Weekly outline

  • General

    TEXT BOOK

    Charles S. Parker, Deborah Morley, “Understanding Computers Today and Tomorrow”, Course Technology 2009, latest edition.


    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    This course provides an introduction to computers and computing .Topics of interest include the impact of computers on society, ethical issues, and hardware /software applications, including internet applications, system unit, storage and input/output devices, numbering systems, system and application software, presentation skills, program development, programming languages, and flow charts, Visual Basic, web page design using HTML, and communications and networks.


    PREREQUISITE:
    None


    RELATION OF COURSE TO PROGRAM
    Required


    COURSE INSTRUCTION OUTCOMES
    The student will be able to:

    • Identify computer hardware components and their specifications and types.
    • Use Windows, MS PowerPoint, HTML, and Visual Basic.
    • Understand and use numbering systems.
  • 29 September - 5 October

    Week 1: Introduction to the World of Computers Input and Output.

  • 6 October - 12 October

    Week 2: The System Unit: Processing and Memory.

  • 13 October - 19 October

    Week 3: Storage and Input/Output Devices

  • 20 October - 26 October

    Week 4: System Software and Application Software

  • 27 October - 2 November

    Week 5: Quiz 1+ Program Development, Programming Languages, and Flow charts

  • 3 November - 9 November

    Week 6: Visual Basic 1

  • 10 November - 16 November

    Week 7: 7th week exam

  • 17 November - 23 November

    Week 8: Visual Basic 2

  • 24 November - 30 November

    Week 9: Web page design using HTML 1

  • 1 December - 7 December

    Week 10: Quiz 2 + Web page design using HTML 2

  • 8 December - 14 December

    Week 11:  Communications and Networks 1

  • 15 December - 21 December

    Week 12: 12th week exam

    • 22 December - 28 December

      Week 13: Communications and Networks 2

    • 29 December - 4 January

      Week 14: Ethics, Computer Crime, Privacy, and other Social Issues 1

    • 5 January - 11 January

      Week 15: Ethics, Computer Crime, Privacy, and other Social Issues 2

    • 12 January - 18 January