Introduction to Computers
This course is not active. Please contact Department Chair for more information.
Note: Students who have received credit for CISY1110 or CSIS 1190 will not receive further credit for CSIS1110.
- Introduction to computer hardware and software
- Computers as a tool: helping people solve problems
- Computer categories: microcomputers, minicomputers, mainframes, supercomputers
- Operating system concepts
- Numbering systems and computer's internal data representation
- Spreadsheet software basics: worksheet environment, entering data/formulas, editing, cell references, recalculating formulas, designing templates, "what if" analysis, graphics
- Database software basics: system environment, creating structure, displaying records, sorting records, manipulating records, report generation, query facility
- Word processing software basics: system environment, features and functions, editing, formatting, printing options, search/replace and block commands
- Presentation graphics software: system environment, features and functions, editing, formatting and printing options
- Current programming languages
- Internet terminology and use of a Web browser
- The usage of e-mail
Lecture, seminar and hands-on activities in the computer lab and online.
|Assignments (Minimum: 4)||20%-30%|
|Midterm Examinations(s) or
Major Tests (1-5)
Note that the combined total of Assignments and Participation is not to exceed 30%.
The student will be able to:
- explain the fundamental concepts of computer hardware and software
- analyze a problem, decide whether it can or should be solved by a computer, and provide an appropriate solution
- describe the major components of applications software in the areas of word processing, spreadsheets, database management, presentation graphics, data communications, and Internet
- use an operating system software in the Windows environment
- use software packages in word processing, spreadsheets, database management, graphics
- describe the computer information system life-cycle
- use Web browsers, search engines and e-mail.
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.
BC Principles of Math 11 with a grade of “C” or better
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
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|Institution||Transfer Details for CSIS 1110|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||No credit|