Abstract: 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 students’ 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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Recommended Citation: Schatzberg (2003). A Capstone Introductory IS Course: Strengthening Coverage of IS2002.1 and Disentangling it from IS2002.p0. Information Systems Education Journal, 1 (1). http://isedj.org/1/1/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2003: §2421. ISSN: 1542-7382.)