IT 104: Introduction to Computing

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

This course, using both lecture and laboratory practice, introduces students to basic computer concepts in hardware, software, networking, computer security, programming, database, e-commerce, decision support systems, and current developments in 3-D printing, virtualization, and Siri-like systems. Additional lectures examine social, legal, ethical issues including privacy, intellectual property, health concerns, green computing, and accessibility. Students learn techniques to search, evaluate, validate, and cite information found online. Hands-on lab includes spreadsheets, databases, presentation, HTML 5, CSS, cybersecurity, blogs, wiki, and mobile app development. Limited to two attempts.
Mason Core: Info Tech & Computing
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.