CS 140 Introduction to Computers
S2B 2011 BLB
Clement, Brian F.
21 Mar thru 14 May 2011
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Using Information Technology: A Practical Introduction to Computers & Communications – 9th Edition – Copyright - 2006 Brian K. Williams, Stacey C. Sawyer ISBN-10: 978-0-07-351677-6 McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Gaskin, et al. GO! With Microsoft Office 2007 Introductory, Pearson Education, 2008, ISBN# 978-0-13-241887-4
Triad Interactive SimNet for Office 2007, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978-0-07-729769-5 (Note: There is no SimNet CD for Office 2007 since it is all online.)
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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 email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Educational Philosophy: The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as Socratic learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass 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.
List basic computer terminology.
Explain the rapid development of computer technology in the last fifty years.
Discuss some of the ethical implications of technology and its uses.
Describe the main parts of a computer system.
Operate a microcomputer.
Use the current Windows Operating System
Recognize other Operating Systems (Mac, OS/2, ME, etc.)
Use a word processing package to write advanced level term papers, resumes,
and business letters.
Construct a spreadsheet. (Emphasis on needs of Accounting. Business, Computer Science, and Education students)
Manipulate a database. (Emphasis on needs of Computer Science, Education, and Business students.)
Prepare a graphics software presentation on a beginning level for use in all
Use the Internet and e-mail accounts on a beginning level.
The course will be assessed by the following:
3 Chapter exams = 100 points each for a total of 300 points and 20% of the overall grade
1 Term Paper = 100 points 20 %
8 Homework Assignments = 100 Points each for a total of 800 points 20%
3 Case studies using Microsoft Office 2007 = 100 each for a totoal of 300 points 20 %
1 Final Exam = 200 points 20 %
Total of 1700 points for 100%
Overall grade will be based on 100% of the graded material
90 % to 100% = A
80% to 89% = B
70% to 79% = C
60% to 69% = D
59% or less = F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submissions will be assessed a 20% reduction in grade.
Late term Papers will be assessed a 50% reduction in grade.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. CLASS POLICIES:
Attendance will be taken each class. (Be sure to call the instructor when you must be absent to obtain an excused absence.) (915)-227-1218 and e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All assignments or tests turned in, or taken late, without pre-approval will have a 20-point reduction in grade per missed class. Final must be turned in on scheduled date (no exceptions).
The instructor may provide the class (not individuals) with the opportunity for improving a grade. The timing and method of any “extra credit” is left to the sole discretion of the instructor.
Make-up examinations will be given at a time agreed upon between the instructor and the student. They will be allowed only if the student has a valid (excused) reason for missing the class.
Students caught cheating on assignments, projects, exams, etc., will receive a grade of “F” for that work, and the incident will be reported to administration for any further action. Cheating consists of submitting someone else’s work under your name, obtaining information from someone other than the instructor during an exam, etc.
Regular attendance is highly recommended for this course, as there will be no make-ups for pop-quizzes, classroom based assignments etc. It will be the responsibility of the student to obtain lecture notes for those classes that are missed.
Students who stop attending classes will be issued a final grade of F andare responsible for withdrawing themselves to receive a dropped status.
No children will be allowed in the classroom during regular class session.
Introduction to the course assign email exercise, explain
homework, case studies and course requirements.
Chapter 1 “Using Information Technology” text
Lecture and discussion (Assign Case study)
MS WORD lab assignment (In class)
Chapter 2 Textbook – Lecture and discussion
Check homework Chapter 1 & 2 due
Review for Exam #1 Assign Exam #1 (Take home – submit via
Piratemail by Sunday night - Midnight)
Go over Exam #1
Chapter 3 Textbook – Lecture and discussion
MS Office Word lab
Check homework Chapter 3 due
Chapter 4 Textbook – Lecture and discussion
Check Homework Chapter 4 due
Exam #2 review (Check parkonline.org under Doc sharing and Exams for exam review)
Exam #2 In-class exam
Chapter 5 Textbook – Lecture and discussion
Homework Chapter 5 due
PowerPoint demonstration and lecture
Chapter 6 Textbook – Lecture and discussion
Homework Chapter 6 due
Exam #3 Preparation (Check parkonline.org under Doc sharing and Exams for exam review)
Exam #3 - In class exam
Chapter 7 & 8 Textbook – Lecture and discussion
Term Paper Due
Homework Chapter 7 & 8 due
Return grades – Makeup work and exams due (This schedule is subject to change by the instructor)
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
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.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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 .
This syllabus was prepared to provide a general outline of topics to be covered in the class and is subject to student mastery of the concepts and on-going presentations. Therefore, it is subject to revision based upon the actual accomplishments of the class.
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