Winter 2007

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Understanding Digital Technologies

This course is an understandable overview of information/computer technology, its use, and its impact on society. The course is especially for liberal arts majors and is not intended for engineering majors. Course topics: history and philosophical basis of computing and information processing, nature of technological development, impact of technology on human society and the individual, and a selection of the following technical topics: nature of information, human-computer interface, algorithms, programming, hardware, networks, storage, compression, artificial intelligence—that together present an overview of either information technology or computer engineering. Students will gain extensive practical experience in the use of a computer.


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