Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Computer Fundamentals

COURSE CODE: UCC 1100
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

In this course, students are to learn about the basic organization, concepts and terminologies in a computerized environment. They are also to get an in depth understanding of common computer applications. The course will cover concepts related to basic IT concepts; windows desktop environment; history of computers; computer components; word processor applications and use of electronic devices in teaching. 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.

Course Objectives.

The objectives of the course are assist students to:

  •   To identify the various parts of a computer systems and what each does.
  •    To identify and explain the various Operating Systems
  •    To identify major software applications and what they do.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  • Identify the various parts of a computer systems and what each does.
  • Identify and explain the various Operating Systems
  • Identify 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.
  • Be familiar with features common to Windows software.
  • Display a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software
  • Use computers in the business workplace and other fields
  • Explain the Open source software and have a working knowledge of Linux and Open Office.

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