CS 110 - Personal Computing

  • 4 credits
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This course covers understanding of basic computer concepts such as: computer hardware and software; security and privacy; tools that use the Internet and the World-Wide-Web; and searching and collecting information.

Students will also gain an understanding of how to manage and keep information secure; preparation of professional documents; creation of well-designed presentations; manipulating, analyzing and plotting data; and projecting information onto the web.


None. Credit not allowed for both CS 110 and BUS 150.

Important Information

Students are required to have a SIMnet license for the CS100 class to get to the adaptive learning content online. This license will be automatically available to the student through the Inclusive Access program – details will be made available through Canvas on the first day of class. Every student is required to own or have access to a personal computer (Mac or Windows) with Office 2016 installed. A free copy of Office 2016 is available to every student at CSU through the university. There is no I-Clicker requirement.

Textbooks and Materials

The textbook license will be delivered through the inclusive

access program.


Russell Wakefield
Russell Wakefield

(970) 491-2090 | Russ.Wakefield@colostate.edu

Russell Wakefield has been an instructor in the Computer Science department at Colorado State University since 2008. He has a BS and a MCS degree in Computer Science; his research areas include database systems, operating systems, and distributed systems. He has over 25 years of industry experience in systems programming and management at corporations including Control Data Corporation, Pyramid Technology, Evans & Sutherland, and most recently 7 years as Director of Engineering at Cisco Systems.

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