This course will offer students practical skills in Information technology, which will be of use to them immediately in their University career and beyond: to develop intellectual skills of inquiry, information search for manuals, books, help screens and to introduce the common document preparation and manipulating packages. Students will become familiarised with the basic components of a computer and with common application package. This course will aim to equip students with some basic knowledge of what a computer is and the way it functions, the different hardware components of a computer, and the different peripherals and application software that are available in a networked environment.