cis105 | undergraduate

Survey Of Computer Information Systems

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This course presents an overview of the various technologies embedded in every aspect of society. Students gain a basic understanding of how a computer functions as a single unit, in a network, and as a connection to the Internet. Other topics include security issues and the use of productivity software, such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation applications. The course also addresses social and ethical issues related to using computers.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 9

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    The Internet

    • Describe how the internet affects commerce.
    • Compare the effectiveness of several search engines.
    • Discuss the benefits and the drawbacks of electronic correspondence.

    Word Processing and Presentation Programs

    • Modify a document using a word processing program.
    • Develop an electronic presentation relating to a new technology.

    Graphics and Multimedia

    • Discuss different capabilities and applications of graphics programs.
    • Discuss the benefits of interactive multimedia.
    • Edit an image in a graphic program.

    Computers-Inside and Out

    • Discuss how components within a computer system interact.
    • Classify computers by purpose and function.
    • Identify current technology available for input, output, processing, and storage.

    Spreadsheet Programs

    • Format data within a spreadsheet program.
    • Manipulate data effectively using a spreadsheet program.

    Operating Systems (OS) and Networks

    • Compare multiple operating systems such as Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Mac.
    • Describe how operating systems control hardware and software.
    • Contrast common types of networks.

    Privacy and Security

    • Analyze the security measures used as protection against identity theft.
    • Assess the effectiveness of all-in-one PC security systems.

    Computers and You

    • Produce a presentation about the use of technology in the classroom.
    • Summarize an important concept presented in this course.

    From Data to Information

    • Differentiate between data and information.
    • Compare the capability and components of today’s processors with their future potential.
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