Information Systems
TeachersMIZUTANI, Kozo
Grade, SemesterYear 3 II/IV [Department of Information Science Correspondence Course, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number4C307

Course Description

Information systems are mechanisms for collecting, processing, communicating, and using of information that is necessary for organizations or society. To adequately use information systems that are used in various social scenes, we do not only learn collect knowledge and technique about information technology, but also it is important that we gather and understand information accurately, apply to organization or society. For the purpose, this course aims to acquire ability to find and resolve problems creatively with constructing deep knowledge from wide viewpoints such as humanism, social, and the overall of organizations, from various academic fields' backgrounds.

This course is related to DP2, DP3.

Course Objectives

Learners will be able to:
- explain what information system is.
- explain the purpose, system architecture, practical cases and effect, about various kinds of information systems.
- understand the problems and improvements for conventional information systems.

Grading Policy

This course evaluates at the following rate: reports (2 times) are 40%, examination is 60%.

Textbook and Reference

Textbook情報システム基礎 (IT Text)
神沼靖子編著オーム社,ISBN-13: 978-4274203091


Learners have to learn through reading a textbook for understanding. Also, learners should always watch the trend of technologies for information systems.


When making reports, learners have to follow the rules such as cautions which are wrote on syllabus, expression for writing documents and so on. Especially, when you quote sentences, figures and tables from references, you have to conform the rules which is based on copyright law.


1What is Information Systems
2Information Systems and Computers
3Information Systems as Social Infrastructure
4Information Systems as Local Infrastructure
5Information Systems and Administration
6Information Systems and Business Strategies
7Information Systems and Net-based Business
8Information Systems and Customer Information
9Information Systems and Electronic Commerce
10Information Systems and Organizations
11Mechanisms of Information Sharing and Searching
12Trends of Information Systems
13Information Systems and Ethics
14Information System Development