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BTM 200 - Fundamentals of Information Technology

Fundamentals of Information Technology

BTM 200
Fundamentals of Information Technology

Semester:
  • Winter (January 13 - April 20, 2021)
  • Summer II (May 10 - August 17, 2021)
  • Fall (September 7 - December 6, 2021)
  • Winter (January 6 - April 13, 2022)
Program:

Undergraduate, 3 credits

Instructor:

Joe Abou Jaoude

Direct Access Fee:

$99.75 CAD + applicable taxes.



Description

Today, understanding the fundamentals of information technology (IT) is necessary. This course deals with information technology issues such as software, hardware, tele-communications, the Internet and personal productivity. The course will bring you up to speed on the different facets of information technology and will prepare you not only for courses to come but also for today's industry expectations.

This course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to deal with information technology from different perspectives and focuses on practice rather than theory. To that effect, you are required to be an active participant by participating in a number of interactive activities. From a pedagogical perspective, the design of the course is based on cognitivism and inquiry. Cognitivism focuses on the use and development of cognitive skills (as they relate to IT in this case) while 'inquiry' is derived from learning by exploration. Additionally, web-based support activities are provided by means of a series of virtual tutorials. The format provides an opportunity to further develop self-directed learning, encompassing 40 hours of hands-on experience in a virtual laboratory.

Students are required to complete readings, practice exercises, watch video clips and do self-assessments before taking quizzes and exams.

Prerequisite:

Students who have received credit or exemption for DESC 200, INTE 290, COMM 499I or equivalent may not take this course for credit.

Book

Technology in Action Complete, 3rd Custom Edition for JMSB  by Alan Evans, Kendall Martin, and Mary Anne Poatsy, Taken from: 13th Edition, Pearson

Registration Information

Concordia students must register for this course in their MyConcordia portal. It is strongly recommended that they consult Concordia's class schedule prior to enrolling in order to be aware of any registration restrictions (see the notes). Once registered, students must then sign up for an eConcordia account to access the course material.

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Course Outline

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