This course is designed as a general introduction to computer science. It is worth 3 units,
applicable towards a College of Siskiyous Associate Degree, transferable to all 12 of the UC’s, the
23 CSU’s, SOU, OIT, CAN CSCI 2, and meets the Area F requirement for COS General Education. It is
designed to teach students the basics of word processing, building and managing spreadsheets, and
creating presentations. Students will also learn the basic hardware components of the system unit,
applications software, input devices, output devices, operating systems, utility programs, the
Internet, the Worldwide Web, and storage devices. This online class is being offered via the Etudes
Gateway. Students enrolling in this course must have internet access and know how to use email. Check the COS online course website at www.siskiyous.edu/online prior to the first day of the semester for specific course information.
1. Microsoft® Office 2010, Marquee Series, ISBN 978-0-76383-771-6 by Nita Rutkosky & Denise
Sequin, published by EMC Paradigm
2. Discovering Computers 2010, Brief, ISBN 978-0-324-78647-7 by Shelly, Cashman, & Vermaat,
published by Cengage Learning
Welcome to CSCI 1001 and I look forwarding to working with all of you during the fall semester.
If you any questions at all do not hesitate to email me Mike Graves.