Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Computer Fundamentals

COURSE CODE: UCC 1100
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Administration, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

The course unit is intended to enable students to be able to;

  • To identify the various parts of a computer systems and what each does.
  • To identify and explain the various Operating Systems
  • .To identify major software applications and what they do.

COURSE 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.

 Identify and 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.

  Perform 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

ix)  Explain the Open source software and have a working knowledge of Linux and Open Office.