COURSE RATIONALE: This course is intended as an initial course for students considering careers in Computer Information Systems; as such it provides an introduction to the various topics within the subject. This course is also appropriate for students seeking an introductory course emphasizing basic computer concepts and usage of the computer as an information gathering tool. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: CIS 110: Foundations of Information Systems. This course examines the impact of computers on business, society, and the individual. Topics include: the evolution of computers, the information processing cycle; components of an information system; usage of the computer as an information gathering tool; basic hardware and software terminology and concepts; information system design and development; data communications, networking, the Internet; and exploration of computer related careers.