Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications - ITE 152 at Southwest Virginia Community College

Effective: 2022-03-31

Course Description

Develops understanding of digital and information literacy. Introduces basic computer concepts in hardware, software, cyber, cloud, database, and operating systems. Includes hands-on experience developing word processing, spreadsheet and presentation documents. Evaluates the reliability of sources. Covers creating a simple web page. Examines topics such as social, legal, and ethical issues. This is a UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

This introductory course is designed to develop the students? understanding of digital information literacy through utilizing both lecture and hands-on exercises. Students will be introduced to basic computer concepts in hardware, software, cyber security, cloud computing, database principles, operating systems and web development. Students learn online techniques to search, evaluate, validate, and cite information. Hands-on experience includes creating web pages along with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation graphics computer applications. Additional lectures examine social, legal, ethical issues including privacy, intellectual property, emerging technologies and the role computers play across professional areas of expertise.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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