First semester is complete

I’ve just completed my first semester of my doctoral program and I’m ready for a break.

I took 2 courses this semester worth 6 hours. The courses are:

  • Introduction to Research (INFS 614) –  This course was a bear.  I did more research and writing in this course than I’ve done in the last 5 years I think.   I’m glad this course was required as it made me sit back and really think about research, research methodologies and Information Systems.
  • Systems Analysis and Design using CASE Tools (INFS 720) – This course was your normal graduate level IS course but was very informative.  I’ve never taken an IS Systems Analysis course and did enjoy this one for the most part.

Time to take a few weeks off….Spring semester starts in exactly one month (Jan 16).  I’ll be taking two courses (6 hours) in the Spring: Project & Change Management (INFS 724) and Knowledge Management (INFS 834).  I’m really looking forward to the Knowledge Management course as it should cover a lot of really interesting material.   Look for another post in January once the semester starts.

[tags] Doctorate, Dakota State, D.Sc. [/tags]

4 responses to “First semester is complete”

  1. Adam Avatar

    Congrats on getting through the first semester in your program. From one celebrant to another. Different level, but same feeling of relief, I’m sure.

    When do your classes start up again? We’re out until mid-January. And I get a week off from work between Christmas and New Years, too.


  2. Eric Brown Avatar

    Thanks Adam.

    Class start up ~ Jan 15….I’ve got a few weeks to relax and enjoy life.

    Happy Holidays

  3. Steve Roesler Avatar

    Kudos, Eric. The doctoral thing is no small task. All the best as it unfolds…and unfolds…and unfolds:-)

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