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ZUG1001 – Introduction to information systems for lawyers

Undergraduate – Unit

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Business and Economics


South Africa

  • First Semester 2017 (Day)

15 Credits


The study of information systems is essential, as businesses operate extensively on information systems. This unit focuses on the basic information system concepts critical for any business student.


  • Identify the basic types of business information systems and discuss their benefits and uses.
  • Identify and describe systems development processes.
  • Identify and discuss the ethical and social issues related to the use of information systems.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of different hardware, software, databases, telecommunications or e-commerce solutions.
  • Explain the benefits of information and decision support systems.
  • Explain how to prevent computer related mistakes and crimes.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.