CSCI 1153 – INTRO TO COMPUTERS – Section W1


Course Description –
Via weekly hands-on activities students will acquire an understanding of computer technology, computer terminology, and the use of computers as productivity tools. Students will be able to use a computer to produce a spreadsheet, various types of graphs, and a written document. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the legal and ethical uses of computers as tools in our society.

Pre-requisite –

  • None

Required Course Resources –

  • Required Textbook: Microsoft Office 2010 Introductory, Shelly and Vermaat., Course
  • ISBN: 13: 978-1-4390-7838-9.
  • Required Hardware: PC or MAC computer with Windows 7 operating system.
  • Required Software: Office 2010 (containg Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Reader
  • Materials: Each student need to have a jump (flash) drive to backup his/her work. I do not accept any excuses for not submitting assignments because of a bad or lost jump drive.

Course Objectives –

  1. Students will be able to identify and name major computer components
  2. Students will be able to differentiate between system software and application software
  3. Students will be able to explain why society demands computers be used ethically and legally
  4. Students will be able to properly use Internet to retrieve information
  5. Students will be able to operate a computer using Windows based operating systems
  6. Students will be able to create, delete, rename, copy, and save files and folders
  7. Students will be able to use word processing software to create document such as flyers, research papers, and resumes
  8. Students will be able to use spreadsheet software to create worksheets for solving business problems.
  9. Students will be able to use database management systems to create databases to store and manipulate data
  10. Students will be able to use presentation software to create professional presentations

Course Learning Outcomes –

  • Students will be able to define computer terminologies, acronyms, and components. In addition, they will be aware of legal and ethical issues regarding computer applications in society (Objectives 1 – 3)
  • Students will be able to operate a computer and utilize application software systems properly (Objectives 4 – 10)

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