COSC 1301: Computers in Society [TCCN: COSC 1301]

A general introduction to computers and their applications with emphasis on breadth of coverage. Topics include computer system components, terminology, and use of productivity tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, and Internet usage. Case study analysis of the social impacts of computerization and networking. Topics include computer ethics, crime, privacy, security, reliability, and vulnerability. Not for CS or CIS degree credit.