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

1st year
SUBJECT: Fundamentals of Computer Science

 

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MODULE/ Unit 1

Introduction about computers
What are Computers? Its various characteristics, applications and limitations. Functional Block Diagram of computer.
PRACTICALS :
To study about MS Word processing software.
Alignments, hyperlink, watermark, bookmarks, charts and all basic functions of MS Word.

Computer Architecture: 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.
Data representation in memory.

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Unit 2

Hardware:
To study the various input devices used: Keyboard, mouse, OMR, OCR, MICR, BCR, Scanner etc.
To study the internal structure of CPU: Registers, ALU, Motherboard, HD, Memory, Cache, and Virtual Memory.
TO study the various Secondary storage devices: Magnetic Disk, Optical Disk, Flash memory
Practicals: To cover how to make PowerPoint presentation, Use transition effects, videos, audios, custom animation etc.
To cover what are Monitor, Its types, Printer: Dot matrix, Daisy wheel. Line printer, Laser printer, Thermal Printer, Ink Jet printers etc.

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Unit 3

Software:
TO cover the types of Software, Languages and their types (High level and low level language.) 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 etc.)

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Unit 4

Network:
Data Communication,
Structure of Universal Resource Locator, Domains ( .com, .in, .country specific, .org and rationale behind them),
HTTP
Practicals: TO cover the various MS Excel Formulas and preparation of spreadsheets.
Basics of E-mail, Web browsers ( IE, Google Chrome, Mozilla),

LAN, LAN topologies, WAN, MAN, Internet: Introduction, Internet, extranet and Intranet.
Network devices (Hub, Switches, Modems, Routers etc), DNS, Network Security and Search Engine

IP address, Structure of IP Address
Backbone network, Network connecting devices,

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