Introduction to Computing Sciences – CSIS 110

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

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. (Formerly CSCI 110)

Prerequisite

MATH 121 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 122 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 125 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 126 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 128 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 131 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 132 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 133 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 200 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 201 (may be taken concurrently) or BUSI 230 or MATH 217 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 227 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 250 (may be taken concurrently) or ACT Math with a score of 25 or (pre2016 post1995)SAT Math with a score of 570 or SAT Section Math with a score of 590 or Assessment - Mathematics II with a score of 15 or Placement Score-Math with a score of 075

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.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of computing through examination(s) and projects.
  2. Summarize his or her understanding of ethical issues in computing through examination and in-class discussion.
  3. Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  4. Recognize the need for an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  5. Apply a biblical worldview to Computing Sciences.

Foundational Skills Learning Outcomes

Communications and Information Literacy

       CIL 1: Discover and evaluate information to accomplish a specific purpose.

       CIL 2: Communicate information effectively in the English language, orally and/or through writing for a variety of purposes, using technology when appropriate.

       CIL 3: Analyze and assess various forms of information and expression to determine their meaning, employing technology when relevant.

       CIL 5: Relate communications and information literacy to participation in God’s redemptive work.

Measurable Learning Outcomes Mapping

AssignmentsLU MLOGeEd LO
ABET LO
Mid-Term ExamA,B,C,CIL-3, 5 
Final ExamA,B,C,CIL-3, 5 
Chapter QuizzesA,B,C   
LabsBCIL-1, 3 
Discussion Board ForumsECIL-2, 5 
Research PaperB,C,DCIL-2, 3, 5 
Article ReviewsA, DCIL-1, 2 

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 350 words, integrate at least 2 biblical principles, and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 1 classmate’s thread. Each reply must be at least 250 words. All sources must be cited in current APA format. This course utilizes the Post-First feature in all Discussion Board Forums. This means you will only be able to read and interact with your classmates’ threads after you have submitted your thread in response to the provided prompt.

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

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.

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

Quizzes (6)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the module/week in which it is assigned as well as the preceding modules/weeks. 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 Exam will cover the Reading & Study material for Modules/Weeks 1–4. The exam will be open-book/open-notes and contain 30 true/false and multiple choice questions as well as 5 essay questions. The time limit for the exam will be 2 hour.

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

The Final Exam will cover the Reading & Study material for Modules/Weeks 5–8. The exam will be open-book/open-notes and contain 30 true/false and multiple-choice questions as well as 5 essay questions. The time limit for the exam will be 2 hours.

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