Course Content and Outcome Guide for CIS 121
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- Course Number:
- CIS 121
- Course Title:
- Computer Concepts II
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Course DescriptionEvaluate, select and apply computer technology to solve practical problems. Use Internet technologies. Organize and display information using a database. Address ethical issues. Recommended: CIS 120 or equivalent. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Identify and use a wide range of resources and techniques to solve technical problems
- Apply a system development model to solve a problem.
- Choose testing methods and tools most appropriate for the scope and purpose of projects
- Apply database concepts and use ER diagrams to design, develop, and use a database.
- Analyze the elements of programs
- Design a small local area network
- Solve quantitative and qualitative problems using computer software.
- Assess the implications of technology use on organizations and their management.
- Describe trends in computer technology and discuss their effect on global culture and society.
- Communicate computer technology concepts using a variety of electronic media taking into account technological and aesthetic considerations.
- Weigh ethical issues related to technology including viruses, spyware, hacking and risk assessment.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Service Learning
- Contextual written tasks in or outside of class.
- Written case study analysis.
- Individual or team projects.
- Quizzes and/or examinations.
- In-class interactive role-plays
- Create installation, how it works or training material for some aspect of computer technology
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
1. Analyze the elements of programs
2. Design a small local area network
3. Solve quantitative and qualitative problems using computer software.
Direct instruction (+ study time) in discipline-related computations
involving Boolean algebra and arithmetic expression construction and
evaluation as applied in programming and networking.