This course provides a first-year introduction to the foundations of information and communication technology,
introducing students to the full but discriminating use of modern technology. Specific objectives are to
- the basic concepts of computer hardware and software
- the potential of the computer as a "universal" appliance, capable of storing, locating,
transferring, manipulating, analyzing, and presenting information
- quantitative analysis with spreadsheets
- networking and web publishing
- a viewpoint from which to make ethically responsible judgments regarding the appropriate use of
The course will make use of basic campus information technologies, including Student Gmail, Moodle,
Novell network accounts, Microsoft Windows, and basic office applications (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel and
Adobe Dreamweaver). We will discuss the cultural impact of this technology and the ethical responsibilities
of its users from a reformed Christian perspective.
- Out-of-class assignments: reading assignments, video assignments, etc.
- In-class Discussions
- In-class Exercises (which will sometimes require out-of-class time to complete)
- In-class lectures: there will be very few of these.