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ITMG371 - Contemporary Internet Topics

Course Details

Course Code: ITMG371 Course ID: 2937 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course explores the Internet's impact on business and personal dynamics, from a managerial perspective. A review of current literature will examine such issues as: changes in workplace productivity, legal issues arising from company Internet use policies, staff morale in the face of nearly ubiquitous Internet access, institutional liability for employee conduct while on the Internet, telecommuting, and the impact of conducting personal business during work time. Non-workplace issues such as the impact of the Internet on family life, politics and the economy will also be explored.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Illustrate how the Internet affects our personal lives and our relationships with others.
  2. Evaluate strategies for conducting effective research online.
  3. Evaluate current issues surrounding the use of the Internet for businesses or organizations.
  4. Examine issues surrounding digital media and enforcing copyright protections on the Internet.
  5. Examine issues regarding the use of medical information found online and current barriers facing telehealth.
  6. Analyze the factors which contribute to the “Digital Divide,” both in the United States and the world.
  7. Illustrate the impact of the Internet on Human Rights.
  8. Evaluate the issues surrounding the Internet which are likely to be of continued importance in the future, as Internet technology and its role in society continues to evolve.

Assignment Requirements

This course has a strong writing component. The goal is to organize, synthesize, and demonstrate your comprehension of core concepts investigated during this course by applying a combination of the terms, concepts, and details you have learned in a systematic way. As important as "the details" that you analyze and arrange in your writing, however, are the conclusions you draw from those details, and your predictions, responses to, and ultimate interpretation of those details.

Forum Activities:

During all 8 weeks of this course, you will participate in forum activities. Each forum activity will consist of one or more threads/topics. The assignments may involve discussion or debate. The questions are designed to allow you to apply what you have learned in the chapter to real-world scenarios or hypothetical, but realistic, situations. Initial discussion board responses (with at least 350 words) are due prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time by Wednesday. Please do not be late with this post because your classmates will be relying on you to post on time to give them a post to respond to later in the week. A discussion period will then ensue from Wednesday through Sunday. Read your classmates' posts and post at least two follow-up messages to your classmates’ posts in each thread (with at least 150 words each) prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday. Some threads may require you to post more than two replies, so make sure you read the directions carefully. Of course, you may always post more than the required number of replies and you are encouraged to continue participating in the discussion even after you have met the minimum number of posts required. Your forum participation will be considered at the end of the semester if your grade is on the borderline. Borderline grades will only be rounded up if you have exceeded the minimum requirements on the discussion board and shown insight and critical thinking in all of your posts and replies. Your follow-up posts must contain substance and should add additional insight to your classmates’ opinions or challenge their opinions. It is never sufficient to simply say, “I agree with what you wrote” or “I really liked your post.” You must use your follow-up posts as a way to continue the discussion at a high level of discourse. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification, including questions posted by your professor. You will be expected to log into the classroom several times each week to participate in the class discussion. Forum postings are a large part of your grade and I will be looking for quality and depth in your postings. I will also expect you to utilize and list your references within and at the end of each post. References should be in APA citation format.

This course requires a great deal of academic writing. The goal is to organize, synthesize, and demonstrate your comprehension of core concepts investigated during this course by applying a combination of the terms, concepts, and details you have learned in a systematic way. As important as "the details" that you analyze and arrange in your writing, however, are the conclusions you draw from those details, and your predictions, responses to, and ultimate interpretation of those details.

Weekly forums cannot be made up after the week in question.

Written Assignments

  • Each week’s assignment instructions can be found under the Assignments tab.
  • For example, Assignment 1 can be found under the Assignment 1 tab within Assignments. Each assignment will be an essay.
  • The title page and bibliography do not count towards the word count.
  • Complete the assignment in a Word document using APA formatting with your last name as part of the file name. Omit the abstract and outline. A Word APA template and APA sample paper are provided for reference
  • After completing the essay, save and upload the document in the Assignments section of the e-classroom.
  • Each essay will be checked by Turnitin automatically upon submission. You will have access to the originality reports.

    Assignments are due by Sunday 11:55 p.m. ET of the week in which they are assigned. If you need an extension, please contact me via email to discuss your circumstances.

NameGrade %
Forums 50.00 %
Week 1 Forum Participation 6.25 %
Week 2 Forum Participation 6.25 %
Week 3 Forum Participation 6.25 %
Week 4 Forum Participation 6.25 %
Week 5 Forum Participation 6.25 %
Week 6 Forum Participation 6.25 %
Week 7 Forum Participation 6.25 %
Week 8 Forum Participation 6.25 %
Weekly Assignments 50.00 %
Week 1 Assignment 6.25 %
Week 2 Assignment 6.25 %
Week 3 Assignment 6.25 %
Week 4 Assignment 6.25 %
Week 5 Assignment 6.25 %
Week 6 Assignment 6.25 %
Week 7 Assignment 6.25 %
Week 8 Assignment 6.25 %
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.