Curriculum | Fundamentals of Computer Science | B. Sc. (Nutrition & Dietetics) | First Year

1st year
                                             Fundamentals of Computer Science                                                      
 Theory Hours: 80

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Topic

Learning Objectives Teaching Guidelines Methodology Time
To describe the various Characteristics What are computers, Application areas, Characteristics & limitations
Evolution of computers, Classification & generations of computers,
Data representation in computer memory (numbering systems).
Computers Architecture /Organization:
Basic architecture, Functional Block diagram, Types of computers, Performance parameters
Introduction about computers
To study its various characteristics
Applications and its limitations
Classification of computer on basis of Purpose, signal and size and portability.
Evolution of computer from 1st generation to fourth generation. Some description about fifth generation.
Functional Block Diagram of computer.
Lecture Discussion,
PowerPoint presentation,
Exercises followed with discussion

 

 

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2 Word Processing Software Basic knowledge of Word Processing Software. To study
Various functions of MS Word: Alignments, Bookmarks, Hyperlink, Cross Reference, Header, Footer etc.
To study about MS Word processing software.
Alignments,hyperlink,watermark,bookmarks,etc
Lecture Discussion,
PowerPoint presentation,
Exercises followed with discussion and practicals performed by students
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3 To study the various components of a system in detail. Input & output devices. External Interfaces (Ports) & Concept of Device Drivers, Memory Devices. To study the various input devices used :Keyboard,mouse,OMR,OCR,MICR,BCR,Scanner etc. Lecture Discussion,
PowerPoint presentation,
Exercises followed with discussion
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4 CPU structure CPU their generations and performance parameters Primary (Main) Memories (RAM, ROM, Types of RAM and ROM
Cache Memory, Register, Storage Evaluation Criteria, Memory Capacity)
To study the internal structure of CPU: Registers, ALU, Motherboard, HD, Memory, Cache, and Virtual Memory. Lecture Discussion,
PowerPoint presentation,
Exercises followed with discussion
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5 Secondary storage Devices Secondary Storage Devices: (Magnetic Disk, Floppy and Hard Disk, USBs, Optical Disks CD-ROMs).
To study the MS PowerPoint.
TO study the various Secondary storage devices: Magnetic Disk, Optical Disk, Flash memory
To cover how to make  PowerPoint presentation ,Use transition effects,videos,audios,custom animation etc.
Lecture Discussion,
PowerPoint presentation,
Exercises followed with discussion and practicals performed by students.
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6  Output devices Various types of output devices To cover what are Monitor, Its types, Printer: Dot matrix, Daisy wheel. Line printer, Laser printer, Thermal Printer, Ink Jet printers etc. Lecture Discussion,
PowerPoint presentation,
Exercises followed with discussion
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7 Softwares,Types System Software (Machine Level Languages, Operating Systems, Device Specific Drivers) TO cover the types of Software, Languages and their types (High level and low level language.) Lecture Discussion,
PowerPoint presentation,
Exercises followed with discussion
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8 Opearating system Operating System: Booting/Start up Procedure of machines, Introduction to Operating System
Functions and Classification of Operating Systems. Basic introduction to DOSUNIX/LINUX OS, and Windows
TO study HTML and  Basic Tags of HTML
To cover the definition of operating system, its types and what are the various functions and types of operating system.
Basic introduction about Interfaces: its types character user and graphical user interface (DOS and Windows)
Basic introduction about linux,Unix operating system
To study the various HTML tags(Bold tags,Italic,Underline,Marquee,Img,anchor)
Lecture Discussion,
PowerPoint presentation,
Exercises followed with discussion
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9 Types of Network and Topologies of networks Data Communication, Network devices and networks Network devices (Hub, Switches, Modems, Routers etc),
LAN, LAN topologies, WAN, MAN, Internet: Introduction,Internet ,extranet and Intranet
Lecture Discussion,
PowerPoint presentation,
Exercises followed with discussion
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10 Basics of internet Basics of E-mail, Web browsers
Structure of Universal Resource Locator, Domains ,IP address, Backbone network, Network connecting devices, HTTP,DNS, Network Security and Search Engine.
TO study Spreadsheet Software

 

Basics of E-mail, Web browsers ( IE, Google Chrome, Mozilla),
Structure of Universal Resource Locator, Domains ( .com, .in, .country specific, .org and rationale behind them),
IP address, Backbone network, Network connecting devices, HTTP
DNS, Network Security and Search Engine.
TO cover the various MS Excel Formulas and preparation of spreadsheets.
Lecture Discussion,
PowerPoint presentation,
Exercises followed with discussion
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