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Business 109: Introduction to Computing
Various; distance learning format.
20 hours (6 weeks).
December 2013 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: summarize and describe the application software used for personal, business, and workgroup use; analyze how software controls the computing environment; outline and define the components of computer hardware, including input and output devices; summarize the history of computing, including how computers have impacted society; define and appraise the different types of database systems and data types; examine and describe the basics of Internet programming, scripting languages, search engines, and Internet protocols; summarize the networking options available to interconnect computers and systems; diagram and evaluate the life cycle of developing software, such as applications, drivers, or operating systems; and describe and define the five basic elements of programming and what programmers do.
Major topics include: application software; systems software; computer hardware; social impacts and history of computing; data communications; World Wide Web; networks access and architecture; software development; and programming methodology.
In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business, Information Systems, or Information Technology (12/16).