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|Discipline and Nbr:
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||8 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||1.00|| ||Contact DHR||17.50
| ||Contact Total||4.00|| ||Contact Total||70.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00||
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. This course is primarily lecture with only a small portion of hands-on computer work. Lecture and scheduled lab required.
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
An introduction to computers. Topics include: how computers work, how they are used and social issues. Provides limited hands-on experience.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Fall 1983||Inactive:||
| Area:||B||Communication and Analytical Thinking
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1983||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1983||Inactive:||
The students will:
1. Identify the components and function of the hardware used in a
2. Describe the function of an operating system.
3. Describe the function of a data communication system.
4. List the three levels of management and the types of decisions that
are made at each level.
5. List at least on type of information system that is used at each level
6. Given a computer magazine, the student will choose components and
software to fit a specified application.
7. List the steps in systems analysis and design.
8. Describe the popular programming languages and the process of develop-
ing computer software.
9. Create a simple computer program.
10. Compare the three categories of computers, microcomputer,
minicomputer and mainframe.
11. List the generations of computers and the invention that marked
12. Analyze the impact on a society of the shift from Industry to
Information as the main product.
13. Compare and contrast input devices.
14. Launch an application, load a file, make changes, save the file under
a different name, print the file, and exit from application.
15. Distinguish between memory and storage.
16. Discuss types of viruses and the impact that computer viruses have on
business and personal use of computers.
17. List four ways to prevent computer viruses from infecting a computer
Topics and Scope
1. Computers in General
c. touch screen
d. pen based
e. voice recognition
1. dot matrix
3. ink jet
4. line printers
2. Control Unit
4. Data Bus
5. Power rating (MHz)
2. bytes (Kilo, Mega, Gig, Tera)
3. computer word
4. ASCII, ANSI
B. Software-hands on portion
1. Types and Uses
a. Operating System
b. Word Processing
d. Database management
4. Other Peripherals
C. Information Systems
1. Levels of Management and the IS They Use
a. Transaction Processing Systems
b. Process Control
c. Management Information Systems
d. Decision Support Systems
e. Executive Information Systems
f. Office Automation Systems
2. Systems Analysis and Design
a. Systems life cycle
b. Programming cycle
c. Programming languages
3. Data Communication Systems
D. System Software
1. MS-DOS/System 7/Other operating systems
F. Software Programming
2. Development Cycle
3. Computer Crime
I. The Future
1. Read approximately 30 pages per week from the textbook.
2. Answer questions that review recently-covered topics.
3. Complete laboratory exercises in operating systems and word
processing, spreadsheets, database management, and other application
4. Develop and code a simple computer program.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
20 - 65%
|Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
5 - 20%
|Homework problems, Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams, LAB CHECKLISTS & EXERCISES||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
5 - 20%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
20 - 65%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 25%
|ATTENDANCE, CLASS PARTICIPATION||
NATURE OF COMPUTERS by O'Brien, publisher: Dryden Press 1993