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CIS 110 Fundamentals of Computer Literacy
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Introduction to microcomputer technology, including terminology, software applications, operating systems, tools, basic set up and maintenance. Also includes Internet searches, and evaluation of websites' validity and reliability of information. Use Microsoft (MS) Word, MS Excel, MS Access, and MS PowerPoint to analyze data, solve problems, and present solutions. Not designed for CIS degree or CIS Certificate seekers. Prerequisite: RDG 094.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Define and use computer terminology related to hardware, operating systems, application software, basic maintenance, and the Internet.
2. (Application Level) Use file management tools including creating and organizing folders and shortcuts; copy, move, and delete files; and search for files.
3. (Comprehension Level) Discuss routine issues and troubleshooting techniques, including purchase, privacy, data security, installing and upgrading software, and resolving routine computer problems.
4. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate social and ethical issues related to computer technology.
5. (Analysis Level) Explain the purpose, tools, and kinds of documents produced using Microsoft (MS) Word, MS Excel, MS Access, and MS PowerPoint.
6. (Synthesis Level) Produce letters, memos, and reports with tables using MS Word.
7. (Synthesis Level) Produce spreadsheets and charts with MS Excel that interpret data and solve financial, mathematical, and statistical problems.
8. (Synthesis Level) Produce standard database queries, forms and reports with Microsoft Access that collect, extract, sort and report data needed to make decisions.
9. (Synthesis Level) Produce and deliver slideshow presentations using MS PowerPoint that includes graphics, charts, tables, and animation.
10. (Application Level) Use email to send and receive messages, attach and download files, and manage contacts. Demonstrate proper email etiquette.
11. (Analysis Level) Search websites using various search engines for project specific tools and examples.
12. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the credibility of various websites based on specific guidelines.
13. (Application Level) Select and use the appropriate operating system tools to maximize efficiency.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None