Introduction to Computing
Revised: August 2018
The course is an introduction to programming via an introduction to basics of computing,
HTML web development, data analysis, and programming. In addition to you will consider
the social implications of computers, the Internet, and related technologies. In learning
these skills and concepts, not only will you be able to make informed choices about
computing technologies, you will be able to communicate your opinions professionally
and know why computing is important in your career goals.
3 Credit hours.
- Learn to differentiate basic components of a computer and know their purpose.
- Understand how to structure information for online presentation as a web page.
- Know how to style an HTML web page and its contents using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
- Perform basic data analytics and visualization using online tools.
- Learn the basics of computer programming including variables, literals, control flow
(selection and iteration), and if time permits, function definitions, function calls,
and parameter passing.
- Gain an appreciation for the social and ethical implications of computing technology.
- Eric Freemen, Elisabeth Robson, Head First HTM5 Programming, O’Reilly Media Ltd, 2011.
- Online resources will be used extensively.
Grading procedures and factors influencing course grade are left to the discretion
of individual instructors, subject to general university policy.
Attendance policy is left to the discretion of individual instructors, subject to
general university policy.