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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 :

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:  Analyze the requirements to understand different components in computer system and operations of the computer systems.  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic elements of computer hardware and software and their roles in a computer system.  Combine and evaluate different tools and facilities.  Use modern techniques to use Internet and WWW for searching and browsing information.  Comprehend deeply the basic concepts of software development.  Compare, evaluate and select methodologies to solve the algorithmic problems using pseudo code and flow chart.  Comprehend the Computer Language and different number systems.

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Introduction to Computer

Introduction to computer hardware, computer software and computer networks. Data internal representation in computer memory. Numbering systems. Problem solving techniques using Pseudocode (Structured English).

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Introduction to Computer

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.
4- Understand different components in computer system and operations of the computer systems.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Analyze and design a solution for computing problems considering limitations and constrains.
2- Solve the algorithmic problems using pseudo code and flow chart.

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- Realize information storage and retrieval skills in computing software systems.
4- Acquire a set of fundamental research skills from different resources.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Exploit a range of learning resources.
2- Apply communication skills in presentations and report writing using various methods and tools.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction To Computer and Information Technology & Computer Hardware Components 2 1
Computer Hardware Components & The von Neumann Model 2 1
Computer Hardware Components 2 1
Computer Software 2 1
Computer Networks, Internet and WWW 2 1
Problem Solving Methodologies and Algorithmic Approach 2 1
Problem Solving Methodologies and Algorithmic Approach 2 1
Pseudo Code 2 1
Pseudo Code 2 1
Pseudo Code 2 1
Numbering Systems 2 1

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lectures including discussion
Tutorials
Practical Lab Sessions
Self-Study (Project / Reading Materials / Online Material / Presentations)
Seminars
Case Studies
Problem Solving
Others (Specify)

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignments 20.00
Final Exam 40.00
Midterm Exam (s) 30.00
Others (Participation) 10.00

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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 are available with all the slides used in lectures in electronic form on Learning Management System (Moodle)

Recommended books :

 Introduction to Computer Architecture and Programming, Second Edition by Zeltmann, Patt, Patel, 2009  Introduction to Programming with Java: A Problem Solving Approach, Second Edition by Dean, Dean, 2014  Introduction to Computing Systems, Second Edition by Patt, Patel, 2004  Brian K. Williams, Stacey Sawyer, "Using Information Technology: a Practical Introduction to Computer & Communication," 11th International Edition, McGraw Hill, 2013.

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