2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 22, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CSCI 099 - Computers In Our World


An introduction to computer technology with an emphasis on social implications where applicable. Lectures will survey topics such as history of computer development from number-crunchers to information-management systems, how computers work, networking protocols including the Internet and World Wide Web. Additionally, the course will explore data representation and programming. Students will learn binary algebra and develop two or three short programs. A laboratory component will give students hands-on experience with software applications, which demonstrate the possibilities enabled by current computer technology. Not applicable to the major requirements in computer science.

Prerequisites: no prior computer experience is necessary.

Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: FA

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered periodically