Telecommunications is an important part of the IS environment in many organizations. Not only is it an input mechanism for capturing data about the basic operations of the business as soon as they occur but it provides the means for linking and disseminating vital information within the organization and between organizations. In many industries the dependence on telecommunications and computer systems has become critical. The course will examine various telecommunications technologies, including the internet, their application in industry, and approaches to managing telecommunications resources. In addition, the course will examine approaches to electronic commerce and commercial development of the World Wide Web. Course work will include both design projects and in-depth industry analysis.

Prerequisite - COMM 190 or permission of the instructor