Learning Center Courses



CSK 070 Introduction to Computer Systems

Professor:Gilman
CRN:11760
Time: A: Tue 9:00-10:20 Henderson Computer Resources Center Classroom

(Two credits) This course will provide the student with a thorough introduction to microcomputers which includes their structure and applications. We will explore the physical components of the machine itself, from the processing chip to the disk drives. The class will examine a range of applications and study the underlying theory of the applications. The applications will include: word processing, database systems, spreadsheets, operating systems, the networked microcomputer environment, and an introduction to computer programming (Turbo Pascal). The class will be lecture oriented with demonstrations, and will include regular computer lab assignments designed to reinforce the lecture material. There will be a textbook for the course. Two sections of this course will be offered. Each section will meet once a week for the entire semester. See Bonnie Gilman in the Henderson Computer Resources Center to register.



CSK 070 Introduction to Computer Systems

Professor:Gilman
CRN:11761
Time: Wed 9:00-10:20 Henderson Computer Resources Center Classroom

(Two credits) This course will provide the student with a thorough introduction to microcomputers which includes their structure and applications. We will explore the physical components of the machine itself, from the processing chip to the disk drives. The class will examine a range of applications and study the underlying theory of the applications. The applications will include: word processing, database systems, spreadsheets, operating systems, the networked microcomputer environment, and an introduction to computer programming (Turbo Pascal). The class will be lecture oriented with demonstrations, and will include regular computer lab assignments designed to reinforce the lecture material. There will be a textbook for the course. Two sections of this course will be offered. Each section will meet once a week for the entire semester. See Bonnie Gilman in the Henderson Computer Resources Center to register.




CSK 103 Essential Mathematics

Professor: Grieb
CRN:11740
Time:Tu Th 9:00-10:20 Olin 306

(Two credits) This course is designed for students in need of improving their quantitative skills before entering a Q-course. The goal of this course is to improve students' confidence, as well as their abilities, with mathematics. Understanding of mathematical concepts will be emphasized. Study will include review of operations, proportions, percents, geometry, and algebra. If time permits, we will also discuss probability, statistics, and/or trigonometry. Lessons will involve real-life examples, group work, and some readings. Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to enrol in a Q-course.



CSK 110 An Introduction to Science

Professors:Deady/Freedman/Tibbetts
CRN:11739
Time:Th 2:50-5:00 Rose 108

(Two credit) This course is designed for students who are planning on taking one of the introductory science courses, but do not yet feel adequate prepared. This course will be taught in three segments, focusing successively on physics, chemistry, and biology. The course will provide an introduction to the concepts, methodology, and basic skills essential to doing science. The acquisition and interpretation of experimental data will be emphasized. Students must have passed the Q-test, and necessary quantitative techniques will be introduced and developed throughout the course.



CSK 095 Basic Writing: Foundations

Professor:TBA
Time: Wed Fri 9:00-10:00 OLIN 308
CRN:11762

(Two credits) This course is designed as a writing workshop with an emphasis on clarity, precision, and critical thinking. The class will cover grammar, diction, sentence structure, paragraph structure, and essay organization and structure. Students will focus on the development of ideas and the revision process in their own writing and will also analyze the writing of others. Permission of the instructor is required.