This is a general introductory course in personal computing with a special emphasis on the applications of microcomputers. The general concepts of computing will be reviewed. Students will gain practical experience in the use of software, including word processors, spreadsheets and database systems. (lec 3) cr 3. Students intending to major in Computer Science or Mathematics must take COSC 1046. Students may not retain credit for both COSC 1701 and either COSC 1700 or COSC 2720. This course DOES NOT fulfil the scientific literacy requirement for the BA.