Computer Literacy (CPLA)


CPLA 100. COMPUTER LITERACY I. 1 Credit.

Notes: graded Pass/No Credit; passing this course gives clearance of Computer Literacy Part I; does not count toward the 180 credit requirement.
Satisfies: pre-university basic skills, computer literacy.
This course is an introduction to computer concepts. Hardware, software and operating systems are presented on both Windows and Mac platforms. An introduction to word processing, presentation software and an introduction to basic Internet use are provided.

CPLA 101. COMPUTER LITERACY II. 1 Credit.

Notes: passing the literacy exam at the end of this course gives clearance of Computer Literacy Part II.
Pre-requisites: CPLA 100 or Computer Literacy Part I clearance.
Satisfies: university competencies, computer literacy.
Students will be introduced to and develop skills in spreadsheets, databases and the process of locating informational and reference materials using simple and refined Internet searches. Students will explore societal issues of security, privacy, viruses and computer crime.

CPLA 120. COMPUTER APPLICATIONS LITERACY. 5 Credits.

Notes: this course includes preparation for and testing of Computer Literacy I and II so that students may satisfy computer literacy requirements by taking this course and passing the literacy tests.
This course introduces students to fundamental computer concepts designed to give an overview of computers, the Internet and The World Wide Web. Students will develop knowledge and skills in word processing, presentation software, spreadsheets, databases, web page creation and locating informational and reference materials using simple and refined Internet searches. No previous computer background is assumed.

CPLA 121. INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS LITERACY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: CPLA 100 and CPLA 101 or CPLA 120.
A study of popular microcomputer software including, but not limited to word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation graphics, internet and web tools. Course uses the Windows environment.

CPLA 196. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

CPLA 198. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

CPLA 199. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: Permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

CPLA 215. INTERNET AND WWW BASICS. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: Computer Literacy II clearance.
Investigation of the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW). Web searching and research techniques on the Web are presented. Each student will create a home page. Use of electronic mail, mailing lists, news readers, and FTP will be explored. Issues associated with the Internet and WWW will be discussed including privacy and social impact. Projects utilizing the Internet and WWW are major parts of the course.

CPLA 296. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

CPLA 298. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

CPLA 299. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-10 Credits.

CPLA 396. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 3-4 Credits.

CPLA 397. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

CPLA 398. SEMINAR. 2-5 Credits.

CPLA 399. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-10 Credits.

CPLA 496. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

CPLA 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: Permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

CPLA 599. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

CPLA 601. RESEARCH REPORT. 2-16 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
A research study in lieu of a bound thesis conducted as partial fulfillment of a master's degree under the direction of a graduate committee.