CS 140 Introduction to Computers
F1T 2012 DLC
Rivera-Loudon, Donna M.
M.B.A. in Information TechnologyB.S. Management/Human Resource
Tuesday thru Saturday: 1 pm to 5 pm
REQUIRED three (3) elements for CS 140 Introduction to Computers – all classes all formats, Home campus, online, SEL at Park University
3. SimNet Online Microsoft Office 2010 Suite, McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
ISBN # 0077518616
1. Office 2010 Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) needs to be installed on student's computer for all the Hands-on Projects. Access software is not required as it is taught in the Simnet Office Tutorial (Simulation) lessons.
2. Windows 7 operating system is used in the Park labs. Support calls for a different operating system or Office software on personal computers should be directed to the hardware or software reseller) **
3. SimNet software tutorial purchased in the textbook list above
Students will need a flash drive to save documents and hands-on assignments.
For SimNet help contact the Simnet Helpdesk at 1-800-331-5094
**Macintosh users need the latest edition of MS Office and OS for the Mac. SimNet on a Mac should use Firefox and the latest Mac OS. SimNet (McGraw-Hill) does not guarantee 100% accessibility on a Mac at this time. However,manyMac users have not reported any problems using SimNet on their machines. Park University IT does not support personal Macintosh computers.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Office Lab Assignments. By the end of the course students should be proficient in the use of Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and should be familiar with Access concepts and its relationship to Excel. The lab book and accompanying materials will aid in the weekly hands-on computer assignments. Begin early every week to complete these assignments. Park University computer labs are used in the 16 week courses. Students may also use the open computer labs at Park University during scheduled hours. Students may use their own computers with Windows 7 and Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). However, student ownership of computers is not required and Park University IT does not provide support for student owned computers.
Other Assignments may include.but are not limited to, participating in discussions, peer review of artifacts, and in-class presentations of student work.
Quizzes and a Final Test are required in this course. There will be a mid-term Week 8 and the final Week 16.
Grading: Course Grading Scale
A = 90-100%..........900-1000
B = 80-89%............800-899
C = 70-79%............700-799
D = 60-69%............600-699
F = < 60%..............599 and below
Grading Scale for CS 140 Introduction to Computers
Exams (Mid-term and Final)
Tbd by instructor
Tbd by instructor
Late Submission of Course Materials:
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.
Welcome to CS 140 - Introduction to Computers. The next few weeks will require Textbook assignments, Lab assignments, Quizzes and Tests, SimNet Tutorials and a mid-term and final exam.
Textbook. The course textbook assignments will provide information about Information technology concepts, the Internet and World Wide Web, application and system software, computer hardware components, telecommunications and the relationship to Information Technology, file, databases, and e-commerce. How Information Technology affects society will be also be part of the course.
The course will be in e-Companion with Weekly links to the assignments.
As brief overview of the weeks is as follows:
Weeks 1-7 Read the textbook Chapter, view the PowerPoint and take the Chapter quiz for that week. Complete the hands-on lab assignments for that week as listed in the syllabus and shown in e-Companion. Complete any SimNet lessons or exams as directed by the instructor. Complete any other assignments as directed by the instructor that week.
Week 8 – Review for the mid-term. Complete the mid-term exam.
Weeks 9 to 11 - Read the textbook Chapter, view the PowerPoint and take the Chapter quiz, and complete the hands-on lab assignments for that week as listed in the syllabus and shown in e-Companion. Complete any SimNet lessons or exams as directed by the instructor. Complete any other assignments as directed by the instructor that week.
Weeks 12 to 13 – Complete any SimNet lessons or exams as directed by the instructor. Complete the hands-on lab assignments for that week as listed in the syllabus and shown in e-Companion. Complete any other assignments as directed by the instructor that week.
Week 14 – Complete hands-on lab assignments for that week as listed in the syllabus and shown in e-Companion. Complete any other assignments as directed by the instructor that week.
Week 15 – Review for final text Week 16. Complete any assignments as required by the instructor.
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Last Updated:7/29/2012 8:15:55 PM