CS110 Information

Phil Sharp

CSB Room 248


Office Hours:
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lecture: Johnson Hall, Room 222
Section 1 M/W 11:00 - 11:50
Section 2 M/W 12:00 - 12:50

Labs: CSB 110
Lab is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
TA Hours: See lab schedule posted in Canvas
Phone: 970-491-0615

Course Description

This class provides the knowledge and skills necessary to use a personal computer in the college environment and in a professional career, focusing on those skills needed to perform and document research. The format of the class includes Lectures and Labs.


The Lecture portion of the class is made up of Class Lectures, iClicker Quizzes, and Lecture Exams.
Check the "Class Format" tab for the format of the Class Lectures.


The Lab portion of this class is made up of Lab Assignments, Lab Exams, and Class Projects.
Check the "Class Format" tab for the format of the Lab Assignments.

Specific objectives and activities include:

  • An understanding of basic computer concepts such as:
    • Computer hardware and software.
    • Security and privacy.
    • Tools that use the Internet and the World-Wide-Web.
    • Searching for and collecting pertinent information.
  • Understanding how to manage and keep information secure.
  • Preparation of professional documents.
  • Creation of well-designed presentations.
  • Manipulating, analyzing and plotting data.
  • Projecting information onto the web.


The typical expectation for a college course at CSU is that students will work at least 2-3 hours outside of class per class credit hour. A 4 credit class such as this one may require you to work more than 8 hours per week in addition to your classroom activities. A key objective of this course is that, by the end of the semester, every student will have the ability to collect data in his/her specific area of study, write a research paper, put together a presentation on that paper, and publish the information on the web in a professional manner. The information provided during the lectures provides an overview of the specific topics while the labs provide hands-on experience with the tools.

Note: Credit is not allowed for both CS110 and BUS150