COMPUTER LITERACY

COURSE INFORMATION: COMPUTER LITERACY

INSTRUCTOR: Beaury Foshee

Description

Designed for the transfer student and/or the person wanting a broad knowledge of computer concepts. No previous experience with computers is required or assumed. This course presents an overview of computers in our world today, how they work, how they are used and their impact on society. Students will be introduced to the Internet and World Wide Web, basic programming concepts and productivity software including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize the capabilities and limitations of computer technology, and the theoretical foundations of computing.
  2. Critically assess the social and ethical implications of computer technology in their daily life.
  3. Improve problem solving and critical thinking through the application of scientific knowledge using hands-on activities.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the components and function of the hardware used in a computer system.
  2. Describe the function of system software.
  3. Describe the function of application software.
  4. List the steps in systems analysis and design.
  5. Describe the popular programming languages and the process of developing computer software.
  6. Create a simple computer program.
  7. Analyze the impact of computer technology and its ethical implication on society.
  8. Demonstrate basic proficiency of productivity software, including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database and multimedia software.
  9. Demonstrate proficiency in electronic communications technology.
  10. Explain basic computer networking concepts and architecture.
  11. Use the Internet and World Wide Web to perform research.
  12. Create a basic Web page.
  13. Demonstrate proficiency in social networking.
  14. Discuss computer security and its importance for business and personal use of computers.

Representative Textbooks:

Technology In Action (10th), Evans, Alan. Poatsy, Mary Anne. Martin, Kendall.  Prentice Hall:  2013.

Skills for Success Using Microsoft Office 2013, by Townsend, Kris. Gaskin, Shelley. Hain, Catherine. Murrewolf, Stephanie.  Pearson Publishing:  2013.