STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT OSWEGO
Computer Science Department
I. COURSE NUMBER AND CREDIT:
CSC 101 - 3 semester hours
II. COURSE TITLE:
Tools for Computing
III. COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course addresses the use of the computers as
problem-solving and information-processing tools.
Students will achieve functional literacy with an
integrated microcomputer software package, as well as
with the use of computer networks as a resource.
VI. COURSE OBJECTIVES:
A. To introduce the use of an integrated software
package as a problem-solving tool.
B. To introduce the use of other available
resources, such as electronic mail and the
Internet connection as additional tools.
C. To use the above concepts to discuss the impact
computers have on society
VII. COURSE OUTLINE:
1. Course Objectives
2. Outline of Integrated Software
3. Hardware Issues
1. Operating System
3. Electronic Mail
C. Computers and Problem Solving
1. Computers as Problem-Solving Tools
2. The Problem-Solving Process
a. Decision Making
b. Top-Down Design
c. The Design Process
D. Word Processing
1. Introduction to the Word Processing Concept
2. Working with Word Processing
b. Spell Checking
1. Introduction to the Spreadsheet Concept
2. Working with Spreadsheets
3. Integrating Tables/Charts into Documents
1. Introduction to the Database Concept
2. Working with Databases
3. Linking to Spreadsheets
4. Integrating Reports into Documents
1. Review of Application Tools
2. Yet Another Case Study
VIII. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:
Traditional, lectures supplemented by in-class
demonstrations, readings, and a number of
IX. COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
X. MEANS OF EVALUATION:
Students will be evaluated by means of examinations
and other work.
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Ross, P. W. Using Enable/OA, Boyd & Fraser, 1991.
Sachs, D. & Kronstadt, B. Discovering Microsoft.
Spezzano, C. Enable 2.14: The Fundamentals. Wiley,
Yasuda, P. & Frederick, V. Using Microsoft Works 2.0.
Mc-Graw Hill, 1991.
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