Metropolitan State University

CFS 262 : Computer and Operating Systems Fundamentals I

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: ICS 140 Computational Thinking with Programming or with instructor's consent.  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course covers the fundamental concepts of a single user operating system. The topics discussed in the course are the basic concepts of computer organization and architecture, memory management, process handling, disk and file management and control, and peripherals operation. Students also have the opportunities to learn the techniques and procedures of system installation, configuration, administration, and trouble shooting. The operating systems illustrated in the course are MS Windows and/or Mac OS X.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/27/2005 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Integrate theory and practice of computer hardware and operating systems of stand-alone and personal computer systems.
  2. Articulate the basic architecture and organization of a computer hardware system.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information