IS 301 Principles of E-Commerce

3 credits

Introduces students to various technologies, applications, and issues associated with electronic commerce. There is a focus on understanding how organizations can adopt and integrate e-commerce in pursuit of organizational goals and to gain competitive advantage. Students learning about the background and history of e-commerce, e-commerce business models, online security and payment systems, e-marketing, online retailing and services, and the ethical, social, and political issues in e-commerce. Students will also conceptualize and create a basic business-focused website using popular free and low-cost web design tools.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C-" or better in IS 201