This is a required course for students in the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS) and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) programs. It is an introductory course to the field of informatics, with a specific focus on the users of information systems, the information that can be accessed through these systems, and the social and organizational issues associated with the use of these systems. Users are considered in terms of their information needs, communication and information seeking behavior, and information processing capabilities. Information is considered in terms of its structure, properties, and uses. Information systems are considered in terms of their creation, adoption, and impact on people and society.
Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
- Define information and informatics
- Explain differences in users' information needs and in their information seeking behavior
- Identify appropriate information technologies for use by a particular user group
- Explain the process of successful adoption of new technologies