This PC-based course teaches the student what a computer is and how to use it, with a brief introduction to microcomputer programming. Other applications are taught hands-on, using word processing, spreadsheet analysis, and database application programs. This course includes a strong emphasis on the vocabulary and concepts necessary to understand the use and technology of computers. It may be used as a general elective, but does not apply as an elective toward the computer science major or minor. However, it is strongly recommended as a general elective for students who do not already possess computer skills.