Supporting Courses

The following ccourses will add significantly broaden your information science major.  The Introduction to Business course will give you an invaluable introduction to the world of business.  Wait until you try your hand at running your own business!

As an information scientist, you are a problem solver.  A good background in math will build your problem solving skills.  Note that each of these courses is special in that it uses computer software.  In Statistics, it will be doing the calculations and graphs, while in Single Variable Calculus, you will have software able to do things like algebra.

BUSA 101 - Introduction to Business

Introduction to the various functional areas of business, including marketing, finance, operations, organizational behavior, and strategy. Specific topics covered
include basic financial analysis, forms of business ownership, managerial decision making, and business ethics in a local, national, and international context. Includes a significant experiential learning component.

MATH 108 - Statistics

An introduction to basic methods in exploratory data analysis, experimental design, and statistical inference. Included are graphic displays, numeric measures of center and variation, regression and correlation, normal probabilities, fundamentals of experimental design, and confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for means and proportions. Material covered has application to biology, economics, nursing, political science, psychology, sociology and other fields. Use of statistical software is integral to much of the course.

MATH 121 - Single Variable Calculus

A course in the basic concepts of single-variable calculus. Included are functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and an introduction to integration. Use of computer algebra software is integral to the course.