Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
CAS 104
Course Title:
Basic Internet Skills
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Course Description

Introduces web terminology, web browsers, search techniques, and communication tools. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:
1. Communicate in a business or personal setting using internet vocabulary.
2. Use a search engine to find information on the web.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be issued a Pass/No Pass grade. Assessments may include:

  • Reports based on research
  • Communication using the Internet
  • Tests or quizzes

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues

  • Terminology
  • Brief historical overview of the Internet
  • Researching efficiently
  • Using Communication Tools
  • Overview of E-commerce / Shopping Carts

 Competencies, Skills

  • Internet and web terms
  • Features of popular browsers
    • Bookmarks
    • Toolbars/Menus
    • Customizing
  • Search engine techniques
  • Library Internet resources
  • Communication tools
    • E-mail
    • Newsgroups, discussion/bulletin boards and/or listservs
    • Chat rooms
    • Blogs
  • E-commerce terminology
  • Security and privacy issues
  • Other skills as time permits