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CMSY 129 Principles of Internet

The Internet provides worldwide communication capability and access to a vast amount of information. It is also a source of misinformation and attacks on computers. In this course, students learn about popular Internet tools and applications. Students will develop information literacy skills for searching for and evaluating information in the Internet, and learn to protect their computers and themselves from security threats, hoaxes, and scams.
The course introduces business, legal and intellectual property issues as they pertain to the Internet. Students will learn how to create web pages using HTML. Familiarity with a computer, file management skills, and touch typing are strongly recommended for success in this class. A webcam is required for completing many of the assignments. Credit will only be granted for one of the following: CMSY-126 or CMSY-129. (3 hours weekly)


Credits               3
Prerequisites     Familiarity with a computer, file management skills, and touch typing are strongly
                           recommended for success in this class.
Fees                   This course has feed totaling $25.00.
Instructor           Richard Smith
Division Office     DH 239
Email                   rsmith5@howardcc.edu

Overall Course Objectives | Major Course Topics | Course Format | Orientation |
Course Requirements | Exams |

Overall Course Objectives

By the end of the semester, you should be able to:

  1. Use a variety of Internet and Web 2.0 applications, including social networking, blogging, and collaborative technologies.
  2. Describe underlying Internet technologies: how they work, what we do with them, and where they came from, in a global context.
  3. Describe the Internet search process and differentiate between the various Internet search tools and online research alternatives to search tools, and perform effective, efficient searches.
  4. Use objective criteria to evaluate the quality of the information found on the Internet (information literacy).
  5. Identify major security threats, from personal to global, when using the Internet and how to protect personal information and privacy online.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to communicate appropriately to different audiences with e-mail, social media, and other online tools.
  7. Describe the ways businesses use the Internet to increase efficiency, productivity and profitability, and the global impact of the Internet on the way business is conducted.
  8. Discuss digital ethics in a global context, including the concepts of intellectual property, copyright, and plagiarism issues, and identify when it is acceptable to copy, borrow, or refer to information online.
  9. Utilize basic HTML for creating and editing web pages. 

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Major Course Topics

List the major topics

  • Introduction to the Internet and the WWW
  • Browser Basics
  • Electronic Mail
  • Searching for Information
  • FTP and Downloading Data
  • Mailing Lists, Chat, Discussion Groups, and Newsgroups
  • Internet Security
  • E-commerce
  • Introduction to HTML

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Course Format

This course:

  • Is not self-paced. You will not be able to access units and activities until the assigned week. The course material is sequential. There is a specific timeline for the completion of each assignment in this class. Quizzes will be available for 1 week, and may not be completed after the deadline. You are expected to check into the course every day, so you will know what is going on, what is due, and see if an announcement has been posted (in case there is any modification or clarification to an assignment).
  • Does not require on-campus meetings, except for a final exam that is taken at the end of the semester, during the week assigned, in the Test Center.
  • Requires internet access.
  • Some of the types of learning activities or assignments required are:
  • Read chapters in the textbook.
  • Read Power Point Presentations and other supplemental material which has been provided within the class modules.
  • Discuss a topic each week with the class.
  • Research various topics on the Internet.
  • Real-time mandatory chats. (The time of the chat will be based on everyone's availability in the class.)
  • Creating basic web pages using html.
  • Submit assignments each week
  • Complete a semester project.

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Orientation

This course does NOT have a required face-to-face orientation.

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Course Requirements

  • Review the “What you should know before you register” section of the eLearning Homepage.
  • Various assignments.
  • Quizzes
  • One final exam test with multiple choice, term definition, short answer, and Case Problem covering all material. This will be completed in the testing center on campus.

Exam

For purposes of verification and assessing learning outcomes, this course has a final exam at the HCC Testing Center for students in the local region or at a regional institution for remote students. The exam will have a flexible window of time during which it needs to be taken rather than a single date and time.

 

Module

 Description

Learning Outcomes Covered

Module 1

Introductions

Into the Internet

Browsing the Web, Google Docs, and Teamwork

Digital Ethics

Demonstrate the ability to communicate appropriately to different audiences with e-mail, social media, and other online tools.

Describe underlying Internet technologies: how they work, what we do with them, and where they came from.

 

Discuss digital ethics in a global context, including the concepts of intellectual property, copyright, and plagiarism issues, and identify when it is acceptable to copy, borrow, or refer to information online.

Module 2

Information Literacy - Searching the web and evaluating what you find

Describe the Internet search process and differentiate between the various Internet search tools and online research alternatives to search tools, and perform effective, efficient searches.

 Use objective criteria to evaluate the quality of the information found on the Internet (information literacy).

Module 3

Communicating Online

Use a variety of Internet and Web 2.0 applications, including social networking, blogging, and collaborative technologies.

Module 4

Internet Security

Identify major security threats, from personal to global, when using the Internet and how to protect personal information and privacy online.

Module 5

E-commerce , HTML

Describe the ways businesses use the Internet to increase efficiency, productivity and profitability, and the global impact of the Internet on the way business is conducted.

Utilize basic HTML for creating and editing web pages.

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If you have any questions or comments about this course, please send a message to Richard Smiith, rsmith5@howardcc.edu

Last updated on 21-April-12


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