A course designed to provide an understanding of what the computer can do and how it does it for the non-technically oriented student. This course covers the basic concepts of computer operation and programming, applications of computers, and the effects of computers on society. This course replaces the College Success Seminar for students in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences.
The course experience provides the skills and tools necessary for a technical career while enabling students to develop confidence in their academic endeavors. The creative role in the multi-disciplinary design and development process is emphasized in addition to communication skills, ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities. This course may be waived for students with sophomore or higher status. This course replaces College Success Seminar for students in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences.
This course covers the impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society. Topics include the history of computing, advances caused by computers, ethical and legal issues related to computing, privacy, security, social media and internet technologies.