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Course Description

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This course covers an introduction to computer hardware and software, data organization, problem-solving and programming. The course includes exposure to application packages for personal and business use and is intended for students who wish a balance between programming and the use of software packages.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Articulate the importance of computer fluency in contemporary society;
  2. Identify and describe the functions of computer hardware and peripheral devises;
  3. Describe when and how the Internet evolved;
  4. Examine the use of mobile devices in both business and private settings;
  5. Discuss and apply basic computer networking solutions;
  6. Effectively use word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software; and
  7. Identify and compare the uses of various databases.

Course Topics

  • Using technology to change the world
  • Understanding the parts
  • Using the Internet
  • Application software
  • System software
  • Understanding and assessing hardware
  • Networking
  • Digital and mobile devices
  • Computer security
  • Software programming
  • Databases
  • How the Internet works

Additional Requirements

Restriction(s): CIS*1000. Not available to students registered in a B.Comp degree or a CIS minor.

Assessment

Assessment Item Weight
Assignments (4 - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access/JavaScript) 20%
Quizzes (2) 20%
Group Discussion 30%
Online Final Exam 30%
Total 100%

Note: You must pass the final exam in order to pass this course.

*Course details are subject to change.

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