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Katherine Nichole Deibel
CSE 100
Seattle Campus

Fluency in Information Technology

Introduces skills, concepts, and capabilities necessary to effectively use information technology. Includes logical reasoning, managing complexity, operation of computers and networks, and contemporary applications such as effective web searching and database manipulation, ethical aspects, and social impacts of information technology. May not be taken for credit if credit earned in CSE 120. Offered: jointly with INFO 100.

Class description

Fluency with Information Technology involves three types of knowledge, each equally important for reinforcing a deeper understanding of IT and its uses. Upon completion of this course, you will have acquired and honed these three types: skills, concepts, and capabilities.

Student learning goals

Gain contemporary and immediately applicable skills that go along with being technically literate.

Reach an essential understanding of the foundations on which IT is built that goes beyond technical literacy.

Learn to apply information technology in complex situations and understand the consequences.

Acquire an understanding of IT capabilities and concepts that will allow you to keep pace with inevitable advances in IT.

Begin to recognize the impact and potential that information technologies have on various aspects of our society, including education, communication, politics, employment, and recreation.

General method of instruction

Three weekly interactive lectures and two hands-on computer labs per week.

Recommended preparation

Basic familiarity with computers.

Class assignments and grading

Three course projects, frequent lab exercises, daily readings, and online discussions of readings.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Katherine Nichole Deibel
Date: 01/04/2012