CS 140 Introduction to Computers
S1Z 2009 ML
Master of Information Systems
Malmstrom AFB, Education Building
January 5 - March 8, 2009
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Williams/Sawyer, Using Information Technology 7/e Complete Edition, 7th Edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2007. ISBN 0-07-226071-8.
Gaskin, et al. GO! With Microsoft Office Introductory 2007, McGraw-Hill,
Triad Interactive SimNet for Office 2007, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-729769-5 (no CD as it is online)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: USB Jump Drive
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
This course will be conducted using lecture and a modified seminar format using class collective knowledge, experience, and research. Current articles, news events, and industry developments may be used. Each student will prepare a comprehensive written report on some segment of information systems. Each student will give an oral presentation on a selected topic concerning information systems that will include PowerPoint visual aids. Each student will complete a midterm exam and a final exam. Each student will complete an Excel and an Access exercise. All students will participate in the class discussions. Lively discussions take place when ideas and contradictions are brought forth in an open forum atmosphere.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
A midterm exam, a final exam, a research paper, an oral presentation, designated exercises, and discussion participation will be used to determine a student's final grade for the course.
Midterm Exam 15
Final Exam 15
Research Paper 20
Oral Presentation 20
Excel Exercise 15
Access Exercise 10
F= 59 or below
1) Midterm Exam: Open book, take home test
2) Final Exam: Open book, take home test
3) Research paper: Modified APA format. Subject: anything you pick from the Using Technology book. Five to seven pages. Grading will encompass subject and the use of MS Word.
4) Oral presentation: Subject: topic for research paper. Length: 5-10 minutes. PowerPoint for visual aids is required. Grading will encompass subject and use of PowerPoint.
5) Excel Exercise: Instructor selected Hands-On Exercises from Chapter 11.
6) Access Exercise: Instructor selected Hands-On Exercises from Chapter 14.
7) Discussions: Failure to read materials ahead of time will hinder your ability to participate in class discussions. Each class period will be noted for participation.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
1. All assignments must be completed before coming to class. a. Assigned chapters for each class b. All end of chapter review questions
2. All assignments must be completed when scheduled.
3. All examinations must be completed when scheduled.
4. Late work will only be accepted for excused absences, and will be penalized as follows: 1 class = 10%, 2 classes = 20%, over 2 classes = not acceptable.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
3) This is not a library, so don't be afraid to speak up.
4) Personal business on the computers such as, (e-mail, instant messaging, Web surfing, etc.) during class periods will not be tolerated.
This Schedule is Tentative & may change
Meeting - 1
Mon – Jan 5
3)Discuss research paper
4)Discuss oral presentation
6)Discuss college general
7)End of chapter exercises [Skills, Mastering, Problem solving]
Meeting - 2
Wed – Jan 7
[All the Above] Review
Introduction & start Ch-5 in class
-Data Files on CD
Meeting - 3
Mon – Jan 12
1)Introduction to Information Technology.
2)The Internet & the World Wide Web
Ch-1 & 2
Meeting - 4
Wed – Jan 14
2)Formatting & Organizing Text
Ch-5 & 6
Meeting - 5
Mon – Jan 19
Meeting - 6
Wed – Jan 21
1)Using Graphics & Tables
2)Special Document Formats, Columns, & Mail Merge
Ch-7 & 8
Meeting - 7
Mon – Jan 26
1)Hardware – CPU & Storage
Meeting - 8
Wed – Jan 28
Ch-15 & 16
Meeting - 9
Mon – Feb 2
1)Hardware – Input & Output
Midterm Handed Out
Meeting - 10
Wed – Feb 4
Meeting - 11
Mon – Feb 9
1)Communications, Networks, & Safeguards
Ch-6 & 7
Midterm Due Orals begin
Meeting - 12
Wed – Feb 11
Ch-9 & 10
Meeting - 13
Mon – Feb 16
1)Databases, & Information Systems
2)The Challenges of the Digital Age
Ch-8 & 9
Meeting - 14
Wed – Feb 18
1)Using Functions & Tables
2)Getting Started With Access Databases & Tables
Meeting - 15
Mon – Feb 23
1)Systems Analysis & Programming
Final handed out
Meeting - 16
Wed – Feb 25
Ch-13 & 14
Meeting - 17
Mon – Mar 2
1)Using Access Data With Other Programs
2)Using Tables in Word & Excel
3)Using Excel as a Data Source in a Mail Merge
4)Linking Data in Office Documents
5)Creating Presentation Content from Office Documents
Ch-18, 19, 20, 21, & 22
-Orals last day
-Announce EX & AC exercises
Meeting - 18
Wed – Mar 4
1)Complete Class Survey
AC exercise due
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 87Cheating includes, but not limited to, intentionally giving or receiving unauthorized aid or notes on examinations, papers, laboratory reports, exercises, projects, or class assignments which are intended to be individually completed. Cheating also includes the unauthorized copying of tests or any other deceit of fraud related to the student's academic conduct.
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 89-90Excused Absence: For an absence to be excused, the student must contact the instructor by e-mail with the reason for missing class not later than Sunday, noon of the week the absence occurred. Telephone calls will not be accepted. Lectures will not be repeated - get information from classmates.
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 .
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