ICS 125

Understanding and Using the Internet

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 17, 2004 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course covers the following topics: how the Internet works (at a beginning level), social implications of the Internet, and the practical aspects of electronic mail, list services, discussion boards, file transfer, information browsing and searching, and the first generation of web design and implementation. This is a lab-based course.

Special information

First day attendance is mandatory.Prerequisites: Exposure to PC applications and the world-wide web. Note: Students are responsible to both be aware of and abide by prerequisites for ICS courses for which they enroll, and will be administratively dropped from a course if they have not met prerequisites.

Learning outcomes


  • Create a web page.
  • Upload and download files.
  • Send and receive e-mail messages.
  • Gain access to computer services via Internet protocols.
  • Access information resources, use search tools, and gather and utilize information.
  • Navigate electronic mail list services, discussion boards, and virtual communities.