May 27, 2024  
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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CISC 120 - Intro Computers/App Software


Credit(s): 3
3 hours lecture, 3 hours contact
Cross-Listed With: MATH 120  
Prerequisite(s): None.
An introduction to computers and computing including the fundamentals of computer nomenclature, particularly with respect to personal computer hardware and software and the World Wide Web; develop an understanding of why computers are essential components in the business world and society in general; focus on the computer as a valuable productivity tool; present strategies for purchasing, and maintaining a personal computer system. This course has a wide-ranging hands-on lab component, which includes an introduction to and actual use of; word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and Internet browser software. Prospective students who have significant computer experience may take the departmental waiver exam for CISC/MATH 120. If the student passes the waiver exam, the student may take CISC 131 /MATH 131 MATH 117  or MATH 122  instead. 



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