CS 120 Digital Literacy

Introduces terminology and overview of the computer and information science. Focuses on the basic concepts of computer hardware and software systems, software applications, online inquiry, and evaluation of materials including ethical decisions. Includes concepts reinforced in a laboratory environment. Through specific hands-on experience students gather, evaluate, and solve real-world problems and form decisions based upon critical examination of today's technology.




Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Identify current and future trends in computing and recognize various computing devices and their uses. Identify the parts of a computer and their features and functions and recognize the advantages and limitation of important peripheral devices. Identify and describe the features of desktop and specialized computer operating systems and understand the importance of system utilities, backups, and file management. Explain why the web is so important in today's society and why fluency in the tools and language of the internet is necessary to be an educated consumer, a better student, an informed citizen, and a valuable employee. Understand what a computer network is, identify different types of networks and recognize threats to security and privacy. Demonstrate the proper use of basic office application software features.