Jul 21, 2018  
2017-18 College Catalog 
    
2017-18 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CSC1011 Introduction to Computer Applications


This course builds student capacities to solve problems and improve academic success through the use of computer applications and technology widely available as software packages, primarily the Microsoft Office Suite. As a “why-to” as well as a “how-to” course, topics span: 1. an introduction to the most common uses for students and the preceding history of computing and computers in education, 2. case studies of real world applications, 3. student productivity projects aimed at integration of computer applications, 4. digital Literacy in relation to learning software programs. The integration and customized usage of computer applications is emphasized, both for active student usage and as a career enhancement. Visually-instructed procedures and course content is augmented by having students create a Personal Learning Environment and study management system integrated with a digital Master Notebook via OneNote. While the majority of the course focuses on using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, usage skills are extended to a variety of academic tasks and productivity purposes. This course does not count towards AS Computer Science or BS Computer Science requirements. There are no prerequisites for this course. Credits: 3.000