BIS 101: Introduction to Computers

Credits 3

This is an introductory course in the theory and use of computers. Students will learn how hardware, software, and people work together in an information society. Students with minimal skills will learn to enhance their personal productivity and problem solving skills by applying information technologies to problem situations and by designing and using small information systems for individuals and groups. Topics explored will include the difference between system software and application software, computer files and data storage, computer architecture, local area networks, the Internet and applications that include Internet, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation applications.