Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Computer Fundamentals

COURSE CODE: UCC 1100
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Bachelor of arts in mass communication
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Introduction to Computer Fundamentals is a course that enable students learn the basic skills of using a computer as a central tool for pursuing their studies. It provides a general introduction to the broad aspects of computer systems, how it works, a brief history of the computers and the basic components of a computer. In addition, students will be grounded in the proper use of the Internet for research.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit, students should be able to:

  • Discuss various parts of a computer systems and what each does.
  • Identify and explain the various Operating Systems
  • Describe major software applications and what they do.
  • Describe what capabilities Internet has, what a browser does, and be able to perform basic navigation over the worldwide web.
  • Perform basic email tasks such as sending, receiving and managing electronic mail.
Examine the Open source software and have a working knowledge of Linux and Open Office.