ICS 101: Digital Tools for the Information World


ICS 101: Digital Tools for the Information World (3 credits)

Course Description

Fundamental information technology concepts and computing terminology, productivity software for problem solving, computer technology trends and impact on individuals and society. Emphasizes the utilization of operating systems and the production of professional documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and web pages. (3 hours lecture)

Recommended Preparation: High School algebra.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Utilize the appropriate computer applications to produce professional-level documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and web pages for effective communication (major content area).
  • Produce documents in a variety of formats.
  • Create, edit, and format electronic spreadsheets using formulas, functions, and charts.
  • Utilize a database with queries and reports that display required data.
  • Create and organize a variety of electronic slides using templates, background styles, graphics, photos, and animation effects.
  • Create web pages that contain hyperlinks and images that are suitable for publication).
  • Utilize operating system interfaces to manage computer resources effectively.
  • Extract and synthesize information from available Internet resources using intelligent search and discrimination.
  • Define, explain, and demonstrate proper computer terminology usage in areas such as hardware, software, and communications to effectively interact with other computer users and to prepare for higher-level computer courses.
  • Describe ethical issues involved in the use of computer technology.

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