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Recommended Citation: Schatzberg, L.  A Capstone Introductory IS Course: Strengthening Coverage of IS2002.1 and Disentangling it from IS2002.p0.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2003, v 20 (San Diego): §2421. ISSN: 1542-7382. (A later version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 1(1). ISSN: 1545-679X.)
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A Capstone Introductory IS Course: Strengthening Coverage of IS2002.1 and Disentangling it from IS2002.p0

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Refereed12 pages
Laurie Schatzberg    [a1] [a2]
University of New Mexico    [u1] [u2]
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA    [c1] [c2]

The undergraduate introductory Management Information Systems (MIS) course has evolved from a focus on hands-on personal productivity skills (IS2002.p0) to a focus on MIS concepts (IS2002.1) and case studies. This evolution reflects the changes in studentsí exposure to and skills with microcomputers. This work reports on the experiences and course re-design at the University of New Mexico (UNM). While still an introductory MIS course, the UNM model requires a significant number of management pre-requisite courses and is positioned more as a capstone than as an entry-level MIS course. The results of a short questionnaire sent to ISWORLD email list suggests that the course at UNM remains somewhat unique. The course design and rationale are the central focus of this paper.

Keywords: course design, capstone course, IS2002.1, IS2002.p0

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