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National Computing Education Accreditation

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COURSE DESCRIPTION FORM

INSTITUTION Department of Information Technology, GC University,


Faisalabad
PROGRAM (S) TO BE
BS (IT) 1st

EVALUATED
A. Course Description

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(Fill out the following table for each course in your computer science curriculum. A filled out form should
not be more than 2-3 pages.)

Course Code CSI-321


Course Title Introduction to Computing Applications

Credit Hours 3(2-1)


Session 2018-2022
Prerequisites by Course(s) and None
Topics
Assessment Instruments with Assignments, Quizzes 8
Weights (homework, quizzes, midterms, Mid-Term Examination 12
final, programming assignments, lab Final Term Examination 20
work, etc.)
Practical 20
Course Coordinator M Irfan Anwar
URL (if any)
Current Catalog Description
Textbook (or Laboratory Manual for Introduction to Computers 6th International Edition, Peter, N. McGraw-Hill
Laboratory Courses)
Reference Material  Using Information Technology: A Practical Introduction to Computer &
Communications, 6th Edition. Williams, S. McGraw-Hills.
 Computers, Communications & information: A user's introduction,
Sarah, E. Hutchinson. Stacey, C. Swayer.
 Fundamentals of Information Technology, Alexis L Mathewsleon Leon
Press.

Course Goals This Course helps the students to build a critical awareness of a range of ICT
materials, develop your awareness of the various contexts and cultural
constraints in which ICT may be used, making them adaptable users of ICT

Topics Covered in the Course, with Week 1 Introducing Computer Systems, Importance of Computer, Types
Number of Lectures on Each Topic of Computer, Parts of a Computer System, Input Output &
(assume 15-week instruction and one- peripheral Devices, Hardware, Software, How to Interact with
hour lectures) Your Computer, Information Processing Cycle, Hot Booting
,Cold Booting, Plug & Play Technique
Week 2 Storage devices(Optical & Magnetic Storages), Memory
Devices, Different layouts of the Keyboards, Variants of the
Mouse, Other Data Input Techniques, Seeing Hearing & Printing
devices, Commonly used Printers, Factors affecting Computer
Speed(Registers, Busses), Serial & parallel Ports,
Week 3 Difference between Data & Information, How Computer
represents Data, Types of Processors , Distributed
Processing ,Parallel Processing, Purpose of Operating System,
Types of Operating Systems, Types of User Interface, Interrupts,
Application Software’s ,Operating System Utilities, Device
Drivers, Computer Attacks, Viruses, Malwares, Trojan Horses,
Malicious programs
Week 4 Basics of Computer Networks, Uses of Computer Networks,
Common Types of Networks, Hybrid Networks, How Networks
are structured, Networking Devices, Network Topologies and
Protocols.

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Week 5 What is Data Communication and how data communicate ,


Digital data Connections(Broadband, DSL, ADSL, Cable
Modem, ATM), Wireless Networks( Infrared, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi,
Wi-max),
Week 6 Internet & World Wide Web, Internet History, Internet Majors
Services, Using Hyperlinks, Using different Web Browsers,
Using E-mail, Different Internet Services,
Week 7 Business in The online World, E-Business, E-Commerce at
consumer level, Online banking, Online Shopping, E-Commerce
at Business Level, Intranet & Extranet, Telecommuters.
Week 8 Understanding with Graphics Software’s( Paint programs, Photo
Editing programs, Computer Aided Design Programs, 3D &
Animation Programs), Understanding with different file formats,
Multimedia Basics, Compatibility Issues,
Week 9 Data types (identify & selection different data types:
logical/Boolean, alphanumeric/text, numeric (real and integer)
and date.
Week 10 Describe what is meant by the terms file, record, field and key
field, The process of creating a new, or updated, piece of
software, five phases to the process of developing a piece of
software
Week 11 IT usage in industry includes. Publicity, Manufacturing, Finance,
Education, Travel & Leisure, Banking, Medicine, Libraries,
Expert Systems, Retail
Week 12 Web Directories, Search Engines, Searching the Web Using
Web Directories and Search Engines, What are the Advanced
Search Options, Meta Search Engines, ,Sponsored Versus Non-
Sponsored Links, Introduction with Different Searching Tools
Week 13 What is Databases & Database Management, Introduction with
different corporate Database Management Systems, Categorize
Programming Languages(Machine & Assembly Languages,
Higher Level Languages, Scripting Languages)
Week 14 Basic Security Threats, What is Software Piracy, Recent
developments & Trends in ICT, What is Software Copy Right &
Standards
Week 15 Final Presentation on Different Topics
Laboratory Projects/Experiments Weekly Lab Manual for MS Word
Done in the Course • Lab1: Exploring Word Work Place: Document, Menus, Tool Bars,
Dialog Boxes and other Icons, Saving and Opening Documents.
• Lab2: Editing and Formatting Text, Paragraphs and Printing
Documents, Find and Replace.
• Lab3: Insert Pictures, Comments, Header, Footer, Rows,
Columns, Page Number, Break, Hyperlinks, Bookmark.
• Lab4: Inserting Numbers and Bullets, Themes, Background,
Draw Table, Inserting, Deleting and Formatting Rows, Columns.
• Lab5: Working with Tables and Graphics, Working with Hyper
Links
Week Lab Manual for MS Excel
• Lab6: Exploring Excel Work Place: Workbook, Worksheet,
Menus, Tool Bars, Dialog Boxes, and other Icons.
• Lab7: Worksheet Basics: Entering Data, Editing Worksheet,
Inserting and Deleting Cell, Copying Data and Auto Fill, Saving and Opening

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Worksheets.
• Lab8: Formatting Rows, Columns, Sheet, Conditional Formatting
and Printing a Worksheet, Using Functions in Formulas.
• Lab9: Copy or Moving Sheet, Find and Replace Insert Pictures,
Comments, Header, Footer, Rows, Columns, Hyperlink.
• Lab10: Sorting, Filtering and Creating Tables, Creating Charts
and Adding Graphics.
Week Lab Manual for Power Point
• Lab11: Exploring Power Point Work Place: Presentations, Menus,
Tool Bars Dialog Boxes and Other Icons.
• Lab12: Saving and Opening a Presentation, Find and Replace,
Editing, Formatting and Printing Slides.
• Lab13: Setting the Slide Transitions, Custom Animation, Set Up
Show, Rehearse Timing.
• Insert, Delete, Modify, Copy, Move Slides.
• Lab14: Insert Pictures, Sounds, Movies, Tables, Text Boxes.
• Lab15: Inserting Numbers and Bullets, Design, Layout
Background, Line Spacing, Case Change.
• Lab16: Start and Sort the Slide Show. Create Presentations
Using Templates and Auto Content Wizard.
Programming Assignments Done in No any programming Exercise required.
the Course
Class Time Spent on (in credit hours) Theory Problem Solution Social and Ethical Issues
Analysis Design
2 1
Oral and Written Communications Every student is required to submit at least 1 written report of typically 5 pages
and to make 1 oral presentations of typically 5-10 minute’s duration. Include
only material that is graded for grammar, spelling, style, and so forth, as well
as for technical content, completeness, and accuracy.

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