Module/Course Description

Course Title: Introduction to Information Technology

Course Code: UU-COM-1010

Programme: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration - MW - BL

Credits: 3.00

Course Description:

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.  

Learning Outcomes:

· 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

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