This course is an introduction to the Information Systems major and to its potential career directions. Topics covered include overviews of systems design and development, project management, the logic of the IS curriculum, industry trends, and the professional workplace. It includes presentations by IS faculty, students (demonstrating systems projects), and by professionals from Pittsburgh-area firms. As a colloquium, it is a mini course and will meet once a week for three units and a letter grade. It is for IS freshman students only. This is an elective course and is not required in the IS curriculum.