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Introduction to Computers

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Course Code
CSIS 1110
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course provides a general introduction to computers, applications software, programming, hardware and computer information systems. Emphasis will be placed on computer literacy topics such as hardware, software, operating systems, programming languages, data communications, applications software and information systems. This course is suitable for students who wish to use the computer as a tool for problem solving.
Note: Students who have received credit for CISY1110 or CSIS 1190 will not receive further credit for CSIS1110.
Course Content
  1. Introduction to computer hardware and software
  2. Computers as a tool: helping people solve problems
  3. Computer categories: microcomputers, minicomputers, mainframes, supercomputers
  4. Operating system concepts
  5. Numbering systems and computer's internal data representation
  6. Spreadsheet software basics: worksheet environment, entering data/formulas, editing, cell references, recalculating formulas, designing templates, "what if" analysis, graphics
  7. Database software basics: system environment, creating structure, displaying records, sorting records, manipulating records, report generation, query facility
  8. Word processing software basics: system environment, features and functions, editing, formatting, printing options, search/replace and block commands
  9. Presentation graphics software: system environment, features and functions, editing, formatting and printing options
  10. Current programming languages
  11. Internet terminology and use of a Web browser
  12. The usage of e-mail
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture, seminar and hands-on activities in the computer lab and online.

Means of Assessment
Assignments (Minimum: 4)  20%-30%
Participation        0-5%
Quizzes (1-5)  10%-20%
Midterm Examinations(s) or      
Major Tests (1-5)
 25%-35%
Final Examination  25%-30%
 Total        100%

Note that the combined total of Assignments and Participation is not to exceed 30%.

Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  1. explain the fundamental concepts of computer hardware and software
  2. analyze a problem, decide whether it can or should be solved by a computer, and provide an appropriate solution
  3. describe the major components of applications software in the areas of word processing, spreadsheets, database management, presentation graphics, data communications, and Internet
  4. use an operating system software in the Windows environment
  5. use software packages in word processing, spreadsheets, database management, graphics
  6. describe the computer information system life-cycle
  7. use Web browsers, search engines and e-mail.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

 

  • Evans, Alan et al. Introductory Technology in Action, current edition. Prentice Hall
  • Gaskin, Shelley et al. Go! Office 2007 Introductory, current edition, Prentice Hall and supplementary materials packaged with these textbooks.
  • USB flash drive, minimum 1GB capacity.

Requisites

Prerequisites

BC Principles of Math 11 with a grade of “C” or better

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

ACCT1220 and ACCT1222 and ACCT2320 and ACCT3370 and BUSN2275 and BUSN2429 and BUSN3380 and BUSN4470 and CSIS1140 and CSIS1155 and CSIS1175 and CSIS1280 and CSIS2200 and CSIS2350 and MARK3441 and MARK4440

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Alexander College (ALEX) ALEX CPSC 100 (4) 2017/05/01 to 2019/04/30
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO COMP 156 (3) 2013/01/01 to 2019/04/30
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU COMP 101 (4) or CAPU BCPT 123 (3) 2015/09/01 to 2019/04/30
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU COMP 101 (3) or CAPU BCPT 123 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2015/08/31
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU CPSC 1100 (3) 2007/09/01 to 2019/04/30
Langara College (LANG) LANG CPSC 1000 (3) or LANG CPSC 1010 (3) 2007/09/01 to 2011/08/31
Langara College (LANG) LANG CPSC 1000 (3) 2011/09/01 to 2019/04/30
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CMPT 100 (3) 2007/09/01 to 2015/08/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CMPT XX1 (3) 2015/09/01 to 2019/04/30
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) DOUG CSIS 1190 (3) & DOUG CSIS 1110 (3) & DOUG CSIS 2200 (3) = TRU MIST 2610 (3) 2014/09/01 to 2015/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 1XXX (3), OL 2014/09/01 to 2015/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 1XXX (3) 2016/01/01 to 2019/04/30
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) DOUG CSIS 1110 (3) & DOUG CSIS 2200 (3) & DOUG CSIS 1190 (3) or DOUG CSIS 1140 (3) or DOUG ACCT 1222 (3) = TRU MIST 2610 (3); TRU MIST 1XXX (3) 2015/01/01 to 2015/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU CMPT 150 (3), OL 2007/09/01 to 2010/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 1XXX (3) 2010/09/01 to 2014/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) DOUG CSIS 1110 (3) & DOUG CSIS 1190 (3) & DOUG CSIS 2200 (3) = TRU MIST 2610 (3) 2014/09/01 to 2014/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) DOUG CSIS 1140 (3) & DOUG CSIS 1110 (3) & DOUG CSIS 2200 (3) = TRU MIST 2610 (3) 2014/09/01 to 2019/04/30
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 1XXX (3), OL; DOUG CSIS 1110 (3) & DOUG ACCT 1222 (3) = TRU COMP 1XXX (3) & TRU COMP 1XXX (3) & TRU MIST 2611 (3), OL; DOUG CSIS 1110 (3) & DOUG CSIS 1140 (3) = TRU COMP 1XXX (3) & TRU COMP 1XXX (3) & TRU MIST 2611 (3), OL; DOUG CSIS 1110 (3) & DOUG CSIS 1190 (3) = TRU COMP 1XXX (3) & TRU COMP 1XXX (3) & TRU MIST 2611 (3), OL; DOUG CSIS 1110 (3) & DOUG CSIS 2200 (3) = TRU COMP 1XXX (3) & TRU COMP 1XXX (3) & TRU MIST 2611 (3), OL 2015/09/01 to 2019/04/30
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU CMPT 1509 (3), OL 2011/01/01 to 2014/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) DOUG CSIS 1140 (3) & DOUG CSIS 1110 (3) & DOUG CSIS 2200 (3) = TRU MIST 2610 (3) 2014/09/01 to 2019/04/30
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 100 (3) 2007/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ISYS 1XX (3) 2015/09/01 to 2019/04/30
Trinity Western University (TWU) No credit 2020/01/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ISYS 1XX (3) 2007/09/01 to 2019/04/30
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) DOUG CSIS 1110 (3) & DOUG CSIS 1140 (3) & DOUG CSIS 1280 (3) = UBCO COSC 122 (3) 2007/09/01 to 2019/04/30
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) DOUG CSIS 1110 (3) & DOUG CSIS 1140 (3) & DOUG CSIS 1280 (3) = UBCO COSC 122 (3) 2007/09/01 to 2019/04/30
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2007/09/01 to 2019/04/30
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CIS 115 (3) 2007/09/01 to 2010/08/31
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CIS 100 (3) 2010/09/01 to 2019/04/30
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CSC 100 (1.5) 2007/09/01 to 2019/04/30

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

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