IT150 Fundamentals of Academic Computing 4 credits
This course presents a hands-on introduction to using computers, integrated productivity suites, network connectivity and Internet resources in academic pursuits. Topics covered will include, but will not be limited to, document formatting; footnotes and end notes; electronic document tracking; use of tables, charts and lists; electronic filing; cross-platform compatibility; creation of PDF files; Internet research and evaluation of results; creation of Web documents for collaborative purposes and for publication; basics of presentation technology; creation of electronic spreadsheets and charts; use of formulas and integration of all productivity suite components to enhance the presentation of data. The instructional format will allow students to experience the paperless environment of the twenty-first century workplace. In addition, students will learn essential elements of computer-related privacy, security and the basics of computer care and maintenance.