Syllabus of COMPUTER APPLICATIONS B.A. Programme




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UNIVERSITY OF DELHI



* B.A. Programme - Foundation & Application Course *
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5. COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Course Objectives:

(i) The scope of Computer Application has been realized for the last few
years but has expanded enormously in the recent years. It can be offered
as a course to undergraduates due to easy availability of infrastructure
and hardware for undergraduate institutions.. The role of Mathematical
Visualization and Computer Graphics in Art, Films and Music also
points towards such a requirement. The courses is designed with this in
mind. Due to the special nature of the course, students offering
Discipline courses in Computer Science will not be permitted to offer
this application course. Also the medium of instruction for the course
will be English.
(ii) The usual lecture, Tutorial and Assignments will be supplemented
with supervised reading and problem sessions, online lessons, websites,
mathematical films and computer software aided learning. Laboratory
Work / Practicals and Projects highlighting applications to various
Social sciences as per the interest of the individual student and advice of
the teacher will be a significant part of each of the course as per details
specified in the course. Central Science Library receives periodicals
containing regular information on such materials and standard books
and software by many reputed publishers like Springer Verlag, Wiley
Interscience, Prentice Hall and American Mathematical Society (for
instance, http://www.ams.org).

(iii) Guidelines for the conduct of the courses will be prepared and
circulated to the colleges and Examination Branch well in time and
updated regularly. Combined Three-week Refresher Course(s) for all
the course for teachers will be conducted during the next two academic
years. Emphasis will be on the effective Methods of teaching
/Laboratory Work / Practicals and Projects highlighting applications to
various Social Sciences. Preparation of, Information on and regular
update of the Supplementary Reading / online materials and projects
will be undertaken during the next two academic years.

*Notes.

(i) Choice for tools: Ms Office/Star Office/Open Source Linux based software.
ii) List of references may be modified by the department at the beginning of every
academic year.
(iii) The course is to be taught with THREE Lectures and FIVE hours for
Practical / Laboratory / Project Work per week and provision for
Tutorials as per University rules.
(iv) Fifty-five marks will be reserved for the final Two-hour written
examination.
(v) Twenty marks will be reserved for the Internal Assessment as per
University rules.
(vi) Twenty-five marks will be reserved for the Practical / Laboratory / Project
Work examination comprising of Laboratory and Project records (five
marks each), examination (ten marks) and viva-voce (five marks).


----> Syllabus:

Introduction: Logical organization of a computer, memory, input-output devices,
secondary storage devices, data representation, assembly language and machine
language instructions.
Human Computer Interface: User interface with the Operating System.
Document Preparation: Creating documents, formatting text, use of appropriate fonts,
styles, layouts, tables and pictures.
Spreadsheet Handling: Creating spreadsheet, use of labels, formatting text, date and
time, mathematical, statistical and logical functions, graphs.
Network & Internet Technology: Introduction to computer networks, network
topologies, communication devices and media, Internet as information resource, use of
a web-browser, e-mail, designing websites using available tools.
Database Systems: Relational databases, tables, attributes, primary, foreign keys,
normalization and introduction to SQL.
Programming: Data types, variables, control structures, functions and modules, arrays,
interface with databases.
A (i) Scheme of Examination Application Course on Computer Application
Marks Distribution
Theory 40
Practical 35
Internal Assessment 25
Total 100

--> REFERENCES

[1] V. Rajaraman, Fundamentals of Computers, Prentice Hall of India, 2002
[2] R. Hunt, J. Shelley, Computers and Commonsense, Prentice Hall of India, 2002
[3] A. Leon, M. Leon, Fundamentals of Information Technology, Leon Vikas, 2002
[4] H.M. Deital, Visual Basic How to program, Pearson Education, 2001
[5] Software manuals.


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