SRJC Course Outlines

5/19/2024 12:23:54 AMCIS 5 Course Outline as of Spring 2000

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CIS 5Title:  COMPUTER LITERACY  
Full Title:  Computer Literacy
Last Reviewed:5/8/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  BDP 5

Catalog Description:
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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.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1983
Communication and Analytical Thinking
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1983Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1983Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Identify the components and function of the hardware used in a
   computer system.
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
   of management.
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
   the change.
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
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1.  Computers in General
   A.  Hardware
       1.  Input
           a.  keyboard
           b.  mouse
           c.  touch screen
           d.  pen based
           e.  voice recognition
           f.  scanners
        2. Output
           a.  printers
               1.  dot matrix
               2.  laser
               3.  ink jet
               4.  line printers
           b.  Monitors
               1.  resolution/pixels
               2.  color
               3.  EMF's
       3.  Processing
           a.  CPU
               1.  ALU
               2.  Control Unit
               3.  Registers
               4.  Data Bus
               5.  Power rating (MHz)
       4.  Storage
           a.  Disks
           b.  Tape
           c.  CD-ROM
           d.  Measurements
               1.  bits
               2.  bytes (Kilo, Mega, Gig, Tera)
               3.  computer word
               4.  ASCII, ANSI
       4.  Memory
           a.  RAM
           b.  RAM
   B.  Software-hands on portion
       1.  Types and Uses
           a.  Operating System
           b.  Word Processing
           c.  Spreadsheets
           d.  Database management
           e.  Graphics
       2.  Users
       3.  Data
       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
       2.  Utilities
   E.  Telecommunication
       1.  Modems
       2.  Networks
           a.  WAN
           b.  LAN
           c.  Internet
           d.  BBS's
           e.  Teleconferencing/Telecommuting
   F.  Software Programming
       1.  Languages
       2.  Development Cycle
   G.  Security
   H.  Society
       1.  Health
       2.  Privacy
       3.  Computer Crime
   I.  The Future

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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.
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%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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NATURE OF COMPUTERS by O'Brien, publisher: Dryden Press 1993

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