Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

CS 105 Computing Fundamentals I

Intended as an overview of computers and computer technology for non-CS majors, this course is often described as a computer literacy course. The primary focus is on the personal computer and personal productivity software. Hardware components of computers such as processors, memory, and input/output devices are discussed and compared. Software is the primary focus of the course. The main topics are system software (Windows, OS X, etc) and applications (such as browsers, word processors, spreadsheets, presentation graphics and database managers). The course concludes with discussions concerning legal and ethical issues surrounding computer technology, management information systems, and systems analysis. Expected preparation: high school algebra.


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