CS 140 Introduction to Computers
U1T 2006 DLD
Master Science Systems ManagementMSSM
5 June 2006 - 30 July 2006
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
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Course arrangements will consist of quizzes, examinations, lab projects, discussions, and attendance.
Grading: Total possible points is 1000. Grades will be determined by total points accumulated in the following areas:
Quizzes - 220 pts
Lab projects - 240 pts
Midterm - 100 pts
Final Exam - 200 pts
Discussion topics - 160 pts
Attendance - 80 pts
Total Points - 1000 pts
Course Grading Scale
A = 900 - 1000 pts
B = 800 - 899 pts
C = 700 - 799 pts
D = 600 - 699 pts
F = 599 pts and below
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work is not acceptable. Any credit received is at the discretion of the instructor. Late work will be penalized 1 pt per day up to a maximum of 5 pts. No late work will be accepted more than 5 days late unless approved by the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to participate in discussions and submit all required coursework to the dropbox. PirateMail is the OFFICIAL TOOL OF COMMUNICATION for this class. All communication from the instructor will go to your PirateMail account.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 - Chapters 1, 2, Lab - Windows XP, Register SimNet
Week 2 - Chapters 3, 4, Lab - Word SimNet Lesson,
Word assignments 1, 2, 3
Week 3 - Chapters 5, 6, Lab - Word assignments 4, 5, 6
Week 4 - Chapters 7, 8, Lab - Word assignments 7, 8,
Week 5 - Chapters 9, 10,Lab - Powerpoint, SimNet Practice
Week 6 - Chapter 11, Lab - Excel assignments 1,2,3
Week 7 - Lab - Excel assignments 4,5,6 & Employment chart
Week 8 - Lab SimNet Access, 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. 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:5/18/2006 11:58:27 AM