课程编号：4101039 专业英语教学大纲 Academic English of Information System 课程性质：专业课 适用专业：信息系统 先行、后续课程情况：先行课：西方经济学、农业经济学、管理学；后续课： 学分数： 3 主讲教师：陈骥 一、 课程的目的与任务（Purpose and Tasks） This module is designed for students who want an in-depth look at how today's business firms use information technologies and systems to achieve corporate objectives. Information systems are one of the major tools available to business managers for achieving operational excellence, developing new products and services, improving decision making, and achieving competitive advantage. Students will find here the most up-to-date and comprehensive overview of information systems used by business firms today. When interviewing potential employees, business firms often look for new hires who know how to use information systems and technologies for achieving bottom-line business results. Regardless of whether a student is an accounting, finance, management, operations management, marketing, or information systems major, the knowledge and information found in this book will be valuable throughout a business career. The students will improve academic English skills through study the basic theory and knowledge of information management system. 二、 课程的基本要求（Requirements） This module will be delivered in English, training students with the basic theory of information management system, which is a very comprehensive tool helping many types of businesses in various fields to provide services and products to consumers. Both English capability and academic knowledge will be improved in this course. 三、 课程教学内容，例如： Chapter 1 1. How are information systems transforming business and what is their relationship to globalization? 2. Why are information systems so essential for running and managing a business today? 3. What exactly is an information system? How does it work? What are its management, organization, and technology components? 4. What are complementary assets? Why are complementary assets essential for ensuring that information systems provide genuine value for an organization? 5. What academic disciplines are used to study information systems? How does each contribute to an understanding of information systems? What is a sociotechnical systems perspective? Chapter 2 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What are business processes? How are they related to information systems? How do systems serve the different management groups in a business? How do systems that link the enterprise improve organizational performance? Why are systems for collaboration and teamwork so important and what technologies do they use? What is the role of the information systems function in a business? Chapter 3 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Which features of organizations do managers need to know about to build and use information systems successfully? What is the impact of information systems on organizations? How does Porter’s competitive forces model help companies develop competitive strategies using information systems? How do the value chain and value web models help businesses identify opportunities for strategic information system applications? How do information systems help businesses use synergies, core competencies, and network-based strategies to achieve competitive advantage? What are the challenges posed by strategic information systems and how should they be addressed? Chapter 4 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What ethical, social, and political issues are raised by information systems? What specific principles for conduct can be used to guide ethical decisions? Why do contemporary information systems technology and the Internet pose challenges to the protection of individual privacy and intellectual property? How have information systems affected everyday life?