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Undergraduate Course Details
Number ITC 100
Title Computers and Their Uses
Credits 3.0
Distribution DII
Prerequisites High school Algebra I & II

Description

This course provides an overview of the capabilities, uses and limitations of computers. The major types of software packages are discussed: operating systems, word processors, database systems, spreadsheets and communication packages. Applications of computers in areas such as business, education, graphic arts, medicine and engineering are surveyed. The major focus of the course is to present topics in the context of the impact of computers on functions such as decision-making, information storage, research and personal productivity. The general discussion is reinforced by skills-oriented lecture/demonstrations and assignments using specific software packages. Three lecture hours per week plus laboratory work outside of class. This course satisfies the Computer Literacy core requirement. Not open to students who have received credit for CSC100.