Introduction to Computing
Overview of the development of the electronic computer, its technology, capabilities, and limitations. Ethical and social issues are considered, as well as the role of computers in society. Introduction to the use of a range of useful microcomputer hardware and software. Extensive laboratory experience. Supplementary course fee assessed.
New Perspectives Computer Concepts; Edition:2012; Authors: June Jamrich Parsons and Dan Oja;Publisher: Thomson, Course Technology; ISBN: 9781111529086 (non e-book form for reference)
Delivery: This course is delivered as an online course and all material is handled through the Learning Mangement System (LMS) of the University. there are two aspects to this course, an Office skills portion and a concepts portion. The portion directly related to security deals with the concepts. The textbook listed above is an e-book within the LMS. There are no lecture slides rather interactivity with the e-book itself. This course is an Universtiy wide course taken by a variety of majors. The following chapters are covered with each having a security component.
1. Computers and Digital Basics.
2. Computer Hardware.
3. Computer Software.
4. Operating Systems and File Management.
5. LANs and WLANs.
6. The Internet.
7. The Web and Email.
8. Digital Media.