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Introduction to Computer

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

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

The main aims of this course are: 1. To widen the student's knowledge about the basic elements of computer hardware and software and their roles in a computer system. 2. To deep the student's comprehension of the basic concepts of software development. 3. To enhance the student's ability to use Internet for searching and browsing information. • Understand how to use Internet and WWW for searching and browsing information. • Understand the basics of software development. • Ability to develop and produce diversity of computer applications using Word processing, Spreadsheet, Database and Powerpoint Software tools. • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of standard methods and approaches for problem solving. • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the algorithmic approach for problem solving. • Design and represent an algorithmic solution for a given algorithmic problem. • Implement the algorithmic solution using C++ as a programming language. • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of using C++ in implementing various problem solutions in different application areas.

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Computer Systems: Introduction, Computer devices: Input, Output, CPU, Auxiliary units, Programs, Processing programs, Applied programs. Manipulating problems and their solution (Algorithms), Applied programs..

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- a1. Describe the basics of software development.
2- a2. Define the basics of application software.
3- a3. Identify basic computer terminology.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- b1. Design a solution for computing problems considering limitations and constrains.
2- b2. Implement the solutions of computing and information.
3- b3. Determine measurement criteria for computer systems.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- c1. Run computing equipment in different physical environment.
2- c2. Install and maintain different supporting tools for construction and documentation software systems.
3- c3. Maintain software systems.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- d1. Search for data.
2- d2. Work in a team.
3- d3. Communicate effectively.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction To Computer and Information Technology & Computer Hardware Components 3 2 1
Computer Software 6 4 2
Problem Solving Methodologies and Algorithmic Approach 6 4 2
Program development in C++ 6 4 2
Basic Elements & Data Types of C++ 6 4 2
Program development in C++ - Arithmetic C++ & Selection Control Structures 6 4 2
Program development in C++ - Repetitive C++ Structures (Loops) 6 4 2
Project presentation 6 4 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lectures including discussion
Practical Lab Sessions
Self-Study (Project / Reading Materials / Online Material / Presentations)

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
• Final exam 40.00
• Participation (Team work project) 10.00
o First Mid Term Exam 20.00
o Practical Exam 10.00
o Second Mid Term Exam 20.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
C++ for Everyone Cay S. Horstmann wiley
Cambridge IGCSE® Computer Science Coursebook Sarah Lawrey &  Donald Scott Cambridge University
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
Problem Solving, Abstraction and Design Using C++ Frank L. Friedman Printice Hall
Using Information Technology Williams McGraw hill

Course notes :

Course notes Lecture notes to be handed out

Recommended books :

Brian K. Williams, Stacey Sawyer, "Using Information Technology: a Practical Introduction to Computer & Communication," 11th International Edition, McGraw Hill, 2013.

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