Computer Applications

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Course Objectives
This course is designed to familiarize students with the usage of a computer as a business and personal tool through the use of application software. The objective of the course is to make students familiar with the basic principles of a computer system, including computer arithmetic, internal hardware, operating systems, software applications, Internet, and the World Wide Web.

Course Description
This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of computers and computing, including number systems, hardware, architecture, information processing, operating systems, networks (including the Internet), and office application software. Additionally, students are required to complete project work in a group of three or more, utilizing contemporary word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the basic computer vocabulary.
  • Understand the basic roles and responsibilities of the software, hardware, and operating system.
  • Make use of the applications.
  • Locate and use sufficient and appropriate resources to learn how to apply computer application software features, specifically using the software’s help facility and online tutorials and references.

Course Content:

Unit 1 : Computing Devices , Software and Operating System

Unit 2: Programming Language

Unit 3 : Word Processor

Unit 4 : Spreadsheet

  • Introduction to Spreadsheet
  • Applications of Spreadsheet Software

Unit 5 : Presentation

  • Introduction
  • Applications of Presentation Software

Unit 6: Database

Unit 7 : Internet and World Wide Web

  • Introduction
  • Internet Applications
  • Internet Protocols
  • Web Browsers

Case Study

How To Answer Case Study Questions

Course Resources:

Basic Text
Balagurusamy, E. Fundamentals of Computers. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill.


  1. Norton, P. Introduction to Computers. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill.
  2. Dodge, M., & Stinson, C. Excel 2010 Inside Out. USA: MS Press.
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