Dec 11, 2023
CMSC 110 - Computer Concepts
Study of programming language hierarchy, elements of a software system, and program implementation. Exposure to hardware concepts including number systems, data representation, central processor, storage, input/output, and system configurations. An introduction to the scope, significance, history, and social implications of data processing. There is no detailed study or implementation of any specific programming language. Assessment Level(s): ELAI 990 or ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , MATH 050 . Three hours each week.
3 semester hours
May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017 or MATH 020 or MATH 030 or MATH 045 without appropriate Math assessment score.
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
- Describe computer systems and their functions.
- Define various types of software, including operating system, utility programs, and application software.
- Use the data representation, operating systems, and utility programs.
- Use number systems and convert from one number system to another.
- Identify and compare several programming languages currently in use.
- Use the Internet as a tool for research, for identifying and verifying information.
- Use business applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and database.
- Differentiate among various types of computer careers, certifications, and job responsibilities.
- Describe the scope, significance and history of computing.
- Describe social implications of computing, including computer security, ethics and privacy issues.
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