AMS 103: Introduction to Computing

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. explain basic concept of computing and different programmes in computing science;
  2. explain hardware and software, and the functional units of computer;
  3. describe information processing and its roles in society;
  4. illustrate how an operating system kernel. Supports the execution of programmes;
  5. write simple programme in a pure functional programming language and determine the correctness of simple programmes; and
  6. practical knowledge of software application and the internet.
Course Contents

Historical prospective of computing- characteristics of each programme in computing. Hardware, software, and human ware. Application in business and other segments of society. Information processing and its roles in society. Laboratory assignment using PC’s operating system, and severally commonly used application software, such as word processors, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics and other applications. Internet and online resources, browsers, and search engines