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 Course Title:   The Internet

 Title Abbreviation:   THE INTERNET

 Department:    CIS

 Course #:    148

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    110301

 EPC:    514

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Overview of the Internet with hands-on instruction of electronic mail, World Wide Web, Internet browsers, basic and advanced searches, FTP and downloading, Internet communities and communication, Internet security and E-commerce. Learn about netiquette, safe surfing, and other cyberspace issues. Designed for students with basic computer skills but limited Internet experience.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
N/A

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the history, services and resources available on the Internet.
  2. Define the TCP/IP protocol and understand how data is sent across the Internet.
  3. Define the domain name system of Internet addresses.
  4. Access the Internet; send and receive E-mail messages.
  5. Create a distribution list and a custom signature and mailbox.
  6. Understand the basic terminology of the World Wide Web.
  7. Explore the Web using a graphical browser.
  8. Describe a URL and use one to find a specific Web document or home page.
  9. Navigate the Web using hypertext and hypermedia links.
  10. Create a bookmark for a Web site; save and print a Web document.
  11. Use a search engine to find Web resources that match a specific query.
  12. Understand FTP
  13. Understand societal concerns and security issues concerning the Internet, and find on-line resources to keep up-to-date on solutions.
  14. Understand netiquette, common rules and similes, and the offering of various commercial on-line services.
  15. Browse through shopping, banking, and other services on the Internet.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.
1.4 Evaluate issues (for example economic, legal, historic, social) surrounding the use of information.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.2 Demonstrate an understanding of legal, ethical, and environmental issues in the use and misuse of technology.
10.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of technology in one’s personal and professional life.

Course Contents

  1. History of Internet.
  2. Services available.
  3. TCP/IP Protocol.
  4. E-mail.
  5. World Wide Web.
  6. Netiquette.
  7. Browsers.
  8. Uniform Resource Locators.
  9. Hypertext and Hypermedia.
  10. Search Engines.
  11. Security Issues.
  12. FTP.
  13. Service providers.
  14. Societal Issues.