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CS 140 Introduction to Computers
Hill, Freeman S.,, Jr.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CS 140 Introduction to Computers

Semester

S1B 2011 BL

Faculty

Hill, Freeman S., Jr.

Title

Adjunct Facility

Degrees/Certificates

MS, Industrial Engineering, UTEP, 1994
BS, Computer Science, Park University, 1986
BA, Management, Park University 1986

Office Location

Classroom

Office Hours

30 minutes prior to class if prearranged

Daytime Phone

779-6458

Other Phone

855-4988

E-Mail

freeman.hill@park.edu

shaw.hill@wyle.com

Semester Dates

10 January 2011 - 6 March 2011

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

REQUIRED three (3) elements for CS 140 Introduction to Computers – all classes all formats, Home campus, online, PDL at Park University

  1. Using Information Technology - Complete
    Required • Edition: 9TH 11 • Williams, Brian
    ISBN: 9780073516776
  2. GO! with Microsoft Office 2007 Introductory - With CD and Podcasts
    Required • Edition: 2ND 08 • Gaskin
    ISBN: 9780132418874
  3. Office 2007 Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) needs to be installed on student's computer for all the Hands-on Projects.  Windows XP operating system is recommended (We have not found problems with people using Vista or Windows 7, but support calls for software on personal computers should be directed to the hardware or software reseller) *

** Park University IT does not provide support for Vista or Windows 7 at this time. Students must contact their computer reseller for any problems encountered with this OS on their personal computers.

**Macintosh users need the latest edition of MS Office and OS for the Mac. Park University IT does not support personal Macintosh computers.

 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
The world wide web, (edu sites) are usually trustworthy references and easy to access.

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 helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
CS140 Introduction to Computers (MGE): 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. A test-out option exists for CS140. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor expects everyone to work hard and learn in an unthreatening environment.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. List basic computer terminology.
  2. Explain the rapid development of computer technology in the last fifty years.
  3. Discuss some of the ethical implications of technology and its uses.
  4. Describe the main parts of a computer system.
  5. Operate a microcomputer.
  6. Use the current Windows Operating System.
  7. Recognize other Operating Systems (Mac, OS/2, ME, etc.)
  8. Use a word processing package to write advanced level term papers, resumes, and business letters.
  9. Construct a spreadsheet. (Emphasis on needs of Accounting. Business, Computer Science, and Education students)
  10. Manipulate a database. (Emphasis on needs of Computer Science, Education, and Business students.)
  11. Prepare a graphics software presentation on a beginning level for use in all future classes.
  12. Use the Internet and e-mail accounts on a beginning level.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the different roles of software and hardware in the computer.
  2. Understand the difference between the internet and other types of networks.
Core Assessment:

 

All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the relevant Departmental Learning Outcomes.  The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. The core assessment for this course is a final exam, SimNet CD simulation, and hands-on Office assignments which count for more than 20% of the grade. Questions on the final exam will be developed to test at least ten of the twelve course core objectives.

  1. List basic computer terminology.
  2. Explain the rapid development of computer technology in the last fifty years.
  3. Discuss some of the ethical implications of technology and its uses.
  4. Describe the main parts of a computer system.
  5. Operate a microcomputer.
  6. Use the current Windows Operating System
  7. Recognize other Operating Systems (Mac, OS/2, ME, etc.)
  8. Use a word processing package to write advanced level term papers, resumes,
    and business letters.

  9. Construct a spreadsheet.  (Emphasis on needs of Accounting. Business, Computer Science, and Education students)
  10. Manipulate a database. (Emphasis on needs of Computer Science, Education, and Business students.)
  11. Prepare a graphics software presentation on a beginning level for use in all
    future classes.

  12. Use the Internet and e-mail accounts on a beginning level.

Link to Class Rubric

Class 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 Exam are required in this course.  
 
There are also exercises specified from the text to be completed.

Grading:
 

Short Answer Questions:  11 at 1 point each.
Three projects at 10 points each.
Five quizzes at 10 points each.
Final written exam of 20 points.
Final practical exam of 5 points.
Student participation of 4 points.
 
Total = 120 points.
 
90-100 = A
81-90 = B
71-80 = C
60-70 = D
Below 60 = F
 
 

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments are to be completed on time and submitted to the correct course dropbox.    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.
 
Turn off phones in class.  Take any trash with you when you leave.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1, Monday class. Introduction and Chapter 1 in Using Information Technology.  Discussion on project 6b from GO! Office 2007.
Wednesday class.  Chapter 2. Lecture/exercise on MS Word with on-screen display. Students can follow on their computers.
 
Week 2, Monday class.  Quiz on chapters 1 and 2.  Turn in to drop box completed Short-Answer Questions 2 and 4 on page 46 and Short-Answer Question 6 on page 115.  Lecture on chapter 3 and MS Word.
Wednesday class.  Chapter 3.  Lecture/exercise on MS Word with on-screen display. Students can follow on their computers.
 
Week 3, Monday class.  Turn in project 6b to the dropbox.  Quiz on chapters 3.   Turn in to drop box completed Short-Answer Question 1 on page 191. Lecture on chapter 4 and exercise on Excel.
Wednesday class.   Lecture on chapter 5 and exercise on Excel. Students can follow on their computers.
 
Week 4, Monday class.  Quiz on chapters 4 and 5.   Turn in to drop box completed and Short-Answer Question 3 on page 250 and Short-Answer Question 1 on page 307.  Lecture on chapter 6 and exercise on Excel. Students can follow on their computers.
Wednesday class.  Lecture on chapter 6 and exercise on Excel. Students can follow on their computers.
 
Week 5, Monday class.  Quiz on chapter 6.   Turn in to drop box completed Short-Answer Question 1 on page 358.  Lecture on chapter 7 and exercise on PowerPoint. Students can follow on their computers.  Turn in to dropbox project 11a. 
Wednesday class.  Lecture on chapter 8 and exercise on PowerPoint. Students can follow on their computers.
 
Week 6, Monday class.  Quiz on chapters 7 and 8.   Turn in to drop box completed Short-Answer Question 1 on page 398 and Short-Answer Question 1 on page 454.  Lecture on chapter 9.  Exercise on PowerPoint. Students can follow on their computers. 
Wednesday class.  Lecture on chapter 10.  Exercise on PowerPoint. Students can follow on their computers.
 
Week 7, Monday class.  Quiz on chapters 9 and 10.  Turn in Short-Answer Question 4 on page 489 and Short-Answer Question 5 on page 532. Turn in to drop box project 16a.    Exercise in Access.  Students can follow on their computers.
Wednesday class.  Review of text for written final exam.  Exercise in Access.  Students can follow on their computers.
 
Week 8, Monday class.  Written exam on Chapters 1-10.
Wednesday class.  Practical exam in MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
 

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Perception of cheating will be a reason for the instructor to investigate. Cheating on any project, exercise or exam will mean a 0 for that effort. The instructor has the discretion to assign a course grade for cheating.

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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
The instructor expects students to arrive on time and attend all classes.

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 .

Additional Information:

Course-Specific Policies:

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.


All assignments are to be completed on time and submitted to the correct course dropbox. 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.



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11,12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Synthesis is demonstrated by the student ability to answer more than 90% of test questions about application of Office software concepts that uses Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Synthesis is demonstrated by the student ability to answer more than 70 to 89% of test questions about application of Office software concepts that uses Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Synthesis is demonstrated by the student ability to answer more than 60 to 69% of test questions about application of Office software concepts that uses Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Synthesis is not demonstrated by the student ability to answer less than 60 of test questions about application of Office software concepts that uses Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Analysis is demonstrated by the student's ability to compare and contrast basic computer terminology and how it has evolved with current technology developments.  The student will be able to correctly answer more than 90% of the questions that compare/contrast basic terminology with current technology. Analysis is demonstrated by the student's ability to compare and contrast basic computer terminology and how it has evolved with current technology developments.  The student will be able to correctly answer 70 to 89% of the questions that compare/contrast basic terminology with current technology.. Analysis is demonstrated by the student's ability to compare and contrast basic computer terminology and how it has evolved with current technology developments.  The student will be able to correctly answer 60 to 69% of the questions that compare/contrast basic terminology with current technology.. Analysis is demonstrated by the student's ability to compare and contrast basic computer terminology and how it has evolved with current technology developments.  The student does no demonstrate analysis when less than 60% of the questions are answered that compare/contrast basic terminology with current technology.. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering more than 90% of the questions regarding data that involves ethical uses, implications of technology development, and evaluation of Windows and Office concepts.. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 70 to 89% of the questions regarding data that involves ethical uses, implications of technology development, and evaluation of Windows and Office concepts. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering fewer than 60 to 69% of the questions regarding ethical uses.  implications of technology development and evaluation of Windows and Office concepts Evaluation is not demonstrated by correctly answering less than 60% of the questions regarding ethical uses and implications of technology development and evaluation of Windows and Office concepts. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering more than 90% of the questions regarding (a) identification of basic computer terminology (b) comparison of new developments of IT and (c) operation of a microcomputer. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering more than 70 to 89% of the questions regarding (a) identification of basic computer terminology (b) comparison of new developments of IT and (c) operation of a microcomputer. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering more than 60 to 69% of the questions regarding (a) identification of basic computer terminology (b) comparison of new developments of IT and (c) operation of a microcomputer. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering more than 90% of the questions regarding (a) identification of basic computer terminology (b) comparison of new developments of IT and (c) operation of a microcomputer. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
4, 7, 8, 9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Recognition, articulation, and application of concepts are demonstrated by correctly answering more than 90% of the questions regarding computer applications and operating systems. Recognition, articulation, and application of concepts are demonstrated by correctly answering more than 70 to 89% of the questions regarding computer applications and operating systems. Recognition, articulation, and application of concepts are demonstrated by correctly answering more than 60 to 69% of the questions regarding computer applications and operating systems. Recognition, articulation, and application of concepts are not demonstrated by correctly answering less than 60% of the questions regarding computer applications and operating systems. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
8, 9, 10, 11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Application is demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 90% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Application is demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 70 to 89% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Application is demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 60 to 69% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Application is not demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring less than 60% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
8, 9, 10, 11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
The student's is able to correctly answer more than 90% of the test questions regarding choice of software and constructing products using Office Software. The student's is able to correctly answer more than 70 to 89% of the test questions regarding choice of software and constructing products using Office Software. The student's is able to correctly answer more than 60 to 69% of the test questions regarding choice of software and constructing products Office Software. The student's is not able to correctly answer more than 59% of the test questions regarding choice of software and constructing products using Office Software. 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
5, 12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Component skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 90% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Component skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 70 to 89% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Component skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 60 to 69% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Component skills are not demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring less than 60% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules 
Relationship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Relationship skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 90% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Relationship skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 70 to 89% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Relationship skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 60 to 69% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Relationship skills are not demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring less than 60% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules 

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