Course Outline


Course CodeITEC105Course TitleComputer I
Semester2016-2017 FallLanguageEnglish
CategoryUC (University Core)LevelFirst Year
Workload180 HoursTeaching Format2 Hours Lecture, 2 Hours Laboratory
EMU Credit(2,0,2) 3ECTS Credit 
Prerequisite(s)- -Course Web


Course Coordinator:  Şensev Payan İLKAN No:CT110

Office No:
Mustafa Tanel BABAGIL

Office No:


Course Description

This course is an introduction to the world of Computing and Information Technology (IT). Today, we are all part of an exploding Information Society and in this dynamic new society, people at homes, schools, institutions, and businesses are engaged in an ever-growing partnership with computers. Computers and Information Technology are part of just about everything we do at work and at home. And the fact is that computers will play an even greater role in our lives in the years to come.

The course presents the basic description of information technology concepts, basic computer system hardware and software components, common terminology in information technology, application areas, and integration of computer system components.


General Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should:

  • Interpret the Components of a Computer System
  • Identify Information Technology Concept
  • Identify importance of Computer Network
  • Identify Computer Crimes, Security, and Computer Ethics
  • Operate computers effectively
  • Practice Microsoft Office Tools such as Word, Excel and  PowerPoint as well as Internet


Teaching Methodology / Classroom Procedures

The theoretical part of the course is covered within 2 hours/pw and class attendance is important and compulsory. Slide handouts are used for lecture notes.

The practical aspect of the course is made-up of 2 hours/pw in order to provide the students with an experience of keyboarding, use of popular Microsoft Office tools such as Word and Excel as well as the use of the Internet. Also, lab attendance is important in order to follow applications and exercises. Each lab work has 2% weight on the overall mark. Lab work should be conducted and submitted to the instructor at the relevant lab hour.


Course Materials / Main References

Reference  Book:


 ISBN: 978-1-133-19111-7


Lecture Notes:

All course materials are also available online in PDF format on course web site.


Weekly Schedule / Summary of Topics
Week 1

LECTURE1 – An Introduction to computers (part 1)

LAB1 – Student Portal, Email Services  LAB2- Operating System

Week 2

LECTURE1 - An Introduction to computers (part 2)

LAB3 - Microsoft Word 2010

Week 3

LECTURE2 - Hardware and Software (part 1)

LAB 4 - Microsoft Word 2010


LECTURE2 - Hardware and Software (part 2)

LAB 5 – Microsoft Word 2010

Week 5

LECTURE3- The World Wide Web (part 1)

LAB 6 - Search Engines

Week 6

LECTURE3 - The World Wide Web (part 2)

LAB 7 - Microsoft Excel 2010

Week 7

LECTURE4 - Securing Your Network and Internet Connections (part 1)

LAB 8 – Microsoft Excel 2010

Week 10

LECTURE4 - Securing Your Network and Internet Connections (part 2)

LAB 9 - Microsoft Excel 2010


LECTURE5 - The Impact of Computers on Your Health and the Environment

LECTURE6 -Ethics and Intellectual Property Rights

LAB 10 - Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Week 12

LECTURE7 – Advances ın Technology (part 1)

LAB 11 - Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Week 13LECTURE7 – Advances ın Technology (part 2)
Week 14Final Review





  • Attendance is mandatory and less  than 60% attendance may  result in "NG" Grade


  • Make-up Examination  will be offered to those students who missed out Mid-term or Final Examination 
    providing that:-

       a) Student has a genuine reason approved by the Instructor (i.e.  A Medical Report submitted within 3 
    working days or other reasons within the prior knowledge and approval of the Instructor);  

       b) Student has more than 60% Attendance record;


  • Midterm and Final make-up examination date, time, place and content will be announced on the website.  


  • No make-up Examination is offered for Class or Lab Quiz(s).



  Method of Assessment
Evaluation and GradingLab WorkAttendanceMidterm ExamFinal Exam
Percentage20 %10 %30 %40 %


Grading Criteria *
90 -10085 - 8980 - 8475 - 7970 - 7465 - 6960 - 6456 - 5953 - 5550 - 5240 - 490 – 39

 * Letter grades will be decided upon after calculating the averages at the end of the semester and distribution of the averages will play a significant role in the evaluation of the letter grades.