MMS 101


COURSE TITLE: Fundamentals of Information Technology

UNITS: 3 units



Introduction to technologies that are used to create, store, exchange, and use information


At the end of the course, the students should:

  • Gain knowledge on the hardware and software component of the computer system;
  • Understand the Internet and technologies developed; and
  • Appreciate IT-related laws in the Philippines.


  • Define and discuss information technology, computer technology and telecommunication technology
  • Trace the evolution of computers
  • Explain the fetch-decode-execute cycle of instruction execution
  • Identify the different components of the CPU and describe their functions
  • Explain the roles of the different types of memories, input/output systems and buses that may be present in a computer system
  • Identify the other peripheral devices that may be used in a computer system
  • Define what an operating system is
  • Trace the history of operating systems
  • Discuss the nature of the other systems software
  • Survey the different applications of computers
  • Differentiate one computer application from another
  • Discuss the different networks in existence
  • Identify the different network protocols and topologies
  • Identify the different network hardware and cabling
  • Discuss how data are transmitted through a communication channel
  • Define the Internet and discuss its services
  • Discuss how web servers work
  • Discuss the different issues related to computer ethics
  • Differentiate what is an ethical act and what is not


  • Module 1: Introduction
    • What is Information Technology?
    • What is a Computer and Computer Science?
    • What is Telecommunications Technology?
    • Evolution of Computing and Computing Machines
    • Evolution of Digital Computers
    • Types of Computers
  • Module 2: Computer Systems Organization
    • Processors
    • Computer Buses
    • Module 3: Systems Software
    • What is an Operating System?
    • Evolution of Operating Systems
    • Compilers or Translators
    •  Assemblers
    • Device Drivers
  • Module 3: Systems Software
    • What is an Operating System?
    • Evolution of Operating Systems
    • Compilers or Translators
    •  Assemblers
    • Device Drivers
  • Module 4: Applications Software
    • Database Management Systems
    • Communications Systems
    • AI Technologies
    • Multimedia Systems
  • Module 5: Computer Networks and Data Communication
    • Networks
    • Network Topologies
    • Networking Hardware
    • Network Cabling
    • Wireless Transmission Media
    • Data Communication
  • Module 6: The Internet and the World Wide Web
    • What is the Internet?
    • How to Access the Internet?
    • How is a Host Identified?
    • What are Domain Names?
    • What are Email Addresses?
    • World Wide Web (WWW)
    • What is a Web Browser?
    • Search Engines and Searching
    • Electronic Commerce
  • Module 7: Computer Ethics
    • Computer Abuse Issues
    • Privacy Issues
    • Social Justice Issues
    • Intellectual Property Rights
    • Computer Crimes
    • IT-Related Laws in the Philippines