The goal of this course is to illustrate how important computers are in modern society and their value in solving problems. Fundamental operations and functions of the computer will be covered. Specific topics include the use of software applications, the Internet, basic computer functions and the proper identification of computer hardware components. The goal of a basic computer literacy course is to equip students with basic computer skills. Additional advanced courses may be taken to strengthen knowledge in a particular area. The descriptions below highlight the curriculum of some common online basic computer courses.