District Syllabus
Fundamentals Of Electronic Commerce

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: $25
Prerequisites: CGS1570 Computer Concepts And Applications
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: This course will deal with the changing field of electronic business. Topics include an overview of Internet commerce, business basics, advertising, marketing, and security issues.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Schneider. Electronic Commerce, 10th ed., Cengage, 2012. ISBN: 9781133526827
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: This course may require the use of a computer outside of class time. Student will need to save their work.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Students will be introduced to the theory and practice of doing 
business over the internet and the World Wide Web.
Course Learning Outcomes:
The student will be able to:

1.  Define electronic commerce and describe how companies use it to 
create new products and services.

2.  Describe the infrastructure for electric commerce.

3.  Evaluate and use web based tools for electronic commerce.

4.  Describe the basic electronic commerce software functions.

5.  Discuss the many internal and external security threats to 
electronic commerce.

6.  Describe security threat countermeasures including antivirus 
software and encryption.

7.  Discuss electronic payment systems including electronic cash, 
stored value and credit and charge cards.

8.  Describe various strategies for marketing, sales and promotions.

9.  Discuss strategies for purchasing and support activities from 
electronic data interchange to electronic commerce.

10. Describe strategies for web auctions, virtual communities, and 
web portals.

11. Discuss the environment of electronic commerce including 
international, legal, ethics, and tax issues.

12. Describe planning for electronic business including resources and 
implementation issues.
Methods of Evaluation: The evaluation of a student’s progress toward the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.