Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Computer Fundamentals

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

Course Content and Outline

Introduction to Computers Systems                                             
General introduction, computer sub-system, hardware/ software/ human resource, data/operating environment, computer hardware, system unit, monitor/ keyboard/ mouse/ printer, computer software, application software.

Basic Computer Processing
Software categories, digital computers, binary numbers

Computer architecture     
                                                    
Input/ output devices, main and secondary memory, Central Processing Unit

Introduction to operating systems                                                
Windows Professional/xp/vista, Windows NT4.0, Linux/Unix

The Internet and the World Wide Web                                         
Internet; World Wide Web; browsers: Netscape and Internet Explorer; internet addresses; use of search engines; use of the internet for on-line purchasing, on-line courses, research; sending, receiving and managing electronic mail.

Word Processing                                                                   
Producing documents with formats and styles, use of mail merge to create letters, manipulating text and graphics and documents, create templates and forms to use, import / export other documents into MS Word.

Spreadsheets and modeling                                                 
Use MS Excel for budgeting and analyzing financial and statistical data, add charts and objects to charts, import data from other applications such as databases, carry out simulations and modeling using spreadsheets.

MS Power Point        
                                                            
Produce excellent presentations with MS PowerPoint

Computer Design & Graphics                                      
Corel Draw; Photo paint; front page; Publisher

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • In class discussions
  • Guided discovery

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes