CS 140 Introduction to Computers
F2J 2008 PV
Masters in Computer Science
October 20 - December 14
5:30 - 9:50 PM
This class uses the Microsoft Windows XP Operating System.
Applications taught: Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
SimNet for Office 2007 (Office concepts including Access)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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The instructor's educational philosophy is one of multiple task, interactive learning based on lectures, reading, exams, dialogue, internet use and research, videos, web site access and academic writing. The instructor will engage each student in lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions in the world of computer science. Learning will take place in a university forum that will stimulate thought and creation of knowledge.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Office Lab Assignments. By the end of the course you should be proficient in the use of Windows XP, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and familiar with Access concepts and its relationship to Excel. The lab book and accompanying materials will aid you in your weekly hands-on computer assignments. Begin early every week to complete these assignments. In order to complete the course, a computer with Windows XP operating system and Office 2007 software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
Quizzes and a Final Test are required in this course. In addition, there will be homework assignments.
Students will use the Grade Book to track their grades throughout the course. Please allow time for submitted assignments to be posted. Generally speaking it will take at least 24 hours for a grade to be posted into the grade book. Early submissions will be graded but not viewable until the deadline for that assignment has passed.
a. Chapter Quizzes, Office Lab Assignments, Participation in class discussions and Final Exam will be taken into consideration for the course grade. (See Grading Scale below)
b. The Textbook chapter concepts are evaluated each week by completing the quizzes.
e. The Powerpoint Projects Weeks 4 and 5 will be evaluated on submission by date due, the demonstration of skills taught, use of the tools on a beginning to intermediate level, and exhibiting creative use of media on the part of the student. Students are expected to participate in the peer review of the projects as part of the grade.
f. The Excel Projects Weeks 6 and 7 will be evaluated on spreadsheets submitted before or on the date due that demonstrate the application of concepts and exhibit correct formatting, data, and formulas. The formulas behind the data will be checked for accuracy.
i. The SimNet Access Lessons will be evaluated as to timeliness and demonstrating that the Learning Core has been completed by submitting the scores from the SimNet module.
j. Peer review of various weekly assignments as noted in the course are also taken into consideration as part of the participation grade.
k. The Week 7 and 8 summaries will be helpful to review for the final test Week 8.
A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week.
Failure to take a final proctored exam will result in an automatic "F" grade.
Course Grading Scale
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = < 60%
Late Submission of Course Materials: All assignments are to be completed on time and submitted to the correct course dropbox. Special instructions regarding Excel and Access SimNet assignments will be given at the beginning of the week the assignment is due. Late work will receive credit at the discretion of the instructor. All computer assignments should be clearly marked with the student's name. Word and Excel assignments should have a footer with the student's name, date and time completed, and page number. Work received without identification cannot receive credit.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students are expected to follow the rules for acceptable conduct and good manners. Any student, who does not adhere to these guidelines will be excused from class and reported to the proper authorities.
Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.
Online Course Policies
Welcome to CS 140 - Introduction to Computers online. The next few weeks will require intensive effort to complete the Textbook assignments, Lab assignments, Quizzes and Tests, and Weekly Discussions.
Textbook. The course textbook assignments will provide information about Information technology concepts, the Internet and World Wide Web, application and system software, computer hardware components, telecommunications and the relationship to Information Technology, file, databases, and e-commerce. How Information Technology affects society will be also be part of the course.
Week 1 Class Introductions. The Textbook assignment will require you to read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 in the textbook. After reading the chapters, view the PowerPoint Presentations and then take the quiz for each chapter. There will be a Windows SimNet lesson to complete Week 1. Students need to purchase SimNet.
Week 2 The Textbook assignment will require you to read Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 in the textbook. After reading the chapters, view the PowerPoint presentations and take the quiz for each chapter. There is a SimNet Word Lesson tutorial assignment. Week 1 you were to install and register SimNet.
Week 3 The Textbook assignment will require you to read Chapters 5 and 6 in the textbook. View the PowerPoint Presentations for each chaper. There are review quizzes for each chapter to complete found under week 3.
Week 7 Read Chapter 10 in the textbook, view the PowerPoint and take the quiz. There are Excel projects to complete. Use the lab book to review and practice the skills and concepts necessary before attempting to complete the projects. Submit to the course dropboxes.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90Office Lab Assignments. By the end of the course you should be proficient in the use of Windows XP, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and familiar with Access concepts and its relationship to Excel. The lab book and accompanying materials will aid you in your weekly hands-on computer assignments. Begin early every week to complete these assignments. In order to complete the course, a computer with Windows XP operating system and Office 2003 software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
Other Assignments will include participating in on-line discussions 1. What I have Learned 2. Students' Questions and Answers and 3. Peer review of artifacts.
Quizzes and a Final Test are required in this course. There will be a quiz Week 4 and the final Week 8.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:9/18/2008 12:57:01 PM