Home » 2011/2012 GE Model » CISC1007 / CISG111 – Computing in Modern Society
Suggested Year of Study:1 to 2theme-2
Duration:1 Semester
Credit units:3
Offering unit:FST

Department of Computer and Information Science



Course Description

Computing in Modern Society explores the impact of computer in modern society. Designed to attract a diverse undergraduate audience with different exposure to technology, the course provides an introduction to the basic knowledge and skills for an efficient, responsible and creative use of computer. General overview includes the fundamental concepts and principles of hardware architecture, organization and components; software uses, applications and development; data processing and information systems; and basic features of networking, together with the societal, legal and ethical issues and implications of computing in our daily lives.


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the basic concepts, principles and terminology of computing;
  2. Describe the components of an information system: people, procedures, software, hardware and data;
  3. Describe the fundamental features of computer networks, including connectivity, communication systems and the Internet;
  4. Distinguish and relate computing to situations of everyday life;
  5. Describe and discuss the societal, legal and ethical impact of computing in modern society.

Sample Course Outline