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Minnesota State College Southeast
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Disciplines and Subject Areas

Digital Literacy

Liberal Arts & Sciences courses numbered 1100 and above satisfy the requirements for the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. General education courses numbered 1000 and above satisfy the requirements for diplomas and certificates.

Courses at "zero" level are designed to strengthen academic skills. Courses at the "zero-zero" level prepare students for developmental coursework. These courses do not satisfy program requirements.

For more information, see Programs of Study > Types of Degrees.

Details for Digital Literacy Courses
Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
COMP1120Introduction to Social Media 2 credits
Introduction to Social Media: This introductory course provides an overview of social media from both the technological and sociological perspectives. We will examine how media technologies, not only impact our daily routines, but also shape our social relationships and identities. Students will develop an awareness of and practice strategies for communicating and interacting with various social media technologies. Devices may include smartphones, tablets, and computers. Social networking sites/applications may include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Skype, Tumblr, and Instagram. (Prerequisites: none) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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COMP1130Word Processing and Presentation Applications 1 credit
Word Processing and Presentation Applications: This course provides an introduction to word processing and presentation applications. Students will learn to prepare practical documents and presentations for professional and personal use. (Prerequisite: none) (1 credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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COMP1135Spreadsheet Applications 1 credit
Spreadsheet Applications: This course provides an introduction to spreadsheet programs. Students create, edit, and format worksheets, work with formulas and functions, and create charts for professional and personal use. (Prerequisite: none) (1 credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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COMP1140Online Communications 1 credit
Online Communications: This course provides an introduction to communicating online using various social media tools/applications and email. Students will create, communicate, collaborate and network with each other using Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, and Outlook. Database concepts will also be introduced using online search techniques to provide solutions for today¿s relevant applications. (Prerequisite: none) (1 credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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COMP1445Advanced Computers: Issues and Applications 3 credits
Advanced Computers: Issues and Applications: This course will expand knowledge of computer concepts and applicable skills through individualized project-based assessments that focus on career development. Through an integrated and advanced approach, students will improve proficiency in popular software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation graphics). Computer concepts will be examined at a deeper level and will include, but are not limited to, historical events, current/future technological trends, PC (personal computer) concepts, file management and storage, the Internet, online learning software and resources, digital communications, and computer security, ethics, and privacy. Prior knowledge of Microsoft Office 2013/Office 365 is recommended, but not required. (Prerequisite: BUSN1245 or COMP1130, COMP1135, and COMP1140 or instructor permission) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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