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Course Title[Course Code]:Introduction to Information Systems[INF 280]

Faculty: Computers and Artificial Intelligence
Department: Scientific Computing
Program: Scientific Computing
Compulsory / Elective:Compulsory
Undergraduate(Second Year-First Semester)
Hours:
Lecture:( 3 ) Practical / Clinical:( 2 ) Tutorial:( - )

Course Description:
The course aims at introducing the Fundamental concepts, objective of information system, system definition, subsystem definition, message passing in information system, message levels data, information, knowledge, needs, characteristics, sources, data processing (DP), electronic data processing (EDP), management information system (MIS), decision support system (DSS), office automation system (OAS), executive information system (EIS), expert system (ES), computer based information system (CBIS), types of CBIS, relationships among CBISs, the evolutionary view, the hierarchical view, the contingency view, the importance of CBIS, the nature of information system in different organizations. Management concepts in CBIS, data management, the organization of data, application oriented files, database approach, decision-making concepts and tools, decision support system (DSS), building a DSS, application of DSS.