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Introduction to Computer

  • Course Code :
    CSC 101
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    University Requirments

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Area of Study :

Introduction to information technology: an introduction to digital world –The internet and the world wide Web: exploring Cyberspace –Software: tools for productivity and creativity –Hardware: CPU and storage system –Input and Output: taking charge of computing and communications –Communication, networks –Personal technology –Databases and information systems: digital engines for today's economy –Challenges of the digital age: society and information technology –System analysis and programming: software development, programming and languages. Course Goals: • Introduce to the world of computers and internet. • Allow students to appreciate the importance of the field and its modern day challenges. • Acquire working information about the computer and internet. • Understand the importance of technology in building up economies. • Assess the challenges facing the world in the digital age.

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Introduction to information technology: an introduction to digital world –The internet and the world wide Web: exploring Cyberspace –Software: tools for productivity and creativity –Hardware: CPU and storage system –Input and Output: taking charge of computing and communications –Communication, networks –Personal technology –Databases and information systems: digital engines for today's economy –Chalenges of the digital age: society and information technology –System analysis and programming: software development, programming and languages.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Define computer literacy and understand its importance in contemporary society.
2- Identify, describe, and use various Internet technologies.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Analyze the uses of various types of computer software.
2- Criticize basic computer maintenance, troubleshooting, and upgrading.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Use multimedia to enhance the way a computer presents information.
2- Employ the functions of various computer hardware components.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Evaluate the importance of computer and Internet security.
2- Explain networking concepts to set up and maintain a basic home network.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
An introduction to digital world 2 1
The internet and the world wide Web: exploring Cyberspace 2 1
Software: Tools for productivity and creativity 4 2
Hardware: CPU and storage system 2 1
Input and Output: taking charge of computing and communications 4 2
Midterm Exam 1
Communication, networks 2 1
Personal technology 2 1
Databases and information systems: digital engines for today's economy 4 2
Challenges of the digital age: society and information technology 2 1
System analysis and programming: software development, programming and languages 2 1
Final Exam 1

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Data show and computer in lectures
Demonstration videos
Group discussion
Research Paper

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Course Work (Attendance, Participation, Assignments, Quizzes, Research Paper…) 30.00 To assess understanding and theoretical background of the intellectual and practical skills.
Final Exam 40.00 15 assess knowledge and intellectual skills.
Midterm Exam 30.00 8 assess professional skills.

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Cambridge IGCSE® Computer Science Coursebook Sarah Lawrey &  Donald Scott Cambridge University
Discovering Computers - Fundamentals Gary B. Shelly Cengage
E-Book of Introduction to Computer (BookShelf) Timothy J O'Leary Professor / John Dean Dr McGraw-Hill
E-Book of Introduction to Computer (Moodle) Timothy J O'Leary Professor / John Dean Dr McGraw-Hill
No Book no no
Using Information Technology Williams McGraw hill

Recommended books :

June Jamrich Parsons and Dan Oja, New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2013: Introductory (15th Ed.), New Perspectives, 2012.

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