Computer Science

To satisfy the General Education Core requirements, learners may select any three (3) credit hour course from the list below. It should be understood that any course that has not been applied toward a general education requirement is considered a general education elective. Credit applied to the general education requirements may not also be applied toward major, minor, or elective requirements. Courses used to satisfy general education requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail grade basis. Select any one three (3) credit hour course from the following to meet the Technology Fluency Competence Category for core requirements.

Classes

COSI 190 : Computer Fluency

This course exposes the learners to selected important computer and digital technology concepts and skills necessary to succeed professionally and in life. Upon completion of the course, learners will have had opportunities to explore topics included range from computer literacy basics to today’s popular technologies, to the information systems commonly used by businesses and organizations. Various computer applications – including operating systems, file managers, Internet browsers and search engines, email and other network applications, word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software. In addition, learners will gain knowledge and experience in the application of IT methodologies in high-level problem-solving through self-learning computer projects.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

(LIBR 150 may be taken concurrently).

COSI 201 : Survey of Technology & Information Processing

This course introduces learners to a historical perspective of computing, information systems, hardware, software, and human resources. It explores their integration and application in business and other social segments. Learners will be required to complete lab assignments using the PC's operating system and several commonly used applications, such as word processors, spreadsheets, Internet browsers and search engines, and graphics presentations applications. In addition, learners demonstrate knowledge and abilities to utilize system software (e.g. Windows operating systems) and applications software (Microsoft Office 360) such as word processing, spreadsheets, graphics presentations, database management systems, and Internet browsers to solve business-related problems.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

(LIBR 150 may be taken concurrently).

COSI 211 : Workplace Technology

 This course introduces learners to the selection and use of computer-based media, multi-media, and conventional media, in the preparation of materials for instructional purposes. Special attention is given to computer hardware and software involved in computer-based media production, digital formatting technology, and multimedia production processes. Learners will have the fluency to discus the characteristics, advantages, limitations, and applications of each of the media and technologies discussed in the course.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

(LIBR 150 may be taken concurrently).