Course: Introduction to Computers

University: Dept. of Applied Technology, Institute of Southern Punjab Multan, Pakistan

Course Code: CS-201

Credit Hours: 4 (3+1)

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Text Book:

  1. Computers: Information Technology in Perspective, 9/e , Larry Long and Nancy Long, Prentice Hall, 2002/ ISBN:0130929891
  2. “An Invitation to Computer Science”, Schneider and Gersting, Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning, 2000

Reference Books/Manuals: 

  1. Discovering Computers by Shelly Cashman Series (2012 Edition)
  2. Lectures Material

Marks Distribution: Mid Term – 25 Marks | Final Term – 50 Marks | Sessionals (Homework, Classwork, Labwork, Quizzes, Presentations, Project , Attendance) – 25 Marks | Total – 100 Marks


All the lecture resources will be provided to concerned CR/GR.


Topics Covered ( 16 Lectures Plan)
Lect.# Lecture Topics A/Q/P
01 Basic Definitions & Concepts Building Assignment-1.
02 Hardware: Computer Systems & Components. Storage Devices, Number Systems
03 Software: Operating Systems, Programming and Application Software Quiz-1.
04 Introduction to Programming, Databases and Information Systems
05 Introduction to Networks, Data Communication, The Internet, Browsers and Search Engines
06 The Internet: Email, Collaborative Computing and Social Networking Assignment-2.
07 The Internet: E-Commerce
08 IT Security and other issues Quiz-2.
09 Internet overview, Web Mail Application , WWW, FTP (Surfing, Usage and Functions)
10 Computer Security (Viruses and Its Types, Anti-Virus, Hacking, Cracking, Piracy)
11 Office Productivity Tools Introduction (Word Processors, Spread Sheets, Presentation application) Assignment-3.
12 Practical Work (MS-Word)
13 Practical Work (MS-Excel) Quiz-3.
14 Practical Work (MS-Excel)
15 Practical Work (MS-PowerPoint)
16 Legal, Social, Ethical and Professional Issues

Presentation: Presentations will be started from 5th lecture. Every Group present their own assigned topic.

  1. Maximum Group members will be 3.
  2. Maximum 30 Min for Presentation of 1 Group.
  3. Presentation must be in Slides Format.
  4. Slides must be neat, clean and readable.
  5. Show live demo of attached tool/software.

I pray that Allah give you the strength and wisdom to learn.