Introduction to Computing Sciences – CSIS 110

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 05/17/2022

Course Description

A breadth-first introduction to the computing disciplines, with an emphasis on computer ethics and how computing technology impacts the world. Topics include: computing history; discrete mathematics; computer architecture and organization; algorithm design; languages; compilers; operating systems; applications; networks; databases; intellectual property; privacy; free speech; social consequences; computer crime; and codes of conduct.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course is an introductory and prerequisite course taught to computer technology students. It touches all computing disciplines, which allows new students to gain a foundational perspective of the entire computer technology curriculum.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. The student will post 1 thread of at least 300 words. The student must then post 2 replies of at least 200 words. For each thread, students must support their assertions with at least 1 scholarly citation in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include journal articles, the textbook, the Bible, and other peer-reviewed articles.

The student will review the assigned articles using the provided template. This template includes the bibliographic reference, article objectives and summary, the student’s critique of the article, and any questions engendered by reading the article.

These assignments align with CIL 1, 2

The student will complete labs associated with the course material. Each lab will have specific instructions for tasks and deliverables.

These assignments align with the following FSLOs: CIL 1 and 3

Lab Assignments (4)

The student will complete labs associated with the course material. Each lab will have specific instructions for tasks and deliverables.

These assignments align with the following FSLOs: CIL 1 and 3

The student will write a research-based paper of at least 6 pages in current APA format that focuses on a career of his or her choice in computer technology. The paper must include at least 5 sources. 

Research Paper: Topic Proposal Assignment
The student will submit a short 2-3 sentence description in bullet-point format of the occupation selected for the research paper. The student will use the Research Paper: Topic Proposal Template for submission.

Research Paper: Annotated Bibliography Assignment

Research Paper: Final Assignment

These assignments align with the following FSLOs: CIL 2, 3, and 5

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the module in which it is assigned as well as the preceding modules. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes and will have a time limit of 30 minutes. Each quiz will contain a variety of multiple-choice and true/false questions.

The Midterm will cover the Learn material for the first four modules. The quiz will be open-book/open-notes and contain 50 multiple choice questions. The time limit for the exam will be 1 hour and 30 minutes.

These assignments align with the following FSLOs: CIL 3 and 5

The Final will cover the Learn material for last four modules. The quiz will be open-book/open-notes and contain 50 multiple choice questions. The time limit f will be 1 hour and 15 minutes.

These assignments align with the following FSLOs: CIL 3 and 5