Computer Fundamentals

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Lungsod ng Maynila
UNIVERSIDAD DE MANILA
Mehan Gardens, Manila

SYLLABUS

Course Code:CSC 010
Course Title:Computer Fundamentals
Prerequisite (if any):None
Unit Course:3 Units

1.0 Course Description: It delves with the history and nature of computers, its developments, applications and types. It also includes the basic components of the computer system, the number systems and conversions, the elements of the Electronic Data Processing (EDP) system, the different Disk Operating System (DOS) utilities and commands, flowcharting and introduction to algorithms and programming, and the Microsoft Windows operating system.

2.0 Course Objectives

2.1 General Objectives:

a. Apply knowledge of computer fundamentals to solve problems and perform new applications. b. Develop interest in the field of computers to be able to adjust to the demands of its trends and technology.

2.2 Specific Objectives:

a. Understand the concepts, capabilities and limitations of computers and identify its basic components. b. Convert from one number system to another number system. c. Determine the differences and advantages of the two most commonly used operating systems: DOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems. d. Familiarize with the Microsoft Windows environment, desktop, and properties. e. Know the importance of algorithm and flowcharting in preparation to programming courses.

3.0 Course Outline:
Time
Allotment
CHAPTER(Budgeted Time)
1. OVERVIEW AND NATURE OF COMPUTERS ..............................................6 hrs. 1. History of computers and its definition
2. Characteristics, capabilities, limitations
3. Different applications and effects to society
4. Generations & classifications of computers
5. Data processing concepts
6. Reasons for computer failure
2. BASIC COMPONENTS OF THE COMPUTER SYSTEM ..............................6 hrs. 2.1 Parts of the computer hardware
2.2 Storage devices
2.3 Input and output devices
3. ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING (EDP) SYSTEM……………………..6 hrs. 3.1 Components, organizational structure, staff and job descriptions; 3.2 Data communication concepts and the internet; 3.3 Computer software types and developments

4. NUMBER SYSTEMS………………………………………….........................9 hrs. 4.1 Decimal
4.2 Binary
4.3 Octal
4.4 Hexadecimal
4.5 Conversion process and techniques of the different number systems 5. DISK OPERATING SYSTEM (DOS) …………………………………....9 hrs. 5.1 Booting up, system files, disk files and naming conventions 5.2 Command prompt, error messages, tracks and sectors 5.3 Commonly used DOS commands; Exercises

6. ALGORITHMS AND FLOWCHARTING …………………………………....9 hrs. 6.1 Symbols, guidelines and exercises;
6.2 Introduction to programming
7. MICROSOFT WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM…………………………..9 hrs. 7.1 Overview and history
7.2 GUI, desktop components, shutting down of computer, use of mouse 7.3 Window and its components
7.4 Menu, dialog boxes and its components
7.5 Settings and programs; Exercises in Windows

4.0 Teaching Methods/Strategies:
4.1 Lecture and discussion
4.2 Problem-solving and exercises
4.3 Individual/Group report
4.4 Laboratory discussion and exercises

5.0 Requirements:
5.1 Diskette(s)
5.2 Attendance
5.3 Seat works – written and laboratory
5.4 Quizzes, recitations/reports
5.5 Assignments, case studies
5.6 Major exams

6.0 Grading System:
Midterm Grade:60% Class Standing + 40% Major Exam
Pre-Final Grade: 60% Class Standing + 40% Major Exam
Final Grade: Midterm Grade (50%) + Pre-Final Grade (50%)...
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