Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Computer Fundamentals

COURSE CODE: UCC 1100
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Economics
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

The purpose of the course is to enable students learn the basic skills of using a computer as a central tool for pursuing their studies. It provides a general introduction to the broad aspects of computer systems, how it works, a brief history of the computers and the basic components of a computer. In addition, students will be grounded in the proper use of the Internet for research.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit, students should be able to:

  • Identify the various parts of a computer systems and what each does.
  • Explain the various Operating Systems
  • Identify major software applications and what they do.
  • Describe what capabilities Internet has, what a browser does, and be able to perform basic navigation over the worldwide web.
  • Apply the basic email tasks such as sending, receiving and managing electronic mail.
  • Be familiar with features common to Windows software.
  • Display a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software
  • Use computers in the business workplace and other fields
  • Know about Open source software and have a working knowledge of Linux and Open Office.