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CIS 107 COMPUTER LITERACY

CIS 107 Computer Literacy

Course Outline 

Course Number & Name:  CIS 107 Computer Literacy

Credit Hours:  3.0            Contact Hours: 3.0           Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  None

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: An introduction to Personal Computers, this course is specifically designed for students who have had little or no experience using the personal computer. The topics covered are designed to prepare the student for further study of computer-related courses and the more immediate word processing assignments in college courses. The class utilizes hands-on lab experiences to ensure that these important computer concepts are thoroughly understood. Included in this course is an overview of the microcomputer applications, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word and accessing information on the Internet.  Note: CIS 107 can be used as a free elective in all programs/majors except Computer Science/Computer Information Systems.

General Education Goals: CIS 107 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category:  Technical Competency.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows:  Students will use computer systems or other appropriate forms of technology to achieve educational and personal goals.   CIS 107 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. describe and demonstrate common computer literacy skills;
  2. explain fundamentals of the internet  and perform basic internet skills;
  3. describe and perform basic word processing skills;
  4. perform more advanced Microsoft Word functions; and
  5. enhance a word-processed document by including appropriate visual components.