Information Systems Curriculum Recommendations for the 80s: Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Jay F. Nunamaker, J. Daniel Couger, Gordon B. Davis

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The recommendations of the 1972 and 1973 ACM Curriculum Committee on Information Systems programs have been influential in the development of degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. The earlier curriculum has been revised and updated based on advances in the field over the past nine years. The report discusses the continuing need for education related to the definition, analysis, design, construction, and management of information systems in organizations. The structure of both bachelor's and master's level programs are described and courses are defined. Course outlines include rationale for the courase, course objectives, instructional modes, and a list of topics. Each topic is weighted in terms of suggested percent of time devoted to the subject.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)781-805
Number of pages25
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

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  • Computer Science(all)


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