Introduction to Computer Applications

BBA 1st Semester

BS Computer Science 1st Semester

BS English 1st Semester

Suggested Text Book:
1. Introduction to Computers by Peter Norton, 6th Edition, McGraw-Hill SiE, ISBN 0-07-059374-4.

Reference Material:
1. Computers: Information Technology in Perspective, 9/e by Larry Long and Nancy Long, Prentice Hall, 2002/ISBN: 0130929891.
2. An Invitation to Computer Science, Schneider and Gersting, Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning, 2000.
3. Information System Today by Leonard Jessup, Joseph Valacich.
4. Computers Today by Suresh K. Basandra.
5. Computer Science: An overview of Computer Science, Sherer.

Course Name: Introduction to Computing Applications
Course Structure: Lectures: 2, Labs: 1
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: None (first semester course)

This course focuses on a breadth-first coverage of the use of computing and communication technologies to solve real life problems; including computing environments, general application software like word processing, visual presentation applications, tabular data manipulation, DBMS, WWW, Email management systems, Virus, Anti-Virus and Spam Protection; Introduction to the basic computing hardware (main building blocks), operating systems, data networks; software engineering and communication technology along with social and ethical issues. An introduction of the program of study in computing for which this course is being taught (CS, IT, SE etc.). The course attempts to provide every student a set of productivity tools that they will be able to use for the rest of their lives.

Course Outline:
Number Systems, Binary numbers, Boolean logic, History computer system, basic machine organization, Von Neumann Architecture, Algorithm definition, design, and implementation, Programming paradigms and languages, Graphical programming, Overview of Software Engineering and Information Communication Technology, Operating system, Compiler, DBMS, Computer networks and internet, WWW, web mail applications, Computer graphics, AI, Viruses and Anti-Viruses, Use of office productivity tools, such as word processors, spreadsheets, presentation applications, etc., Social, Ethical, Professional and Legal Issues, and overview of the complete program of studies in computing and its structure.