ProgrammesModule: Introduction to Information Technology
Course Title: Introduction to Information Technology
Course Code: UU-COM-1010
Programme: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration - MW
Objectives of the Course:
· Introduce students to the digital world by considering fundamental computer hardware and the most popular microcomputer applications.
· Explain systems and applications software.
· Introduce and practice file management, data storage and security principles.
· Consider basic operating system features (using the Windows environment).
· Give students hands-on experience on popular application software packages, which may include word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database management, presentation graphics, statistical applications and other.
· Explore the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW) using browser software for exploration and searching.
· Introduce e-mail, newsgroups, multimedia, and other Internet services and resources.
· Introduce computer-assisted and distance learning; the university’s InterLearning environment.
· Understand computer hardware fundamentals.
· Understand and use computer terminology.
· Understand and practice file management principles.
· Describe the differences between applications software and system software.
· Become proficient in the use of the windows environment.
· Create word processing documents and understand word processing fundamentals.
· Use an electronic spreadsheet to solve relevant problems. Prepare graphs to present important facts.
· Create simple databases and apply queries to search for a range of data.
· Use presentations graphics software to prepare attractive presentations.
· Be able to access the World Wide Web using browser software to navigate, search, and explore the Web. Some exposure to e-mail, newsgroups, multimedia, and other Internet services and resources.
· Create simple web pages.
· Understand computer-assisted and distance learning and be able to access on-line material available from the university’s InterLearning environment.
Prerequisites: UU-BA-IND100, UU-FNT-103