CS 140 Introduction to Computers
S2T 2006 DLB
Mahoney, Kevin M.
BS Management Information SystemsMS Computer Information SystemsPhD (ABD) IT Management
3/13/07 - 5/7/06
Textbook: Textbook: Williams, Sawyer, Using Information Technology 6th edn. complete, McGraw-Hilll/Irwin, 2005. ISBN #007288293X
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Lab Requirements:
1. Coulthard/Hutchinson, Microsoft Office, 2003, Advantage Series lab book ISBN #007283447
2. Triad Interactive SimNet for Office 2003 Enterprise Edition Office Suite. ISBN #0073221171
Required Software: Students must have the following software installed on their computer:
Windows XP and Office 2003 Student Edition (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Access will be taught using the SimNet module.
Course Description: This course introduces computer concepts, terminology, and applications to enable students to use computers in their environment and career. This class will feature lectures, written assignments, and demonstrations of computer concepts. The lab will concentrate on hands-on computer lab projects using the dominant Windows operating system and Office applications. Software will include Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Internet browsers. Students will be introduced to the structure and use of personal computer hardware, peripherals, comparison of popular operating systems, recent history of technology and some ethical implications. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of learning from on another through the use of discussion and challenge to each of our though on various topics. Readings, quizzes, dialogues and examinations will be used in this process.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Discussion, labs, quizzes, SimNet, and projects
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will only be accepted on a case by case basis.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Everyone will be respectful of classmates in the discussion area. No profanity or lewd remarks of any kind will be tolerated.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 (3/13/06) - Introduction to Information Technology, The Internet and Windows.
Week 2 (3/20/06) - Application Software, System Software and Word
Week 3 (3/27/06) - Hardware--The CPU & Storage, Hardware--Input and Output and Word
Week 4 (4/3/06) - Hardware--Telecommunications, Files, Databases & e-Commerce, and Word
Week 5 (4/10/06) - The Challenges of the Digital Age, The Promises of the Digital Age, PowerPoint & Excel SimNet
Week 6 (4/17/06) - Information Systems Development and Excel
Week 7 (4/24/06) - Challenges of the Digital Age and Excel
Week 8 (5/1/06) - Summary of Office Concepts, Access, and Final Exam
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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:3/16/2006 8:15:38 AM