Course: Introduction to Information Systems

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Course title Introduction to Information Systems
Course code USII/KISVS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kopáčková Hana, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Basic terms, data and its quality, information and its definition, the information system, a brief introduction to essentials of the theory of systems. Information process of public administration. Modelling of processes. Classification of information systems. System integration. Alternatives of information system solving. Life cycle and methodology of information system development. Management projects of information systems. Quality of information systems. Geographic information systems and geo-data (a brief introduction).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Skills training
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to introduce students to essentials of information systems. Attention is paid to the whole life cycle with the emphasis on the analytic phase and process analysis. Geographic information systems (GIS) and its application are also presented as well as the problems of the e-Government and the contemporary state of the information process of public administration.
Students will be able to apply simple GIS tools for visualization and basic analyses of the spatial data. Furthermore, they will actively participate in projects of implementation of information and communication technologies in both public and commercial sphere.
Prerequisites
Basic skills at utilization of PC.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Home assignment evaluation, Student performance assessment

The graded assignment is granted upon completion of the following conditions: elaboration of two given tasks, and passing the final written test. The oral examination might also be considered.
Recommended literature
  • Alter S. Information Systems: The Foundation of E-Business. Upper Sadle River, 2002.
  • Date J. An Introduction to Database Systems. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 2004.
  • Kanisová, Hana. UML srozumitelně. Brno: Computer Press, 2004. ISBN 80-251-0231-9.
  • Komárková J., Kopáčková H., Bílková R., Máchová R. Úvod do informačních systémů: pro kombinovanou formu studia. Pardubice, 2006.
  • Komárková, Jitka. Geografické informační systémy : pro kombinovanou formu studia. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2005. ISBN 80-7194-819-5.
  • Komárková, Jitka. Kvalita webových geografických informačních systémů. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7395-056-9.
  • Molnár Z. Efektivnost informačních systémů. Praha, 2001.
  • Novotný, Ota. Business intelligence : jak využít bohatství ve vašich datech. Praha: Grada, 2005. ISBN 80-247-1094-3.
  • Staudek J. Bezpečnost informačních systémů. Praha, 2000.
  • Šimonová, S., Myšková, R., Jirava, P. Projektování informačních systémů - UML, procesní řízení. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2006.
  • Tuček J. Geografické informační systémy. Teorie a praxe.. Praha, 1998.
  • Voříšek, Jiří. Aplikační služby IS/ICT formou ASP : proč a jak pronajímat informatické služby. Praha: Grada, 2004. ISBN 80-247-0620-2.
  • Voříšek, Jiří. Strategické řízení informačního systému a systémová integrace. Praha: Management Press, 1997. ISBN 80-85943-40-9.
  • Ward, John. Strategic planning for information systems. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2002. ISBN 0-470-84147-8.


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty of Economics and Administration Enterprise Management (2014) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Enterprise Management (2016) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Public Economics and Administration (2013) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Enterprise Management (2014) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Economics and Operation in Enterprises (2016) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Enterprise Management (2015) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Enterprise Management (2013) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Economics and Operation in Enterprises (2013) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Public Economics and Administration (2015) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Public Economics and Administration (2014) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Public Economics and Administration (2014) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Economics and Operation in Enterprises (2014) Economy 2 Summer