This is an introductory course in computer concepts that is required of most college graduates in general. The purpose of the course is to provide the required computer literacy that would enable the students to function effectively in today's digital world. The focus is on the personal computer and its use for personal and professional productivity. The emphasis will be placed on both theory and practice in the course.
The course has two components, namely a lecture component and a lab component. The lab component is known as the recitation. Students enrolled in the CIS 100 lecture part are also required to enroll in one of the recitation sections offered. The recitation sections are essentially a series of hands-on laboratory sessions designed to familiarize the students with Microsoft's Office suite of software. It is one of the popular productivity software used by individuals and offices. Further details of the recitation can be obtained from the lab instructors. The links to the websites hosted by some of our instructors who normally teach the lab sections are as follows.
1. Professor Nanda Ganesan - http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/nganesa/
2. Professor Jose Perez - http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/jperezc/
3. Professor Jongwook Woo - http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/jwoo5/
4. Professor Song Xing - http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/sxing/
The information presented in this website, on the other hand, relates largely to the lecture component. The topics covered in the lecture components fall under five major sections that are as follows:
Section 1: Computers and its Application Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers Chapter 2: The Internet and the World Wide Web Chapter 3: Application Software Section 2: Computer Hardware Chapter 4: The Components of the System Unit Chapter 5: Input and Output Chapter 6: Storage Section 3: Computer Systems Operation and Communications Chapter 7: Operating Systems and Utility Programs Chapter 8: Communications and Networks
Section 4: Computer Application Development Chapter 11: Information System Development and Programming Languages Chapter 9: Database Management Section 5: Computer Security and Enterprise Computing Chapter 10: Computer Security, Ethics and Privacy Chapter 12: Enterprise Computing
At the end of the quarter, the students completing this course is expected to have acquired:
Gary B. Shelly, Thomas J. Cashman, Misty E. Vermaat, Discovering Computers: Fundamentals, Third Edition, Course Technology, 2008.
Delivery of Instruction
This evolving website will play an important role in disseminating course related information. In-class meetings may be reduced by a certain length of time to enable the students to take full advantage of Technology Mediated Learning (TML) facilitated by this website and the future release of multimedia instructional modules.
There are no suggested references excepts for those provided during the course of the lectures.
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