benefits like increased student culture and student ownership of the major. (Contains 7 tables.)
Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE). c/o Al Harris, JISE Editor, Department of Computer Information Systems, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. Tel: 828-262-6180; Fax: 828-262-6190; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah