Liberty BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications Entire Course



Liberty BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications Entire Course


Course Description

This laboratory experience offers the student a hands-on introduction to an electronic spreadsheet, a database program, and a presentation program. Upon this foundation, intermediate database and intermediate and advanced spreadsheet skills are taught. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on the integration of the applications as they are applied to personal and organizational tasks. This course provides the IT foundations that are applicable to all curriculums. (Formerly ISYS/CMIS 201)

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This is a computer applications course designed to help the student understand the integration and use of spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Create an effective spreadsheet, presentation, and database that display an awareness of the audience. (Program Learning Outcome 2, Introduced)
  2. Create intermediate functions in an electronic worksheet, displaying a basic understanding of logic and its application to problem-solving. (Program Learning Outcome 2, Introduced)
  3. Integrate data using a spreadsheet and a database program. (Program Learning Outcome 2, Introduced)
  4. Analyze spreadsheets and databases according to industry best practices. (Program Learning Outcome 2, Introduced)
  5. Integrate the use of technology within a biblical worldview. (Program Learning Outcome 1, Introduced)

General Education Foundational Skill Learning Outcomes: Communication and Information Literacy(CIL):

CIL 1: Discover and evaluate information to accomplish a specific purpose.
CIL 2: Communicate information effectively in the English language, orally and/or through writing, for a variety of purposes, using
technology when appropriate.
CIL 3: Analyze and assess various forms of information and expression to determine their meaning, employing technology when
CIL 4: Relate communication and information literacy to participation in God’s redemptive work

General Education Foundational Skill Learning Outcomes: Technological Solutions and Qualitative Reasoning (TSQR):

TSQR 1: Analyze data and inform action through a structured method.
TSQR 2: Predict the output based on input in practical scenarios using technological solutions and/or quantitative reasoning.
TSQR 3: Apply the skills needed for successful financial stewardship in various contexts.
TSQR 4: Relate technology and quantitative reasoning to participation in God’s redemptive work.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus at Liberty University, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Read & Interact Assignments (12)

The student will complete 12 Read & Interact assignments covering course concepts in a simulated environment. SIMnet lessons will be delivered through the SIMnet software and are integrated with the textbook materials. The grade is calculated based on the completion of the “Let Me Try” simulation activities on each page of the lesson.

Project Assignments (13)

The student will complete 13 SIMnet Project Assignments. These projects are completed live in the relevant software application using a start file provided in SIMnet and uploaded into SIMnet for grading purposes. Submissions that do not originate from the student’s own SIMnet account or contain any information copied from another source will be blocked from submission. Only files where the entirety of the project was completed by the student will be able to be submitted. Projects may be corrected an unlimited number of times prior to the due date. The highest score earned prior to the due date will be counted. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: CIL 1 and 3, TSQR 1, 2, and 3.

Article Review Assignment

The student will submit a 3-page analysis of an article (5 pages including Title Page and References)that cites an example of unethical behavior as related to corporate or an individual’s behavior in the use of data and/or manipulation of data.  The analysis should include a summary of the article, the student’s analysis of the ethical problems presented in the article, and how the topic relates to a biblical worldview. The student must integrate at least 2 biblical references. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: CIL 2 and 5, TSQR 4.

Quizzes (4)

The student will complete 4 quizzes using SIMnet. These quizzes are open-book/open-notes and have a 1-hour time limit. The student may only attempt each quiz once. However, he/she may attempt each question up to 3 times.



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