Mt. San Jacinto College Computer Information Systems
CSIS 103: Introduction to the Internet

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Course Description

The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the many services and career opportunities available on the Internet.

Students will learn about Internet browsers and their extensions, WWW, email, search engines, using the Internet for research, chat and instant messaging, uploading and downloading files using FTP servers, storage services, Internet security concepts, e-commerce and the various career opportunities associated with the Internet.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course you will have:

  • Examined the history and structure of the Internet
  • Compared and Contrasted Internet browsers and their extensions
  • Compared and Contrasted email clients and Internet-based email services
  • Compared and Contrasted Internet search engines and directories
  • Evaluated Internet security techniques
  • Examined usage and implementations of e-commerce on the Internet
  • Identified several Internet career options

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Construct an effective search string for an online information resource to find relevant information (as it pertains to a problem/case scenario).
  • Evaluate and assess online information resources (as they pertain to a problem/case scenario) for accuracy.
  • Evaluate and assess online information resources (as they pertain to a problem/case scenario) for authority.
  • Evaluate and assess online information resources (as they pertain to a problem/case scenario) for objectivity.
  • Use and administer anti-virus software to refresh and update security definitions.
  • Create a web page that includes a graphic element.
  • Create a web page that includes a web page title.
  • Create a web page that includes a narrative text.
  • Create a web page that includes working hyperlinks.